The Aqara smart wall switch has so many awesome features - here's a few
The Aqara smart wall switch is currently one of the most advanced smart wall switches for all types of homes, including old, unintelligent homes.
Managing all the lights in your home is a constant form of inconvenience. Just think about how often you’ve had to wake up in the middle of the night because you might have left the lights on. Or think about those moments when you’re at the office and suddenly realize you might have left the lights on.
Once you install smart light switches, those issues can become concerns of the past. You can control your lights from anywhere in the world and even set intelligent schedules for them to turn on and off. The Aqara smart wall switch is currently one of the most advanced smart wall switches for all types of homes, including old, unintelligent homes.
The Aqara smart wall switch establishes a new standard for home lights. It has so many awesome features — this article highlights just some of its primary features. But first, let’s discuss the benefits of automating your lights with smart light switches instead of using smart lights.
The benefits of automating your lights with smart light switches instead of smart lights:
● Convenience: If you have different types of light bulbs across your home, you need to find the right types of smart lights. If you don’t select the correct smart light, you won’t be able to automate your existing light setup. Reaching up and replacing the existing light bulbs can also be challenging. It might not be impossible, but it’s certainly not convenient. But installing smart light switches is a breeze, and they work with all types of light bulbs.
● Independence: Young and elderly family members often flick the light switch off out of habit. Once the light switch is flicked off, a smart light will stop responding to your smartphone controls because it’s no longer powered. But if you’ve automated your smart light switch, you can still control the switch using your smartphone or voice. As such, smart light switches offer more independence from physical intervention.
● Cost Efficiency: If you want to replace your lights with smart lights, you’ll need independent light bulbs for each fixture. And if you have a chandelier with multiple bulbs, you’ll need multiple bulbs for the entire setup. With smart light switches, you can install one switch to control multiple smart lights, making it much more cost-effective. Smart light switches are also generally more reasonable than smart lights.
Suitable for all homes — new and old
Most smart light switches offer With Neutral setups, which means you have to update and rewire the walls to ensure the smart switches work. But the Aqara smart wall switch offers two types of installation — With Neutral and No Neutral. Even if you have an old home without smart features, you can automate your lights without installing neutral wires, making it quicker and more convenient. As such, the Aqara smart wall switch is suitable for all homes, new and old, without extensive rewiring and installation.
Control your lights from anywhere in the world
You can control your smart light switches from anywhere in the world via smartphone apps or voice controls. If you’re in bed and don’t want to get up, you can simply offer voice commands to turn the lights on or off. If you’re traveling, you can use the smartphone app to turn the lights on or off. If you’re on vacation, you can use the smartphone app to randomly turn the lights on or off, making it seem like the home is occupied, which will deter potential burglars. Create intelligent schedules for your lights
You can set all the lights on a schedule. You can command the lights to turn on when the sun sets, turn off during bedtime, or turn on when family members reach home. You can even combine the smart light switches with motion sensors to ensure your family members always have light when they enter different rooms at night. By linking the lights to motion sensors, you can ensure the lights turn off when a room is unoccupied and cut energy consumption.
Compatible with numerous smart home ecosystems
The Aqara smart wall switch is compatible with all major smart home ecosystems and voice assistants, including HomeKit/ Siri, Alexa, Google Home/ Google Assistant, and IFTTT. Whatever your smart home ecosystem of preference might be, you can rest assured that it will interact seamlessly with all other smart devices in your home, including your smart TVs, smart curtains, smart motion sensors, video doorbells, and more. You can also use IFTTT to create intelligent automation commands for your home.
Create 2-way switches without hardwiring
The Aqara smart wall switch allows you to create a 2-way light switch setup without adding new wires. You can use a sticky pad to attach the second light switch (a wireless one) wherever you want — it doesn’t have to be connected to your electrical wiring. Installing a second light switch allows you to control the lights from two parts of the house. This is also a good option for homes with kids who can’t reach smart switches located high on the wall.
The Aqara Wall Switch has been available in North America (the USA and Canada) with both With Neutral and No Neutral options. The Aqara Wall Switch H1 EU, an EU-optimized version, has also been available in both the UK and the EU. If you want to optimize your home’s smart functionality, we encourage you to learn more about the Aqara smart wall switch.