I just moved into a new house and have decided to go the smart light switch route instead of smart bulbs. However, thinking about installing a switch in nearly every room is adding up quickly in my head… even a relatively ‘cheap’ option like GE’s Smart Dimmer is still usually $30 to $40 a pop, which will easily skyrocket to hundreds of dollars for even a single floor.
Then I came across these $16 wifi light switches on Amazon. I never considered WiFi before because I’ve got SmartThings so I might as well use Zigbee and Z-Wave. But if it works as well (or nearly as well), then it could easily be worth it to save potentially hundreds of dollars. (I checked the forums here and it IS possible to set them up with SmartThings.)
So what’s everyone’s experience with WiFi light switches compared to their Zigbee and Z-Wave counterparts?