Remote technology is quickly becoming the goal of every manufacturer where it can be served. The lighting in a home has been a favorite target for remote home lighting systems by many lighting companies. There have been various products on the market for a number of years, but the as the technology gets better, so do the products. The impressive aspect of this topic is that the system that is used to set up a remote home lighting system in your home can be set up after construction is completed. User-friendly remote home lighting system kits are readily available on the market. One of the deciding factors is the number of lights you want to control with a single remote. You can also utilize the wiring in your house to accommodate the remote system to operate lights, fans and other appliances right from your easy chair.
Turn off the breaker to any light switches where the remote lighting is desired. Remove the screw(s) holding the cover plate to the switch. Next, remove the two screws holding the switch to the electrical box inside the wall.
Pull on the switch just hard enough to expose the connections to the electrical wire. Loosen the screws that hold the electrical wire to the switch and gently pull the switch away from the wiring.
Secure the remote component by attaching the electrical wires to it. Push excess wiring into the electrical box in the wall using the butt end of the screwdriver. Secure the component to the electrical box in the wall just as the regular switch was. Install the cover plate.
Repeat Steps 1 through 3 for all the switches that will be a part of the remote lighting system. Be certain that the breaker that controls each switch is in the "off" position.
Plug other appliances into the remote components designed for lamps, fans and other appliances. Next, plug the component into the wall as if it was the appliance.
Tips & Warnings
- Be certain to use the correct amount of components with each system.
- Do not work with live electricity.
- Do not overload the remote, or the lighting system with more modules than it can withstand.
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