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Make: Bluetooth by Sandeep Mistry, Don Coleman, Alasdair Allan

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Chapter 3. Smart Light Switch

One of the problems with the current generation of smart lightbulbs is that the smarts are in the bulb.

Though they have been held up as a massive Internet of Things success story, in the long term, this will not turn out to be the case because lightbulbs are something you turn on and off from a switch on the wall. You can make most smart lightbulb systems unresponsive by using the wall switch. Effectively, a smart lightbulb replaces a thing we use every day, the light switch, but it does it poorly. We really need to replace the switch, not the bulb.

What Is a Smart Switch?

A smart light switch not only lets you turn the light on and off using the switch itself but also remotely via Bluetooth LE. The switch should ...

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