Belkin's Wemo Brand Launches New Smart Dimmer With Thread Support

Wemo, Belkin's smart home accessory brand, today announced the launch of the HomeKit-enabled Wemo Smart Dimmer with Thread support. As with the prior Wemo Smart Dimmer, the updated version is designed to allow users to control their lights using the Home app, Wemo Stage app, or Siri voice commands.

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The Wemo Smart Dimmer is Thread certified, which means it offers a faster and more reliable connection when used with other Thread devices. For those unfamiliar with Thread, it is a low-latency mesh network for smart home devices that improves interoperability, range, and reliability.

Lights can be dimmed, turned on, or turned off from anywhere with the Smart Dimmer, and it works with neutral or no neutral wiring so it is able to be installed in most homes, though it won't work with three-way switches. The dimmer is exclusive to HomeKit, and in addition to Thread, it also connects to devices using Bluetooth.

The Wemo Smart Dimmer with Thread can be purchased for $60 from the Belkin website, and it is coming soon to Amazon.

Tags: Belkin, Wemo

Top Rated Comments

PAXappMan Avatar
1 week ago
Sweet can’t wait for it to freeze 7 times a day and the only fix is to flip the breaker.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Arislan Avatar
1 week ago
I just ripped out every single Wemo outlet in my house. 25% of the time Google Assistant can't talk to Wemo. 10% of the time, neither Siri or Google can get a hold of Wemo. Nothing more annoying than going to bed and as the goodnight routine runs, "Sorry, Wemo is unavailable" is the answer forcing a manual shutdown of 8 outlets in the house. They will not be on my list of Thread/Matter vendors to use with Home/Siri or Google Assistant again.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fwmireault Avatar
1 week ago

Why is this $60 when the Philips Hue dimmer switch is £16?
Philips hue dimmer is only a remote to control a Hue bulb or light, so you need to buy these lights on top of the switch and the bridge. This dimmer is meant to be used with "dumb" bulbs and light, so you don’t need any other purchase to make it work. All in all, a dimmer is probably cheaper than a smart bulb+bridge+dimmer remote control
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fwmireault Avatar
1 week ago
I was very excited for this product to come, but according to The Verge ('https://www.theverge.com/2022/8/3/23290273/wemo-smart-dimmer-switch-thread-apple-homekit-price-specs'): “As of right now, the Dimmer with Thread will not be upgradable to Matter via firmware update when the new standard launches later this year,” Cassie Pineda, a spokesperson for Belkin, told The Verge in an email. “When Matter launches later this year, we will bring to market new switches/dimmers that support Matter over Thread.”

This is weird, and a bummer. I'll wait for the Matter over Thread version I guess
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
boombashi Avatar
1 week ago
For $60, you are much better off with Lutron. No way would I trust light switches in my house to Belkin Wemo, especially at that price.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mikejd1 Avatar
1 week ago

Sweet can’t wait for it to freeze 7 times a day and the only fix is to flip the breaker.
I have this same friggin issue with V1. Lol
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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