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Low voltage power from a UK live only light switch

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Lewishw, 13 May 2015.

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    Good grief:

    Choose the 'Energise' setting and all your selected light bulbs will bathe you in bright and vibrant light. It'll give your energy levels a boost. Perfect for those moments when your batteries are running low.

    Has there been a major metabolic evolution, of which I am unaware, or is this just some snake-oil marketing b******t and not sound engineering?

    But the light doesn't constantly use power, does it? It has power constantly available at the lamp position so that it can be controlled, but it isn't on all of the time, is it? Unless it is on there will be no path for current to flow through your device.

    I've said it before, and I will keep on saying it for as long as you keep on demonstrating that it is true - you do not know enough about the basics of electrical circuits to be doing this.

    And who is going to want this product of yours anyway? As well as drastically reducing your target market to only those people with a Hue, or similar, lighting system, once someone has that what value does your fancy switch or controller add? If you think you've got a novel idea which does add value, wouldn't you be much better off writing an Android app which you can then push out via Google Play, with no safety certification issues, no DIY wiring needed, no manufacturing costs for you, and so on?
     
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