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Wemo - Light Switch - White/Light Gray

Model: F7C030FCSKU: 1218832

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 1637 reviews

94%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 3.7 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    control your lights from anyware

    Posted
    pac1999
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    I've been very happy with this light switch. After testing one for a few weeks I went out and started upgrading the whole house to various wemo products. I have 5 of this particular switch and have been very happy with them. The light switch works as a regular light switch as soon as you wire it in. Using the app on my iPad to connect them to WiFi was very easy. Once I connected them to the WiFi they initially did two sofware updates. The app is very user friendly. I use it on an iPad, samsung android tablet and android phones. The rules are very easy to setup. You can setup rules to operate lights based on your location for sunset, sunrise, or time based. It is easy to select wich rules apply to which lights and to even have some lights affected by several rules. This was my first step in home automation and I have been very happy. After I leave home I can turn off all my lights and then turn them back on when I am on the way home. Overall I have been very happy with the wemo product line.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent WiFi Switch

    Posted
    GeoMo
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    Last Christmas I bought my very first Amazon Echo Dot and Wemo Smart Plug to check out what the Smart-Home hype was all about. Fast forward to this Christmas and I have outfitted my house with two Wemo Smart Plugs, five Wemo Smart Switches and about as many Echo devices. While the Wemo Smart Switch is not the cheapest (you can find deals during sales – Thank you Best Buy), they look good, are reliable and work marvelously with Alexa. The Wemo App is very easy to use and makes setting up a new switch painless. In short, it’s a great device that I wholeheartedly recommend, I just wish that Belkin made a version that did not require a common wire so that I can put a Wemo Switch everywhere in my home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Satisfied, but ...

    Posted
    CrazyForHomeAutomation
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    I recently purchased 2 Belkin Wemo Light Switches. The switch works perfectly for one of the intended applications, no so much for the other. The problem is that the second intended location is in a electrical box that contains 2 light switches and serves as a junction box for several outlets in my home. Because the design of the light switch is not the same physical size as an ordinary toggle switch, the Wemo device would not fit into the electrical box. Additionally, since the box was used as a junction to serve several other outlets in my home, the connection was significantly more complicated than the diagram depicted. On the upside, the other application for which I purchased a Wemo switch worked perfectly and installation was simple. I was able to install the switch in only a few minutes and it works perfectly with the rest of my home automation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    We want mo' WeMo!!!

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    j4444
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    I really like the WeMo light switches. I connect them to Alexa and am able to use my voice to control them separately or in groups if I simply create groups in Alexa. There are *2* things I wish WeMo would do! 1) Create units that will work with multiple switches instead of only working where there is a single light switch that powers the light. 2) Create some 2-3-even 4 switch units. Most of the light switches in my home are triples - one for lights, one for fans and one for a random outlet. Wouldn't it be great to have a triple-switch model that could replace that unit? Overall, I like the WeMo products. When you are playing around with electrical wiring, etc. make SURE you turn the power off (I just go ahead and shut my whole house down to be safe!!!).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The future has arrived

    Posted
    Bremori
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    So I started with amazon echo dot, then got Belkin plugs for the bedside lamps then got this wall switch for the bedroom light. Now I can turn off and on each lamp or group of lamps or everything by voice command! You don't know how convenient it is to snuggle in bed and just command Alexa turn off all, and all lights turn off! No fumbling for switches, no stumbling in the dark to get into bed. Installing the switch was relatively easy, I looked at the videos and the belkin website. My switch box has a big jumble of wires and the box itself holding the wires was just big enough to squeeze all of the heavy wires and the belkin switch. Since I had already set up the belkin plugs and used the wemo app, the switch took less than a minute to set up. I am considering putting more echo dots around the house but for me the bedroom light controls are the most useful. With the new belkin mini out, the guest bedroom may be next!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What You'd Want in a Smart Switch

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    bmoreheel
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    I now have four of these installed in my house. Great options of timers, I have our outdoor lights set to go on 15 minutes before sundown and 15 minutes after sunrise. You can connect it to IFTT and I have one connected to a ceiling fan that turns itself on if the outside temperature goes above 70 and turns itself off if the temp drops below 65. The app works well and the firmware is easy to upgrade. I am not very handy, but I was able to easily install the switches, it is the same as switching out a normal light switch, which I discovered is really actually easy. Connecting it to your wifi is also very easy and directions are clear. You can only install this where there is only one lightswitch connected to whatever you are turning on, so make sure that is the case in any room you want to install it in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product. I highly recommend it.

    Posted
    Nsidoine
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    It has been a few months now that I have installed the switch. It was easy to wire, and then set up. I was so happy with it's performance that I purchased 2 additional switched. One is set for the front outside light, one for the garage entrance, and the third for the hallway when I enter the house through the garage. The WeMo app is easy to navigate. I set the switches running the outside lights to turn on the lights 30 minutes after sunset and turn them off 30 minutes after sunrise. It's been working without without a glitch. I love it! I also set up an IFTTT recipe for days I work late to turn on my hallway light when I enter the geofence perimeter I set. I always smile when I open the door to a lit hallway. I am thinking about expanding to other WeMo products. I wish they would come down on price a little.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Reasonably easy to install, great results

    Posted
    Philfredo
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    Although it might be best to have an electrician install these for you if you're not confident, they are really quite a basic item to wire into the house. I fitted 4 of these switches myself to replace the existing light switches for our outdoor lights and there's only 4 wires on the back of each switch to connect up to the existing wiring in the wall. The switches fit well into the existing electrical housing and the face plate fitted back across without any problems. The most important things I found were to make sure your existing wiring includes both the neutral and live wires required to run the switch and that the wifi reaches that part of your home. We've got the switches set up to independent schedules set via the app and enjoy having full control of the lighting from anywhere.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works well but difficult to setup

    Posted
    TechGeek
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    First I need to say that my experience is with using a Google Nexus phone running Android 6 to perform the setup. I have 3 WEMO devices and control them with my Amazon Echo. They work very well using 'Alexa' for voice control. The Amazon Echo also discovered them on the network with out any problems once each device was updated to the latest firmware. The real issue with the WEMO devices is configuring them on your network and then performing the required firmware update. The WEMO's automatic wireless network configuration combined with my phone's cell service caused significant issues due to the WEMO app getting confused about the correct network. My recommendation when setting up a WEMO, if your are using an Android device, is to disable your cell service or use a tablet device. Plus make very sure that your WEMO device is updated to firmware before attempting to use it with an Amazon Echo.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      BelkinStaff

      Hi TechGeek,


      We appreciate the time you spent in making this review for the WEMO Light Switch. We're glad to know that you've successfully set up the device despite the difficulty you've encountered during the setup. Thank you as well for sharing with us the workarounds you did. These will surely help other users who encountered the same thing.

      Should there be other suggestions or recommendations you want to share, feel free to email us at WEMOCares@belkin.com. We'd be glad to hear from you.


      Regards,
       
      WEMO Support
      www.wemo.com Belkin

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Good Product

    Posted
    KevinC
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    I had an outdoor light post installed in my backyard. The light post is roughly 150 feet from my house and I wanted to be able to turn it on/off from my smart phone. The wiring process is relatively simple and very straightforward. The Wemo switch is fairly large so you may have trouble getting it into the outlet box. You also need to make sure you have a neutral wire at your outlet box. The only issue I've had is the WiFi setup. For some reason it took dozens of attempts for it to find and actually connect to my network. Then a month later it lost the connection so I had to reconnect it. Since then I've had no problems. I am now able to turn my lightpost on/off from any location. There are some helpful videos and information on the Belkin website. Very good product. I would have given 5 stars if I hadn't experienced so many issues with the WiFi setup.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very cool start to home automation!

    Posted
    Chooseanothernickname
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    I Got this to get a little closer to the talking house of the future and start making the house do things that I wo like to have done automatically. This thing fits the bill nicely,it is pretty easy to hook up in the wall and again I will warn you about that neutral wire everyone has already but I will also add that my house was built in 97 and I had all the wires I needed. Now for the bad, this plug would not even see my 2.5/5G netgear router but fortunately my cable box had one I could turn on and it works. That leads me to the next problem. That Wireless router has always had problems and resets itself and if this happens while the WeMo is turned on,the switch will go into the default which is off waiting for your next command.in my case it is on the front porch light so I don't exactly know when it does it other than a soft click that sounds likes it could have been a normal house noise or the switch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good wireless light switch

    Posted
    John
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    I installed this on a light switch in the garage that controls a post light outside. So it is works great to remotely turn it on/off and I also have it run on a timer - on at dusk and off at midnight. Installation is pretty straight forward. It is a white decora switch size/style. It does require a neutral wire (white), so be sure you have this before installing. The phone sfw (I have android) works well. It opens a bit sluggish, but gets the job done. You can set schedules. To my knowledge there is no PC sfw or webpage to control the switch. So you can only do it from your phone. The switch itself works. It is a push button to manually turn on/off. Overall, I'm pleased with it. Saves me trips out into the cold garage to turn the post light on/off. Cons would be the switch squeaks when I press it manually. And the phone software is not polished, like what you get with, for example, Nest.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    install easy; set up requires some patience

    Posted
    Artie
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    If you've ever replaced a light switch, installing the WeMo Light Switch should be easy. Key need: neutral wire in your switch box. The part that took longer than expected was the set-up. The Light Switch was dropping its connection to my router so I had to reset the switch a couple of times. Key learning/experience for me after set-up - I had my router fixed to a certain channel. Apparently, that caused an issue that I found out later when the light it was controlling turned on, but the light switch LED was flashing orange. It took me a little while to find the right support article, but the router should be set to find channels automatically. After getting that squared away, the Light Switch has worked perfectly (I've had it for 3 weeks now).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Simple Effective Solution

    Posted
    CMRater
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    Product has been working flawlessly for since I installed. Would have given 5 Stars but I found the programming a bit confusing, but got all four of them working according to sunrise and sunset. No longer have to call my wife on way to work to shut off outside lights :). Plus I am an amateur automation nerd, so like simple functional solutions. Seemed like good value when compared to Lutron. Funny, Lutron didn't off simple on/off and wemo doesn't offer dimming. Worst part was doing the electrical. Needed to pull out and connect neutral wires where the switches I replaced didn't use. Turns out they power everything in the box, I had to do some fancy wiring to connect power to all switches/plugs. Would have hired an electrician but you are at the mercy of their schedule plus the additional cost. Net-net, definitely would recommend to a friend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product and works beautifully

    Posted
    mtstek
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    I depend on solar cell to turn on/off my lights at night when I'm away, but that's not dependable. I have to throw them away and replace them with this wemo switches. I have 3 of them now in my home. It's easy to install and setup (15-20 min# ea. Make sure you have at least 2 bars of wifi signal at where the switch is located. The switch looks modern than the flip switch, push it once to turn on and push it again to turn off the light. The app might need some improvement but it works for me so far. I can control my lights from anywhere with internet connection. For some reason you have to reset the switch back to default, just hold Restart and Reset buttons for 5 seconds #located in between switch and faceplate. Very small print and tiny, have to look closely to see the labels). They look great on the wall. I wish the price is much lower.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love these switches!

    Posted
    ScottB
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    Installed these on all of my outside lights and set them up to come on at sunset and off at sunrise. Now no one has to remember to turn the outside lights on or off! Easy set up and not one problem yet! Just to advise about a hook up issue you might encounter which l over came. There are 4 wires on the wemo switches and 3 wires on my house switches. Here’s what l did: l took the 2 wemo black wires and connected them to the 2 switch wires then l connected other 2 wemo wires to the 1 house ground wire and it works. After these connect to your internet through the wemo app, you’re online and good to go! Alexa sees them too!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for home automation

    Posted
    australopithecus
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    I owned three of these before and had them installed at our house for over 2 years. We sold the house, and loved them so much I had to purchase them again. The app is easy and intuitive, the installation was fast, and combined with the IFTTT app, they become invaluable. If you're not familiar w IFTTT, it allows you to ser up rules that control your switches, bc's you has time to turn them on/off?! For example, my porch and patio lights turned off @ dawn, and on @ sun dusk. Every time my toddler woke up and turned her light switch on, an alert was sent to my phone, and it was logged into a spreadsheet in Google Docs. Without IFTTT, they're still pretty neat, as it allows me to turn on/off from wherever I am (provided of course, that the wifi is working @ home and, that I have acces to internet on my phone). So, we love them!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for automating your house

    Posted
    Rusty51
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    This is my fourth WeMo light switch. If you are comfortable working around electricity this is a fairly easy install. Just turn off breaker before removing the old switch and installing the WeMo switch. You will need the WeMo app on your phone to complete the installing by connecting to your home's wifi. I also link to Alexa so that I can control my lights with my Echo Dot. You can also set the lights to turn on and off at specific times through the WeMo app. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is that occasionally after a power outage I have to go through the install process again to get all the switches to work with Alexa.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I heart Wemo

    Posted
    Carica
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    Wemo switches are great. They blend with other switches. This is in a group with two other non wemo and it’s not intrusive. They sizing is the same and the cover didn’t have to be switched. Wemo is great because it’s a subtle green to let you know when it’s on (this one is an exterior light). But even better is the wemo app and pairing with google. I hardly ever use the actual switch. I’m always asking google to control with switch or using my app. I love that I can have a picture of the light in the wemo app because I now have two wemo switches and two wemo plugs. Great investment, no issues to date with any of their products or connecting to them. Install was easy for the switch and there’s great tutorials on wemo’s website.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Dimensional Problems, Partial Review

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    jprakes
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    I bought this for my living room on a 2 gang switch where the other switch was 3 pole. Wiring the device was pretty straight forward, and aside from expected pulling wires to reach, everything went well. The problem I ran into was that the switch would not fit in the the switch box due to all the other wires taking up space for the other 3 pole switch. I tried every way I could to get it to fit, but it just wouldn't go. So just to test, I did set the switch up and made sure it functioned, and things worked great. Unfortunately, I then had to uninstall the switch until I can get a box extender or figure something else out. Would purchase again, just wish that I had known ahead of time that this is a common problem so I could have planned accordingly.

    I would recommend this to a friend