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SwitchSmart with Smart Switches

Updated: Sep 5, 2021

When switching to a smart home, the most common consideration would be smart bulbs or smart switches? In our professional opinion, smart switches give you more bang for your buck! This is because one switch is able to control multiple lights whereas the same cannot be said for smart bulbs. On top of the regular smart switches, other appliances such as water heaters can also be controlled. We also carry portable smart switches that are linked up to other smart switches using software and can be controlled from anywhere to increase your level of convenience. If you ask me, smart switches are a fine addition to any smart home! Read on to find out more about their use cases and how to choose which smart switch is best for your home.



An Economical Alternative to Smart Bulbs

Let's do some quick math, based on a survey, the average cost of a smart bulb is $42.30 whereas our smart switches are between $57 to $77. However, in a typical household, it is not uncommon to find at least 30 bulbs scattered throughout the house and about 15 switches. That's about $1269 and $1155 respectively. Based on these numbers, changing all of your switches to smart switches is the more cost effective choice! Therefore, having smart switches can be a cheaper alternative as you can control up to 3 different devices with just 1 switch instead of having to change all the bulbs.


Pros:

  • More economical

  • Able to connect up to 3 lights

  • Able to set up various automation sequences upon on/off

  • Create multi-way switches

  • Voice control and remote activation

  • Portable switches using the wireless smart switch

Cons:

  • No RGB colours or dimming function


Recommendations

To make the most use of your smart home, the best way to switch smart is to draft out how your smart home will be like and identify which rooms require a more customizable atmosphere or scene. In my case, I designed my entertainment room to be more customisable with the idea of being able to set various scenes based on the activity e.g. theatre mode. However, I used smart switches for the bulk of the house as the use case for the remaining areas is simply to turn the lights on/off. This helped me save quite a fair bit of money instead of having to change all my bulbs to smart bulbs. Therefore, smart switches are a must-have in any smart home as they can not only help you smarten up your home but also, doing it in an economical way.


Check out our selection of available smart switches on our website and select the type and design that is most suitable for your home!


Live-wire only or with Neutral wire

For smart homes, the neutral wiring option is preferred however, this option may not always be available to you. This is simply because your house may not provide you with that choice. For example, older houses and HDBs typically do not have neutral wiring running through all their switches. Fret not though, the performance between both switches does not show any difference. The main reason why neutral wiring is preferred is to ensure that the switch remains powered and providing current required to power the switch an outlet to flow out.


Two-way Switches

Smart switches can also be used to create two-way or multi-way switches. Unlike traditional two-way switches with wires connecting each switch to the light, a smart switch can overcome this problem with a little software programming. With this increase in flexibility, two-way, three-way or even ten-way switches are possible! (Not that you need that many)


To learn more about two-way or multi-way switches, check out our other blog post.


Switch Smart Singapore!



 

You can learn more about switching smart at www.SwitchSmart.sg


If you're ready to start your Smart Home DIY, these products have already been handpicked for compatibility and seamless integration because we know they work well with each other.


If you think you'll need a little more help, feel free to get in touch with us, we're here to guide you through the conceptualisation and development of your very own Smart Home.


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