Belkin Wemo® Light Switch
Wi-Fi®-enabled smart light switch
Our take on the Belkin Wemo® Light Switch by Crutchfield's Eric Angevine
The free Wemo app gives you direct remote control over every Wemo device in your home.
Keep a light switch in your pocket
Can't remember if you turned off the kitchen light when you left for a long vacation? You don't have to worry. The Wi-Fi® enabled Wemo Light Switch allows you to turn lights on and off remotely via a compatible smartphone or tablet if you aren't around to do it the old fashioned way — by physically flipping the switch.
Just download the free Wemo app, and you have a light switch in your pocket. You can set any Wemo switch in the house to go on or off on a schedule, or you can take direct control and turn them on at random intervals, so it looks like you're still at home. It's home automation that's smart, not robotic and predictable.
The Wemo app offers detailed control
The Wemo app is a free download that allows you to set up specific instructions for any appliances you've connected to your Wemo system. You can set a rule that turns a light on when motion is detected, but restrict that rule to the evening hours, so you don't have to feel around for a light switch when returning home after dark.
You can also set vacation timers that turn switches on and off according to any schedule you choose. The app gives you flexible remote control over any devices you connect to a Wemo product. And the system is modular — you can add more switches to control devices in different areas of your home.
"If this, then that" (IFTTT) functionality
IFTTT is a free online tool that links your favorite apps, social networks, and web services in order to create customizable "If this, then that" sequences, known as "recipes." To create a recipe, you just define what "x" event leads to which "y" event. For instance, you can set a light to go on at sunset so you're never entering your home in the dark. Or when motion is detected in your home's front hallway (using the Wemo Switch + Motion, sold separately), the system can send a photo via text alert to your mobile phone. The possibilities for automating and monitoring your home are wide open.
- allows you to turn lights on and off from anywhere via Wi-Fi®
- can be controlled remotely with Apple® or Android™ smartphone or tablet
- free Wemo app allows you to schedule and control lights from a remote location
- compatible with Amazon Echo (Alexa) and Google Home voice control
- designed for DIY installation
- included faceplate seamlessly clicks onto the wall and hides the screws underneath
- replaces a single-pole switch
- compatible with existing rocker-style (non-metal) faceplates
- switch features subtle backlighting, making it easy to find in the dark
- compatible with other Belkin Wemo products
- retains programming and correct time and date during power outages
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Light switch
- Decorative cover
- 2 Screws
- 4 Wire-nuts
- Quick Install Guide
- " Information To User" sheet
Works well with Android and IFTTT
David, Friendswood, TX
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Wemo Light Switch: The WiFi-enabled Wemo Light Switch from Belkin, along with the Wemo App for your Apple iOS or Android mobile device allows you to turn your lights On and Off from inside or outside your home using your Apple iOS or Android device. It works with your existing WiFi network and anywhere your smartphone or tablet has an Internet connection (3G or 4G LTE). In addition to app control, the Wemo Light Switch lets you manually turn the switch On or Off by simply tapping it; subtle backlighting makes it easy to find in the dark.
Note: The Wemo Light Switch does not have a dimmer function. The Wemo Light Switch is either On or Off.
Wemo Collection: The Wemo Light Switch is part of Belkin's Wemo home automation system. The Wemo collection of products are designed to work together via the free Wemo App so that you control and monitor as much or as little of your home as you like. You can easily add additional Wemo products including Smart LED Bulbs, Wemo Switch + Motion Kit, Wemo Insight Switch, or more Wemo Light Switches (all sold separately) at any time to any room to control and monitor multiple devices or appliances. The number of Wemo products you can control depends on the number of wireless devices your wireless router can support.
Network Requirements: Wemo operates via your home's wireless network over WiFi and is compatible with 802.11 b/g/n, 2.4GHz wireless networks. It also supports WPA, WPA2, and WEP securities. The wireless range of the Wemo home automation system will be dependent on your home's wireless network, but can reach up to 300'. The Wemo system can be controlled inside or outside of the home.
- Inside The Home: Wemo uses your home network to create its own "Wemo network". Using the free Wemo app on your Apple iOS/Android device, you can control your Wemo system from anywhere in your home. You can easily control multiple Wemo units from one device or different mobile devices running the Wemo app.
- Outside The Home: Remote Access is automatically enabled when you set up system Wemo system, as long as the network you are using has an Internet connection. With remote access enabled, you can control the Wemos system from anywhere your iOS or Android device has an Internet connection. This includes other WiFi networks or your 3G/4G mobile connection. When the Wemo App is launched outside your home, the App contacts the Belkin cloud, the cloud redirects the phone's request to the appropriate Wemo unit(s), and then you can see and control all of your Wemo devices.
Note: Internet connection issues will not affect rules & schedules that are stored on the Wemo; it will only affect remote access from your smartphone or tablet. Meaning, the rules & schedules that you have set up will still function in your local network. However, if your home's wireless network is down, the Wemo's preconfigured rules & schedules will not function.
DIY Installation: The Wemo Light Switch was designed for DIY installation. Click here to watch an installation video for detailed steps, including how to check your existing switch to make sure it has a neutral wire. The included faceplate seamlessly clicks onto the wall and hides the screws underneath. If you don't want to install it yourself, a certified electrician and professional Wemo installer can connect the Wemo Light Switch for you. Click here to find a certified electrician in your area.
Note: The Wemo Light Switch has an electrical requirement of maximum 600W Incandescent or 1800W Resistive at 120 V AC (Neutral wire required). Please note that the Wemo Light Switch is not compatible with lights controlled by more than one switch or with metal face plates. Metal face plates interfere with WiFi signals and will not allow this product to work correctly in your home.
Wemo App (for Apple iOS & Android): Download the free Wemo App (from the Apple App Store or Google Play) onto your Apple iOS (6.0+) or Android (4.0+) device to setup the Wemo Light Switch and control your connected lights. The app also allows you to schedule tasks as simple as turning lights on after dark or before your kids come home from after-school activities, or turning specific lights off every day to reduce power consumption. More complex tasks feature turning light on and off at different times on different days. Customized schedules can be easily adjusted using the Wemo app, even when you are away from home. The Wemo App and system supports up to six mobile devices on the same local network.
- Management: You are able to view all of your Wemo device and manage them from the Wemo app on your smartphone or tablet device. Once you have selected a Wemo device, you can manually turn it On or Off.
- Rules & Schedules: The Wemo app allows you to
create and manage Rules & Schedules for your Wemo products. There are a variety of different types of Rules &
Schedules to choose from.
- Turn Off/Off: You can select a particular time for a Wemo Lights to turn On or Off. For example, set your bedroom lights to turn On at 5am every morning with your alarm clock.
- Turn On Until: This allows you to turn your Wemo Light Switches On and Off according to your schedule. For example, you can set your living room lights to be on from 5pm to 10pm.
- Sunrise/Sunset: Not only can you program your lights to turn on or off at specified times, you can also set them to respond to the sun. Simply enter your city name in the Wemo App and then program your porch lights to turn on at sunset and off at sunrise. The sunset and sunrise times update every day, so whatever the season, your lights will come on when you want them to. You can also combine sun and time rules; for example, you can program your lights to turn on at sunset and off at 11pm every day. The Wemo App automatically adjusts for daylight savings
- Away Mode: Away Mode turns your Wemo Light Switches On and Off at different times to appear as if you are at home. We Wemo devices will turn On and Off randomly, staying on at least 30 minutes each time, for the duration of the rule.
Note: If you want to set up another Wemo automation system in a second home with remote access, you will need to set it up with a different mobile device aside from the one you used to set up the Wemo system in your first home. For example, if you used your iPhone to set up the Wemo devices in your home, you would need to use another mobile device, like your iPad or Android smartphone/tablet to set up the second Wemo system in your other home.
IFTTT: If This Then That (IFTTT) is a service that allows you to combine different online services together. By integrating Wemo with IFTTT, Wemo can be triggered by a variety of online services including, email, weather, phone calls, Twitter, Facebook, and many more. Example of using Wemo and IFTTT.
- Email Notification: When you receive an email, the lights connected to your Wemo Light Switch turns On to notify you of the email so you will not miss important emails while doing other things.
- Auto Facebook & Twitter Status: You can inform you Facebook friends and Twitter followers with your activities through a status update that will be automatically posted once lights that are connected to the Light Switch are turned On/Off. For example, when your bedroom light switch turns Off in the morning, an automatic Facebook post will tell your friends know you are going to bed.
- Light Switch: 0.75" (w) x 4.125" (h) x 1.6875" (d)
- Decorative Cover: 3.3125" (w) x 5.0625" (h) x 0.25" (d)
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Why did you buy this?
Solves a need simply and reasonably. [ CRAIG L Apr 27, 2018 ]
It's a very nice setup when used with a Belkin Wemo bridge and Apple's HomeKit. [ GLENN Apr 25, 2018 ]
Love the convenience of setting timers on my lights and dimmers. [ Charles Jan 24, 2018 ]
to work with echo [ Scott E. Aug 31, 2017 ]
Just trying it out. Will get more if useful. [ Stephen Mar 05, 2017 ]
Need to control some outside lights. [ Chris Aug 10, 2016 ]