Amazon Basics 3-Way Smart Dimmer Switch, Neutral Wire Required, 2.4 Ghz WiFi, Works with Alexa

(5 customer reviews)
Operation ModeON-OFF-ON
Current Rating4 Amps
Operating Voltage120 Volts
Contact TypeNormally Closed
Connector TypeClamp
BrandAmazon Basics
  • SMART UPGRADE: Works with Alexa to add voice control to your home, an easy upgrade from your traditional dimmer switch that can control the light from 1 or 2 locations
  • SETUP REQUIREMENTS: Neutral wires required, 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi, smart dimmer must be connected to LOAD (not LINE)
  • 3-WAY COMPATIBILITY: Compatible with traditional 3-way switch, NOT compatible with traditional 3-way dimmer or 4-way switch/dimmer
  • GUIDED INSTALLATION: The installation video gives you step-by-step guidance to setup your switch, more support also provided in the user manual and troubleshooting guide
  • CONTROL FROM ANYWHERE: Schedule lights to turn on and off with Alexa routines and control them from anywhere using the Alexa app
  • NO SMART HOME HUB REQUIRED: No additional smart devices or apps needed, works exclusively with Alexa
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Amazon Basics 3-Way Smart Dimmer Switch, Works with Alexa, Neutral Wire Required

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Brand Smart devices brand

Integration Supported smart home integration

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‎2.91 x 4.65 x 1.62 inches

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‎Standalone

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‎Dimmer

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Frequently asked question

Hi, if i turn switch on with alexa will i be able to turn off by hand or will i have to turn off with alexa?

You can adjust lights using any of three ways. The physical switch, the Alexa app on your phone/computer, the Alexa built in to something like the echo dot. You can turn the lights on by hand and then turn them off using your voice through Alexa with 'Alexa, turn off my patio lights'. You can turn the lights on with… see more You can adjust lights using any of three ways. The physical switch, the Alexa app on your phone/computer, the Alexa built in to something like the echo dot. You can turn the lights on by hand and then turn them off using your voice through Alexa with 'Alexa, turn off my patio lights'. You can turn the lights on with the Alexa app on your phone and then turn them off using the physical switch. Same with adjusting the dimmer setting.

Will standard 3 gang switch plate fit over this switchn a 3 gang box

The word 'standard' is critical here. The nice thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from! If you mean the Decora standard with the 66mm by 33mm rectangular opening, then yes, you should be able to buy a 3 gang switch plate from a company like Lev iton that fits this dimmer switch. Putting 3 of t… see more The word 'standard' is critical here. The nice thing about standards is that there are so many to choose from! If you mean the Decora standard with the 66mm by 33mm rectangular opening, then yes, you should be able to buy a 3 gang switch plate from a company like Lev iton that fits this dimmer switch. Putting 3 of these dimmers in a three gang electrical box will be a challenge. There will not be much room in the box for the wire nuts and the wiring. Also three dimmers in a box will generate more heat and the maximum watt load will be reduced.

Do the green LEDs to show brightness level on dimmer stay on all the time?

No, green lights come on for a few seconds after you've changed the dimming level (for either increasing or decreasing brightness), then go back out. Orange light comes on when the switch is off (helpful in finding the switch in the dark) and goes off when the unit is on.

How do i adjust the dimmer lower?

Take a look at the pictures of the switch. Top and middle buttons increase or decrease the brightness. You can also adjust the dimmer through the app or verbally by telling Alexa brighter or darker.

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  • Anonymous

    Anything but 'basic'

    Once installed, this is a fantastic switch and integrates well with Alexa and dims LEDs nicely. But the installation is anything but basic. First of all, the instructions are not clear and essentially punt to a ‘qualified electrician’ if you have problems. If you are a novice to electricity, that is a prudent thing to do. Essentially you must install this on the load side, not the line, regardless of how convenient the location is. Secondly, you have to turn the line side to a two-way (only wire the common and traveler), by connecting the line and second traveler to the common screw. Or you can just switch it out with a two-way. The load side has to be wired to the load and common (and ground). Once all of that is done, it will work great. It took a lot of reading, deciphering the poor diagrams in the manual and finding the line/load guidance on the product description page. Other brands 3-way switches are much more straightforward.

    07/19/2022
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  • Anonymous

    Perfectly acceptable

    Since this is an Amazon basics product it was easy to set up, and integrated right into my Alexa environment without any hassle whatsoever. However that wasn’t necessarily a positive thing. Since there is no third-party control, there are some things it doesn’t handle as well as other products. For instants when one of the two light switches needed to be reset I had to take apart the light switch cover in order to scan the barcode again. While this is a simple thing, I don’t need to do this with any other smart switch I use. there is a sequence of holding the button down for a period of time that will also cause it to go back into pairing mode, but again you need to scan the barcode about half of the time anyway. Finally one of the two switches I had simply stopped responding, and seems to have deleted itself from the system, and I cannot seem to do anything to bring it back. It is an inexpensive smart switch, but it is a very expensive dumb switch. And as such I feel that all the other smart switch options are still better than this one. And I will not be using any more of these in my environment. I have dozens of smart switches, with multiple brands, but over several years. And I can honestly say that while this was easy to bring online it was also the most trouble I’ve had with a smart switch yet. I won’t go into the fact that it is also limited to the Amazon Alexa ecosystem, since that is obvious. But with the upcoming matter support in smart products I feel that things that are limited to a single ecosystem are simply a bad investment down the road. Additionally this is now the only switch in the house I cannot control from my other smart assistant devices. Given that it’s cost isn’t any lower than several superior products, I don’t really see a reason to go with this product unless you are 100% Alexa only, and want the smoothest installation process with that platform. All in all this was not a bad switch, for the one that is still working, and may be a good fit for you if you understand its limitations. But many competing products cost the same or less, offer more features, and more integration with alternate smart assistants, and potentially have better troubleshooting capabilities should that be necessary (and it likely will be). So use this product if you want, but know that it doesn’t seem quite market ready to me, and I’ve seen a lot of not market ready products on this home automation journey.

    07/13/2022
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  • Anonymous

    Okay switch, but the install directions are COMPLETELY WRONG

    I’ve installed tons of dummy switches and I know how to wire a 3 way switch. The directions say that this switch MUST BE second in the series (common wired to the load), but after doing so, it wouldn’t work correctly. The switch would only work when the primary switch in the series was in the UP position. When in the down, this switch wouldn’t work. Triple checked my wiring on both sides and found it was fine and according to the wiring diagram provided by the MFG. I was stymied. I finally read some of the comments/questions on the product page and found from others that this switch needs to be the primary switch in the series (wired to the source line coming from the panel). Once I did that, IT WORKED like a 3 way switch should!!!! Disappointed that install instructions and wiring diagram are completely wrong. So wrong, in fact, the product page says this switch MUST be second in the series. How could they get this so wrong?
    Also, I installed on Tuesday and in the two days since, I’ve woken up to the lights on when no one was around to turn them on. So that’s strange.
    I do really like how easily it connected to the Alexa app on it’s own and all I needed to do was rename it. The lights work very well with Alexa and respond very well to the amount of dim/brightness I specify to Alexa.
    Overall, it’s a decent switch, but I wish the MFG would correct their documentation as it took me quite a while of wire checking and research to figure out I just needed to do the opposite of what they say.

    07/07/2022
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  • Anonymous

    Works as advertised

    Easy to install. Connects very easily to Alexa. Does what it says at a much lower price than most smart switches. Can’t complain

    06/15/2022
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  • Anonymous

    Not the easiest install, but it works

    Compared to some smart 3-Way dimmer switches, this is an excellent value. When properly installed only one Amazon Basics switch is required in the 3-way circuit. Many require all the switches to be the same, doubling the cost but not telling you until you look up the 3-way install. One important things to know is that many older manual 3-way setups such as Lutron use two traveler wires. The Amazon Basics setup use only one. Both switches require a live black wire with the brown wire on the Amazon switch tied to the traveler on the other switch. As stated, the Amazon Basics smart switch needs to be in the box that has the wire leading to the light. When properly installed, either switch will turn the light on or off along with app and voice control. You only need two smart switches if you want to manually control the dimming from either switch. The switch sets up directly from the Alexa app with no need to connect with another app and then enable the skill for Alexa to control it. I found others less reliable because of the need for Alexa to talk to the manufacturer’s site.

    05/31/2022
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