What to do if You Don't Have a Neutral Wire

For all incandescent applications use the SwitchLinc 2-Wire Dimmer. This switch does not require a neutral connection but note that it is for use with incandescent lighting:

SwitchLinc 2-Wire Wiring Illustration

INSTEON LED BulbIf you don't want to replace a switch, you can now simply replace your light bulbs with the INSTEON LED Bulb. Now you don't have to worry about re-wiring if you don't have to. Simply leave your wall switch in the On position and control the INSTEON bulb from any INSTEON controller.


Get An Expert

When in doubt, hire a pro to find out if you have neutral wires in your switch box. If necessary they can "pull" neutral wires wherever you need them.


What About Using the Ground Wire If You Don't Have Neutrals?

While it is true that the ground wire and the neutral wires connect to the same place in your circuit panel, it is NOT acceptable by building and electrical codes to use the ground wire in this manner.

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