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Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by b21playa, 19 Oct 2021.

  1. b21playa

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    Hi all

    Are there any smart light switches out there that work without having a neutral feed? My house is wired feed to the rose so none of the switches have a neutral and wanted a way to control the downlights via an app.
    Thanks
     
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    The device can be installed in the ceiling next to the lights where the neutral is available. It's not compulsory to install it at the switch.
    Shelly 1 being one example, and you can still use your existing light switches as well as using the app / voice control and so on.

    https://shelly.cloud/products/shelly-1-smart-home-automation-relay/
     
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    unfortunately for the lights I need this for (loft conversion) I don’t have access to the main feeds as they are in a maintenance free wago box. That product looks good though

    I have neutral and switched live at the downlights which are accessible.
     
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    Hi

    I ended up ordering a few to try out and fitted to a light. Works great and responds quicker then my hive bulbs.

    now I just need to find an enclosure to house the unit and associated cables in, it won’t fit in a normal wago box. Any ideas?
     
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    Mihome Energenie needs no neutral.
     
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    Thanks. I managed to wire it to the main feed so got a neutral. Just need an enclosure to house it
     
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    But they are extremely flakey and unreliable unfortunately. At least mine have always been.
     
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    So have mine, not sure if make or because no neutral, slowly swapping for zigbee.
     
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    How are you finding the zigbee?
     
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    The smart life app is slow, but it works well.
     
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