Publication Date: 9/25/18 – Smart plugs are all well and good, but some homeowners want voice control of their wired switch plates for lights and fans. Great news: there are now MANY Alexa compatible light switches available.
CAUTION: there is always a risk of electrocution when working with electric wires. Be sure the power is off before working with any electrical wiring, and bring in a professional electrician if you need assistance.
UK Readers: You’re Special!
I always try to include links to the same products on Amazon’s US, UK and Canadian sites where available, but when it comes to smart light switches the UK stands apart. I didn’t find any of the brands I’m featuring today on Amazon’s UK site, but there are many well-reviewed smart light switches available in Amazon’s UK store—and some of them look a lot cooler than what we’ve got over here in the States!
Smart Light Switches for the US and Canada
Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant / Google Home and IFTTT. Included app allows for remote control from anywhere in the world with an internet/cell connection, as well as scheduling on/off settings. No hub required. Designed with short circuit overload protection. Easy to install and set up, neutral wire required. Also available in a two-pack (see product page).
Use the included Wemo mobile app to set schedules and timers for lights, ceiling fans or Nest thermostats, and voice commands to turn things on or off at any time. Randomize lights to protect your home with a special ‘Away Mode’ and Wemo will turn lights on and off randomly. Works with Nest to detect when you’re home or away. Use Nest compatibility to turn a ceiling fan off when the house is empty, or have your lights switch on when you come home. NOTE: works with any one-way connection light switch (not compatible with 3-way) and requires a neutral wire. Electrical Ration: 120V/15A/60Hz/1800W. Also available in a dimmer switch option (see product page).
Smart Wi-Fi Light Switch, Alexa Google Home Compatible (Canadian readers click here)
(Also available in white, see product page) Includes on board memory and overload protection to retain Wifi and network settings and avoid disconnect issues during power outages. Use the included free mobile app to set schedules and timers. No hub needed. Requires a neutral wire. Made of fire resistant materials.
Wireless Smart Switch with Timer for Fan and Light Works with Alexa and Google Assistant,No Hub Required (Canadian readers click here for a comparable product from a different brand)
Compatible with Alexa and Google Home, no hub required. Use the included free mobile app to set schedules and timers, including the ability to sync lights to sunrise/sunset. Designed to fit in a single, double or triple gang box.
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