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I've never used the light switches you mention, but if they are these ones, then they seem like they will work as you think. The second photo will provide some insight into how each switch goes into the electrical box behind the faceplate. The page says
> Wemo Light Switch seamlessly replaces your old wall light switch and works with any one-way connection light.
It sounds like you haven't changed a light switch before. As such I'll just remind you to please open the circuit breaker the switch is running through before disconnecting the switch from the circuit. No offense intended here, just trying to help you not electrocute yourself.
No, it’s a ceiling fan using a Wemo wall switch.
One of these:
Wemo F7C030fc Light Switch, WiFi enabled, Works with Alexa and the Google Assistant [link]
I bought it a long time ago, I don’t think I spent that much on it? :)
If they're all on one switch, you can get a smart switch to wire in place of the existing one. Caveats: You need a ground wire so the switch can power itself and last I checked there are no models that can handle multi-switch setups.
Is using a wifi light switch that can be controlled from your phone not what you are looking for?
If that works, I am a fan of WeMo. I have tried a couple others and they seem to be a bit glitchy, but I’ve never had any issues with WeMo.
Alexa cannot recognize different users, nor can it recognize permission differences between different Echo devices. Anyone who is capable of giving commands to an Echo on your account (meaning, anyone in your home with an un-muted Echo) is assumed to have full permissions for anything attached to that account.
As for wall switches, I use this.
My first thought is to run a wire up the wall from the outlet you plan on plugging the light in and install a Wemo switch so that the switch now controls the existing outlet instead of it being always hot. You would then have control over the outlet via the Wemo app, via the wall switch, and it integrates with Alexa.
If you are considering integrating more things down the road, however, you may want to consider going with something that has a hub that doesn't require a proprietary protocol. You'll greatly increase what you can do if you go with something like SmartThings or Wink. But, for one switch, that isn't practical
It's $100 for the kit, including two switches. Additional switches are $40, not cheap, but the price is similar to other offerings and they work well.
The early release of the Pop wasn't always reliable, but in subsequent updates it's become rock solid. Far more reliable than the Lifx bulbs themselves. I don't recall the last time one of my Pops failed to work.
Why don't you try one of these:
Looks to me like it would suit you better.
I've got a few of the Wemo Lihgt Switches: [link]
No dimming capabilities, but they turn on and off quite well through the Wemo app and I can turn them on and off through my Amazon Echo, too.
I recently replaced our front porch light switch with a Wemo. It's been good so far. You can set schedules based on time or sunset, and you can do it manually of course. Best part is that it works from anywhere so even when I'm out of town I can still turn the lights on and off at will.
Wemo In Wall
I love wemo with alexa. "Alexa, turn off the lights!" ....Alllllrighty then. CLICK! I use this one
How about something like this Belking WeMo Light Switch? If I understand it correctly, you can access this through your home wifi network if you have access to an apple device. I'm sure there are similar devices for Android, but I stopped after finding this.
edit: I should have read further, it apparently supports Android too.
If it’s anything like the whole house fan my parents had, you’d just need to replace that controller with a smart switch. You’d lose the ability to adjust the speed though.
Can't speak to best. But as a broke home automation enthusiast, I can attest that getting SWITCHES instead of lights is way cheaper, especially in the long run.
Bulb burned out? No problem. Stick dollar store bulbs in em. I got 6 lights on my main floor which work on 2 switches.
Currently using WeMo switches. Sometimes they go on sale for under $30.
The Wemo Switch can be wired to directly control the relay/contactor which should be more than enough.
You would just need to grab an enclosure and whatever plugs/outlets and a few bits of spare wire.
There are cheaper WiFi switches but I personally like the Wemo switches, you can set rules (like Auto-Off) or schedules and it works with IFTT for more advance stuff.
WeMo Light Switch, Wi-Fi enabled, Works with Amazon Alexa [link]
Packard C230B 2 Pole 30 Amp Contactor, 120 Voltage Coil [link]
Possible? Most certainly!
Want to buy a solution? Here's an outlet, and Here's a lightswitch. Those are just examples I found in under a minute by searching "iot outlet" and "iot light switch"
Want to create your own, more cost-effective solution? Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone, Arduino, and many other "pre-baked" boards offer convenient IoT-enabled hardware and software to control devices from apps that are in the market or that you can create. These can be a bit pricey, though, compared to doing it yourself (which would of course take a good amount of time to develop the first time through). If you want to create something from the ground up, you'd want to make a thread for that express purpose and go from there. You'll need to decide on your communication method and how to create your hardware, software, app, etc. Certainly possible, as many people have done it before, but the first thing to decide is which two factors of the "design triangle" you want to aim for (can't get all three): Free, Perfect, or Now.
So, with a 3 gang box, you can put in anything. Wemo make a light switch and also a dimmer switch. Leviton has a few switches as well.
Keep in mind that you'll need a neutral line available for all of these switches. If you have the kind of switch where there's only a single wire and the switch sits in the middle to cut off power flow, you'll have a problem swapping in a smart switch.
I dont know how expensive they are in india. But looks like $30-$50 price range in amazon us.
I like GE but not sure they do wifi switches. I use their z-wave stuff.
Baring that, Wemo would be a good choice: [link]
If you want a wifi switch that works with both Alexa and smartthings, I'd recommend this: [link]. Alexa can access it without a hub, and it works well with my smartthings system. All of the Wemo wi-fi devices work well with or without a hub.
Also I've installed a lot of these around my house: [link]
They work great with Smartthings (not sure about Wink). With Alexa tied into my smart home system, she is also able to control the lights when I give the proper voice commands.
So they will work great once you have a hub. Without a hub they will work as well as a dumb switch, with the added bonus of allowing your neighbors to add your lights to their smart home systems.
This one (Belkin WEMO) is WiFi and works with Alexa.
This one (GE Z-Wave) is Z-Wave and works with Alexa.
How about several smart switches? For most of them you need a neutral available, but they work as you want:
In case anyone gets a bug up their ass to do this. 80a is overkill for the new gen 3 HPWC. they're only 60a breaker with a 48a constant. a 60a contactor would work fine and reduce cost slightly.
indoor box for contactor
wire the 120 switch up to supply coil current to the contactor. then setup the wemo app to geofence with IFTTT
Even better... [link]
I have Wemo switches connected to my ceiling fans and porch lights. They work great, can run on a schedule (using dusk and dawn, not just set times), and even support Amazon Echo/Alexa.
Older homes may not be compatible since they need an always on wire.
If your wifi dies, they still work as a regular switch.
It's a brand new house built in 2017. I was trying the WeMo in wall light switch.
Wemo Light Switch, Wi-Fi enabled, Works with Amazon Alexa [link]
I also tried this one
Try not to post Amazon links through your Amazon account. The reddit filters don't seem to like it.
Try this: [link]
Something like this?
[link] turned up on a quick google search.
Yes, it's very possible. Wemo, Zwave, Zigbee, and Insteon (and probably others) can all do this.
You will need a hub to remotely control all but the Wemo.
wemo wall switch, use it through wifi, and remote
A friend managed to convince me to buy Tasker and I'm having a lot of fun with it. If only I had a better phone hahaha. This makes me want to buy random shit to automate my house (e.g. wifi-controlled light switches)!
You're probably looking for something like this: [link]
Try searching stuff like "smart bulb" or "wifi controlled lightswitch"