The CE Smart Home 3-Way Dimmer Switch (CWF500D-3W) can be installed as either a 3-way switch or a single-pole switch. 


A 3-way installation refers to a circuit where two light switches control one light fixture (or load), as you might find at the top and bottom of a stairway.


In a 3-way installation: 

  • The CWF500D-3W works with an existing 3-way secondary switch.*
  • Replace only one of your two existing 3-way switches with the CE Smart Home 3-Way Dimmer Switch.
    • *The secondary switch must be a non-dimmable, standard ON/OFF, 3-way switch for proper function with the CWF500D-3W dimmer.


3-Way Installation / Wiring Requirements:

  • Please reference the installation diagrams below:

    There are varying ways to wire a 3-way circuit depending on your existing wiring; it is very important to understand how your circuit is wired before proceeding. Please consult an electrician if you have trouble identifying the type of wiring you have, or if you do not feel confident in your ability to install the Wi-Fi device yourself.


  • Five wires required for proper installation: HOT, LOAD, GROUND, NEUTRAL, TRAVELER (Insulate the TRAVELER terminal in Single-Pole installations. Traveler terminal only used for 3-way installations).
    • Neutral Wire Required
  • Install only one CFW500D-3W switch per 3-way circuit
  • Works with an existing 3-way secondary switch
    • Secondary Switch Requirements ....... Non-dimmable, ON/OFF, standard 3-way switch (not included) 
  • Indoor Installation Only
  • Voltage (VAC) ..................... 120 VAC, 60 Hz
  • Incandescent ....................... 600 W
  • CFL/LED/Electronic self-ballasted ........ 2A (150W) 
  • Operating Temperature ........................... 32°F~104°F   /     0°C~40°C 



Wiring Method 1)


Wiring Method 2) 



Wiring Method 3) 





Single-Pole Installation / Wiring Requirements:

  • Four wires required for proper installation:  HOT, LOAD, GROUND, NEUTRAL. 
    • Neutral Wire Required
  • Insulate the TRAVELER terminal in Single-Pole installations.  Traveler terminal only used for 3-way installations.

  • Voltage (VAC) ..................... 120 VAC, 60 Hz
  • Incandescent ....................... 600 W
  • CFL/LED/Electronic self-ballasted ........ 2A (150W) 
  • Operating Temperature ....................... 32°F~104°F   /     0°C~40°C 
  • Indoor Only