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Hi Folks,
I have changed a light switch which connects to alexa and an app looking at the wiring diagram it all looks pretty straight forward and standard, IMG_20190331_223140.jpgWhen I opened the old switch this is what I had to work with,
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When I connected as I thought was correct the lights on the switch came on but the actual lights didn't any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
 
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And I have only just walked in from being out all afternoon full of mother’s day beer and cheer
did you not take the Easter egg to give to the mother has well ,LOL .did she have a great day .if she did I will send my mum ,saves me spending me moneys .:D
 

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Amazon have sold loads of these that peeps can't use.

They could make more money selling the "old house loop in/out kit"
They could charge say....30 quid for some wagos and a metre of singles so they can have it hanging it out of the ceiling light fitting by its wires. That would look mint haha
 

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Hi Folks,
I have changed a light switch which connects to alexa and an app looking at the wiring diagram it all looks pretty straight forward and standard. When I opened the old switch this is what I had to work with,
When I connected as I thought was correct the lights on the switch came on but the actual lights didn't any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
If you can get a refund, you could try a Lightwave device, they apparently work with Alexza (you’ll need to verify your lamps are compatible, ask Lightwave). They do not require a neutral.

What does your new switch do, why not use a Philips Hue dimmer switch?
 

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So would it just be a case of running a neutral cable from the lights to the switch?
The switch cable will either go to the light or a joint box, the solution to your problem would usually be to replace this cable with a 3 core and earth cable.
 
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The switch cable will either go to the light or a joint box, the solution to your problem would usually be to replace this cable with a 3 core and earth cable.
Or just use the CPC.










Edit: Please note the time and date of posting regarding this opinion.
 
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