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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:54 pm 
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Hi guys
I am contemplating putting plinth lights in my bathroom but would like them on a separate switch to my existing pull cord light.
I know the lights usually run off of a plug in transformer. I have access under the floor (bathroom is ground floor) so I could spur a socket under the floor ( there might already be a socket there actually) and run wires up under the bath. Bath is free standing and standing on a plinth so I can put the transformer under the plinth as I have a service hatch in the plinth.
What are my options for a switch as I don't want to chase new wires. Can I use a wireless switch or a remote and reciever?


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Have you got an amazon echo? you can ask alexa to turn them on for you

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someone-else wrote:
Have you got an amazon echo? you can ask alexa to turn them on for you


Can Alexa do the wiring as well :B

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Of course alaexa cant do the wiring, he only asked about a switch

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I don't have Alexa. Could be persuaded to buy one though. How would that match up, I don't really know anything about Alexa. Does that have a reciever or a plug in part for the socket or something


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Just my opinion, but I think they are great. (But the jokes are bad)
You can buy a "sonoff" unit you connect your lights (in your case) to this and hide it away. You then can tell alaexa to turn on bath lights. you can also turn it on / off from your phone (no alexa required) sonoff unit is around £6.00 we have 3 of them.

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Great.
Do I just need the echo dot to link to the sonoff unit or does it need the big fancy expensive ones


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If you want to speak to ask alexa to turn on the lights you just need an Amazon echo dot. You are in luck, they are on special (again) and are only £39 and they have lots more uses (Including telling jokes e.g. "I have a friend who is a smart light, but sometimes he can be a little dim"

Sonoff switch >£6 ebay

Bear in mind you don't need an "Alexa" to operate a Sonoff unit, you can do it directly from a smartphone, but having an Alexa is more fun.

As an aside fact, you buy an "Alexa" download the app, plug it in (It comes with a "wall wart") via the app you connect alexa to your wifi, that's it, no teaching, it understands you as soon as its set up and working, and if you have two or more, you can talk from one room to the next (Where ever the other alexa is)

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Just in case anyone is (even slightly) interested I made a short video..............



And before you ask why its called "36" the answer is it is easier for us. (as its a fan it can be moved from room to room, and Alexa would not know which fan we want on / off, so I came up with the idea of numbers)

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