Wyze Launches an Affordable Smart Light Switch and Improved Smart Bulb

The Wyze Light Switch at a bedside.
Wyze

One of the drawbacks of installing smart bulbs is that your light switches suddenly become useless. You may even tape them into the “ON” position to keep family members and guests from deactivating your smart bulbs. That’s why Wyze is launching a smart, programmable light switch.

The new Wyze Switch has a simple push-button design that can trigger four custom smart home actions. You could tap it once to turn on your lights, double-tap to activate your robot vacuum, triple-tap to trigger smart plugs, or press-and-hold to lock your doors.

You can also use the Wyze Switch to turn a room full of regular light bulbs into smart bulbs with in-app controls, schedules, voice control, and other features. Of course, you need to install the Wyze Switch over an existing light switch, and it won’t work without a neutral wire.

But that’s not all! Wyze is also launching Bulb White v2, the second generation of its original smart bulb. The affordable Wyze Bulb White v2 features a new pairing process that allows you to set up multiple smart bulbs at the same time. Plus, it can get a lot dimmer than the original Wyze Bulb, and it packs a Color Rendering Index (CRI) of 90+ for increased color temperature options.

The Wyze Switch costs $33 before shipping and should arrive in December. Pre-orders for the Wyze Bulb White v2 ship in March, but you can only buy a $32 four-pack. Wyze says that it will sell individually packaged versions of the new smart bulb in the future.

Wyze Light Switch

Replace your dumb light switch with a Wyze Light Switch! The new Wyze Light Switch features four customizable controls that can trigger smart home actions across your whole home.

Wyze Bulb White v2

With a Color Rendering Index (CRI) of 90+, the new and improved Wyze Bulb White v2 has a much wider color temperature range than the original Wyze Bulb. It also gets dimmer and has a longer life expectancy.

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