Can I control my smart lamp with a wall switch?

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While it may be tempting to control a smart bulb via a conventional wall switch, it's generally not a good idea. Here are a few reasons why:

  1. The power supply to the lamp is cut off:
    When you use the conventional wall switch to turn off a smart lamp, the power supply to the lamp is completely cut off. This can cause problems when you want to turn on the lamp again via the app or voice assistant because the lamp is not available on the network.

  2. It can shorten the life of the lamp:
    If you regularly use the conventional wall switch to turn off the smart bulb, it can shorten the life of the bulb. Smart bulbs are designed to last a long time, but if they are constantly turned off and on again, this can lead to a shorter lifespan.

  3. It's inconvenient:
    Using a conventional wall switch to turn off a smart bulb can also be inconvenient. Instead of being able to easily control the lamp through the app or voice assistant, you have to physically walk to the wall switch to turn the lamp off or on.

  4. Pairing mode:
    There is a chance that the lamp will go into pairing mode (blink) if the lamp is turned off and on again too quickly in succession using the conventional wall switch.


If you still want to keep your conventional wall switch and take the above points for granted, then keep in mind that when your lamp is turned on, it takes about 30 seconds for it to start up and connect to your Wi-Fi network. The lamp may blink several times during this process.
Only when the Wi-Fi connection is restored can the lamp be controlled with the Smart app.

Instead of using a conventional wall switch, it is better to control the smart lamp using the app or voice assistant. If you still want to control the lamp with a conventional wall switch, consider installing a smart remote instead of a conventional switch. A smart remote can control power to the smart bulb without turning off the bulb and is a convenient and safe way to control smart bulbs.

See the following smart remotes in our selection:

Calex Smart Wallswitch

Calex Smart Remote

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