Surveying and evaluating which LED lighting controllers to choose for your home is a daunting task. LED lighting controllers are in abundance in the massive LED market. However, the LED lighting controls that you pick boil down to the energy efficiency they can offer and the amount of lighting they can produce.
LED lighting controllers are lighting control systems that integrate all the inputs and outputs concerning lighting control along with other associated computing devices. LED controllers to serve a variety of purposes including scene control, daylight harvesting, ambient light control, interior and exterior lighting. Whether you are looking for lighting control outdoors or indoors, the following list narrows down the best-LED lighting controls from the top manufacturers to make selection easier for you.
If you are looking for an all-rounded choice in all parameters, smart switches from Lutron are your best bet. The Lutron Caseta Wireless Smart Lighting Dimmer Kit exceeds all other controllers in its league when it comes to ease of use. If you want to integrate a smart home setting with say the Apple Home Kit or Google Assistant, the Lutron Caseta Wireless Smart Lighting Dimmer Kit is a worthy and complimentary match.
It requires a smart hub to work with your smartphone which is supplied along with the lighting control kit. However, buying the whole kit along with the hub is going to cost you big time. The Lutron Caseta Wireless Smart Lighting Dimmer Kit is available in a wide range of colors, all of which are user-friendly but expensive. If you are looking for performance solely, Lutron is a promising choice.
2. Ankuoo NEO
Ankuoo NEO is the first choice of customers who are looking for LED lighting controllers that are inexpensive and carry out the basic control function. It only costs about $20. Ankuoo NEO is not compatible with the voice controls of Amazon Alexa, however, Alexa compatible models are also available by the name of “REC” and only cost an extra $5.
This smart switch is very easy to install. The only downside is that it requires a neutral wire in order to work properly and does not work in a three-way lighting setup. Their bright LED lights let you know when it is connected to the Wi-Fi. Customers also like the fact that it is easy to locate in the dark along with its function not being dependent on a smart hub.
3. Belkin Wemo
There are two smart light switches made by Belkin under the Wemo category that offer light dimming controls along with a basic on/off option from the earlier model. If you are looking for a flashy, high-tech-looking design, the Belkin Wemo will not disappoint. It is different from most traditional contemporary designs and does not require a smart hub.
Even though the Belin Wemo is extremely user-friendly, it requires a neutral wire. The installation is easy but it cannot operate in a three-way lighting setup. Furthermore, Belkin Wemo works really well with Google Assistant as well as Amazon Alexa, given that you have a device for voice control of course. The basic Belkin Wemo models start at $50 and the price increases with the number of switches you want.