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We provide switch-specific solutions that address the key issues faced by developers of all types of wireless switches, including plug-in, in-wall, remotes and battery powered and appliance switches with on/off, dimming, metering, and lighting control features. Our secure solutions offer easy device commissioning and robust RF with range to the home's edge, broad peripheral support and integration into any smart home ecosystem. For battery powered smart home switches, we provide leading low power performance ensuring long battery life and low maintenance.
When designing smart home switches, designers must consider whether the device will be line or battery powered, standalone or integrated with an ecosystem and the range that is required. To control lighting loads connected to wireless switches, developers should also consider the following techniques: the A/C voltage switching during zero crossing point of sine wave allows smaller switching elements, such as relays, to handle larger loads including incandescent lighting and resistive loads; TRIAC control for dimming; leading edge vs. trailing edge dimming; and PWM DC for LED loads. Additional resources are available for developers creating devices that will integrate with the Friends of Hue ecosystem.