The *idea* of a smart light switch is fantastic — instead of spending as much as $50 per bulb for Wi-Fi connectivity, you can get a single switch that adds smarts to every light it controls. The problem, of course, comes when it’s time to actually install your new smart switch. Most people don’t want to mess around with electrical wires themselves, and electricians charge an arm and a leg just to show up at your house. Here’s another option: get yourself a Switchmate Smart Light Switch, which installs right over your existing light switch to add smart control in seconds!


Here’s some additional info from the product page:

  • 1 SECOND SETUP requires no tools, no wiring and no professional assistance, and all batteries are included! Attaches magnetically to the screws in existing wall plates – simply snap in place and go!
  • SNAPS OVER ROCKER STYLE LIGHT SWITCHES and ideal for homeowners, apartment dwellers, renters and students. Sleek design covers existing wall plates for a clean look
  • ADDS APP CONTROLLED TIMER and remote on/off to existing light switches and includes a built-in manual switch for easy control of lights at the wall panel.
  • COMPATIBLE WITH GOOGLE ASSISTANT for voice control – can also be paired with Power by SimplySmart Home for Amazon Alexa and Google Home compatibility
  • FREE SWITCHMATE APP available as free download for both Android and iOS Mobile Devices


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