In theory, smart light switches are awesome because they add smart functionality to any and all lights connected to the switch. In practice, getting a smart light switch means you have to install it, and that involves messing with electrical wiring. If you’re not comfortable with the idea of potentially burning your house down, we’ve got another option you might want to check out. The Switchmate Smart Light Switch Cover by SimplySmart Home is available for both rocker and toggle style light switches, and it installs right on top of your existing switch in seconds. You’ll get all the smart features you need without touching a single wire!


Here are the bullet points 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 exisiting 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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