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Light switch

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by john2k, 14 Feb 2019.

  1. john2k

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    I have a double 2-way light switch. I've installed phillips hue bulbs and want to blank out the switches with a blanking panel and then mount wireless Philips switch on the blanking panel. I can mount the wireless switch over the switch using an adaptor but this makes it a little too bulky. Can I use terminal blocks to wire the wires inside so that the bulb is wired to always be on? If so how would I do it as it's two way. I have L1, L2 and common on both ends of the switch
     
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    Post photos of the wiring to the switch

    Do you plan to blank off the other switch(es) at the other end of the 2-way circuit?
     
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    Not at home at the moment to get a pic, will post later. Yes I plan to blank off both ends of the switch. From what I remember both ends of the switch have Common, L1 and L2 wired up. From what I understand if i'm not mistaken, the L1 and L2 will be wires running between the two switches and the Common on on switch will be to the light bulb fixture itself and the common on the other switch will be a Live wire right.

    So from my understanding, assuming L1 is L1 on both ends, technically if I just put a terminal block to link common and L1 together on both ends of the switch that would mean the live wire feed to the bulb is always on and the L2 wire just becomes redundant right?
     
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