Dimmer switch with 'dumb' bulbs

Dimmer switch with 'dumb' bulbs

Dimmer switch with 'dumb' bulbs
Dimmer switch with 'dumb' bulbs
2024-05-06 21:18:19 - last edited 2024-05-09 10:08:24

Hello,
 

I currently have 'dumb' dimmable spot lights which I would like to control via a smart switch. The Tapo Smart Remote Dimmer Switch only seems to work with other smart bulbs. What's the solution for dimming dumb bulbs?

 

Thanks 

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2024-05-08 06:18:07 - last edited 2024-05-09 10:08:24

  @Ellis22 

 

For the smart switch that needs to be installed on the electric circuit, it can work with the dumb bulbs. Actually, we do not recommend using the smart switch with the smart bulb, as when you turn off the switch, it will cut off the power supply of the smart bulb and make it unresponsive. 

 

If you're talking about the smart button/switch Tapo S200D, then a Tapo smart bulb is required. By creating automation, you're able to control the Tapo bulbs with the S200D. 

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Re:Dimmer switch with 'dumb' bulbs
2024-05-07 19:33:54
If I were you, I'd probably start by looking at the Tapo S500D https://www.tp-link.com/us/home-networking/smart-switch/tapo-s500d/v1/ I think you should be careful to ensure that you do not exceed the load limit in the specifications, (listed on that page). I'm new to smart home stuff--this looks pretty cool. I think I might be in your position soon.
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Re:Dimmer switch with 'dumb' bulbs
2024-05-07 20:17:14

  @rf66 Thanks,

 

I should have added that I am based in the UK and the S500d doesn't seem to be available here. I also do not have a neutral wire. 

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2024-05-08 06:18:07 - last edited 2024-05-09 10:08:24

  @Ellis22 

 

For the smart switch that needs to be installed on the electric circuit, it can work with the dumb bulbs. Actually, we do not recommend using the smart switch with the smart bulb, as when you turn off the switch, it will cut off the power supply of the smart bulb and make it unresponsive. 

 

If you're talking about the smart button/switch Tapo S200D, then a Tapo smart bulb is required. By creating automation, you're able to control the Tapo bulbs with the S200D. 

How to create Smart Action (automation or a shortcut) of my Tapo devices

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Re:Dimmer switch with 'dumb' bulbs
2024-05-08 06:21:11

  @Wayne-TP 

Thanks.

 

Is there a solution for the UK market for a smart dimmer switch for non smart bulbs?

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2024-05-09 10:08:18

Ellis22 wrote

  @Wayne-TP 

Thanks.

 

Is there a solution for the UK market for a smart dimmer switch for non smart bulbs?

  @Ellis22 

 

As I don't find any smart dimmer switch on the UK site, I'm afraid the answer is no. 

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