A wireless switch can be an easy and simple addition to a home or building automation system. Used in place of a regular switch, the wireless switch provides smart capabilities to dumb lighting fixtures. When the wireless switch is used with existing smart light bulbs, the system can now benefit from additional control points other than users’ smartphones.
Additionally, with a wireless switch controlling smart light bulbs, the wireless switch can be placed anywhere in a room and run from a coin cell battery. Working in conjunction with an energy harvesting device or gathering energy over NFC via a smartphone, the switch could potentially run without ever having to replace batteries.
- Connectivity via Bluetooth Low Energy to a smartphone or Zigbee/Thread in a building automation gateway
- NTAG I2C NFC to provision devices onto a network or to do maintenance operations