Light switches that are capable of being controlled by voice commands or via an app on your tablet or phone are smart switches. When connected to your Wi-Fi network, it can make adjusting your lights a seamless process. You can even flip lights on and off remotely. This is helpful in many circumstances, including when you’re traveling and want to create the illusion that someone is home, or when you want to come home to a bright and welcoming house. Plus, being able to remotely control light switches is a big help when you’re practicing sustainable living by conserving resources. Lights are notoriously left on for long periods of time which wastes energy and raises utility bills. If you’re already in bed and need to turn on the lamp that’s connected to your smart switch, simply ask the digital assistant in your smart speakers to turn it on while you stay cozy under the covers.
Setting up your Wi-Fi light and dimmer switches.
Before buying Wi-Fi light switches, consider how long you’re going to be living in your home to make sure it’s worth the investment. Many smart switches need to be professionally hardwired into your electrical system, which makes them a more permanent smart home solution compared to smart bulbs and smart plugs.
Be sure to check out our smart home installation services. We can help with setting up your dimmer switches so you can get the most out of their high-tech features. For example, with many smart light switches, you can schedule different brightness levels depending on the time of day. Or, you can match your light switch settings to fit your lifestyle, such as gently rousing yourself out of sleep in the morning with a soft, increasing light, or having your lights turn off while you’re at work and then on again when you return home. Also, when you’re winding down at the end of the day, your dimmer switches can lower the lights to help you relax before bed. No matter how you intend to enjoy them, you’ll find a large selection of smart switches at Best Buy from well-known brands.