Questions tagged [smart-switch]

A smart switch includes electronic circuitry for remote control (beyond simple three-way switch wiring), smartphone or internet-based control, advanced timing capability or other features not found in traditional switches. Smart switches may require more (e.g., neutral) or fewer (e.g., signal 3-way with one wire instead of two) wires than traditional switches.

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Installing smart switches in 2-gang box with switch loop

We have two dimmer switches in a finished basement room. Switch 1 controls wall lights, and Switch 2 controls overhead lights. We are hoping to replace them with smart switches that require a neutral....
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Can I use this neutral wire running through the switch box for my smart switch?

I'm replacing a light switch with a smart switch that requires a neutral wire. When I removed the existing light switch, I noticed there is a white wire running through the box. Assuming this is the ...
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Can an SPST switch be used instead of a thermostat for a gas stove?

We have a gas stove that can be either on or off. It has two wires going to a thermostat that has more capability than the stove, such as control of non-existent air conditioning and fan. The wires ...
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LUT MLC when Neutral does not Connect to Light?

I have a Lutron Caseta switch (PD-5S-DV) connected to a light. The LED on the switch is flashing red indicating that I need to add a LUT MLC to the circuit. LUT MLC requires a hot (black) wire and a ...
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Installing a smart switch timer - 8 wires in gang box?

I am replacing a single pole light switch with a smart switch with a timer. I have successfully installed 8 others but have not seen this many wires in a gang box before. Could someone explain how ...
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How can I dim LED recessed lights that are on the same switch as two ceiling fans without slowing the fans down?

I have 6 LED Dimmable recessed lights on the same switch as two ceiling fans. There are currently two three way switches that control everything. I want to be able to dim the LED lights without ...
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Replacing 3-way switches with C by GE smart switches

I’m replacing 2 switches in a 4-gang switchbox with C by GE paddle switches. I’m able to confidently identity all of the wires in the box. The first and last switches are 3-way switches; the second ...
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4 wire switch with 3 wires in wall

Please help. I am not sure what my electrician did when wiring my new office. Here is a picture of my problem. So, I have 4 of these switches. Each switch has 4 wires coming out of the back. Neutral,...
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How can I get a neutral wire for this switch?

This switch is in my garage and controls lights at the end of my driveway. I want to replace it with a smart switch that requires a neutral wire. I've learned that I can't steal a neutral wire from ...
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Removed two single pole switches in an attempt to wire a smart switch, forgot how to wire back

I had two single pole switches that were working fine before I attempted to change one to a smart light switch (right switch that controls the two outside light fixtures). I forgot to take a photo ...
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Smart switch - Confused about current wiring

I want to replace my current light switch with a TP Link HS220 (smart switch with dimmer), but I’m confused about current wiring. I believe top wires go to the light and bottom is the source. Am I ...
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How much can you overload a light switch?

I'm looking at buying some of these smart light switches. They say max 300W per gang, but my bathroom has two heater lamps which combine to 550W. On a scale of "eh it's well within safety margin" to "...
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Deadlock convert (or mod) to smart

I want to convert my entry door to a smart lock, but I haven't found any that are compatible with a jimmy proof deadlock. I've attached an image of my deadlock, and I was hoping someone could point me ...
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Smart Switch Wiring Question: What is the Need for a Neutral Wire? How to Provide One?

I plan to install a Smart Switch to control an outside outlet. The existing electrical box is in my detached garage and it does not have a neutral wire. The box currently only controls a single GFCI ...
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Re-wiring ceiling light/fan combo with smart switches

I want to install GE Jasco toggle smart switches to control my lights and fan. I have done it before in other rooms, which had only one switch per box. And since it was very neatly wired, I could just ...
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Neutral line with two circuits

I’d like to install a GE smart dimmer and a GE smart switch into a four gang box. The box currently has four non-smart switches. I determined that one of the switches is on a different circuit ...
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Do I have a neutral wire?

I am considering purchasing a smart light switch, and I am looking for help to determine whether I have a neutral wire? My switch box has a bundle of white wires tied off in the back of the box, ...
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Installing a TOPGREENER 3 way smart dimmer switch

Need some help as I try to install a Top Greener 3 way smart dimmer switch. In the first box, there are three relevant wires. Bundle 1: Contains the Hot wire. Black: connects to my switch; White: ...
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Can I steal neutral from fixture for 3-way switch device with no neutral?

my 3-way switch is wired this way, because i am unlucky: so i have neutral in the line box, no neutral in the load box. i want to use a leviton smart switch that requires neutral in both boxes. if i ...
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Deta In-line Smart Switch

Just checking that I got this correct. I’m in Australia.
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Looking for a “lightbulb” that wirelessly controls an electrical outlet

To explain the context, I have a lightbulb socket in the ceiling of my apartment, which I do not want to use, and a floor lamp which I do want to use. The light in the ceiling is controlled by a light ...
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Installing new Pir sensor switches

I want to install new motion switches to replace old light switches in basement, old switches only have 2 wires hot black, white neutral wire so I will need to run another wire for the load.is their ...
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meross Smart switch wiring

having trouble with the wiring of a meross smart switch install. Smart switch on left controls chandelier and the right is a two way switch.
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How to install a Wemo Three-way light switch in this configuration?

I currently have this configuration in my home and I would like to replace the left switch with a wemo three-way Smart light switch. I'm not able to find any information online on how to do this with ...
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How do I replace this smart switch to this exisiting light switch

I have a deta grid single gang smart switch it has active neutral and a clear terminal. Before calling a sparky, I would like to understand what would be done. Is it a matter of connecting a wire ...
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Do metal outlet boxes act as grounds?

Here’s a photo of the inside of a switch I’m replacing. As you can see it has no ground wire, plus it’s got a blue wire instead of the normal black. All the new 3 prong outlets I installed in this ...
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Leviton Dimmer 3 way remote switch only turning off

I've been trying to get this three way setup working for a few days now. The wiring diagrams that came with the kits are not consistent and when I wired according to the diagram I was not able to get ...
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Can I use smart switches for my 3-way?

I have a 3 way setup and one switch has white black and copper wire and the other one has the same but with a red wire. Can I use smart switches for these? Thanks! Joe
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4 neutral wires bundled, two smart switches, how to pair neutrals

I have 4 neutral wires bundled together, and two switches requiring neutral. Each switch allows an in and an out for neutral, as pictured. My question is, does it matter how I pair the neutral wires ...
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2 gang smart wall switch installation wiring

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Trying to replace switch with smart switch. Now I have 2 gang switch and two lamps in a room. I bought 2 gang (1 way) smart switch, but struggling to understand ...
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Replacing a light switch with a smart switch

I'm trying to replace my existing light switch (in my new build home in the UK) with a Innens smart WiFi switch (https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07RK5F8HC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_jNHbEbVEDEEF6 ). My ...
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Light switch replication

I appear to have a not so common request. I have two light switches which are located 1m (3ft) apart and control two ceiling lights located 2m (6ft) apart. There must have been some idea behind it, ...
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Convert Three-Way to Single Switch and Add Smart Switch

Would like some feedback/instruction on converting a three-way to single switch and then install a "smart" switch that requires LINE, LOAD & NEUTRAL. Current Configuration: ( Switch A ) has (2) ...
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Wiring a switch and a dimmer

I have a box with a switch and a dimmer side by side. Last year I replaced them with smart switch/dimmer and had no problem until the dimmer stopped working. I am replacing the dimmer, but foolishly ...
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How to wire a 3-way dimmer switch in box with three cables

I was thinking I would replace one of our dumb switches with an Eve smart switch. I opened it up to make sure it had a neutral wire, but it was wired so poorly that as I pulled on the old switch, ...
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Dual light switch changing to dual smart switch

I currently have 2 switches. Each switch has a black wire and a white attached to it. I’m trying to install a dual smart switch, which requires 4 black wires and a neutral wire. Confused on how to ...
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GFI Leviton installation corrected

I corrected the Load and Line wires and now the green light is off but when i try to reset it just keeps popping out, i dont have anything plugged in for it to surge from, what do i do now?
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Eliminating a 3 way switch in a 3 gang outlet

I want to use some smart switches and wanted to eliminate the use of 3 way switch in a 3 gang outlet. Can you please walk me through which wires to connect and which ones to cap. Switch 1 - three ...
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Wire ceiling fan switch with remote control to always on

How can I wire the switch of a remote controlled ceiling fan to always on so it can only be controlled with the remote. I basically want to have a smart RF controller (BOND) be able to control the ...
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Can Smart Switches work with Smart Bulbs?

I recently got my first Smart Bulb for a living room lamp & I love it: My Google Assistant can see it I can turn it on & off using Google Assistant voice commands I can change the lighting ...
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Odd wiring setup in light switch

Hoping for some help after trying to get this setup to work. I’ve purchased a smart switch that requires two load wires, one neutral wire, and one ground wire. When I took out my existing light ...
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Wiring a Smart Wall Switch

I’m considering on buying a Xiaomi smart wall switch but I had to consider the neutral or no neutral switch which led to me opening my wall switch to check. Which got me even confused... May I know ...
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Adding 'Smart' Capabilities to an outdoor Wisebox 4 Channel Receiver

I have a 4ch 10a Wisebox, which I use to control a bunch garden lights. The wisebox came with a wall switch and keyfob, which have a carrier frequency of 868.3 MHz. Now I'd love to be able to control ...
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Changing a 3 gang Australian light switch to a Smart switch

I am wanting to change the older style Australian 3 gang light switch with a new ‘Smart’ wifi 3 gang switch. I just need some help in getting the wiring in the right place. I have included pictures ...
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Smart switch using 2 wire romex

I have romex running from the breaker to junction box1 then junction box2. From junction box2 there is a switch and a light fixture. All of the romex is 2 wire (ground, black, white). I want to ...
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Could it be that smart light fixtures are the future and not smart switches? At least for retrofits?

In my house built around ~1970 all ceiling lamps are wired in a way where 120VAC power first enters light fixture and then hot wire proceeds through switch and return back to fixture as load wire. If ...
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Installing a new smart switch into box, wanting to double check plan (primarily with regards to ground wires)

I'm looking to install a new smart switch into a 3 gang box. The current box has 3 toggle switches, each of which is without connection to a ground wire. The box itself has 5 sets of wires coming into ...
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Connecting smart switch, identifying neutal wire

Im looking to switch out an old rocker switch to a smart switch, but the wiring appears to be unconventional. Two black wires attached to the same screw, and a white wire, which I am trying to ...
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Replace Tork 1101 timer with smart switch

I have a Tork 1101 mechanical timer that controls exterior house lights. I want to replace this with a smart timer/switch of some kind so I can set a sunrise/sunset scheme and don't need to remember ...
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Trying to install 2 smart switches but neutral wires in box are not connected

I'm trying to install 2 smart wifi switches to replace 2 dumb switches in a box. 1 switch powers a dining room light. The other switch powers two kitchen lights that turn on/off together. As ...