ZigBee Light Switch And Dimmer For Home Lighting Automation
ZigBee Light Switch and dimmer are smart lighting devices designed with ZigBee interface, which enables users to control wirelessly by smart phone APP or remote controllers. As well as, it allows control from Ethernet once the gateway is configured to home network.
ZigBee is a smart home and internet of things control protocol based on 2.4GHz frequency band in accordance with IEEE 802.15.4. A ZigBee network includes a coordinator, routers and end devices. Light switch and dimmer are end devices, to control them, a coordinator is required so as to add them to the network. Each system allows up to 50,000 devices, but a stable network supports around 200-300 devices. The transmission distance between every 2 devices will be as much as 100m in free field indoor. You possibly can control from anywhere of your house.
ZigBee allows consumers easy-to-use control over all their LED fixtures, light bulbs, remotes and switches which allows consumers to change lighting remotely to reflect ambiance, task or season, all while managing energy use and making their homes greener.
The Connected Lighting Alliance, comprising almost all the major global lighting vendors, has endorsed ZigBee Light Link as the popular standard for residential lighting applications. This decision represents the first time an alliance of leading lighting companies has unanimously endorsed a common open standard for wireless lighting solutions. The control may be executed from smart phone APP, remote controller that added to the network or computer APP from internet.
There are various ZigBee light switch and dimmer available available in the market, you can choose an acceptable one depending in your light type and requirements. For AC input lamps, you may have to choose AC-AC type. For DC input lights, DC-DC type can be the appropriate choice, but you will have a power supply for the switch or dimmer. Products from different suppliers is probably not compatible. Generally those that are certified by ZigBee Alliance shall be more reliable and have universal compatibility.
Zigbee remote controllers can be found with monochrome, dual color, RGB and RGBW to control corresponding lighting devices with switching ON/OFF, dimming, CCT adjustment and RGB color adjustment functions. They are powered by built-in batteries. They will control the dimmer and switch once they are added to the network and bind with the light switch and dimmer.