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Google Home / Alexa Compatible Smart Light Switches Before After
1 Gang Smart Switch $135.00 $120.00
2 Gang Smart Switch $140.00 $125.00
3 Gang Smart Switch $145.00 $130.00

Please note all the products need neutral wire, and must be installed by licenced electrician
1/2/3 gang switches are not dimmerable. Dimmer switch is 1 gang only.
Premium quality with 3 years replacement warranty

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  • +1 vote

    Do old ones normaly have a neutral wire ?

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      Yes, every light switch should have a netural wire no matter old or new. However it is usually utilise the comm port to connect the neutral wire or simply use a wire connector (which means do not use the comm port, it usually happens if a lot of wires need be connected at one point. )

    • +1 vote

      I am fairly sure they are talking about earthing the switch and light. You need line and Neutral for the light to turn on at all so all lights have a line and neutral.
      Older houses will most likely not have a earth cable running in the lighting circuit as it was not required back in the days. Now days a lighting circuit requires a ground and if this switch is metal the switch has to be grounded.

      Don't quote me but i think you can get around this by using plastic switches and certain light fittings if you have no earth.

      • +1 vote

        They are talking about the neutral which is not always present at the switch as it is not required for a switch to function, at one point copper was so expensive that electricians would loop at the light and run a twin active down to the switch. For these new switches that have electronics they need a neutral to function.

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          Cool never seen that my self must of been after WW2.

          Similiar reason as why they run fused items in the UK copper was to expensive.

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      It depends. Based on our experience there are lots of old houses don't have neutral wire

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    How much extra elec does this stuff use being on wifi and all?

    • +1 vote

      I'm curious to get that answered too. Just for reference, my WiFi light bulbs use between 0.8 and 1.4W in standby.

      Since those bulbs are a factor of 5 cheaper than these switches, I wonder who's buying switches instead. With technology evolving so much each year I'd rather invest in user-serviceable components instead of parts that need to be installed by electricians.

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        I guess the cost becomes less of a hurdle if someone switches many lights with the same switch, i.e. a whole row of LED downlights. And of course the ratio for the 3-gang would be better than single.

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        Still lots of people want to have physical control on their light switches rather than keeping the switch on all the time to have the smart

      • +1 vote

        invest

        And by that you mean lose money …

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      The stand by power is 0.25 w

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    Is it possible to use these switches with home automation software like openhab or home assistant?

  • +1 vote

    so compared to this: https://www.itead.cc/smart-home/sonoff-touch.html we're paying about $100 for Australian certification per switch then? or are there other feature this one has that the sonoff doesn't?

    Also I believe getting Australian certified actually gets you a certificate - can you provide a link to that certificate?

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      Thanks for your comment. I think the company you mentioned is a manufacturer from overseas , correct? But what if something goes wrong and people want to claim warranty and even their insurance or they need customer services? For those reasons it is better to get electrical products from a well established local business.
      But If you think about the cost of running a proper business in such a small market and companies need to provide high quality products/services and local warranty . Besides these there are labor cost, marketing expenses, storage costs, logistic cost and also the tax to be paid to Australian government and etc. We also supply electrical wholesalers and lighting shops national wide so we are not able to compare with online sellers who might close their shops easily and run away. Besides those reasons we believe our products are much nicer with more features and we use the best components and build our product in the best quality.

      Thanks

    • +1 vote

      You can please find details from the link below and search by trade name Ctec
      https://equipment.erac.gov.au/Public/

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      Have you used this before? This is much better price wise.
      Unfortunately our house is mainly LED down lights so I can’t use smart bulbs. Have been thinking about smart switches!

      Have you any other suggestions? Or was this a quick google search?

      • +2 votes

        Owgasm, I installed a sonoff myself a year ago and it's been great. I then bought a bunch more for an electrician to install later when he comes to do a pile of other work.

        I don't think the sonoff is dimable if that's a feature you want. I just use Alexa to turn it off and on.

        Ctec: I think this is the direct link to the certificate. It's good to see, thank you. https://equipment.erac.gov.au/Public/Profiles.aspx?Applicati...

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          Is the Size the same as our Australian panels? Gonna give it a go I think! Thanks.

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            @Owgasm: Owgasm, the US/AÚ sonoff model is normal Aussie size. My main issue is it's designed to have the face sit sightly out from the wall, and of course no painter ever bothers to unmount light switches when painting the walls so there is a little roughness around the edge where the old switch was slightly glued to the wall with paint, despite my careful Stanley knife work before removing the old one.

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          Difficult to fit?

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