By Lambourn Digital on Mon 24 April 2023
The Rithum Switch directly replaces an existing light switch and provides a convenient location in each room to control your smart home. It’s a smart home control switch that combines your lighting, audio and climate control into one simple touchscreen smart switch. The whole family can easily get the perfect lighting, sound and temperature setting without a phone, app or training
How does it work?
Rithum Switch replaces a single UK or EU light switch. From each switch, you could control the room it's in, another room, or the whole house, depending on how you have set it up.
Rithum Switch just needs a live and neutral to power it (see below on how to get a neutral), or 12-30V DC. Then it communicates with other devices via Wi-Fi
Rithum Switch works out of the box with Philips Hue Bridge for lighting and Sonos for audio, or simply add a plugin that supports a different integration.
Needing a neutral wire isn’t as bad as it sounds. It doesn’t require rewiring and usually just a small wiring tweak is all you need.
Rithum Switch just needs power and this doesn’t need to be on or near the same power of the lights, it could be completely separate.
There are a few options depending on your scenario:
A. You already have a neutral
You might already have a neutral at the switch. This is most common in mainland Europe and means you can swap over your existing switch for Rithum Switch with minimal effort.
B. Use a local power socket
You don't have a neutral at the switch but your desired SmartSwitch Lite location might back onto a cupboard with a power socket or even have a socket below it on a plasterboard wall. The easiest option might be to run a short cable to the socket within the wall and plug it into the socket.
C. Neutral wiring tweak
Even if you don't have a neutral or a nearby socket, it doesn't necessarily mean re-wiring. Simply by locating which light your switch wires to first and swapping a couple of wires at that location, you can get a neutral to your switch.
Versatile Back Box Compatibility
Rithum Switch works with both UK square (71mm) and EU round (68mm) back boxes.
Easy On-Screen Setup
We’ve made the configuration of Rithum Switch as easy as possible. No additional app, no web browser, all on-screen.
Check out this demo from the Rithum stand at ISE 2023 for a quick demo!