Frequently Asked Questions

Use

You can change the transmit and receive frequency by changing the position of the mini-switch on the back of the remote control and the plug-in switches. With the WSC 301, both the remote control and the plug switch come standard with the transmit and receive code 0000. Changing the code can be done via the miniature switches under the covers as shown below.

Caution! The selected position of the mini switches must be the same for both the 3 plug-in switches and the remote control.

When you have recently purchased the Freelux set, it still has to learn to set the correct time. This takes at least half a week. With each day, the time duration becomes shorter.

When you have recently purchased the Freelux set, it still has to learn to set the correct time. This takes at least half a week. Each day, the time length increases. If the time is still the same after four nights, put the remote control in an even darker place where there is sufficient daylight during the day.

Probably the battery is almost exhausted. Replace it with a fresh battery.

Someone nearby may be using a remote control on the same frequency. You should choose a different transmit and receive code: See the question "Can I change the transmit and receive code?"

  • Is the "auto" key pressed briefly ?

=> No? Briefly press the "auto" button again. If it is already dark, the next day at dusk the lights will be turned on. For this evening, turn on the lights manually via the remote control. If you then briefly press the "auto" button again, the lights do turn off automatically.

  • Is the remote control placed close enough to the window so that there is sufficient daylight?

=> No? Move the remote control to the window, briefly press the "auto" key. Briefly press the "auto" key again. If it is already dark, the next day at dusk the lights will be turned on. For this evening, turn on the lights manually via the remote control. If you then briefly press the "auto" key again, the lights do turn off automatically.

 

Random switching of lights at night is part of the automatic program. You can disable the automatic function by pressing the "auto" button on the remote control for a few seconds.

(The LED on the remote control will light up twice for confirmation) To return to the auto program you must briefly press the 'auto' button, for confirmation the LED on the remote control will flash once.

You can also turn off the automatic function in evening before night until morning by manually turning off the lights. At dawn, the twilight switch resumes the automatic function.

You manually pressed the remote control during the evening so that the automatic program for this evening and night was interrupted

( WSC310/01 only) Check that the silver switch on the plug switches is in the upper position.

If you want the lights to come on earlier, you can move the remote control a little further away from the daylight. In this new location, it will be dark a little earlier so the lights will come on earlier. Be careful not to place the remote control in the stray light of a lamp.

When the Freelux remote control is in the stray light of a twilight lamp, it will turn off the lamp(s) just switched on before. This is because the remote control thinks it is only dark for a short time. This also applies to other non-automatic (twilight) lamp(s) that you turn on by hand. These can also provide too much light, causing the remote control to turn off the automatic twilight lamps. To prevent this, place the remote control in an even more dark place, where there is sufficient daylight during the day.

See the test " How do I test the Freelux twilight switch for proper operation?"

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You may be using other wireless devices in the home such as wireless headphones or broadband television with wireless speakers.

Unplug these devices and try again to see if the distance is now normal.

(Take about 1 to 2 meters distance between the remote control and plug switch)

  • Is the LED on the plug switch on?

=> No? Press the plug switch properly into the socket and/or check that mains voltage is present

  • Does the LED on the remote control blink when button 1 is pressed?

=> No? Check that the battery is inserted correctly or replace it with a new fresh battery.

  • Is the knob on the plug switch in the up position?

=> If no,by pressing once you can put the knob in the highest position

  • Is the number by the button you press on the remote control the same as on the plug switch?

=> No? Press the key corresponding to the number listed on the back of the plug switch

  • Is the transmit and receive code the same on the remote control and the plug switch(s)?

=> No? Set the same code on the remote control and plug switch; See question "Changing send and receive code

  • None of the above solutions work?

One or more parts of the set is defective.

For the twilight switch, two times of day are important. Namely in the morning at dawn and at dusk in the evening. By manually pressing buttons 1, or 3, the remote control can temporarily go out of automatic mode during the evening and night until it gets light again in the morning. At that time, the lights, if they are still on, turn off. The automatic mode is then reactivated. The activation also applies at dusk so that the lights are always on. Please note that before that, by briefly pressing the "auto" key, the automatic function is enabled. Pressing the 'auto' key can be done at any time of the day; it is effective only after either transition from light to dark and vice versa has occurred.

Situation 1: Suppose you press key 1, 2 or 3 during the day. When it gets dark, the lights turn on automatically.

Situation 2: Suppose the lights are turned on automatically and you press button 1, 2 or 3 afterwards, the lights will not turn off automatically on this night. The remote control "knows" that you are home and expects you to turn off the lights yourself at the desired time. If you want the lights to turn off automatically, press the auto button briefly before the lights would have turned off automatically. Determine this time by estimating when the lights went out the previous nights. When this time has passed, the lamps will go out again at dawn. If you want to make sure that they go out, manually turn off the lamps via keys 1,2 and 3.

To run the remote control automatically, briefly press the 'Auto' button. To confirm, the LED flashes once.

You can deactivate the automatic twilight timer for an extended period of time, such as longer than one day, by pressing the 'Auto' button for at least 2 seconds. The LED at the top will then flash twice as confirmation. To return to automatic, briefly press the 'Auto' key again.

General

The battery in the pyramid lasts about 2 years with automatic use. The lifetime depends on the frequency of use but generally more than 5 years

Yes. A battery CR2032 is included in the remote control. Also 2xAAA alkaline for the pyramid light sensor

Warranty

The duration of the warranty is two years from the date of purchase. A warranty claim can be made only when a receipt received during purchase is presented. Warranty is provided only on the material.

Installation

Do not use a plug switch in this situation! The plug switch may fail due to the centrally installed dimmer.

Only when the dimmer is connected between the plug switch and lamp is this correct. In the other order when the plug switch is connected between the dimmer and lamp, the plug switch may fail. A cord dimmer with its own remote control or smartphone app will not work.

No, with most remote electronic dimmers, the light mode is not held when the mains power is removed from the plug. When subsequently turned on, the lamp will not turn on without user intervention.

Plug switches

  1. Insert the plug switches into the desired outlets.
  2. Then put the plugs of the lamps you want to switch automatically into the plug switches.
  3. Check that the switches in the cord or on the lamp are set to "on.

Remote control

  1. Insert the enclosed battery into the appropriate compartment of the remote control. Be sure to insert the + and - terminals correctly.
  2. Now take the remote control and press one of the buttons 1, 2 or 3; this will switch the respective lights on or off remotely.
  3. Briefly press the "Auto" button on the remote control to enable the automatic program. The LED at the top flashes once in confirmation. The twilight timer is now ready for use.

The twilight timer records the amount of light all days of the year, throughout the day. For optimal time calculation between twilight and the end of the evening, it is necessary that the remote control is always near a window in a room filled with daylight.

The plug switch is most sensitive (= greatest distance) to the radio signal from the remote control when plugged vertically into a wall outlet. When used in a junction box lying on the floor, sensitivity is significantly reduced, especially with concrete floors. Avoid having two plug-in switches next to each other in one distribution or wall outlet. The presence of a central heating radiator or pipe within 0.3 meters of the plug switch also adversely affects the signal.

NOTE: This is an older set where the light sensor is in the remote control and not in the pyramid added later.

Permanently place the remote control near the window in daylight !

Avoid putting the remote control in the beam of a lamp.

The incidence of daylight on the remote control should not be obstructed by curtains, net curtains, blinds, shutters and awnings.

You can change the transmit and receive frequency by changing the position of the mini switch on the back of the remote control and the plug switches.

Type WSC301/01: the position of the four mini switches behind the flaps on the plug switches and under the battery cover must be identical. When the box is unpacked, the setting is 0000.

Type FRL101: The remote control as the plug switch are delivered with the transmit and receive code on channel A1,A2,A3 as standard.

Note: The selected position of the (mini) switches must be the same for both the 3 plug-in switches and the remote control. Position A on the remote control belongs to position A1,A3,A3... on the plug switch.

Operation

The pyramid light sensor is sensitive to daylight. Every day, when it begins to get dark, it sends a radio signal to the plug switches in the living room(s). Due to this radio signal, the connected twilight lamps are automatically switched on successively and remain on during the evening provided an off-time has been set. If no off time has been set, the lights go off again the next day at dawn. At the end of the evening or in the morning, the pyramid sends out a signal which causes the lights to go off successively.

With slide switch, at the bottom of the pyramid, in the upper position, radio signals are emitted during the night causing each lamp, in any order, to burn once briefly.

If you don't want to use the automatic light function, it can be turned off for a longer time using the slide switch on the lower position.

Also, the lamps can be controlled any time of the day in usual way via remote control. This does not affect the automatic on-off time.

In a set, more than the three supplied plug-in switches can be used( in principle unlimited) The remote control has three buttons so that if there are more plug-in switches, they must be assigned to the same button.

Multiple sets can be used in a home.

Yes, this is no problem at all.

The plug switch receives the radio signal from the remote control and then turns the lamp on or off. Using the push-button on the side, check that the indicator LED in the switch lights up and, when connected, the twilight lamp.

You may take the plug switch in and out of the socket as often as you like, it will not get confused or lose information as a result.

Yes, radio signals pass through windows, walls and floors. However, they are attenuated which reduces the distance between the remote control and the plug switch. How great the final distance is depends on the construction of the house. This can only be determined experimentally. With concrete walls and floors, the penetrability of radio signals is low. At smaller distances, the remote control works through windows and walls. The maximum bridgeable distance is about 25 meters in free (outdoor) space.

You can test the Freelux for proper operation in two steps. The first step focuses on the maximum feasible distance between the remote control and the plug-in switches.

In step two, you check the automatic light function. Before beginning step two, you must first determine in step one whether each plug switch responds. If not, the distance will have to become smaller until each lamp can be turned on or off.

Step one

  1. Insert the plug switches into the outlets at the desired locations.
  2. Place the remote control where it should capture daylight.
  3. Press button 1, 2, or 3 on the remote and check that the red light on the remote blinks.
  4. Check that the lights are on (went on).

=> If yes, turn off the lights with the remote control and proceed to step two.

=> If not is the code of the remote control the same as the one with the plug switches ?

=> If not, check that the switches on the lamp or in the cord are set to on. Set these to "on" and repeat from point 3 if necessary

=> If no, probably the distance between the plug switch and remote control is too large and one of them will have to be moved. Repeat step 1

All three plug switches now respond to the remote control and continue with step two. If, not read in the manual other possible causes before continuing with step two.

Step two

  1. Leave the remote in the same place in bright daylight and wait about five minutes.
  2. Briefly press the "auto " button.
  3. Turn the remote control over with the buttons facing down and cover it so that no light can reach it.
  4. Wait at least five minutes until consecutively (within two minutes) all lights are turned on.

=> If yes, turn the remote back around and make sure the remote is facing out.

Ready to use.

=> If no, did you press the A key ? and repeat step 2

=> If no, check step 1

Contact the supplier if repeatedly none of the lamps respond automatically.

When the learning period has continued after at least four nights, the off time can be extended or shortened by approximately one hour. This can be set in a simple way.

Type WSC301/01: To extend, press on/off key 1 and 2 simultaneously. After 2 seconds, the LED flashes once to confirm the setting. For shortening, press the on/off key 2 and 3 simultaneously. After 2 seconds, the LED blinks once as confirmation.To return to the default setting, press the on/off key 1 and 3 simultaneously. After 2 seconds, the LED flashes once as confirmation of the setting. After changing the setting, briefly press the auto key.

Type FRL101: To extend, press the left and right keys 1 simultaneously. Within 2 seconds, the LED flashes once as confirmation of the setting. To shorten, press the left and right keys 3 simultaneously. Within 2 seconds, the LED flashes once as confirmation.To return to the default setting, press the left and right keys 2 simultaneously. Within 2 seconds, the LED flashes once as confirmation of the setting. Briefly press the auto key after each setting change.

To determine whether the reception condition at a certain location in the house is not optimal, the distance is too great or the plug switch is not working properly, you can swap the respective plug switch with another plug switch. If the other switch does not respond to the remote control either, the distance between them is too great. If the other switch does respond to the remote control, then the first switch is less sensitive to the radio signal from the remote control or is defective. See also "How do I test the Freelux twilight switch for proper operation?".