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Replacing pull string light fixture with a wireless receiver

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Old 09-21-17, 08:31 AM
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Replacing pull string light fixture with a wireless receiver

I recently tried replacing my pull string light with a flush mount led light and Wsdcam wireless receiver. I followed the instructions from the wireless receiver and connected the wires from the ceiling to the wireless receiver, and the wireless transmitter to the light fixture. However, the light won't turn on via the wireless receiver. I have a voltage tester that indicates there is a current in the wires.

Any idea what could be the issue?
 
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Old 09-21-17, 09:39 AM
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I have a voltage tester that indicates there is a current in the wires.
If you mean a non contact tester you can not use it to determine if you have voltage. Tell us how you connected the receiver to the light.
 
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Have you first tried holding the switch close to the receiver to see if it turns on/off the light before placing the switch at a distance from the light? I assume the switch battery is good.
 
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Old 09-21-17, 10:26 AM
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You need to press the programming button on the receiver until the light flashes.
Now press the switch button. That should learn the button to the receiver.
 
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The receiver has four wires- two in and two out. For the out wires, I connected the blue neutral wire to the light fixture's white wire and the brown wire to the light fixture's brown wire. For the in wires, I connected the blue neutral to the white ceiling wire and the red live wire to the ceiling black wire. The ground wire is connected directly to the light fixture's yellow wire.

I pressed the receiver button for more than 15 seconds and it did not flash like the instructions said it would so I was unable to pair the reciever to the switch.
 
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Looks like another non UL approved device.

Wiring: The two input wires(Red & Blue, Red wire is the Fire wire) connect to alternating current, the two output wires(Brown & Blue, Brown wire is the output Fire Wire) connect to lights or other devices.

Input wiring.....
red goes to the black/hot wire.
blue goes to the neutral/white
output wiring....
brown goes to the black of the fixture.
blue goes to the white of the fixture.

Looks like you wired it correctly.
Possibly a defective receiver.
 
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I tried a different brand reciever and the same thing happened. The reciever did not turn on.
 
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Old 09-21-17, 06:35 PM
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A completely different receiver ?
Then it sounds like you don't have the 120VAC there since both units show as dead. It needs to be checked with a meter or two lead voltage tester.
 
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