- What's Included
Improve your comfort.
With Eve Light Switch, experience the comfort of connected lighting. Switch your lights on and off using Siri, or with a quick tap on your iPhone.
Eve Light Switch transforms any single or multi-bulb setup into an intelligent lighting system, so you can use your existing bulbs regardless of their shape, size or color.
Create scenes to control Eve Light Switch and other HomeKit-enabled accessories with a single command. Leverage the power of automation and have your lighting synchronize with your routine.
Use your voice.
Use Siri on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to control Eve Light Switch with just your voice. Have more than one room equipped with Eve Light Switch? Group them in the Eve app and say one sentence to control all your lights, without lifting a finger or roaming your home.
Eve Light Switch connects directly to your iPhone or iPad using Bluetooth low energy technology, without the need for a hub, gateway bridge, or complicated WiFi configuration.
Want to illuminate your home from afar? Control Eve Light Switch even if you are away. All you need is an Apple TV, and you’re ready to remotely switch your lights on and off, launch your favorite scene, and check the status of your home at a glance.
HomeKit technology provides advanced security with end-to-end encryption and authentication between Eve and your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Eve Light Switch features Bluetooth low energy technology, thus ensuring easy setup, reliable operation, and power efficiency – without disturbing your already crowded Wi-Fi network or other wireless devices. Eve Light Switch makes your home smarter, not more complicated.
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General Specifications Manufacturer Elgato Manufacturer Product No. 10027805 UPC 813180020207 Dimensions 120 x 75 x 35 mm Supported Devices Eve requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 9.3 or later. Automation requires a fourth-generation Apple TV with tvOS 10 or later. Controlling HomeKit-enabled accessories away from home requires a third-generation Apple TV with Apple TV software 7.2.1 or later, or a fourth-generation Apple TV with tvOS 9.2 or later, and an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 9.3 or later. Note: iPad 2 is not supported. Compatibility Eve Light Switch requires a neutral wire and replaces a single pole switch. Not intended for use in a 3-way installation where lights are controlled by more than one switch. Only for use with copper or copper clad wire in dry, indoor locations. Power Input AC 120 V, 50/60 Hz Max 15 A / 1800 W general purpose
5 A / 600 W tungsten lamp
Wireless Connection Type Bluetooth low energy
- Great HomeKit addition for an Apple TV 4 hub. Review by George
Great HomeKit addition for an Apple TV 4 hub.
This is an excellent addition for an Apple ecosystem with the Apple TV 4. It works so well that I bought 4 more.
Note that when the Apple TV is used as a HomeKit hub, it seems important to set the Apple TV so that it never sleeps. For me, HomeKit seems quicker and more responsive if the Apple TV 4 is awake and not sleeping.
I had a few questions that you may have too.
1. First, the neutral wire is attached to the Eve switch to power the switch so it can monitor the bluetooth. The required neutral wire is likely in US houses built since the mid-1980's. To check whether your house has one turn off the circuit breaker and remove the switch plate. The neutral wire is the white wire in the switch box. It is probably not connected to any switch in the box (unless you already have a switch in the box that requires power). Take a look at the switch box. Is it plastic, or metal? A metal box may shield the signal reception.
2. Our 2-story frame house is over 3,000 square feet. I wondered if the bluetooth would work reliably through walls and floors. I used an iPhone app called SpreadMesh to measure the RSSI signal strength of the Apple TV's bluetooth at places where I intended to put the switches. All of my switches are in areas where the RSSI is between -90 (weaker signal) and -67 (stronger signal). One switch is upstairs and the rest are separated by distances up to 45 feet from the Apple TV.
3. The switch responds instantly to touch and works as well as or better than any manual light switch. Often times, there is a few second delay when triggering through HomeKit. In practice this is only a minor inconvenience because I use HomeKit to automate scenes that control several devices so even with the delay, it's an overall win.
4. With the Apple TV, I'm able to control the light switches from my iPhone any where I have cell access. I imagine the delays are longer when I'm away, but I'm not in the house to notice. Note that my Apple TV is set to never sleep.
The Eve app's logging of the switch power usage is a nice record of activity in the house when I'm away. I really wish that changes in the on/off status could trigger a notification. If it did, then the switch could be a valuable security asset as well.
Posted on 3/25/2017
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