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    What is the wifi enabled light switch that people are buying for controlling led lighting?

    I see Megaman do LightwaveRF switches which in turn can connect to their wifi hub.

    Any other options? Z-wave?

    My led's are just standard ones, not smart.
     
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    Depends what you want to do , basic Light control then possibly LWRF expandable Home Automation then Fibaro and Zwave
     
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    Thought so, have looked at all these technologies before and the intro cost is just to high. Especially when typically the only room you want to automate is the lounge.

    Surely, someone will come along with a wifi enabled light switch at some point.
     
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    Will be soon. There is a boom in smart home tech so won't be long.
    I believe tplink may be bringing out a switch soon and if their smart plugs are anything to go by, they should be reasonably priced and work really well
     
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    But probably look awful
     
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    But that's just conjecture and you may be wrong.
     
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    It is of course conjecture that's what probably means however large and white plastic is my best guess
     
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    Based upon any sort of inside knowledge?
     
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    Once one does it then others are sure to follow
     
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    Just experience of that being the chosen neutral colour for mass production
     
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    Have you checked any of EnOcean switches? Are you planning to dim your LED (there is not much use in it for energy saving purpose since LED is already energy efficient, but just asking)?
     
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    That looks interesting . Does anyone know if you can also use this switch manually without it losing track if you then use Alexa please? Cannot see any mention of this on the spec .
     
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    Yep you can,

    The Smart Switch blends well with any room décor with its elegant, minimal design. Its LEDs can guide you at night when lights go off and you can simply turn it on/off by directly pressing.
     
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    Not to hijack but the only issue with that switch is that it doesn't dim. I have a living room with 12 Gu10s split between two dimmers.

    Any dimmer wifi switches out there??
     
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    I've found LED DIMMER SR-2836R by Sunricher. It's available from Amazon in Germany. No reviews are available, so it might be a pig in a poke unless some of this forum users has tried this product and is ready to share his feedback.
     
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    Works out pretty expensive for the hub and switch, worth a go if you plan on expanding in to lightwaverf.
    I still think holding out for a new solution is the way to go or trying a z-wave module like the fibaro dimmers and a z-wave adapter loads of options there. Half the battle is tying all the different standard together
     
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    Agree with this.

    I can't believe Hue won't come up with a better solution.

    All I want is the hue dimmer integrated into a normal switch, either replacement or cover.
     
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    Iv seen people cover over existing switches and replace with the wall mounted remote control. It's not ideal but does work I suppose.
     
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    Then if your wifi is down, your lights don't work.
     
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    I'm sure the hue remote is z wave and not hub/wifi dependent.
    Wifi switches would also be operable manually so no biggy if wifi goes down
     
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    Hmm, what makes you think the remote it's z-wave?
     
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    Or zigbee which ever one hue uses.
     
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    Yeah, just checked and it's ZigBee
     
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    Yeah I'd seen that before. Not going to work for me. Maybe other people will find it useful.
     
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    I'd rather a fibaro module tbh with a smartthings hub
     

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