Domotize a bedside lamp

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  • Domotise a traditional bedside lamp (powered by 220v) by replacing the ignition switch with a home automation actuator.
  • Difficulty level: elementary
  • Cost: extremely reduced (<10 €)
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Notes and disclaimer
  • qualsiasi modifica all'impianto elettrico dev'essere progettata ed effettuata da personale qualificato;
  • any changes implemented in probefore is a propersonal responsibility as well as a profirst risk and danger (the contents of the present page are purely educational);
  • any changes implemented in proprior to a device it voids the guarantee, quality approvals and certifications.
revision projet: 1.1


Domotizing something means "raising" the capabilities of a "single" object with a specific function (in this case, a traditional lamp) to "smart" object, able therefore to be controlled and managed also through management tools that are not, as in this case, the trivial on / off switches we are traditionally used to.


  • Replacing the pre-existing switch with Sonoff Basic
  • Device configuration
  • utilization

Replacing the pre-existing switch with Sonoff Basic

To domotize a bedside lamp (or any alimante device to 220v that can be activated with an on / off switch) an intelligent switch is sufficient. It is the case for usITEAD Sonoff Basic, a very simple, economical and functional component which is installed really quite simply. It will be sufficient to remove the existing switch and replace it with the home automation actuator; the following video tutorial explains the proyielding very clearly.

How to configure a switch Sonoff Basic not modified

The video also illustrates the configuration methods, which we are going to repeat below.
The scheme is, simplifying, the following:

Actuator configuration

Downstream of the installation (physical) of the device, it is necessary prosee it set up, or to make it "enter" into profirst network Wi-Fi so as to control it through the proman app. To do this, you need to download and install theapp"eWeLink" (For Android e iOS).

After feeding the Sonoff Basic, press the button on the back and keep it pressed for about 7 seconds: the change of the flashing of the LED will change, communicating to the user the activation of the configuration mode.

At this point (after having appurge that the smartphone / tablet is connected to Wi-Fi domestic) open theapp eWeLink and click on "Quick Pairing"

eWeLink - Pairing  1

Theapp at this point he will ask the name and password of the Wi-Fi domestic to which provide access to Sonoff Basic; subsequently, theapp "Will seek" the new Sonoff Basic to configure:

Once identified, it will ask the user to provide a name to be assigned and complete the configuration:

Finished the procedura, the Sonoff Basic will finally be controllable directly from theapp, not only Manually, but also through proming:

eWeLink - Sonoff Basic - details


We finished! Once the configuration is complete, the use is really very simple: to turn on / off the lampshade will be enough press physically the black button on the back of the actuator or, via theapp, by pressing the on-screen virtual switch, as seen in the video.

Our bedside lamp will now no longer be just the simple light it was, but an intelligent object connected to our network. A small step for a lamp, a giant step towards a home automation environment.


As anticipated, it is possible to think of using the system thus domotized through un HUB and automation.

In case of use Appthe HomeKits, a solution is to:

If instead it is adopted, like HUB staff, Home Assistant, then the road will be that of add the Sonoff Basic to its configuration and then prosee the automation.

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