How Do Smart Appliance Switches Work?

Most people don't give a second thought to light switches, but if you decide to equip your home or office with smart appliance switches, that could change. These clever technologies can be a crucial component in a powerful interconnected smart home hardware system.

Understand smart appliance switches

Smart appliance switches are a relatively inexpensive and easy way to upgrade your lighting controls. There are various colors and configurations of smart appliance switches available to choose from, and some may be more compatible with your other smart home products than others, so you should be able to find smart appliance switches for almost any room or need.

Understand how smart appliance switches work

Smart appliance switches add technology-driven features to your home while still fitting within the space and wiring occupied by existing wall switches, making them very convenient. These switches still function like traditional light switches, but they incorporate some clever features like smart dimming switch functionality, extra buttons for finer control, remote control functionality to change lighting on the go, and the ability to control other devices and respond to voice commands.

You can mix and match to your heart's content, but the smart appliance switch functionality boils down to one key concept: it connects to your home's Wi-Fi network, so you can manage it (and any other devices you install) using your Android and iOS devices, as well as your smart phone. The switch then uses this network connection to communicate with your smart light bulbs and other smart hardware.

Some key features of smart appliance switches

Remote control of your lights

Smart appliance switches work by installing an application on your phone. With this app, you can turn your lights on or off from anywhere at any time. Even when you're at home, you can control all the lights and other appliances that work with smart appliance switches from the comfort of your couch.

Time-based scheduling

Smart appliance switches also let you create a scheduled time to turn your lights off or on. If you're busy and might forget to turn your lights off or on, you can schedule them to turn off or on at specific dates and times.

Automatic control of lights to suit different scenes

You can set switches to turn on lighting that matches specific scenes or moods. Perhaps you're reading, watching a movie, or hosting a dinner party. You can adjust your lighting with smart appliance switches to suit your activities.

Voice control

Smart appliance switches use Google Voice Control Assistant to control switches - turn them off or on. You can follow the setup instructions in the user guide to get started.

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