What do Wi-Fi switches do?

What do Wi-Fi switches do?

Smart switches are connected to your home network, providing access through Wi-Fi to remotely control the switch using an app on your smartphone or tablet. You can still turn the lights on or off as you previously did by toggling the in-wall switch; clearly a good thing if you have guests or if your phone isn’t nearby.

What are Wi-Fi light switches?

Smart light switches are WiFi-enabled buttons on or in your wall that allow you to customize how you control lighting in your home.

How are wireless switches powered?

A wireless light switch is completely wireless and uses a radio signal to tell your light to turn on or off. Some models are powered by batteries or solar, but most are self-powered, using kinetic energy.

Do they make Wi-Fi light switches?

The Wemo WiFi Light Switch uses your existing home WiFi network to provide wireless control of your lights from anywhere in the world. No subscription or hub is required: simply install the light switch and start controlling your lights from your phone or tablet.

How do I choose a smart switch?

The trick is to find the most affordable switch or plug that meets the needs of your particular setup. These devices typically include any combination of the following features: presence-sensing automation, scheduling, energy monitoring, integrated automation with other smart home gadgets, surge protection and dimming.

How do you install a wireless light switch?

How to install a smart light switch

  1. Step 1: Learn your existing wall switch setup.
  2. Step 2: Start process to find out what type of wiring you have.
  3. Step 3: Open up the existing switch where you want to install your smart switch.
  4. Step 4: Examine the wiring setup.
  5. Step 5: Choose a smart light switch.

Do smart switches work with normal bulbs?

The smart switches that work with normal bulbs will have their own apps and setup processes where you’ll have to wire them into your home’s electrical. They’ll also need Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to connect to the home network so you can control the switch from your devices and build automations.

Why do you need smart switch?

Smart switches are designed as direct replacements for traditional built-in switches. Yes, you can still turn your lights on and off, just as you always did, but these smart switches provide you with much greater control over your home’s lighting, as well as fans and hardwired appliances.