Assuming you have LED light bulbs (but not smart LED light bulbs) in your home and you don't want to replace them before their useful life expires, then a smart light switch might be a better and potentially less wasteful solution. Or consider a scenario where you have several light bulb fixtures or many light bulbs combined with one switch for lighting. In this case, a smart light switch could be a smarter, cost-effective alternative that provides you with similar results. A smart switch for home appliances makes all connected light bulbs smart.
The main difference in smart switches for home appliances is related to the type of connection you use to control them. All smart switches will rely on radio transmitters for internal communication and connection to your home network. However, the "smart" function of the switches allows them to communicate with each other and can be controlled via different broadcast frequencies and protocols. The three most common types of connections for a smart switch for home appliances are Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zigbee, or Z-Wave.
In general, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth smart switches are the easiest to install as they do not require a smart home hub. Therefore, they can easily be connected to your existing home network. Smart switches that rely on Zigbee and Z-Wave connections for control require a connection to a smart home hub. The main advantage of this option is that the switch will not consume bandwidth on the Wi-Fi network. This feature may be particularly important if you plan to install multiple smart switches in your home or have limited internet data plans.
Depending on the type of smart switch system you use and how you connect them to other smart home technologies, some of the uses of smart switches include: using a smart home speaker for voice control. "XXX, dim the lights in the dining room" is a simple way to create a perfect romantic atmosphere for a dinner. Control remotely via a smartphone. You will know when the lights in your home are turned on or off no matter where you are in the world.
Create a custom time-based schedule for your home lighting. This feature allows you to turn on or off the lights at specific times of the day if your family is out on the weekend. Create different moods. As part of a complete smart lighting system for the home, smart switches for home appliances can be configured for different lighting "ambiances," such as reading books or hosting parties.