Belkin's Wemo Brand Launches New HomeKit-Compatible 3-Way Light Switch

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    Belkin today announced a new addition to its lineup of HomeKit-compatible Wemo-branded smart devices, the Wemo 3-Way Light Switch, which is now available.

    Announced at CES, the new 3-Way Light Switch is priced at $49.99 and adds HomeKit functionality to your household lights.

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    The new Light Switch joins the Wemo Mini Smart Plug and the Wemo Dimmer, Belkin's other devices that offer full HomeKit compatibility without the need for the Wemo Smart Bridge.

    Other Wemo products, such as the Insight Smart Plug, Motion Sensor, and existing Light Switch connect to HomeKit setups through the Wemo Smart Bridge. The newest Wemo products are much more convenient, offering a HomeKit connection without the use of the bridge.

    You're able to control the Light Switch using the Home app, the Wemo app, or Siri functionality, and it also works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

    The 3-Way Light Switch is available today from Belkin or from Amazon, and it will be available from Apple starting on June 18.

    Article Link: Belkin's Wemo Brand Launches New HomeKit-Compatible 3-Way Light Switch
     
  2. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    I have a ton of the regular light switches and a couple Kasa (TP-Link) 3-way switches. Controlling lights at the switch as opposed to the bulb is definitely the way to go if you're able to do it (i.e. if you aren't renting and are able to do minor electrical work).
     
  3. macduke macrumors G4

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    Too bad the reviews for these mostly seem to agree that their switches are garbage. It’s a shame because I have their HomeKit mini plugs and they work pretty well, aside from Siri forgetting what things are called because it’s an idiot.

    I’d like to get a few smart light switches at some point that work with HomeKit and also IFTTT. Then I could bridge my Ring cams to my outdoor overhead lights, and then I could also put it on a schedule and have them turn on when we get home.
     
  4. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    The only issues I've had with any of their devices was rectified by replacing a 10 year old router that was obviously not strong enough for the dozens of devices I had on the network.
     
  5. mikethemartian macrumors 6502

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    I wanted to install a smart switch for an outside light, unfortunately my home that was built in the late 80s doesn’t have separate pairs from the source and to the load.
     

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