Smart light switches are awesome because you can add app and voice control to all the lights in a room without having to spend up to $50 per bulb. But there are so many different options out there that it can be difficult to choose a good one. Well, we just made the choice a whole lot easier for you if you use Alexa, because ecobee created a smart switch that might be the most brilliant thing ever. The $80 ecobee Switch+ Smart Light Switch is like other smart switches in that it lets you control your lights with your voice or from your phone, but it’s unlike any other switch in that it has an Alexa smart speaker built right in. That’s correct… it’s an Echo Dot that sticks in your wall! It’s brilliant, and it’s on sale right now on Amazon for $48.

Here are the bullet points from the product page:

  • BEYOND SMART LIGHTING: With built-in motion detection, ambient light sensors, and built-in Alexa you can control your home’s lighting like never before.
  • EASILY INSTALL YOURSELF: It only takes about 45 minutes, thanks to an in-app step-by-step walkthrough and handy videos. Everything you need comes in the box—no need for an electrician.
  • CONTROL FROM ANYWHERE: Don’t feel like getting off the couch? No problem. Use the Eco bee mobile app on your Android or iOS device to switch the lights on or off – or just go ahead and Ask Alexa.
  • BUILT-IN ALEXA: Switch the lights on and off, control other parts of your smart home, or ask Alexa to play music, hear the news, set a timer, adjust the temperature, and so much more.


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