One of the coolest ways to control a room's lights is with the best HomeKit light switches. They can be used conventionally, like normal lightswitches, but they can also be connected to the Home App so that you can control your lights with Siri. That means normal lightbulbs, and no expensive replacements when they stop working. With automation, you can set everything up so that if you open the front door the hall light comes on, for example, along with loads of other options to make your home a little smarter. Here are our picks for the best HomeKit light switches.
The Lutron Caséta Wireless Smart Lighting Dimmer Switch Kit gets our top pick as it uses clear connect technology for wireless communication to the included smart hub, making connections fast and reliable. This switch has built-in dimming controls and adjusts with Apple's Home App, the Lutron App, or other popular voice assistants. Lutron's switch also works without a neutral wire, which is great for older homes lacking the wiring required by most smart switches.
Best on a budget
Smart and affordable
This smart switch from meross is a wallet-friendly way to add HomeKit to a single light without breaking the bank. While it is incredibly affordable, we loved how responsive and reliable the meross Smart Light Switch was for the price in our recent review. We also liked how this light switch works with HomeKit right out of the box via Wi-Fi, with no additional hub or account required.
Best for control
The Brilliant Smart Home Control is the ultimate in-wall command center. The Smart Home Control installs just like every other light switch, but it gives you slick touchscreen controls for your entire home — which we enjoyed using when we went hands-on. You can dim your connected lights through HomeKit and the Home app, and it supports various devices like Sonos and Ring, bringing everything under one roof.
Easiest to use
Eve's Light Switch features a minimalistic design with a solid-state touchpad that allows you to toggle it on and off with a tap anywhere on the capacitive surface. In addition to Bluetooth, the Eve Light Switch supports Thread wireless networking for its HomeKit connection. Thread offers speedy responses and reliable mesh technology, plus it pairs with the Home App without entering your Wi-Fi credentials or an account.
Best for fitting
The Aqara Smart Wall Switch, No Neutral, Double Rocker is the only HomeKit-enabled option on the market with two independent buttons. With two buttons on-board, you can wire it to control your lighting and a ceiling fan with just one switch saving precious space in your electrical boxes. You can also leave the second button unwired and use it as a customizable button that can automate other smart accessories with the Aqara Home app.
Best for matter
Safe and secure
The HomeKit and Home app exclusive Wemo Smart Light Switch with Thread focuses on safety and reliability with a two-year warranty and UL-listing. As the name suggests, the Wemo Smart Light Switch with Thread supports Thread connectivity, providing quicker responses and enhanced reliability over Bluetooth without the need for the hub. This switch also works in three-way lighting setups, making it an excellent option for homes with stairs.
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The best HomeKit light switches make it easy to control one or more lights through the Home app without spending a fortune on individual HomeKit light bulbs. Siri voice control is also available with all HomeKit and Home app devices, so you can speak phrases like, "Hey Siri, turn on the living room lights" while the virtual assistant takes care of it all.
Are you looking for a light switch that works with the most popular smart voice assistants, including Siri? The Lutron Caséta Wireless Smart Lighting Dimmer Switch Starter Kit gets our recommendation, as it is one of the fastest-responding and most reliable switches on the market thanks to Clear Connect technology. This dimmer switch bundle also does not require a neutral wire in your wall boxes, making it compatible with older and newer homes.
If you want an easy-to-install HomeKit-only switch, the Eve Light Switch gets the job done and does so with style. This switch connects directly to HomeKit via the latest wireless networking standard — Thread — so you don't need to download another app, enter a long Wi-Fi password, or register for another account just to control your lights. Thread also enables ultra-fast response times and excellent reliability without needing a hub.
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Christopher spends most of his time writing and dreaming about all things HomeKit and the Home app. Whether it is installing smart light switches, testing the latest door locks, or automating his households daily routines, Christopher has done it all.