Energenie MIHO008 1-way Light Switch : Excellent piece of kit works very well with Mi Home

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Within minutes of receiving this switch i had it fitted. Then in a few more minutes it was linked linked to the energenie app, then linked to alexa. I already have several of the adapter plugs but this is next level stuff. Very reactive, all i say now is ‘alexa turn on the main lights’ and they are instantly on. They do not have a dim function but that’s not an issue as i have philips hue light bulbs fitted. The beauty of this is that if you gave a technology failure e. Wifi goes down, they still operate like a normal switch.

Simple to fit and no probs pairing.

Within minutes of receiving this switch i had it fitted. Then in a few more minutes it was linked linked to the energenie app, then linked to alexa. I already have several of the adapter plugs but this is next level stuff. Very reactive, all i say now is ‘alexa turn on the main lights’ and they are instantly on. They do not have a dim function but that’s not an issue as i have philips hue light bulbs fitted. The beauty of this is that if you gave a technology failure e. Wifi goes down, they still operate like a normal switch. Here are the specifications for the Energenie MIHO008 1-way Light Switch:

  • Switch your existing lights from wherever you are
  • Free iOS and Android App, plus browser interface
  • Convenient and seemless integration with your existing light switches
  • Switch on/off via the Mi|Home App or set timers, use geofencing or IFTTT to control automatically
  • Requires installation in place of your existing light switch or a suitable 25mm patress box and lighting ring connection

A good simple smart home light switch. . Works well as part of the mihome system and is compatible with amazon alexa echo and dot so you can ask alexa to turn on your lights. The switch does not provide dimming capabilities it is purely on or off. Please be aware that the back of the switch is quite bulky so you will need at least a 35mm deep pattress or back box ( if you are replacing an existing switch please be aware a lot of light switches are fitted in only 25mm). There are adaptors available to get around this. (this is the only reason it doesn’t get five stars. No neutral wire is required. I think it can be used in a two way situation but only with another mihome switch (i have not tried this). Only had the switch a couple of weeks so far but seems reliable. The mihome system is also ifttt compatible so can be used with other devices and switched automatically on at sunset or off at sunrise for example or via a motion sensor.

Excellent product easily set up.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • I didn’t read the dimensions correctly, you need a
  • controlled by the RPi and crontab
  • A good simple Smart Home light switch.

Good quality app could be better.

Excellent product easily set up.

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Read manufacturers information before buying. These will not work with led lamps. The manufacturers information recommends dimmable led’s but i could not find any that would work with this product. With the switch in the off position led lamps still flicker.

This review is from : Energenie MIHO008 1-way Light Switch

Read manufacturers information before buying. These will not work with led lamps. The manufacturers information recommends dimmable led’s but i could not find any that would work with this product. With the switch in the off position led lamps still flicker.
Controlled by the rpi and crontab. Works fine to control lights that i want on or off. Seems to be reliable thus far. Easily controllable from a range of standard controllers. Mine is controlled by the rpi and crontab.
Controlled by the rpi and crontab. Works fine to control lights that i want on or off. Seems to be reliable thus far. Easily controllable from a range of standard controllers. Mine is controlled by the rpi and crontab.
Good product which works well, the product picture with screw holes top and bottom should be rotated 90 degrees. It works well with my smart hue bulbs for visitors or when in urgent situation resets bulbs to full brightness within a couple of clips, but can also be reset to be always on when needed for hue to takeover.
Good product which works well, the product picture with screw holes top and bottom should be rotated 90 degrees. It works well with my smart hue bulbs for visitors or when in urgent situation resets bulbs to full brightness within a couple of clips, but can also be reset to be always on when needed for hue to takeover.
Working initially with just a light switch, although it has crashed twice in its first 2 days, with the gateway hung. No feedback from light switch (& i see that sockets don’t give feedback either) so no indication on app if device is on or off. Can only use one energenie hub/account per amazon echo account, so can’t share devices between echos. I was considering returning it to amazon, but i can’t find a viable alternative yet & and, for what it is, when it works, it is “good value” compared to alternatives. I may need to buy another hub to control a 2nd device, which seems wasteful.
Working initially with just a light switch, although it has crashed twice in its first 2 days, with the gateway hung. No feedback from light switch (& i see that sockets don’t give feedback either) so no indication on app if device is on or off. Can only use one energenie hub/account per amazon echo account, so can’t share devices between echos. I was considering returning it to amazon, but i can’t find a viable alternative yet & and, for what it is, when it works, it is “good value” compared to alternatives. I may need to buy another hub to control a 2nd device, which seems wasteful.

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Works well but it would be better if it were dimmable not just on/off.

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I’d give this a five star if it had worked with my led lights. Unfortunately, the circuit had a dimmer fitted.
I’d give this a five star if it had worked with my led lights. Unfortunately, the circuit had a dimmer fitted.
I didn’t read the dimensions correctly, you need a. I didn’t read the dimensions correctly, you need a deep backbox for this, 35mm. This is sold as a 1-way switch but can be used as a 2-way if at the other end you use a 2-way slave switch such as the varilight v-pro slave.

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I didn’t read the dimensions correctly, you need a. I didn’t read the dimensions correctly, you need a deep backbox for this, 35mm. This is sold as a 1-way switch but can be used as a 2-way if at the other end you use a 2-way slave switch such as the varilight v-pro slave.
Excellent piece of kit works very well with mi home. Excellent piece of kit works very well with mi home gateway. Mine is being used to control outside lights either with the timer or by directly switching them on via the app or the switch. Im going to work out how i can also make them come on with the geolocation/ifttt facility when i get a minute.
Excellent piece of kit works very well with mi home. Excellent piece of kit works very well with mi home gateway. Mine is being used to control outside lights either with the timer or by directly switching them on via the app or the switch. Im going to work out how i can also make them come on with the geolocation/ifttt facility when i get a minute.