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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80%of customersrecommend this product88 of 110reviews
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80%of customersrecommend this product88 of 110reviews
Purchased two of these and installed them in two separate locations. My use case is about 30' from remote to switch. Works great at that distance. I tested it 50' away through drywall and it did not work reliably.
A word of caution: If you think they will automatically send you two units that operate on separate channels, you are mistaken. Both units I received are channel D, which means had I installed them in close proximity they would have interfered with one another. I would have liked to see separate part numbers for the two channel options so that I could order another for close proximity use.
Works great but can't use those stupid pig tail lights have to try to find real light bulbs to use as the pig tail lights flicker with the switch I like the real light bulbs anyway so is happy to change lightbulbs out Real easy switch to install works great in the kitchen
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Review 3 for Wireless Add On Switch
PostedDecember 10, 2014
No, I do not recommend this product.
Needed this for a long time. Great transaction. Fast and easy.
Moderately easy to install. Biggest problem was location of transmitter switch being effective. We had a bird cage located about 12-15 inches away from the receiver switch, so line of sight was interfered with. So, the transmitter switch got moved about 15 inches from where I originally installed it, and it worked fine. It would be nice if there was some sort of double sided sticky tape to temporarily hold the transmitter to find proper location. It's a pain to drill the holes and mount the switch, only to find out it wasn't effective. So far, it has been a great addition to getting at a switch that's at the back of the house -- from the front door!
Pros: Easy to Use, Easy Installation, Effective
Cons: hit or miss with location of transmitter switch
After previous owner of house enclosed porch, the outside light switch was 10ft from the door with no practical way to rewire. The only problem I ran into was that I did not realize that it would not work with florescent bulbs. I noticed one bulb flickering in the off position and discovered 87vac passing through switch. I fixed the problem by changing just one of the four bulbs with a 60watt incandescent to add the load needed and the pass-through 87v dropped to zero
Pros: Easy to Use, Easy Replacement, Easy Installation
Didn't know this product existed - and IT WORKED PERFECTLY. And SO EASY to install. For years our guests would have to walk over to the guest bathroom sink to turn on light - and now I installed this remote switch by the door and like magic it turns on the light. Has been fun to show it off to friends and family - and every one of them have a similar use for it.
Pros: Easy to Use, Clear Instructions, Nice Design, Easy Installation
It worked as promised! Read the instruction to avoid any surprises. I think some of the people that are complaining did not read all of the instructions. I tried three kinds of light bulbs, compact florescent, incandescent & LED, I liked the LED best and the florescent hummed. The switch must be flipped slower than normal.
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.
Overall an easy install and decent product but when it says for incandecent lights it means ONLY incandecent lights. This switch goes bad when using all LED's. It will work fine for a while but then something in the switch burns out. First you may notice that the lights don't fully go out when switched off and then they simply won't turn on. At that point if you manually turn them on, whatever has gone bad in the switch prevents the lights from turning off. I am ordering a new switch and will only use incandecent lights on that circut. And yes, I did check the battery on the transmitter. This has all been confirmed by an electrician.
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
This wireless switch claims to have an operating distance of 100 feet. It was installed in a hallway to operate the hall light from both ends of the hall. The hallway is apx 20 feet long. The switch did not work unless the wire on the base unit is unwound and extended into the wall opening. The operation was still not 100% but acceptable.
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.
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!
I have 4 now and only had 1 that stopped working after 10 years- EXCEPT for when I tried to use 1 with the compact fluorescent bulbs. If yours works now with CFB-it will stop in about 6 months. I saw reviews that stated that the directions omit this fact-but on the last one I bought (Dec 2009) to replace the one I had CFB in-it clearly states incandescent bulbs only. This is a great product for homes the builder didn't put the switch in the right place or if you need an added security feature to turn on outside floods from your bedroom "in the middle of the night".
I have found these useful for: large rooms where there is only 1 switch for the lights; the garage light-that the builder put 1 only switch inside the house (that I had to unlock the door, turn the alarm off, turn the light off -then turn the alarm back on again)-because there wasn't a switch in the garage; the lower level outside light-that I am always forgetting to turn off before I come up; and the best one to turn on the outside flood on from the bedroom.
If you need more than one be sure to get different frequency fixtures-they come in A,B,C,D and E.
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.
We bought this product 18 years ago because the light switch for our master bathroom was outside the room. Turning on the light would shine it in my wife's face... not a nice thing early in the morning. The device saved me from running wire through the wall and attic. The wall mounted switch is a transmitter, so it does not have to be completely "flipped" to turn the light on or off. It works with a 9 volt battery which needs to be replaced when you notice the remote switch is not very responsive. The switch part has finally gotten somewhat stuck, so we have ordered another one. I hope after all these years, it's still as good as in 1993.