Z-Wave Light Switch Overview

In a Z-Wave automated home, devices run on a lightweight, robust wireless network – not your WIFI signal – and connect to a centralized hub or controller, which then reports to your smartphone or tablet. And Z-Wave light switches represent perhaps the most cost-efficient, energy-efficient component of the smart home, because with a “smart” Z-Wave light switch, you’ll never waste energy lighting a home when you aren’t there. Smart light switches are designed to shut off when a room empties and switch on when someone enters, but they’re also great security devices, too, because a home with the lights on – even when you aren’t home – dissuades intruders.

Today’s smart Z-Wave light switches are priced for the everyday user, and are designed with sleek style in mind. Plus, with such a range of Z-Wave light switches available, you’ll be able to find one perfectly suited for your appliances. The GE Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Control Paddle Switch, for example, uses wiring already in place to “talk” to light dimmers and fan controls – and at a surprisingly affordable price.

Z-Wave light switches are easily installed – most are fixed to the wall with simple screw terminal installation, and provide paddles or switches that match most standard wall plates. Highly compatible, Z-Wave light switches will function seamlessly with whatever existing smart devices you already have, and because Z-Wave technology operates on what’s called a “mesh” network, Z-Wave light switches will work to strengthen your existing automated devices. Most Z-Wave light switches communicate with other wireless networks you may have installed, like Bluetooth, ZigBee, and more.

If you’re confused as to where to begin your search when it comes to Z-Wave light switches, first be sure that whatever you select is “future-proof” – pretty easy to do with Z-Wave, whose technology is designed to be highly compatible. Still, if you’re planning on using LED lights long into the future, make sure that your dimmer or light switch does, too. Consumer reviews, as well as articles from leading electronics reviewers, will provide a well-rounded overview of what any given Z-Wave light switch can – and can’t – offer you.

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