A plug-n-play light switch system that can be easily changed or upgraded without wiring or turning the power off.
Customizing your lighting hasn’t been easy, until now. With Deako changing a light switch takes seconds.
We’ll refrain from getting too technical. We cut the light switch in half so if you want to upgrade, all you have to do is plug a switch in!
Identify the light switch you want to customize and pull the faceplate from the corners to remove.
Pull the blue tab at the top of the switch toward you.
The switch will pop out. Remove and set aside.
Plug in your Deako switch and push in the blue tab
Replace the faceplate and voila! You’ve installed a Deako switch!
For Simple Dimmers and Simple Motion Sensor & Timers, you can start using those switches to control your lighting immediately. If you want to adjust the settings on those switches, check out these helpful articles on trimming dimmer switches and adjusting motion sensor settings.
If you are, we need to link those switches before pairing them with the app. This article will walk you through the process. Once you’re done, skip to step 3 below.
Download the Deako app from the App Store or Play Store.
Install your smart switch by plugging it in to your desired location.
Pair your smart switch with your Deako app by following along with the walkthrough in the app or watching
When you’re naming your lights, make sure you have a system that you and other members of your household will easily understand. It can be helpful to be specific and use terms like “kitchen cans,” “kitchen sink,” or “island pendants” rather than using “light” for each area. This is particularly important if you go on to integrate your Deako smart products with a voice assistant.
If you’d like to use Smart Dimmers, make sure that you have 1 Master Smart Dimmer and Remote Smart Dimmers. For example, a light with 3 switches controlling it will need 2 Remote Smart Dimmers and 1 Master Smart Dimmer. Check out this video for more info
Identify the switches in the set that you’re upgrading.
Find the power switch by plugging your smart switch into a backplate and watching for Configure button to flash green. If it doesn't flash green, no worries - just move on to the next backplate.
Once it stops flashing green, press and hold Configure button until it starts flashing purple.
Follow the same steps at each backplate until you reach the last switch. Once all the switches are flashing purple, press and hold the Configure button on any switch until it starts flashing white.
I'll go through the linking process for about 45 seconds, then you'll be good to go!
Open the app and select the
Select the feature that you would like to customize.
Select the light switches you want to set up with your feature.
Customize to your liking and save!
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Not sure exactly where you’ll get the most value out of your upgrade light switch? Not a problem. Because you’re the proud owner of a Deako Lighting system, you can always experiment with using those switches in different places.
Don't forget: if you’re plugging in smart switches on a multiway (where two or more switches control the same light) you’ll need to link them to each other.
Your home has Deako backplates installed throughout, allowing you to make the lighting upgrades that make sense for you and your family. With this unique approach to home lighting, you can mix-n-match any of the Deako products.