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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

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Belkin - WeMo Light Switch - White/Light Gray

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    Tommy
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    This light switch and the other outlet style plug has worked reliably for over 3 years. There would be occasional hiccups like power interruptions that cause the switches to restart, but they have never failed on me. However, you are at the mercy of your internet connection and if you happen to be away while the network crashes, you won't be able to communicate with the switches. The daily programs will continue to work regardless. Setting this up properly does require some networking knowledge and how to properly implement security. The switches both work on hidden and broadcasted SSID Wifi networks. Half of my switches work on the hidden SSID and the other half are connected to the broadcasted SSID. They do support security password keys, but if you want an extra layer of protection, turn on your router/basestation's MAC address control to enable only recognized and authorized devices access to your wireless network. I have assigned static IP address to these switches by way of their MAC addresses, to avoid IP conflict when power cycling happens to my router. This is the general rule for all of my stay-at-home devices. Update 2017 My eleventh switch will be arriving tomorrow. The first switch I bought in 2013 is still working to this day. All switches are still working reliably. Works perfectly with NEST thermostat, Amazon Echo and IFTTT. Update Dec 2017 1. The WEMO App first lets you name each switch and then allows you to set up "Rules" for unattended on/off times to a switch or a group of switches. So that a switch or a group of switches will turn on/off at a scheduled time. 2. The Amazon Alexa App allows you to first create intelligent named "Groups" of switches, such as "Exterior Lights", "Interior Lights", "Living Room Lights", so you can use voice control to address them in a meaningful way. "Alexa, turn off Living Room Lights" or "Alexa, turn off All Lights." 3. IFTTT will integrate all the functionality of your smart devices with WEMO and ALEXA (NEST and others too). i.e. The GPS in a smart phone can be used to create an invisible fence that can turn WEMO switches on/off as you pass in/out of its perimeter. My living room lights and exterior lights come on when I'm about half a mile from home. NEST can also sense I'm coming home and start cooling/heating the house. The are thousands of "recipes" ready to use. With these three Apps together, there are thousands of possibilities to automate your home if you are willing to experiment. These are just some of the ways I use mine. Update March 2018 1. Recently purchased the Wemo Mini Smart Plug to make the uplights in the kitchen cabinets smart. Set up was easy but I first had to add the switch's MAC address to my basestation before connecting to one of my home's SSIDs. 2. That makes twelve switches and all are active and functioning as you can see. 3. The Wemo App is very laggy, but luckily with voice activation, I rarely launch the app except to take screenshots. I use Alexa's voice recognition instead. The Mac version of the app needs to support higher resolution displays like the Android one does.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Home Automation here we come.

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    T0DD
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    I have the wall memo switches along with the light switch memo switch. These are all around "great". I installed my Wemo switch in my master bathroom. I have my alarm set to go off Monday thru Friday. Through my Wemo light switch I set up a rule to turn on my master bathroom light a few minutes after my alarm goes off. I have it set to turn off shortly after I leave for work everyday. Through the Wemo outlet switches I have in my house they are set up to various lamps in my house. Again, all scheduled to come on at certain time in the morning while I'm getting ready for work. The advantage to all of this, I wake up, all these lights turn on on their own, and when I leave, shortly after they all turn off. I have the same thing set up in the evening, for certain lamps to come on when it's getting dark and then they turn off at a designated time. Bottom line is, it's just cool. I can use my iPhone, iPad, etc, to turn lights on and off from anywhere that I have internet access. Whether it's LTE or 3G or Wifi access, as long as I have access, I can control the lights in my house. The only down fall is this. When I first start the Wemo app, sometimes it doesn't recognize all of the devices. Some Wemo devices might pop up instantly, other's won't show at all. I've learned, on average, to turn the Wemo app on and just wait patiently. Within a minute, everything ( on average) will show up. If it doesn't, I force close the app and restart it and then wait the minute I just described. All of this can be a pain in the butt if your standing there waiting for the Wemo app to show your devices so you can turn your lights on. This, for me, is the only downfall to this device. With the light switch, you obviously have full control like a normal light switch. You just push the bottom of the switch and it gently rocks in and turns the light on/off. I suppose it's worth mentioning, my Wemo light switch, when you manually push the rocker switch squeaks a little like plastic rubbing on plastic. It's not a huge bother, it makes me concerned that it might be a little cheap, but I haven't had any issues. Install wasn't difficult for me. I'm comfortable with all sorts of home projects and computing projects, so this was a piece of cake for me. Green wire goes to Copper ground, the 2 black wires go to the 2 black wires running to your current switch and the all important white wire that goes to the Neutral (white) wire inside the light switch box. This isn't for everyone. I'm a "techy" kinda guy, so I love it. Some people it would probably not make sense to them or they would have difficulty with it (older folks that aren't into technology). But I've thought long and hard about how and where to implement all these switches in my house and have done so to the best of my ability. I would definitely recommend these switches to anyone who loves technology and home automation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy install, works as expected

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    ajmiarka
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    Installation for the Wemo Light Switch was fairly easy. After turning off my switch at the breaker, examining my current wiring, I determined that my setup met the needs for the Light Switch. You must have a ground wire AND neutral wire for installation. This is outlined in the instructions that came with the Light Switch. Also, the switch that you install this on must be a stand alone. You can not have two separate switches that work on the same light. Our living room switch was perfect for this and I now have the ability to turn on/off all four ceiling lights via the switch itself or thru my phone. Wemo has the ability to turn on/off the lights at certain time frames, or you can integrate with other Wemo components (Sensor) to have this switch on/off. My favorite is the integration with IFTTT. I have a Withings WiFi scale, so when I go to take a measurement in the morning (upstairs), my living room lights will automatically turn on, ready for when I head downstairs. This kind of automation is exactly what I needed. Anyone looking to add some automation to your house, I would recommend this product.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Jump in with both feet

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    HMSP
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    These switches work better than some of the competition like smartthings. Unlike most other HA systems WEMO works when your internet is down from home. As far as price very competitive and I think less expensive since there is no hub to buy also. And easy to setup and make conditional rules. Some wannabe programmers poopoo them due to the lack of an api, but these guys want a gadget not a reliable tool. It dies integrate with IFTTT so you can do quite a bit more than what the app includes, making it play well with other devices from other makers. With IFTTT the light switch becomes 2 switches with a long press you can have IFTTT do thing like send a text or make a phone call. I have the bedroom switches programmed with a long switch to call family for help in an emergency, and the back porch and front porch light switches programmed to call my phone so I can find it when I misplaced it, there are dozens of things the long press can do. The Amazon ECHO can control WEMO with natural voice commands and fairly fluid commands. My entire house uses WEMO, I removed Smartthings due to continual server issues on their end making it impossible to use often times. So WEMO is a great solution 4 WEMO Switch - 4 Insight - 16 WEMO Light Switches - 1 WEMO Link with 2 bulbs - 4 WEMO HD cameras - 1 WEMO Motion - and lastly 2 WEMO Makers. And I love them all

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Go ahead all the way in for!

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    Apple4Watch
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    This item is an awesome convenience to your wireless networking. Installation is a flash, it does not require a rocket science nor a book of wisdom to apply to common sense. All wires are colored and marked to connect to the respective colored wires. The beauty about this product is that you can program it (really not a programming but rather setting the timeframe to turn on/off at specified time, of course if you wish to call it programming, which contradicts my perception about the programming idea, which involves more complex set of setups and properties) to turn on/off at specified timeframe. The switch can be installed in the mix of other switches just as it shown in the pictures I uploaded, or you can install it individually if an individually available socket is feasible. Hahaha. Do to it as you wish, as it looks good to your eyes. It's all good. It cost me $14, but if you're going to pay $55 for it and then bungle it up, it might be a painstaking mess. Do your best, but do not substitute it with your worst! 7ou can't go wrong with it. This item goes along with you. It does not go against you.. Hehehehe

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Makes you feel like a wizard

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    callmeageeth
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    The premise of this switch is fascinating, control your lights remotely and in some circumstances, with your voice. I recommend you get, or either own, Amazon Echo or Google Home for the full experience. Other than having the ability to turn lights off remotely (say when you're on vacation) the real magic is being able to turn on/off the lights with your voice. The set up is pretty straightforward. The installation is easy if you have any do-it-yourself know how. You just need to turn off the power to the switch and unscrew some screws. The one big caveat is the white wire (when you get the packaging you'll know) but you are required to have a white wire (neutral) in your switch box for this to work. It's my understanding if your house is less than 20 years old, you should have one. Mine were unused and wrapped tightly in the back of the switch box. Once it's installed, it's pretty easy to setup., You download the app and run through it's pretty straightforward set up. The app is clean and easy to understand and for the most part, the set up was painfree. Although I did get hung up on connecting it to Wi-Fi, but that was before I realized the importance of the "white" wire. Once set up, I linked it to both my Amazon Alexa app and Google Home app and voila. Voice activated lights. All I say is "Hey Google, turn the lights on in the kitchen" or something close to that, and Google turns the lights on. Of all smart home tech, I put lights at the top of the list of must-haves, right below thermostat.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No smart hub required

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    Gatman
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    I haven't dabbled in smart home stuff too much yet, as I can't determine which standard I want to use. I had a need to have my outside lights come on at dusk and shut off at dawn, and after reading reviews I decided to give the WeMo switch a try since it works on WiFi and doesn't need a smart hub. Be aware that this switch takes up a fair amount of space in the electrical box. I was installing it into a double switch that had a dimmer next to it, and I ended up having to move the dimmer to another location (it's a three-way switched light) so that I could fit the WeMo switch in the box. After moving the dimmer I got the WeMo in without indicent, and once it was installed it only took about 10 minutes to get it up and running (took a little over an hour to install it, since I had to move the dimmer for the other light to another spot). The app was a little confusing at first, but after reading the instructions I figured out what I was doing wrong, and I now have my outdoor lights coming on at dusk and staying on until dawn. There are a ton of options in the app for on/off times and triggers. All in all very happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice porch light option

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    TechieGeekie
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    Preface: I believe this is the older model but it’s lower price and at the time we purchased- it was the lowest price around - even beat online pricing. We also use Wemo’s LED bulbs in & around our ENTIRE home, even one in our back porch light fixture that takes normal size bulbs. Our front porch light, however is a different story and if we were to use a Wemo bulb would have required installing a whole new & different fixture. Wemo’s Light Switch was the solution. Instead of swapping a fixture - we installed this and that way we were able to keep our special fixture. Thinking of doing the same kind of swap for other areas so we can use our Wemo bulbs for other things. As for the device: works great, program multiple on and off times, set it for auto sunrise & sunset and automatically adjusts throughout year as day’s get shorter or longer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great device; easy install

    Posted
    wemothis

    I never write reviews but I have to write one on this device. I purchased the light switch for outside lights to my home. Install was easy. Had to rearrange my switches and purchase a new faceplate as I have 3 switches. I am not a handyman but this was not difficult As noted, getting everything back into the switch box may take some patience.Once you understand how "rules" work, that is easy too. Great that it adjusts to sunset and sunrise times. Working like a champ. I liked it so much I went out and purchased 4 Wemo switches to control lighting while out of town. Worked very well also. Lights go on when you program them. No more "Aren't our lights supposed to be on?" when you return from vacation late at night. In fact, I am finding we are still using them even though we are home from vacation to turn certain lights on at sunset. I also like the idea that firmware is updated so as Belkin improves the product, your device's firmware can be upgraded without cost. I am a tech guy and this is one the best tech purchases of the year. Now the only question is durability; how long will it last?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pretty nice device, little expensive

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    JacobS
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    More than 50% of our home is covered by automated lights. However, in our kitchen, builder chose to install 4 pole CFL lights and I had no option to replace to automated lights without changing the entire ceiling casings. Since I was using Hue lights for rest of the house, I was not ready to use WeMo yet. Anyways Echo recently announced that they start supporting WeMo which I thought is interesting. I bought it from local BBY and installed it and connected to my iPhone and Echo, voila no more worries about leaving kitchen lights on at nights. Now we can simply tap on our smartphones or ask "Alexa" to turn off kitchen lights at night saving a trip downstairs! Installation is pretty simple. I am a electronics/electrical experienced person. If you are scared of working with electrical outlets etc., get it installed by a pro. Safety first! As far as the product specifications or features concerned, everything is working as claimed by manufacturer. We are happy with the product. I would have replaced more switched with WeMo, but sadly rest of the switches I need are either two way and/or dimmable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Home Automation Switch

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    mabell
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    Was looking for a wall switch that would both integrate with my Smartthings Home Automation Hub AND with my Wemo smart outlets. Simple installation (remember you MUST have a Neutral for this to work) and setup w/ the Wemo App equally simple. For this switch, I have it controlling my Patio Light and it's connected to Smartthings and the Patio Door Sensor. Here's how it works. When the Slider Door is opened (only after dark) the Light will automatically come on and stay on until either the door is closed (w/ 15 minute delay) OR sunrise. Alternately, just tap the switch and the light works as w/ normal switch. Now, IF my motion detector OR smoke alarm goes off, then the light (along with all my other Wemo / Smartthings lights) will come on. Even if the network goes down, it remembers its schedule. As you can see, the possibilities are endless. Just the Wemo alone gives you control at home and away and allows for timers and such. Integrate with other smart devices and the possibilities are endless.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Switch!

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    Unloadedgun78
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    Product works great and set up and install were straight forward. It does help if you’re familiar with wiring but if not, everything is color coded and labeled very well with good directions. I put a dimmer and two regular wemo WiFi switches in a triple gang box and it was a tight fit due to the size of these switches. They are bigger than regular switches and regular dimmer switches as well. Set on the app works well and is simple to navigate. Just wish it worked with Harmony remotes but as of now, it doesn’t. You can use it with Alexa and control the Wemo and Harmony hub with your voice but I would like to be able to control it with my remote too. Not just voice or smart phone. Biggest reason to choose this setup over Phillips Hue was the ability to still use the switches manually like normal switches. They work great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy install and works great

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    crownprp

    I don't know much about electrical wiring, but the instructions given were concise and accurate. I was able to get 3 of these units installed in less than 5-8 minutes apiece. Just make sure that you have a neutral wire available. The software setup took another couple of minutes and everything was good to go. Ninety percent of my home lighting is controlled via Control4 Home Automation but I wanted to try these on a couple of circuits that did not have Control4 applied to them. These switches are $50 a piece vs. $200 for installation of a single Control4 switch. While they cannot be accessed and automated via the Control4 system, they provide a nice and inexpensive way to gain a semblance of automation. The circuits I applied these to are infrequently used circuits like the roof plugs for Christmas lighting, secondary garage bay lights and garage door soffit lights. I was able to set schedules for each switch easily. They work!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • 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: 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: 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.

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    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

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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product and works beautifully

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    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

    Great for home automation

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    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