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Smart remote & light switches

Want smart lights without the hassle? Try a remote light switch! Simply combine a TRÅDFRI remote control switch with wireless LED bulbs or panels to create an atmosphere to fit your mood. You'll be able to turn lights on or off, dim them, change their color, or switch the light from warm to cool—all without leaving your seat!

Benefits of adding smart light switches to a smart home

When movie night with the kids is about to start and you have a bowl of popcorn in your lap, the last thing you want is to leave the comfy section of couch you carved out. Same goes when you’ve just clinked glasses for your first romantic night home in a while. And besides wirelessly dimming or turning off lights, imagine turning on the coffee maker from across the room before darting outside to walk the dog.

So turn lights and smart appliances on and off without leaving the couch with the help of wireless light switches. With a few clever and affordable purchases, you can put control of light fixtures and other appliances in the palm of your hand. Use a remote control, your smartphone or even your voice.

Use a smart light switch

With a smart, wireless light switch, any smart lighting you have installed can be effortlessly controlled from a distance. Let a wireless remote control light switch or remote control dimmer switch paired with smart LED light bulbs or LED light panels—up to 10 total at a time—help you stay at your desk or in bed when you want to adjust the lighting. And you can connect other IKEA light fixtures to a driver to control them wirelessly as well. Note that wireless dimmers allow you to dim and turn on and off light sources, while wireless remote controls allow you to switch lights on and off, choose colors and incrementally make adjustments from warm to cold light.

Install a wireless control outlet

With a wireless control outlet, you can raise the intelligence of any lamp or compatible appliance that you already own. The outlet can be controlled via remote or via app, and anything that’s connected to it can be turned on or off remotely. This makes getting started with smart lighting or your morning coffee very easy—simply try out a few smart outlets in your most well-lit room and you’ll fall in love with smart lighting and wireless control of appliances in no time.

Still having a hard time deciding what to get? Check out our smart lighting kits, to get started right away.

Motion sensing, shortcut buttons, signal repeaters and TRÅDFRI gateway

For safety and convenience, use motion sensors that turn lighting on right away when you enter a room. Automatically turn on or off up to 10 light sources that can all be set at either 30% or 100% brightness.

Start your day off in the best way with a push of a button—place a shortcut button next to the bed to turn on the lights, roll up the blinds or play your favorite morning song to wake up to. Or use a shortcut button attached to the fridge to turn on the coffee maker before you get your creamer out. TRÅDFRI shortcut button allows you to add convenience and create the right atmosphere at home for every occasion by pairing with the IKEA Home smart app on your smartphone.

Use a signal repeater to expand the signal from IKEA smart products, so they work even in expansive homes or houses with thick walls.

Use TRÅDFRI gateway and IKEA Home smart app to create several groups of light sources and control them in different ways.TRÅDFRI gateway and IKEA Home smart app work with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant and Sonos.

Frequently asked questions about smart light wireless switches

Can I make my existing light switches smart?

While you can’t change your existing light switches, you can, if compatible, install smart LED bulbs that can be wirelessly controlled. Additionally, you can plug light fixtures with traditional bulbs into a wireless control outlet.

Do smart switches work with normal bulbs?

Smart light switches can work with normal bulbs if the light fixture is plugged into a wireless control outlet.

Is it better to have a smart bulb or smart light switch?

Let IKEA help you have both. Why not let the convenience of remote light switches go hand-in-hand with the energy efficiency of longer lasting LED light bulbs?