The BL-6133-LA Wireless Add on Switch provides the ability to add light switch control to any wired light without new wiring. Simply replace the existing wall switch that controls the light and mount the wireless wall switch in a new location. The wireless wall switch operates the wired wall switch within 100 ft. to turn lights ON and OFF. The wireless wall switch requires a 9 Volt battery, not included. Each wired wall switch controls 500 Watts incandescent lighting and fits inside standard wiring boxes.
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83%of customersrecommend this product76 of 92reviews
Rating Breakdown96 reviews
83%of customersrecommend this product76 of 92reviews
This was to be a switch for the garage light by the entrance to the garage. The main switch is on the front of the garage at the door into the house, too far from the exterior door to be useful. The distance is only 22'. The wireless switch works well at 15' within sight of the main switch, and works about 1/2 the time at 20', but as soon as I screw it to the wall at 22' it only works about 10% of the time. It has a new battery and I extended the antenna. I'm returning it. DO NOT BUY.
Cons: short range, dumb design, pitiful, does not work as advertised
The product works reasonably well. Sometime I have to flip the switch more than once to get it to work. But, it eventually works. My hang up is that it needs to come in more than two channels. I installed three switched with the impression from other reviews that these were range limited. Not at my house. I installed three of these, with two of the same channel on opposite ends of the house. Much of the time one activates the other. Not a huge deal, as these are only light switches
The product has worked well for 1 year, used in garage. Switch did not have to be fully moved to actuate the on/off function. Within the last few days, however, it has started turning the lights "half-on" (more like quarter-on) all by itself. That is, you turn the light off, then wait a minute or so, and the lights are back on in a very dim state. Removing the battery did not solve the problem. Apparently the main switch is allowing a little current to the light fixture. Not sure how to fix this. Frustrating.
The switch was easy to install and the range seems fine. I don't understand the complaints abut the lack of battery or switch cover. Have these people never bought any toys? The description clearly states battery required, not included. I can however attest to the fact that this switch hates ANY fluorescent lights, and that includes CFL's. The switch will buzz mercilessly and will not turn the lights completely off if you try to use it with CFL bulbs in the light fixtures. I am being forced to change to LED bulbs, because there is no way I am reverting to incandescent bulbs. I hope the LED's will not be a problem. If so, I will update this review.
This is a great idea but poorly made. I bought two, one worked fine the other burned out in 2 days. I really like having a switch on both entrances to my rooms but the quick burn out was disappointing. Be sure and buy it from Home Depot because if you order it online from Smarthome, you have to return it in it's original packaging and if that's gone, you are out of luck. At least at home depot you can bring it back.
I installed two post lights in my back yard and wanted to do away with the necessity of having to walk out into my back yard to turn the lights on/off. I replaced the switch with this one, installed a battery in the supplied remote and it all is working perfectly
Pros: Easy to Use, Clear Instructions, Easy Installation
I have the product hooked up about 3 ft away from the wired outlet and the wireless switch works about 1/4 of the time on the first try. I usually have to work the wireless switch several times to get it to work. Nice idea, poorly executed.
I have used this product for several years. The on off switch doesn't work like a regular switch. It turns off/ on with just a light touch, you have to get used to that. But, it is nice to be able turn the light on/ off in the room instead of going way down the hall.
The one complaint I do have- they didn't list the frequency on the order. These switches come in different frequencies- A, B, C and so on. If they had sent an A or B to me it would have interfered with other switches. The frequency should be a choice when you order.
I had to remove a light switch inside a closet, so this wireless switch allows me now to turn the light on-off without opening the closet. Some times by turning this switch on another wireless controlled light that I have in another closet nearby turns also on. I don't believe this is a problem compared to the convenience that the wireless switch offered me.
This product is GREAT and works very well. HOWEVER...it really does need to be stocked in at least 4 different radio frequency settings to work well. If you use them for more than one purpose, (For instance: 1 as a remote light for your pool and another for a remote light for your carport/garage) you need 2 different codes. If anyone else in the neighborhood is using a remote for an overhead fan and it is one of your 2 codes, then either you are turning on their fan or they are turning on your pool light. Not so good. Can we please get a choice of A, B, C, D codes instead of just D? Thanks!
This product is great, but the range is not nearly as strong as indicated on the description. If something is able to transmit for 100'+ line of site, it should have no problem transmitting through one sheetrock wall and 15' away. However, it is intermittent at best. Great concept, and works well in the same room.
The first one I ordered was defective and I was able to exchange it for a good one with no hassle. The second one works just as it is supposed to and I think the price is quite fair. We can now turn on the outside lights mounted on our detached garage to illuminate our back yard without leaving the house. A real convenience.
Pros: Easy to Use, Clear Instructions, Nice Design, Easy Installation
worked like a charm; the only problem I had was that the face plate for the switch replaced by this signal-receiving switch did not fit the replacement, but the proper face plate can be had at a hardware store for 49 cents. There is no obvious way to change the wireless channel used. The website information about such switches is quite inadequate. E.g., it would have been helpful to have the installation instructions online.