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Hi looking for some advice if poss. Recently I purchased a smart switch to replace on in my man cave and I'm a little stuck on how to wire it up. It controls 2 lights no 2 way switching. I have attached 2 pics one of my existing switch and one of my smart switch all input is appreciated thanks.IMG_20190928_173805.jpgIMG_20190928_173926.jpg
 
I suspect you do not have a neutral at your switch point which the new switch requires to function.
 
If there are no other wires in your switch back box which maybe a neutral then no. Try Googling no neutral smart switch they are available.
 

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Hi looking for some advice if poss. Recently I purchased a smart switch to replace on in my man cave and I'm a little stuck on how to wire it up. It controls 2 lights no 2 way switching. I have attached 2 pics one of my existing switch and one of my smart switch all input is appreciated thanks.View attachment 52698View attachment 52699
Think you will find that your smart switch will require a Neutral to ensure it will work.
 

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Lightwaverf doesn’t require a neutral to work...
works through app, if you get their hub interface or with a handheld remote control.

The lack of neutral is one issue, another, it appears you have 2 feeds.
 
Energenie MiHome also does not need a neutral, will work with remote control as is, but to work with PC, Tablet, or Phone it needs a hub.
 
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Hi sorry to keep thrashing this thred. If I was to run a neutral cable from the ceiling rose to the switch then ran both commons to the Lin on the smart switch would this still be safe and up to regs?.
 
I was actually thinking along those lines. If both switches are on the same circuit you could repurpose one wire as a neutral.
 

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I was actually thinking along those lines. If both switches are on the same circuit you could repurpose one wire as a neutral.
Was thinking the same, if both on same circuit swap 1 perm live over to a switch wire and use the blue as a neutral and all should be fine.
 
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Hi just wanted to thanks everyone who posted replays to my question I fired my switch last night doing exactly as instructed marking the cable with blue shrink wrap and swapping it to the neutral and it works great. Thanks again.
 

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