ecobee Switch+ can bring voice into any room and is far more than a traditional light switch; it is the first available light switch to come equipped with built-in Amazon Alexa and a suite of smart features. ecobee Switch+ also lets you rely on motion and daylight sensors or a mobile device for smarter lighting control. Plus, when paired with an ecobee thermostat, the smart light switch will function as a room sensor to manage hot or cold spots. Together, an ecobee thermostat and ecobee Switch+ offer a seamless solution that makes for an unmatched, better home experience. The room sensor feature will be available later in 2018 via a software update.
The ecobee Switch+ works with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, the Google Assistant, SmartThings and IFTTT.
“The experience of Alexa and ecobee together is great, and we’re thrilled to see ecobee innovating on customers’ behalf,” said Pete Thompson, Vice President, Amazon Alexa. “The ecobee Switch+ can bring ecobee and Alexa into every room of the house – just walk into any space and ask Alexa to adjust the temperature, control lights, read the news and much more. Enabling easy-to-use, whole home voice control can be that simple. We’re excited to continue to expand our work with ecobee, an Alexa Fund portfolio company, to deliver delightful smart home experiences with the Alexa Voice Service.”
Pricing, Availability and Compatibility
ecobee Switch+ retails for a suggested price of $99 (USD) in the U.S and $119 (CAD) in Canada. ecobee Switch+ works with any light controlled by one switch with a neutral wire and supports most energy-efficient light bulbs, such as the LiFX. It is also rated to control 600w incandescent or 150w LED and CFD loads.
You can pre-order the ecobee Switch+ at the link below...