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Installing a Lightpad in a 3-way with a dumb switch.

Last Updated: Jul 29, 2017 03:15AM CDT
Installing a Lightpad in a 3-way with a dumb switch.

Using a Lightpad in a 3-way with a standard switch is not recommended because it will make the dumb inactive and basically become a 2-way. There are several ways to wire this and all will have some unwanted results. Use the instructions below for the best result. This method will only disable to dumb switch and nothing will happen if it is flipped. Other methods will cut power to the Lightpad when the switch is flipped.

First you need to identify the Hot side and the Load side switch. 

The switches you are replacing have 3 terminals.

2 usually brass that are the Travelers. 

1 usually black that is the common. 

The wire connected to the common terminal is either the Hot wire from the breaker panel or the Load wire to the light. 



Once you have identified the Hot/Load side then you can determine how to use the travelers.

If the the Lightpad is being installed on the Hot side, the Hot wire that was connected to the common terminal of old switch should connect to the Black Plum wire, then both of the traveler wires should be connected to the Red Plum wire. 

If the Lightpad is being installed on the Load side, the Load wire that was connected to the common terminal of old switch should connect to the Red Plum wire, then both travelers should connect to the Black Plum wire. 

If these instructions are unclear please call the support line 1.844.200.7586

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