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Belkin WeMo Light Switch shines easily

The dream of the connected smart home continues to shine. But before the refrigerator and the oven start talking to each other on a regular basis, there must first be light.

The Belkin WeMo Light Switch makes it easy to add smart connectivity to the home.
The Belkin WeMo Light Switch makes it easy to add smart connectivity to the home. Belkin

Available today, the Belkin F7C030 WeMo Light Switch is another step forward into a well-lit future. The light switch allows users to control their home lighting from anywhere. The best part is that integrating the new light switch into the home requires nothing more than what users already have.

The light switch replaces the standard light switch found in the wall. DIYers can switch out the two easily. (Belkin produced a short YouTube video explaining how to install the WeMo Light Switch for those who are comfortable working with basic electrical wiring.) After the unit is installed, it can be controlled remotely with Android and iOS devices by using the home's existing Wi-Fi network.

Configuring requires only connecting to the WeMo network and launching the WeMo app to select the home Wi-Fi network. After the simple setup, the WeMo light switch can be controlled from anywhere. Customized schedules can be created or more complex tasks can be handled. For example, tell the WeMo app your city name and it can turn on the light at sunset, no matter the season.

The Belkin WeMo Light Switch is designed for indoor use and requires no batteries. In addition to its easy installation, the device carries with it an easy to see price: The WeMo Light Switch is available now for $49.99.