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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How to identify neutral wire in multi-switch box?

I have a 4-switch junction box where three of the switches are on one circuit and the fourth switch is on its own circuit. I need to identify the neutral wire with the 4th switch to install a smart ...
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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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Garage ceiling fan / light - changing switch

The house I bought has numerous light/fan switches with smart switches. The one in my garage started going crazy so I removed it and bought a regualr dual switch to replace it. The problem is, once I ...
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Why did my switch spark when I installed it in a metal junction box?

Okay, so I put in a new Wifi Light Switch. The box was metal and tiny, while the switch was big and all of the screws were on the bottom of the switch. Why did it spark and blow up? Was it because all ...
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The strangest 3-way light switches

I live in a 2-story house. There is a set of staircase lights that was being controlled by two regular Leviton switches, one upstairs and one downstairs. The downstairs gang box has only one socket ...
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Smart Switch Compatibility

I’m looking at purchasing some smart switches to replace my normal switches. But before I do I wanted to ensure they would be compatible with what I’m looking at. Below is the image of the wiring for ...
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What kind of dimmer switch and ceiling fan are needed to correctly wire and control a ceiling fan?

I’ve read a lot about how people incorrectly install ceiling fans and control them by dimmers. As a result I want to do it right, but nowhere can I find concrete directions on what I need to do. What ...
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What type of switch do I need to plug into a gosund outlet to open and close a garage door?

I have a Gosund switch that plugs into an outlet. I’d like to plug it into the outlet near my garage door opener and open and close the garage door. What type of switch can I plug into the gosund ...
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How to make switched Outlet control on Switched Outlet on opposite side of room

Are there any on the Shelf products that allow light switches on one side of the room to control unswitched receptacles on the other side of the room? I know that you could do this with smart switches,...
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Can I use this smart dimmer switch with these wires?

Kasa Smart Dimmer Switch http://imgur.com/a/HW0aEcf I have been able to hook it up so that the switch itself will turn on and connect with my phone, but I just can't get the light to turn on with this ...
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Is there an “inside box” switch (for smart lighting)

I recently bought some smart recessed lights (with smart dimmer) for the kitchen. The smart lighting system requires the power supply to the lights always remain on. Rather than placing the smart ...
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How to convert Light Switch from 2 red, 2 black, and ground to 1 traveler, 1 neutral, and a ground?

I am swapping the light switches in my house and have come across some issues with some of the 3-way switches. The switches have a ground, two red cables, and two black cables and the new switch I'm ...
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Gosund Smart Dimmer Switch Not Turning on Light

Just tried installing a Gosund Smart Dimmer Switch model number DS1. This is a single pole installation. First issue was that upon removing the old switch I had 4 wires, but 2 were twisted together ...
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Smart Switch in HOT Sun

I have a switch on an Arizona west facing wall without protection from the hot sun (making it at least 125 to 130). The switch, installed by the landscaper (matching standard like the flip switch ...
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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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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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Upgrade to Smart Switch for a Post Light?

Our old (circa 1970) house has a post light out front. The switch is in an inconvenient location and is thus never used, so I thought I'd drop in a smart switch - a Belkin Wemo, in this case - to ...
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How do I switch this old NZ 3 gang light switch to a modern smart switch?

I am trying to switch over an existing NZ three gang over to a smart switch. In the old wire colour code, my understanding is that red is live, black is neutral, and green is ground. I have already ...
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General question: Adding Wifi switches to late 90s home

I'm looking to swap some legacy 1-gang light-switches on our second floor seem to tasmota-friendly gosund switches. Unfortunately, the wiring seems consistent with the other room of no neutral/ground ...
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Installing 3 Gang Smart Switch

I am installing 3 Kasa Tp link smart switches in one box. After installing, two fixtures work and one fixture just blinks on and off constantly. Original installation had a dimmer on this switch with ...
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Problem installing 3-way TP-Link HS210

I tried installing a 3-way TP-Link HS210 switch in my staircase, and I have a few questions: Both switches have: Black wire connected to a black screw (common wire?) White wire connected to a gold ...
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Sonoff Mini with Home Accessory Architect firmware

I am using a Sonoff Mini in DIY mode with HAA firmware and connected to a wall switch on S1 and S2 connectors. I have wired it like this: I am also using the default configuration JSON for Mini ...
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Changing a 2way & a 1 way AU light switch to a smart light switch

I have purchased a 1 gang and a 2 gang smart switch with the back as thi 1st picture. The attached are the existing wiring points. Currently the single and 1 of the 2 gang operates the hall and the ...
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4 wires in single-pole switch

I am trying to put a smart switch in place of a regular one and when I opened the box I see 4 wires instead of 3 and looks like one of the black wire actually feeds the remaining devices on the ...
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Deta In-line Smart Switch

Just checking that I got this correct. I’m in Australia.
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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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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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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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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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Uncapped wires in light switch box

I was trying to install a smart light switch, I don't have a neutral, so I can't do that. However, when I looked in the box, I noticed this other group of wires pushed to the back. They aren't capped ...
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Wiring for smart switches

Can anyone tell me what the blue and yellow wires are? I know the red is the hot. Is the blue or yellow wire a neutral wire?
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2-gang switch with 3 black wires, how to wire up smart switches?

A friend and I have been wiring up my new home (built 2012, neutrals everywhere) with Lutron Caseta smart switches (specifically in this case, PDW-5ANS-WH-A) and he was working on my guest bathroom ...
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I'm converting a light switch with Quinetic. Does the light switch need a 16 amp receiver or a 6 amp one?

As above. It's a normal domestic light switch. I want to get one of these: https://www.quinetic.co.uk/products/wireless-switch/ It needs a receiver too, which is wired into where the current light ...
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No Neutral Wire to Install Smart 3 Way Dimmer

I am replacing a 3 Way switch (master) and remote dimmer with Decora Smart devices. The master has the correct wires to install the smart 3-way dimmer master. The remote box had a dimmer device with ...
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Will a standard wifi enabled light switch between an indirect water heater and the furnace stop the heat call?

We have a Honeywell thermostat on an indirect water heater that ties to one of the zones on a furnace in a vacation home. I'd like to be able to stop the call to heat the water if the house will be ...
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Wifi switch wiring

We are trying to replace three old 3-way switches with new wifi 3 way switches. Everything went smoothly until maybe a few minutes after powering back on, the main breaker tripped. We wired everything ...
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Smart Switch Connection Issues

I am trying to wire a smart switch and wired it successfully for the other rooms but as having trouble in one of the rooms. Can someone help me identify which wires are which as it seems to me by ...
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Wiring in wall light and shelly v1

I'm wanting to add a shelly v1 to one of our wall lights but after taking it off I can't work out what is happening here! The wiring doesn't seem to match any diagrams I can find, what is this called ...
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How to change a 2 gang switch to a smart switch

I want to change my 2 gang switch to a smart switch. There are two lights connected to 2 gang switch and now I'm changing to a smart switch with also 2 switches. How can I do it?
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Honeywell programmable switch: lights always on…?

I have a Honeywell programmable switch for outdoor lights. Recently, I realized that even when the switch is supposed to be off (during the day), the lightbulbs are not completely turned off. They are ...
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Replace light switch with smart switch, existing wiring used to be three way

There is a light switch that controls some recessed lighting that I want to replace with a smart switch https://www.belkin.com/us/p/P-WLS040. The old light switch is a three way switch that is wired ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...