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Old 01-21-18, 09:28 PM   #1
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Default SkyGenius Wireless Light Switch Kit

Interesting little light switch. Installed one in the basement and it works fine.


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Wireless Light Switch Kit ($29.99)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/142417403378 ($9.85)

I added some 4 foot LED light strips above my lathe and the dryer (in the basement).
Then I realized that my wife couldn't hardly reach the light switch.

Since I normally use the over-head switch, I wired the relay puck across (parallel) the Off-On switch..
Red Input to the hot side (black wire), Red output wire to the load side of the switch.
Put both the blue wires to 'N' in the box..
So I could use either switch.
Then hung the remote (battery-less) switch control, so my wife could easily reach it..

The Relay puck has a small off-on button that is also the 'Learn' button, for setting up the remote transmitter..

The max 433 MHz range is unknown, but it works fine from anywhere inside the house.
What I didn't like was the lack of Broadlink RM Pro compatibility.
No way to control it with my smart-home stuff..

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Old 01-21-18, 09:52 PM   #2
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Look up "sonoff" for affordable light switches designed to work with home automation.
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I've been thinking about getting one of the 16Amp Sonoff with the temp & RH sensor.
Those things look like fun. I've been using the ESP8266 with Alexa and really like it so far..
But, it's only one-way so far. Off-on commands out, but no feed back from sensors..
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Getting a Vilros Raspberry Pi 3 Kit for my birthday this week (72 years old).
Some radar sensors are in the mail.. https://www.ebay.com/itm/172936588667
And China has a few more ESP8266 D1 mini pcbs in stock...

So many gadgets and so little time..

Monday mail came!! And it seems to be working okay!
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