Hueblog: More options: Connect wall switch module with two light switches

More options: Connect wall switch module with two light switches

With a push button you can also dim the lights

It could have all been so nice on Tuesday: Philips Hue introduces the wall switch module in its own store, you buy it and a few days later it is delivered. In virtually all European countries, however, you could buy the new accessory only for a few hours. Currently it is “temporarily out of stock” in Germany, in some other countries it could be ordered again this morning.

Fortunately, I already have a double pack at home and can share information and impressions with you. Today we want to take care of two questions, which have reached me again and again in the last days: Is it possible to connect the module with a double rocker? And can you also dim with the wall switch module?


Hue Wall Switch Module: Two exciting functions in the video

The Philips Hue wall switch module has two separate inputs, the package also includes two connection cables. That means for you: You can either connect the module to two side-by-side light switches installed in a double frame, or use a light switch with two rockers. In the Hue app, the module appears in the accessories list as one device, and in the details view, you can then configure the two light switches separately. This looks like this:

Another great feature is unfortunately not advertised by Philips Hue on the website. Instead of connecting the wall switch module to one or two rocker switches, you can also connect push buttons. And that even has two advantages. For example, to select the second or third scene, you only have to press the push button two or three times (instead of three or five times on a switch).

Another function is much more exciting: You can also hold the button down to dim the light. Similar to the Smart Button, the first long press of the button dims the light. If you then hold the button down again, the brightness is increased again.


In den letzten Jahren habe ich mich zu einem echten Experten in Sachen Hue & HomeKit entwickelt. Mittlerweile habe ich über 50 Lampen und zahlreiche Schalter im Einsatz. In meinem kleinen Blog teile ich meine Erfahrungen gerne mit euch.

Comments 5 replies

  1. Fabian,
    What typen pulse switch do you use in your demo that shows the dinning functionality. My Jung pulse switches 513U and EU dim the light but as soon you let loose the switch lights go back on?

    1. For this to work you need a push or toggle switch, i.e. one that springs back to a neutral position when released. For this to work with a so called rocker switch you will have to fit it with a spring. For example, have a look at e.g. an Exxact rocker switch, by Schneider Electric. By default it is used as an on/off rocker switch. But, if you fit it with a small spring (bought separately, also from SE) you can turn the rocker switch into a toggle switch. Then dimming works. Have a look at the FAQ for the Hue Wall Switch Module.

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