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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:05 pm 
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Hi all

I wanted to have a play with 'Smart' lights in the house. The SONOFF light fitting came reccomended. However, I tried fitting it tonight and the light bulb just flickered!

This is the product:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/122946492021

Fitting Instructions

http://52.80.128.166/?p=698

From looking around the internet, it looks like my light fitting does not have a Neutral feed?

Looking behind the current switch, there are a bunch of blacvk wires tied together in a connector block. Is this the Neutral feed?

https://photos.app.goo.gl/6Bea6mcP9U5LqRgJ2

If so, should I use this into the back of the SONOFF switch?

Any help/advice welcome.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:26 pm 
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The blacks may be neutral, they may not be neutral, you really should test them to find out.

As for your switch, I would suggest one of These instead.

Ok, you still have a working switch, but the gadget I link to can also be added to other things, like a floor lamp or fan, (I have several of them, and I cam just tell "Alexa" to turn on.......)

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Thanks

How do I test the cable to see which is Neutral? I have a multimeter

When I bought the light switch I also got one of those modules, but I specifically want to 'smarten' my mains lights. Was hoping the SONOFF light switch was going to be the best solution.


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I cannot thing of a scenario where the blacks would not be neutral in your case.


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I tried it last night and it works! Very cool, thanks :thumbright:

The switch works very well. I'm not keen on the constant light it gives off from the switch itself. Prefer total darkness at night. Will have to see if that's adjustable.

Linked it to the google home, all works as expected. Considering now whether to convert the whole house. Might give it a few months test.


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