In the past I've purchased Kasa's smart switches (HS200). I have two wired right now, and working properly. These were single pole switched that replaced single pole switches. So, pretty straight forward.
I now have a new Kasa single pole smart switch (HS220) with a dimmer. I want to install it in my bedroom, but not sure how to wire it.
The current setup:
- 4 PHILIPS flood bulbs 39w/120v controlled by 2 switches
- 2 PHILIPS flood bulbs 39w/120v controlled by another 2 switches
Plus I have a ceiling fan on it's own switch, which I don't think it will matter.
I would like to end up with only 1 switch that controls all 6 bulbs instead of 4 switches controlling separate sets of bulbs.
So what will the wiring look like?
I also read that I need to make sure that the new Kasa Switch with Dimmer can handle all bulbs. The Kasa switch is rated 300W for incandescent light bulbs. How can I calculate the necessary wattage? Is it as simple as 6 (bulbs) * 39w?
So after much reading... here's what i've done so far:
On one wall:
- I removed both switches (won't need them at all).
- For each switch I connected the hot wire to one of the traveler wires and capped the second traveler wire. I also bought ground wire clips to clip it to the metal box.
I turned the power back on and the remainder 2 switches on the other wall were still functioning properly.
Now I need to convert those 2 remainder switches in to one single pole switch. From what I've read I only need to use one hot wire, but need to pigtail the traveler. I am not 100% sure though. So I took a picture hoping someone can help me out.
On each side there are: 1 hot (black with white tag), 2 travelers (one black one red), set of neutral (white with nut), 1 ground