Elgato recently launched the $49.95 Eve Light Switch, the world’s first light switch with HomeKit technology for the most seamless light control experience. Elgato Eve Light Switch transforms any single or multi-bulb setup into a Siri voice controlled lighting system. Means you can use your voice to control your existing bulbs regardless of their shape, size or color. The switch connects directly to an iPhone or iPad using Bluetooth LE. Without the need for a hub, and gateway bridge, or a Wi-Fi configuration.
The Eve Light Switch replaces your wall switches you already have in your house, to make lighting in the room accessible to HomeKit without changing bulbs or buying bridges and other accessories.
Eve Light Switch Design:
The switch has a clean, white modern design with a capacitive touch sensor to manually turn a light on or off with the tap of a finger. This switch requires a neutral wire and replaces a single pole switch. It is not intended for use in a 3-way installation where lights are controlled by more than one switch.
The Eve Light Switch is a flat, touch-sensitive panel — there is no dedicated on and off position. You tap it, and the switch is supposed to shift between on and off. Notably, this switch doesn’t have Wi-Fi; it only has a Bluetooth connection, which means that there will need to be some sort of HomeKit hub (be it a new Apple TV or an iPad left nearby) in order to control lights from outside the home.
Eve Light Switch Features:
Homeowners can create HomeKit scenes to control Light Switch and the other HomeKit-enabled accessories with a single command. The light switch can be controlled away from house with a third-generation Apple TV running software version 7.2.1 or later or a 4th generation Apple TV along with tvOS 9.2 or later set up as a Home Hub.
With Eve, see your home at a glance right on your iPad and iPhone. The Eve family of HomeKit accessories gathers data on temperature, air quality, humidity, air pressure, energy consumption and more.
Eve Light Switch Price:
The Eve Light Switch is now available for $49.95 on Elgato.com and on Amazon.com.