Deako Smart Lighting | Single-Pole Retrofit

Section title

Retrofit Install

Single Pole


  • Installation Overview
  • Pull Out Old Switch
  • Identify Your Wires
  • Install Deako Backplate
  • Plug in Deako Switch
  • Installation Complete

Installation Overview


This installation guide will walk you through uninstalling your existing switch and installing a Deako Switch in a single-pole circuit.

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Step 1 of 3

Turn off the power


Identify the appropriate circuit breaker at your panel and flip it to the off position.

Step 2 of 3

Remove faceplate & mounting screws


Using a screwdriver, remove all screws attaching the faceplate & switch to the junction box.

Step 3 of 3

Carefully pull switch out


Pull the switch straight out so that you can see the wires & where they are attached to the switch.


Step 1 of 4

Identify ground & neutral wires


Your ground wire will be either green or bare copper; you may have more than one in the junction box.

Your neutral wire will be white and you will likely have more than one in the junction box.

Step 2 of 4

Flip switch to the "off" position



Step 3 of 4

Turn the power on


Identify the appropriate circuit breaker at your panel and flip it to the on position.

Step 4 of 4

Identify "live" wire


Using a non-contact voltage tester, touch each wire to identify the "live" wire; this is your hot-in. The remaining wire is your load.

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Step 1 of 6

Turn off the power


Identify the appropriate circuit breaker at your panel and flip it to the off position.

Step 2 of 6

Strip existing wires


Strip the wires coming out of the wall to 3/8". Do not shorten the Deako Backplate wires.

Step 3 of 6

Trim yellow & blue wires


Using wire cutters, trim the yellow & blue wires so that they are flush to the plastic on the Deako Backplates.

Step 4 of 6

Connect wires


Using wire nuts, connect the wires as show in the diagram above

Step 5 of 6

Screw in Deako Backplate


  • a. Carefully manage wires into the junction box
  • b. Once backplate can be pressed flush to wall, screw the Deako Backplate into the junction box using included screws

Step 6 of 6

Turn the power on


Identify the appropriate circuit breaker at your panel and flip it to the on position.


Step 1 of 2

Plug in a Deako Switch


Install a Deako Switch (Deako Simple Switch, Smart Switch or Smart Dimmer) into the Deako Backplate.

  • a. Insert the switch into the Deako Backplate
  • b. Align the blue tab with the slot on the Deako Switch
  • c. While pressing the switch inwards, push in the blue tab

Step 2 of 2

Snap on Deako Faceplate


Install the Deako Faceplate by snapping it onto the backplate.

You're all done!


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