Common uses for wireless switches
Multiple wireless transmitters can command a single receiver. This means switches in different locations can turn the same electrical load on or off. Switching like this is often used in stairwells or rooms where two or more switches are used to turn one light on or off. Achieving this result with wired three-way or four-way switches requires a higher level of electrical knowledge and more time for wiring and installation.
Wireless light switches eliminate the wire from the light to the switch location. This is useful in remodeling situations where new wiring can be a hassle. Rather than tearing down a wall to gain access to the wires, a wireless switch can be used. This avoids any need to access wires and makes remodeling fast and simple.
Another use for wireless switches is in log homes, where electrical installations can be difficult because of the amount of routing and drilling that would otherwise be needed. When running a regular (non-wireless) circuit, the electrician must drill a hole through all of the logs to get each wire to the switch location. The electrician also must cut a large hole in the log to install a switch box. Wireless switches do not need switch boxes because there are no wires and no routing is needed. This decreases the electrical work required.
Brick, concrete, tile, and plaster walls.
Installing a wired switch in a solid brick or concrete wall or installing on a plaster or tiled wall requires delicate routing and drilling to create a channel in the wall for the wire and space for the switch and switch box inside the wall. This routing and drilling work could damage the surface, causing expensive repair work. Wireless switches do not need any channels, holes, boxes, or wire in the wall. This reduces the amount of electrical work required when installing a switch.
All remote light switches require a power source in order to facilitate the transmission of a signal to the receiving device. Some of these switches rely on batteries for power output while most are required to be wired into an existing electrical system. Ebelong manufacture wireless light switches that use energy harvesting instead of batteries ISM ENIGMA. The mechanical energy created by pressing the switch generates enough electricity to power a built-in transmitter that sends a radio signal to the receiver.
There are more and more light switches can be controlled by smartphones. Usually, user can control the light using the mobile app. But for some products, extra corresponding hub is needed to connect those smart switches. In order to avoid the hub, wireless light switch and luminaire need to share the same protocol, e.g. Bluetooth mesh Lighting model or Zigbee LightLink.
EBELONG Kinetic switches offer a wireless and battery-free switching solution. Operating on kinetic energy, these switches are ideal for use in areas where a power cable can’t be run. Requiring additional receivers which are wired into your lighting circuit, kinetic switches communicate with the receivers to perform switching or dimming functions. We also have Wi-Fi receivers that can be linked up with the phone App to offer smartphone control along with many other phone smart devices, or activated through voice control. We offer non-dimmable and dimmable versions which must be used with a corresponding receiver. Receivers are available in various current ratings which vary depending on the loading requirements of your lighting circuit. They’re also IP65 rated, so you can even use them inside a bathroom!
Installers no longer need to be constrained by wiring location, the need to install back boxes or cut holes into walls as Ebelong Wireless switch can be installed or placed to maximize convenience. Ebelong’s wireless switch has a built-in micro energy generator, so the action of pressing the switch generates enough kinetic energy to create and transmit a radio signal. This, in turn, will switch on/off via a receiver (wireless controller) lamps or other loads.