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For Beginners: A Simple Guide To Installing A Remote Control Light Switch

For Beginners: A Simple Guide To Installing A Remote Control Light Switch

Picture this: you just got all bundled up under the cover, the temperature is just right, not too cool, not to hot, and you found the most comfortable position ever when you suddenly realize you forgot to turn the lights off.

It happens to the best of us. The good news is that, with a light control, you can remote control your lighting system from just about anywhere, so you won’t have to worry whether you turned the lights off when you left the home or the office.

Remote controlled light switch

Remote controlled light switch is one of the most popular home automation systems. One of its main benefits is that it allows homeowners to control the intensity and operation of home’s internal and external lighting with the help of remote technology.

There are many options available when looking for a remote control light switch, but before deciding on one or the other, you should determine which control system is best for your home.

The most basic switcher will allow you to control lighting function and intensity from within the house, while remote controlled light switch can be operated wirelessly from either inside or outside the house, from your smartphone.

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How to install a remote control light switch

This guide will teach you how to install a remote control light switch in five easy steps.

Step 1: Turn the power off

Turn off the breaker to any light switch where you plan to install a remote lighting system. To make sure they are turned off, flip the breakers until the light goes off.

Step 2: Wire the Switch

Unscrew the light switch until the connections to the electrical wire are exposed. Disconnect the wires to remove the old switch. Wire the remote switch by attaching the electrical wires to it. Secure the component to the electrical box in the wall was just as you would do with a regular switch. Now, screw the cover plate.

Step 3: Mount the Receiver

Take down the globe from the lightning fixture and unscrew the fasteners holding the light fixture into the ceiling. Carefully pull out the fixture. Check the remote’s system manual or diagram and the find wires you will need to connect with receiver. It may sound difficult, but it’s just a matter of matching the right colors.

Step 4: Program the remote

First, turn the breakers back on. Then, proceed by turning the remote on. Consult the instruction and program the remote. Usually, all you have to do is holding down the LRN button it starts flashing.

Step 5: Test the remote

Make sure the light remote control is working properly by turning the lights on and off a few times. If the system came with a dimmer, check its intensity and function.

 

If you have any questions about light control or how remote control light switch works, don’t hesitate to contact us. At Callaway Security you can remotely control all your home or office lightning and motors with our controller.

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