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Topic Title: Wireless light switch
Topic Summary: Need a reasonably priced one in a hurry....
Created On: 09 July 2014 11:11 PM
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 09 July 2014 11:11 PM
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geov

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As title. I had planned to relocate a switch for a customer but find the planned route impractical. So, I want a self powered switch/transmitter located in the new position, to switch a receiver in the original switch position. Oh, and no neutral at the old switch location, just live & switched live. Simple 1 gang, to a 100w max lamp. Any recommendations?
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 10 July 2014 07:22 AM
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alanblaby

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Home easy.
One remote to fit in the ceiling, and the switch can be fitted anywhere:
http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/home...-ceiling-switch-n13jq
http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/home...es-white-2-gang-n16jq

This is just from a quick google, they do a combined switch and pendant pack for £16 or so. There are also multiple models/colours of switches available.
This is th elighting pack:
http://www.wirelesslightingsto...-light-switch-1g.html

I've paid around £17 off ebay for the same.
I've fitted a few of these, and am very pleased with them.
Click Inels do a very similar system, in fact I'd go as far as saying it is the same, but labelled differently. The Clcik ones are £50 for the sensor, £30 for the switch.
 10 July 2014 09:15 AM
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AJJewsbury

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I've not tried them myself, but on paper at least MK's Echo range looks promising - http://www.mkelectric.com/en-g...cho/Pages/default.aspx . I do like the idea that the transmitter doesn't need batteries (it gets enough power from the movement of the rocker). I'm not sure about a receiver being able to cope without a N though - even if you can find one, I'd suspect you'd be inviting all kinds of 'flickering when off' problems if and when the user swaps to a low energy lamp. Can't the receiver be located next to the light itself? (and ignore the existing switch drop - after all this is wireless so one of the main benefits is supposed to be a bit more freedom in locating things).
- Andy.
 10 July 2014 06:16 PM
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geov

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Andy/Alan,
thanks for the responses, and I'll get a look at the Home easy.
Andy, good point about the location of the receiver - my lateral thought processes are sadly lacking this week!
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 10 July 2014 08:12 PM
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impvan

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Yup, try homeeasy, www.buyhomeeasy.co.uk.

They have just got me out of the **** when a care home decided to split a room into two, and needed extra bedhead switches, with the usual 24 hours notice, coved and stippled ceiling and occupied room above.....

Cautions:
1) These are euro-size switches, so don't rely on them covering a UK backbox, there's precious little overlap between the switch and box.
2) The receiver has relay contact (i.e. not a triac) but it's not changeover, so you can't use it for one leg of a 2-way switching arrangement.
 10 July 2014 09:44 PM
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Zoomup

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Originally posted by: alanblaby

Home easy.

One remote to fit in the ceiling, and the switch can be fitted anywhere:

http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/home...ng-switch-n13jq

http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/home...te-2-gang-n16jq



This is just from a quick google, they do a combined switch and pendant pack for £16 or so. There are also multiple models/colours of switches available.

This is th elighting pack:

http://www.wirelesslightingsto...-switch-1g.html



I've paid around £17 off ebay for the same.

I've fitted a few of these, and am very pleased with them.

Click Inels do a very similar system, in fact I'd go as far as saying it is the same, but labelled differently. The Clcik ones are £50 for the sensor, £30 for the switch.


Hello alanblaby,
does the Maplin Home Easy Remote thingy have any approval marks, like C.E. please?

Bye,

Z.
 10 July 2014 10:04 PM
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I've used the MK Echo in listed buildings and they work a treat. Around corners and thick medieval walls indoors for shorter distances, or outdoors for long distances with line-of-sight.

I've used the battery ones as well when customers have asked for them (they are cheaper) and they certainly work in a room or hallway, but ... they are going to run out of battery sooner or later. And that's when you'll wish you bought the MK ones.

But you could probably kit a small house out with the cheaper battery ones for the price of a single MK Echo set.

[edit] Re. some of the above posts: The Receivers can be located where you conveniently want them. Just remember to join them to the load with a piece of cable! [/edit]

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 10 July 2014 10:59 PM
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geov

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"Remember to wire in the receiver" - the week I've had, that's probably sound advice!
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