energyEGG Smart Double Light Switch. Was £19.99 NOW 99p @ Maplin
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energyEGG Smart Double Light Switch. Was £19.99 NOW 99p @ Maplin

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LocalFound 1st Mar
Completely wireless
Range up to 30 m
Patented SitStill™ Technology
Works with pets
Can be set to automatically switch lights on
Can tell the difference between an empty room and someone sitting still
Easy installation and set up

This smart light switch is for use with the energyEGG. It replaces your existing switch and can be used to control lighting using the energyEGG. The energyEGG detects when you enter and leave a room. It simply switches lights ON/OFF to suit you - no more leaving lights on! Its smart sensor technology prevents the unexpected switching off of lights It knows when you’re in the room and sitting still. Simply set up your smart light switch with your energyEGG and start saving money!
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They're a bit late with the deals
Sadly it's lights out for maplin
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They're a bit late with the deals
ScubaDudes8 m ago

They're a bit late with the deals


yeah going bust aren't they!
Sadly it's lights out for maplin
I'm out!
Oos
m1cr430 m ago

Oos


Still in stores. Pretty useless item without the rest of the kit though.
Start the fire sale!
I'll wait until next week when it's a penny.
Energyegg are discontinuing this range
Is this another one of these light switches that require a Neutral wire in your light switch - Most properties don't have this, they just have a switching Live cable, so please check your house wiring before buying this. I made this mistake once ..... never again.
No ...they don't need a neutral ...
"works with pets" I have a gecko and fish not sure what this will do for them.
What if I want to sit/sleep in the dark?
g8ryj1 h, 30 m ago

Is this another one of these light switches that require a Neutral wire in …Is this another one of these light switches that require a Neutral wire in your light switch - Most properties don't have this, they just have a switching Live cable, so please check your house wiring before buying this. I made this mistake once ..... never again.


Surely you could just add a neutral wire and ground it to something large and metal?
danj3032 m ago

Surely you could just add a neutral wire and ground it to something large …Surely you could just add a neutral wire and ground it to something large and metal?


Nope, the relay needs a complete circuit I believe
g8ryj1 h, 52 m ago

Is this another one of these light switches that require a Neutral wire in …Is this another one of these light switches that require a Neutral wire in your light switch - Most properties don't have this, they just have a switching Live cable, so please check your house wiring before buying this. I made this mistake once ..... never again.


This necessarily isn’t game over. If both cores go back to the ceiling rose then repurpose the ‘switch wire’ into a neutral. Job done!
g8ryj2 h, 11 m ago

Is this another one of these light switches that require a Neutral wire in …Is this another one of these light switches that require a Neutral wire in your light switch - Most properties don't have this, they just have a switching Live cable, so please check your house wiring before buying this. I made this mistake once ..... never again.


New builds do including my 15 year old flat. It has other wiring issues like putting too many wires at the switch (why is the switch earthed? Use plastic instead of metal for the switch body!) though
g8ryj2 h, 13 m ago

Is this another one of these light switches that require a Neutral wire in …Is this another one of these light switches that require a Neutral wire in your light switch - Most properties don't have this, they just have a switching Live cable, so please check your house wiring before buying this. I made this mistake once ..... never again.



That's a really bad design choice if they need that - most "smart" switches just draw a tiny amount of current through the switched circuit to power themselves.
bma14451 h, 51 m ago

That's a really bad design choice if they need that - most "smart" …That's a really bad design choice if they need that - most "smart" switches just draw a tiny amount of current through the switched circuit to power themselves.


You mean that "off" light isn't actually off? Still passing a tiny amount of mains power? Eesh, I would not want to change a bulb without turning off the breakers.
bma14452 h, 43 m ago

That's a really bad design choice if they need that - most "smart" …That's a really bad design choice if they need that - most "smart" switches just draw a tiny amount of current through the switched circuit to power themselves.



Not necessarily a bad design if you want them to work with led bulbs though. The RF switches I looked at some years ago required a filament bulb so they could leach power, the manufacturer changed the design of their later switches to require a neutral when energy efficient bulbs started becoming popular.
Edited by: "melted" 2nd Mar
CampGareth1 h, 4 m ago

You mean that "off" light isn't actually off? Still passing a tiny amount …You mean that "off" light isn't actually off? Still passing a tiny amount of mains power? Eesh, I would not want to change a bulb without turning off the breakers.


Even with a bog standard mechanical switch, a really tiny amount of AC flows to the bulb when the switch is off because with the switch off the two conductors in the switch cable acts as the plates in a capacitor.

That's why some energy efficient fluorescent bulbs flash when the power is off, particularly if used where you have a long switch wire, like on two way switches on stairs.
Edited by: "melted" 2nd Mar
So you need an Egg per room for lighting......
Hmm, so no Energy Eggs @ Maplin & quite expensive elsewhere...... Oh dear.

Also why is the Single Energy egg smart switch £29.99?
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