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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 1638 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

    Works great on my iPhone 5

    Posted
    AngryAsian
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Install was easy but there is very little room behind the switch. You really need to organize the wires neatly and push them to the side. I have 3 of these on a 4 gang plate. Setting up was easy, you just need to make sure you have good wifi coverage on your network. Without good wifi signal to the switch, you will have problems. I had to buy a wifi extender. Use is simple and straight forward. I have an iPhone 5 and iPad 2, no problems using the app. People with android might have different results. As always though, when away from your home and controlling the switch, you need either good cell or wifi connection. My only concern is what will happen if I there is a power outage/surge. Will the switch be able to take a small surge after an outage. There have been a lot of reviews claiming the switch totally stops working, I'm wondering if it's due to a surge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works with Echo Voice Commands and IFTTT

    Posted
    SpiderWayneWLD
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I bought this switch to be able to program it to turn on and off at certain times. Installation was extremely simple but make sure you turn off the power before installation. Also, one important note is this switch only works in houses that have a neutral wire and will not work with dual light switches. Okay Bonus I recently got an Amazon Echo and by voice commands I can now come into the room and say "Alexa turn on the light". This is great because I'm almost always carrying something in and can't turn the light on until I set everything down. I have a video demo of me using the two together here https://youtu.be/FylkR7onU7A

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wemo WiFi Switch is Awesom

    Posted
    OrangeXPM
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I have my front porch pendant light and my 2 lights on the sides of my garage. I installed the Wemo Wall Switch so that I could turn On & Off the 3 front Lights from anywhere in the world with my smartphone (iPhone). Once I downloaded the Wemo App, I discovered I can set that particular Wemo Wall Switch to come On daily at 5pm, and to go Off at 5am daily automatically, using the Wemo App. I like using the Wemo Switch / App to have all 3 lights come On & Off at the Same Time also. I thought about buying the solar sensitive lights, but then they would all not go on and off together. I like how you can program times in the App. Way Cool!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful Christmas Light Timer

    Posted
    Jdnewi
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    We have our outdoor Christmas lights plugged in to a porch light as there are no exterior outlets. We have tried other light timers, but they often aren’t reliable or break after a season. With this Wemo switch, we were able to replace the interior switch that controlled the porch light and it gave us much more flexibility with the control of our Christmas lights. We were able to setup a routine to have them come on at sunset and turn off at 11p each night. Or if we would want to turn the lights off early, we have the ability to do it when we’re not home. Overall, I’m very happy with this product for the purpose we bought it for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Product

    Posted
    TonyD
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This product is actually better than they advertise. These actually are more useful than a regular timer. The timing ability is awesome. I have all of my exterior lights on different time settings with these switches. They also automatically adjust the on/off times via internet because you can have it follow the sunset or sun rise. I think Belkin should advertise that, they would sell way more. I put 5 of these in my house and think they are best product in a long time. I have my lights go on at sunset and shut off at verious times during the night depending on locations. Some shut off at midnight, some shut off at sunrise and others at ramdom times. Really cool stuff. Plus, I can change anything from my smartphone or tablet. The on/off from my phone is almost instant. Almost zero lag time from push to operation mode.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    Posted
    Ipeeontress
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Have 4 of these in my house now and love them! My cousin bought into the Hue lights, I bought into all the Wemo adapters (don’t need color changing light bulbs) I can use what ever watt lightbulb I want with these where he is stuck with whatever they are selling now which to me never seems bright enough. They can be a little quirky at times with connection, but find the connection with these to be more solid compared to the plug adapters. All mine are Alexa enabled and are a life saver when my hands are full. Try to keep the names simple otherwise Alexa may not understand what you are asking her for. App works pretty well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works but get a good router

    Posted
    Frank1701a
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Before buying this Wall Switch I had a lot of trouble with their devices that you can plug a lamp into it. They kept disconnecting from the wi-fi. After trying numerous times I upgraded from the router provided by AT&T to a Netgear AC1750 which then solved my connectivity issues. So make sure you have a good router that can handle multiple devices on your wi-fi. I have more than 10 devices. This wall switch works very well and is easy to program. It has a constant white light to let you know it is getting power. When the lights outside are on, there is a more prominent green LED that comes on. My house was built around 1990 and it turned out to have the required Neutral Wire, I had an electrician come install it. Originally he was going to install a Neutral Wire..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Functional but glitchy

    Posted
    Mike
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I purchased my wemo switches to use with my google home. I chose wemo because they will work without having to add an additional hub. The switches function but the reliability is just not there. I have one wemo switch that constanly loses it's wifi settings. And the other switches are glitchy with google home at times. Sometimes my google home says they are not available, and sometimes my google home will confirm it has turned on or off the switch, but nothing happens. This seems to be a Wemo thing and not a google home issue because I use another brand's dimmer switches with a hub, and it does not have the reliability issues that I have experienced with the wemo switches. Hopefully a future firmware update will improve the overall reliability.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      BelkinStaff

      Hi, Mike,

      There could be factors that affected the connection of your Wemo devices to your network and Google Home. Allow us to have our experts contact you help you figure this out. Please email us at WemoCares@belkin.com with your phone number and the link to this post for reference.


      Regards,

      Irish
      Wemo Support Belkin

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for home automation

    Posted
    Spenc618
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I purchased a few of these and they work great. I have them in my laundry room, closets and controlling my exterior lights. Installation is easy. A DIY project for sure if your swapping out existing switches. When placing next to other switches you will need to purchase the correct cover plate. The included one is a single switch. I have the switches in the closets and the laundry room that are set to shut off automatically after 10 minutes if not turned off by the last person in the room. All are connected to my SmartThings Hub and one comes on when the Smartthings motion sensor is activated. The exterior light switch is set to come on at sunset and turn off at midnight. You have tremendous flexibility with the scenarios you can set up on the smartphone apps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far so good.

    Posted
    sjamilla
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Router : Netgear WNDRMACv2 OS: Android v4.1.2 Phone: LG Optimus I purchased this product to control the front porch light. I was not sure what to expect given the diverse comments and installation reviews but thought I would give it a try. I did not check a head of time to make sure I had a neutral wire (turns out I do) but for those considering this product, make sure you do along with a deep enough light switch receptacle to fit the device. According to the National Electrical Code, homes built after 2011 should have a neutral wire. Based on that information and comments on other forums, I checked the cables tucked away in the back of the receptacle and saw the neutral wires capped together. Device setup was very easy. The app walks you through the process.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So much more

    Posted
    ilikeit
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Yes, you may control this with your phone or tablet but the reason I bought this was to control it using Amazon Echo. Just tell Alexa to turn on the lights and it will do just that. It connects using Wi-Fi. I am surprised that this product doesn't advertise this more prominently. The versions I received from Best Buy were older versions [do a firmware update] which say nothing about this on the box. The unit I received from amazon was a newer version [ but still not the latest] that only mentioned compatibility with Amazon Echo in a tiny sentence at the bottom of the box. All this to say....It works.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not perfect yet

    Posted
    Tamwyn
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought 2 of these WeMo Light Switches and installed them at the same time. One of them has been working great. It took 2 tries to get the firmware to update but its been great since then. The other one has disconnected from the internet and refused to reconnect multiple times a week in the month since I bought them. The only way to fix this so far is to factory reset it and then completely set it up again. I'm starting to get really good at it :p but I need to contact support and figure out if it is defective and how to get a new one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very cool product!

    Posted
    tribbynv
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I picked up the Wemo Light Switch because I wanted my outside light to come on at sunset and go off at sunrise to save energy. After I brought it home, I killed the power to the circuit, unwired the old switch, wired up the Wemo switch(including the neutral and ground wires), connected my iPhone 4S to the Wemo wifi network, then the app took over and proceeded to connect to my main wifi network. After that, it did a firmware update and came back online in less than 10 minutes. The only trouble I encountered post-installation was that the app lost sync with the switch after it did the firmware update and I had to kill and restart the app on my iPhone to be able to see it again. Great product, would definitely recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pleasantly Surprised - Dependable & Simple

    Posted
    billbertin
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Unit works as advertised. Controls one light or set of lights. The unit has been quite dependable and we were pleasantly surprised just how good it has performed. We use it for 6 each 35 watt outdoor lights (below the max wattage) and since install we haven't had to mess with the outdoor lights! The bad? The software reminds me of windows. Clunky but it works. Understanding how to use it will take allot of time. I'm fairly adept at gadgets and this one took some effort to make it work!!! I only have my cell phone connected to it and i'm not sure how I would control it without the phone - (i don't think it will work).... I would give it a perfect rating if the software would have been easier to use. Maybe the belkin people will iron out the interface and we can upgrade the stars. Cheers, William.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent purchase

    Posted
    sanantoniohiker
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This is a perfect solution if you're looking for a smart way to control a light switch remotely. I bought this for a the switch that controls my front porch and exterior lights on the front of my house so that they can be programmed to turn on and off when I want, even if I'm not at home. I have it set to turn on at sunset and off at sunrise but there are other options. You also can manually turn the switch on and off. The installation was easy and the app is fairly straightforward to download and sync with your WIFI, although you must make sure the signal is strong enough at the location of the switch. I'd recommend this over and over again. I'm very pleased with my decision to purchase this switch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works as Advertised

    Posted
    Surfing1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I initially brought one Wemo light switch just to try it out. As I played with the switch, I came to like all of the options that are offered for the off/on cycles. Since I take my WiFi network down at times to add other devices, I did notice that the light switch did reconnect on its own (as advertised) once the WiFi powered back up. I’ve been so pleased that I recently brought and installed a second Wemo light switch. As I look at other opportunities to expand my smart home, I expect to purchase additional Wemo light switches along with considering other Wemo products.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised! I do like!

    Posted
    MorningZ
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I replaced two of my light switches in the house with these WeMo over the weekend. I have recently become hooked on home automation, specifically with Apple HomeKit and while these switches don't work directly with HomeKit (and according to a blog post on Belkin's site, they never will), there are a few options to work around this issue to get them to integrate. I've got both my garage lights and outside house lights parts of "Scenes" and it's working out great. I've also had zero issues so far (4 days) with dropped connections from the switches, maybe the firmware update that the app installed on the switches headed that issue off at the pass. I look forward to buying more of these as I build up my smart home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great to manage energy use while away

    Posted
    davidrb
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I love my WeMo wall switch, it allows me to be super lazy. I can control my room lights from the comfort of my bed, but more importantly it allows me to control my electrical outlets even when I'm not at home. The installation is fairly simple, the instructions are very clear and Belkin does also have instruction videos online that make it even easier to install. I do recommend, however, having an electrician install the light switch if you are at all uncomfortable with dealing with live electrical currents, or are unsure on how to turn off power to your switches. The app, in all honesty, can be much improved, but it does work well. The nice thing about the Belkin WeMo devices is that they integrate well with IFTTT and various program.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product!!

    Posted
    FRIDAY13
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    installed this switch a couple days ago for my porch lights to replace a timer switch that was a pain to adjust the programming. The installation and setup was extremely smooth and simple using an iPhone, and it's awesome to be able to program the lights on my phone and not via microscopic buttons on the switch. I had recently installed a wifi-enabled thermostat, and this was far easier to set up. This switch does everything it says it does, and does it well. The iPhone app is well designed and I found it pretty easy to use (if being really nit-picky, programming the switch could be a tad more intuitive- you had to go into a couple of screens then back out then save. But overall, I was still impressed with the app).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Belkin - WeMo Light Switch

    Posted
    JoeSal98
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Works well with the exception that it does not work consistently at all with a motion detection outdoor light fixture. I have to say turn on and turn off twice to get it to work, which works about 50% of the time. It does not matter what setting I use for motion detection. If I connect a non motion detection light fixture to it then it works 100% of the time. I got this because the light switch it replaced was located all the way in the Garage that turned on the backyard spot light when the dogs went outside at night. So now I have to replace the motion detection fixture with a non motion one. Still the new fixture is cheaper than buying two equivalent 100 watt wireless spot light bulbs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      BelkinStaff

      Hi, JoeSal98,

      Thank you for sharing your experience. It appears that this challenge is due to the compatibility of the Wemo Light Switch with the motion detection light bulb fixture as the switch works with a regular bulb. If there's anything that we can help you with, do not hesitate to email us at WemoCares@belkin.com.


      Regards,

      Irish
      Wemo Support Belkin