RETROFITting the friends of hue switch

1. installation requirements

To replace a wired light switch with a Hidden Socket check wether at this light switch the following requirements are met:

1. a flush-mounted box with a depth of at least 47 mm

suitable flush-mounted box with a minimum depth of 47 mm

2. a suitable wiring required for the hidden socket:

wiring scheme with 2 cables with 3 to 5 wires each
wiring scheme with 1 cable with 3 to 5 wires
wiring scheme with more than 2 cables with 3 to 5 wires each

... These types of wiring are not suitable for the Hidden socket:

wiring scheme with doorbell wires
wiring scheme with cable with only 2 wires, protective conductor missing

2. THE RETROFITTING OF AN OFF-CIRCUIT


THE INSTALLATION REQUIRES AN ELECTRICIAN.

INSTALLATION WITHOUT JUNCTION BOX

The previous light switch is replaced by a socket outlet and the previous light source is replaced by a Hue light lamp. In the flush-mounted box, the socket is connected as through-wiring for phase, neutral and protective conductor.  The Hue lamp as well as the Friends of Hue switch of the socket are configured via the Hue App. The operation of the Hue lamp is now done by radio at the Friends of Hue switch of the hidden socket via the Hue Bridge (V2).

principle scheme of installation without a junction box
wiring in the flush-mounted box before retrofitting the friends of hue switch
wiring in the flush-mounted box after retrofitting the friends of hue switch

INSTALLATION WITH a JUNCTION BOX

The previous light switch will be replaced by a hidden socket with Friends of Hue switch and the previous light source will be replaced by a Hue light source. In the junction box, the phase, neutral conductor and protective conductor are wired through. Thus, permanent voltage is applied to the light source and the socket outlet. The Hue light source as well as the Friends of Hue switch of the hidden socket are configured via the Hue App. The operation of the Hue lamp is now done by radio at the Friends of Hue switch of the hidden socket via the Hue Bridge (V2).

principle scheme of installation with a junction box
the junction box before retrofitting the friends of hue switch
the junction box after retrofitting the friends of hue switch

Assembly


Assembly scheme of Hidden socket - how to assemble the socket insert first and the mounting frame on top

installation instructions


The installation instructions include clarification of the installation on a flush-mounted socket and the electrical connection of the socket inserts (types F, J, E, G) from the respective scope of delivery.

 

Languages: German, English, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish


Spec Sheet


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Spec sheet for Hidden Socket in four versions
Art. VS02-01010000
Hidden Socket with Friends of Hue switch and socket outlet for connector type F (GER)
Art. VS02-01040000
Hidden Socket with Friends of Hue switch and socket outlet for connector type J (CH)
Art. VS02-01050000
Hidden Socket with Friends of Hue switch and socket outlet for connector type E (BE / FR)
Art. VS02-01060000
Hidden Socket with Friends of Hue switch and socket outlet for connector type G (UK)
Art.VS02-010x0000_HiddenSocket_specsheet
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