Installing home lighting is becoming easier and cheaper thanks to smart switches without HUB（Wifi touch light switch）.
Smart switches without Hub (Wifi touch light switch) allow intelligence to be provided to any home without the need for a central unit that acts as an operations center. In the past, it was necessary to have a central device to manage home lighting, but now this is optional, thus facilitating installation, configuration, and use. Do you want to know how smart mechanisms without HUB work, what types are there, and how to install or configure them? Well, we will tell you below.
What is a HUB?
A HUB, also known as a Gateway, is a hardware device that acts as the central unit of a home lighting system. In other words, it is a device to which all the elements of a smart home are connected to transmit their communications. The Hub assembly and the different smart switches create an internal and private communication network that allows them easily managed. In wireless home lighting, we use the Z-Wave communication protocol, although others used Zigbee or KNX in wired home lighting systems.
What are smart switches without Hub?
However, and thanks in large part to the great popularity of Wi-Fi networks, smart switches without a Hub have now appeared, as is the case with the Livolo Wifi touch light switch. What does this mean? Well, it’s simple: it is no longer necessary to install a central unit to create a private internal communication network or implement complex panels To communicate they use the Wi-Fi network of our internet connection as if it were any other electronic device. This greatly facilitates both installation and configuration, without losing any advantage and offering a stable and secure connection. The only difference is that we will depend on the Wi-Fi network to control our smart switches
the advantage of being able to manage them even when we are away from home.
Thanks to a mobile application, we can configure and control all the smart switches without Hub simply and comfortably. Thanks to the Wi-Fi connection. Also. We can create experiences and scenes of use that make our day-to-day easier.
Types of smart switches without Hub
There are many types of smart switches on the market without Hub that we can install in our homes easily and quickly. In Livolo we have some good examples:
Light Switch: Controlling the light in a home through smart mechanisms without a Hub is simple and efficient. We will be able to turn off, turn on, program, and regulate the light in our home from anywhere and with total comfort.
Switches and master: Of course, switches and smart cross switches can also be installed to turn lights on and off from any mechanism, regardless of whether we do it physically or through the mobile application.
How to install and configure?
The installation of the smart switches without Hub is simple and fast. By connecting via Wi-Fi, it is not necessary to carry out the wiring to the central unit, which greatly facilitates the task. It is only necessary to replace the traditional mechanism with the intelligent one, although at least one neutral wire must be added to maintain the connection to the network (with an almost incalculable consumption).
On the other hand, the configuration of this type of mechanism is even simpler. Most of them are configured through a mobile application that is very easy to use. When connecting to the network, the app detects the device and shows us the step by step to configure it.
Livolo home app is available on both iOS and Android. It is only necessary to create an account and create an installation without Hub for your home, giving it the name you prefer. Then you just have to add the smart switches following the steps indicated in the application, it’s that easy.
Zigbee touch Switches with Wifi touch light switch
On the one hand, if we decide to create a smart switch with Hub, like the Livolo Zigbee switches. We make sure that the connection is stable, without congestion, and secure, thanks to the Z-Wave protocol. Installation is also straightforward, although mounting and configuring the hub adds an extra step. In terms of configuration, functions, and use, everything is very similar: centralization of blinds, remote control, presence simulation, light dimming, control of plugged-in devices, etc.
On the other hand, if we opt for smart switches without Hub. We will depend on our Wi-Fi router to control them. It offers us high comfort and a simpler installation, being able to control up to 10 devices in the case of the Livolo wifi touch light switch. If you want to add more than 10 devices it is necessary to add a HUB. Both options can connect with smart assistants to control our home through voice.