• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great when FW/SW are in sync...

    • Written by from Cypress

    I've been using WEMO devices for some time now. I have five in use and they are all working well. They were working poorly about 6 months back, could not see them most of the time even when on my home network, but at least the programmed rules kept working fine. That was either resolved by a FW update or SW update. Working well now and I love the them. I have two outside and they stay attached to my network, no problem.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with the AirPort Extreme

    • Written by from Cambridge

    Have been using this for a while with a Belkin router and has worked great. Bought a AirPort Extreme 5th generation and spent hours but could not connect it to the router. Searched internet and found a lot of people with same problem. AirPort Extreme and AirPort Utility do not have enough settings available to fine tune it to work with the WeMo. End result is I have to run 2 routers now ... AirPort Extreme for my MacBook Pro's / Apple TV's / and iPhone, and the Belkin Router just for the WeMo. Wish Apple would resolve this problem.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable and frustrating

    • Written by from Waynesville

    Don't waste your money...this thing drops WIFI about a dozen times a night, and it is installed about 10 feet from my Airport Express. When it drops the signal, the light goes out. It might come back on, maybe yes, maybe no. Firmware is up to date. Reinstalling (multiple times) doesn't help. Lousy execution of a good idea.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Latest Firmware Kills Remote Access

    • Written by from Georgetown

    The latest firmware update has killed remote access. Can no longer access devices if I am not connected to my home network. Stay away from the firmware update until the issues are worked out.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    • Written by from Chesapeake

    The switch was easily picked up on my wifi network and works flawlessly. Its almost magical the way you can set it turn on at sunset (which is different everyday, duh?) or off at sunrise. I have the 2 Wemo Insight switches and they work great too. Thanks Belkin!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent - if you have the correct electrical box

    • Written by from Burlingame

    I installed one of these last week and it works great. Now we can turn the light on and off by pushing the switch itself or using the app installed on our iPhones. The kids thought it was hilarious that mommy was controlling the lights remotely while on a trip. The app shows if the light is on or off and even when remote it seems to always match reality.

    Installation notes - you must have a fairly deep electrical box (the thing in your wall where the wires come in) for the Wemo switch to fit, as it is a very deep part. If you have very stiff wire or multiple wires coming into the box it might be a tight fit. The front of the Wemo switch is a standard size so you can use the existing cover from a rocker type light switch (if it isn't metal) instead of the oversize plate that is included. Finally, the firmware update that you will probably have to do after connecting to your network should be done after you have finished installation and your circuit breaker is back on for good. It took several minutes and cutting power in the middle of a firmware update is a good way to brick most electronics.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't trust the reviewers

    • Written by from San Jose

    This thing works great if you are at home and on the same WiFi network (in other words you are too lazy to get off the couch).

    However, what I really wanted was a system that lets me control my lights REMOTELY. This is not that system.

    Here are all the problems I've experienced in 3 days of ownership. I have 3 of these switches:
    - Lights don't accept a WiFi password with special characters. (yes, really!!).
    - The app says a light is on or off, but it will sometimes be wrong, even after a force refresh. So now you never really know for sure if your lights are on of off.
    - From remote, randomly the lights disappear from the app. Sometimes one shows up but not the others. It's a crapshoot. Sometimes it takes several hours before a light comes back online. I have confirmed this is not my internet, but is a problem on Belkin's server back-end.
    - From remote, when you tap a light to turn it on, it just spins and spins and never actually responds. Other times it does just fine.
    - When it does respond some times it takes up to a minute. Other times it is less than 5 seconds, and other times it says it worked, but it really didn't.

    Bottom line, this product relies on Belkin's servers to phone home over the internet, and they don't have enough bandwidth to support all the devices out there, making for a really terrible experience when you are away from home. Do not trust these 5 star reviews. They were probably written by people that only tested local WiFi functionality (which works great). Remote functionality is utterly useless.

    These are going back to the store for a refund.

    28 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    disappointed

    • Written by from Grand Rapids

    I purchased both the wall plug and the light switch. After 15 days the light switch failed. A real bummer since I paid to have an electrician install the product. Another surprised about the product was that when setting up the rules both switch and wall plug could only work when set at the exact same time. Belkins agreed to replace the switch but additional problems occurred via their email return form. It has been a real headache. Thank goodness I saved my old wall switch or I would not have lights that would work until my replacement arrived.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    • Written by from Vineland

    It took me about 15 minutes to take out my old switch and put in the new switch. I follow the directions that I found on the website it was easy. I turn on the power I loaded the app I connected to Wi-Fi that took about another five minutes. Then I push the on off button on my iPhone and it worked flawlessly next I turned off the Wi-Fi on my phone and just used the 3G and it still worked flawlessly. And amazing product totally reliable well worth the money. In the past when I went on vacation I would put photoelectric cells on all sorts of different lights but when you drive past the house that's lit up at 4 o'clock in the morning it doesn't really send out the right message that people are at home. This will be great especially if I forget to turn on the lights for the dogs if I stay out longer than what I thought I would. I would have no hesitation recommending this to anyone

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised!

    • Written by from Pittsburgh

    Great product! Installation and setup was easy and straight forward. Been using it for two weeks for our front porch light and it works flawlessly. Light is programmed to come on at sunset and stay on till midnight 7 days a week. Also set to come on in the morning at 5am and go off at sun rise on weekdays. Highly recommend! Plan on getting more.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It took some doing but so far, I love it!

    • Written by from Melrose

    I bought two of these switches. They are in one 4-switch panel, located next to one another. They were easy to install and that part was done in no time.

    Setting up both switches with the app was a little tricky. The first switch set up without a problem but the other required a restart of my phone and wireless network. Even then, the 2nd Wemo network didn't immediately show up. Eventually, after a few tries, I got it working.

    Ironically, the hardest part about the installation was the fact that one of my bulbs had blown (I think I have a short). Therefore, I mistakenly thought that the switch was not working for quite some time. :)

    I love this product and may buy a third!

    36 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent & 1st Class Quality...

    • Written by from CALGARY

    I bought 3 of these units to run 3 sets of exterior porch lighting. They are very straight forward to install and work with the existing double and triple socket faceplates. But it is not recommend for 2 or 3 way light switching. The instructions and online video’s via the Belkin website is easy to follow, as well as using your own common sense. I have been running these switches for about a month via my iPhone 4S, using the WeMo application. I configured it, so that the lighting is automated. This is ideal for the short daylight of winter and long nights of darkness here in Alberta. Excellent product, well done Belkin.

    47 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Effective and elegant.... Highly recommended

    • Written by from San Diego

    I purchased a total of three, and I've been extremely happy. Read the requirements carefully because there are exceptions, but it is exceptionally well designed. You can use it with IFTTT and helpful for those time when you're away from your home (light switches). You can have it set up to a plug too, that is how its set up for my lamp in my living room.

    DIY install, fairly straight forward!

    40 of 42 people found this useful