For anyone who has ever searched for the light switch when entering a dark room, Kasa’s new motion-activated smart dimmer is for you. Using Kasa’s advanced motion technology, the smart switch automatically turns on the lights when you enter a room, which is one of the most intuitive smart lighting features we’ve seen in some time.
The Kasa Motion Activated Smart Dimmer (KS220M) from Kasa is also built with an ambient light sensor which can sense the amount of light in a room and adjust the brightness accordingly. This is ideal during daylight hours, when you don’t want your ceiling lights to be at full brightness – the switch will automatically dim the brightness based on how bright the room is.
In the Kasa Smart app, the dimmer can also be set to a timer or schedule to help further automate your lighting setup. So you can activate your bedtime schedule to prevent motion-activated lights from turning on while you sleep. The switch also boasts a fade-in and fade-out feature that dims the lights at night and turns them on in the morning. In addition to the Kasa Smart app, the switch can be controlled using Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Samsung SmartThings.
No hub or neutral wire is required to operate this switch. It is compatible with LED bulbs up to 150 watts and incandescent bulbs up to 300 watts. The fire retardant switch also has overheat protection that will instantly turn off the switch if it gets too hot.
The new dimmer is ideal for entryways, hallways, laundry rooms and other areas of the home where you are likely to come and go with an arm full of groceries or a basket full of clothes. The Kasa Motion Activated Smart Dimmer (KS220M) will be available for purchase later this year. No details on the price of the Switch were available at the time of publication.
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