- Easy Guided Install: Neutral Wire is required, standard wall plate size. No need to understand complex switch wiring or master vs auxiliary switch configurations; The Kasa app guides you through easy step-by-step installation. Need a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi connection. Input Voltage: 100 - 120VAC 60Hz
- 0%-100% Dimming with Scheduling: Adjust desired brightness with the button or Kasa app. Tailor your lighting to fade on with a click of the switch or a double click to gently fade off the lights while your child drifts off to sleep. Set light schedules for waking up with a soft glow in the morning.
- Control from Anywhere: Monitor and control the status of your lights from anywhere with your smartphone using the Kasa app, whether you are at home, in the office, or on vacation.
My septuagenarian father wanted to integrate his home with some smart home capabilities starting with smart switches. He wanted to control his patio lights and these worked perfectly. He had a 4 gang switch plate and these are standard size fitting perfectly.His home was built in 2013 and had the neutral wire required for these. We were able to replace just the switches in the 4 gang switch plate that he wanted to be smart. Within 30 minutes, we had replaced 3 switches, downloaded the app and connected to Alexa.After this, I ordered some for myself.
These switches are the first I've found which are designed to be easy to install. They come prewired so all you need to do is use the included twist cap to connect your existing wires. Another awesome consumer feature you'll appreciate is not needing to keep track of the line and load connections. Simply connect each of the two, typically black, wires in the wall to the two black wires on the switch and it will figure out the rest. Hook up the white wire and the ground connection, and you're done.Connecting to the switches was equally simple with the Kasa app. I hooked up multiple switches before linking and the app list all those ready to link and took you through them one at time until each ready to use. I turned each one on and off and named them according to the lights ibeing controlled. If you're using only the Kasa app your done.The final step for me was enabling the Kasa skill in the Alexa app. A little linking of the two accounts and there are my switches with the Kasa names I used, ready to be added to my Alexa groups.The only thing I would change about the switches is that they don't toggle up and down. The switch always appears to be in the "on" position, and turning it off and on manually involves pressing the bottom of the switch only. You'll get used to it in a day or two but it's still an unnecessary difference in how these operate compared to a standard switch.All in all, install time was 80% shorter, and I had zero issues connecting the 8 I installed straight through Kasa to Alexa.
Everything you need in a home automation switch, very easy install, easy setup and cosmetically nice to the eye. Two important things to note which didn't effect me. The switch is not a true rocker switch, its a momentary push button and the wall plate supplied is none standard and will not fit another manufacturers switch which could conclude that this switch may not accept a standard wall plate cover should you ever need to change it. That said, I didn't have a standard wall plate cover to test the theory. I do wish the LED indicator light on the switch itself was a little brighter but its just sufficient in daylight.
I have done almost my whole house so I can easily turn things off and on without having to run up and downstairs, especially places like the attic light that accidentally get turned on but no one realizes because you can't see it. It makes it very convenient to setup routines for the back outside light to be turned on at dusk and automatically off at night rather than on all the time. Setup rooms I use when I am home to look like I am there when I am not. And to have the front porch light be off when I am out, rather than on, altering people I am away. I can no request the entry lights on from the car an the front porch and hall lights come on as needed when I get there. This has been a real convenience for me in a lot of ways, especially when combined with Alexa.
I had purchased a cheaper option with same or higher amount of positive "reviews". I put this in quotations because is infested with paid reviews. So you can't really tell if the product is good because of the number of reviews. But this one works. Easy installation, easy integration and I have a 2 band wifi6 mesh router Linksys Velop which is not supported by most product because is so modern. Well, this smart switch is really smart. It found the 2.4 network (same name as the 5.0), connected, and linked to Alexa with no issues. So forget the cheaper ones, just a waste of time.