The Avi-on
Movable Switch

PRO TIP: The Avi-on Movable Switch enables you to add a switch, anywhere without running wires.

How does the Avi-on Movable Switch work?

The Avi-on Movable Switch is designed to beautifully and conveniently enable you to add switches without adding wiring.


It is amazing technology, and here are a couple of design features that may help you understand why it operates the way that it does.

  • The Movable Switch is designed to conserve battery and to only operate when deliberately touched to avoid accidental operation. If you haven’t used the switch in a while, the first press may “wake” the switch up (it goes to sleep to conserve battery) and a second press will turn it off or on. It takes some practice to get the hang of it. We could make the “wake up” faster, but it would eat up the battery life of the switch.
  • The Movable Switch has a capacitive touch panel that works like an Mac touchpad. The top of the touch pad is ON, the bottom is OFF, and you slide between the ends to dim.
  • The Movable Switch is designed so that If you press the switch in the middle of the touch panel, it will set the lights to that dimming level. This is a convenient feature that enables you to quickly set the dimming level of your lights.

Here is some guidance about ON, OFF, and DIMMING lights with the Avi-on Movable Switch.

  1. Press-and-release deliberately. Tapping lightly and quickly will not work. The switch is designed to ensure that accidental taps don’t change the lights, so please try different style of “presses” in order to turn the lights on or off. 
  2. Turning the Switch ON. Press very very high on the touch panel (almost off the top edge). 
  3. Turning the Switch OFF. Press very very low on the touch panel (almost off the edge). Note, the bottom of the touch panel is near the logo. 
  4. Dimming the lights. Slide your finger from top to bottom of the touch panel to dim, from the bottom to the top to brighten the lights. This may be a bit obvious, however, you cannot dim LEDs, non-dimming switches or devices like fans that are marked as “not dimmable.” 

Setting Up The Movable Switch

See photos at the end of this article.

1)  Get an Avi-on Account and Devices to Control

To use an Avi-on Movable switch, you first need to have an Avi-on User Account, and set up an Avi-on compatible device, like a plug in or in-wall switch, or light bulb.

2)  Install the Batteries

The next step is to power up and install your switch.

First remove from the box and remove the back plate by pressing your thumbs forward on the front of the switch, near the top.  The back panel should slide down opposite the switch.  Lift the back panel off.

Next install the three CR2032 batteries provided in the box.  They should be installed fat side up (+).

IMPORTANT:  The red indicator light should come on for about 1 second and go off.  If the light stays on permanently, it is necessary to remove the batteries and reinstall them again.  The switch will not function if the light is on permanently.

3)  Add to Your Account

Go to the Avi-on app and navigate to the controller screen.

Press the “+” button on the upper right.

Next, Press the button on the Switch so that the red light is flashing a double flash.

At this point you should see the switch appear on the screen.  If the switch does not appear in the screen before the flashing light goes off, then press the button on the switch again and repeat the process.

If it still does not appear, the device may already have been added to another account.  If so, press the button 4 times to reset the device.  The red LED will flash 4 times while it is resetting.  Note:  This reset will remove it from the account, but device record will remain in the original account until removed manually with the app.

Select the switch and press “Done.”  It may take up to 30 seconds for this process to complete.

If the switch does not successfully add before the flashing light goes off, then press the button on the switch again and repeat the process.

At that point the switch will be added and you will be ready to associate it to a device.

4)  Associate the Switch to Devices

If you want to associate to a single device, select the “Devices” tab at the bottom.  Swipe the device photos left or right until you find the device you want.

To associate to a group of devices, create a group if you have not done so already. Then press the “Groups” You must create the group before you associate with the switch. Next swipe the group photos left or right until you find the group you want.

If you like, you can give the switch a name and a photo by touching the switch name or photo.

5) Save the Association to the Switch

Before your switch will work, it is necessary to save the configuration to the switch.  There are two steps to this process:

  1. Hit “Save” in the upper right corner of the app screen.
  2.  Press the button on the switch.

Pressing the button on the switch is necessary because the switch circuitry stays “asleep” unless someone is specifically touching it.  This is done to extend the battery life.

You will know that the switch has properly saved when the app closes the association screen and returns to the controller dashboard, and you will also see the device or group name on the switch dashboard.

IMPORTANT:  If you do not press the button on the switch and see the app close the association screen, the changes will not be saved to the switch and it will not work as expected.

 6) Install the Switch

You can put the switch pretty much anywhere you like.  use the included tape or screws to stick to the wall, or just put on an end table or coffee table.  More detailed installation instructions are included below.