Home Automation with Smart Wi-Fi Modules; Enjoy Luxury and Save Money!

Home Automation can add richness to life by automating various manual tasks and bringing smartness to household devices and home appliances.

Automation of electrical appliances like Water pumps, Geysers, and Air Coolers can be achieved at a very basic level by using Smart Plugs. After installing smart plugs (5A, 6A, 10A, and 15A ratings as per appliance requirement) you can turn on/off such appliances using your smartphone from anywhere. Or within the house through your voice commands to voice assistants like Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. You can also pre-schedule the appliances in the smartphone app for automatic switching on/off.

Further, you can automate other electronic appliances like AC, TV, and Set-top-box, which are controlled by their native Infrared (IR) remotes, through a Smart Wifi Universal remote. A Smart Wi-Fi remote can replace all the other IR remotes singly. Using Smart Remote you would not only be able to switch on/off the above appliances remotely but can control their other functions also through your smartphone or voice commands. For example, you can change the temperature setting in your room Air Conditioner from 24°C to 22°C by adjusting the temperature in your smartphone app, you can also toggle the Dish TV channels by tapping on your smartphone.

Smart Home Automation Modules

You may also wish to convert your traditional lighting, fans, and some power devices to smart. So that you can control them through your mobile phone or your voice and extend the benefits of technology and home automation into your day-to-day lives.

If you give it a thought, you would realize that it may not be feasible or optimal to use smart plugs in rooms where there are multiple points (electrical ON/OFF switches) for lights and fans. In such situations, Smart Wi-Fi Light-Fan Modules and Smart Wi-Fi Power Modules can meet the requirements and serve the purpose.

You can install these automation modules inside of your electrical switchboards and so they are generally not visible from the outside. These modules employ fail-safe features and sync with physical switches and fan regulators. Such that the legacy system also continues to work and ensures that all the switches always work. As per your convenience, you can switch on/off the lights or regulate fans through their physical switches/regulators or control them over your mobile app. 

These Modules are Wi-Fi enabled so they can be added to our home wifi network for communication and hence can be controlled from anywhere in the world. These are also fitted with controllers, receivers, and actuators to deliver the desired remote monitoring and control and facilitate data reporting.

These devices are designed and manufactured considering the local Electrical conditions. They are protected against voltage surges and fire. These are also very sleek and modular, so suitable for both retrofit and new installations.

These controllers come in many variants depending on the application:

  • Light-Fan Module

  • Light Module

  • Power Module

  • Curtain Controllers etc..

Smart Wi-Fi Light-Fan Module (LFM)

 

Smart Wi-Fi Light Fan Module is typically meant to control 3 lights + 1 fan or 4 lights in a room.

The Light-Fan module has the following Technical Specifications:

  • Operating input voltage: 90-240 VAC
  • Number of load channels: 3 lights + 1 fan or 4 lights
  • Maximum load output per channel: 150 Watts
  • Recommended Internet speed: 512 Kbps and above
  • Communication protocol: Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz (802.11b/g/n)
  • Security:  AES and HTTPS certificate-based authentication
  • Expected monthly data consumption: Less than 3 KB

While purchasing Smart Wi-Fi Light-Fan Module (LFM), you should ensure that the module is not generating any humming sound while regulating the fan.

The electrical Connection of the Smart Wi-Fi Light-Fan Module is given below for your reference:

Home Automation Using Light Module (LM)

 

A light Module is typically meant to control two lights in a room. LM has the following Technical Specifications:

  • Operating input voltage: 90-240 VAC
  • Number of load channels: 2 Lights
  • Maximum load output per channel: 150 Watts
  • Recommended Internet speed: 512 Kbps and above
  • Communication protocol: Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz (IEEE 802.11b/g/n)
  • Security:  AES and HTTPS certificate-based authentication
  • Expected monthly data consumption: Less than 3 KB

Power Module (PM)

The power module is meant to control heavy loads like Geysers, Fridges, AC, Main Power, etc. A single PM module can handle one load.

  • Operating input voltage: 90-240 VAC
  • Number of load channels: 1
  • Supported Appliances: Geyser, Fridge, AC, Main Power
  • Maximum load output per channel: 3000 Watts
  • Recommended Internet speed: 512 Kbps and above
  • Communication protocol: Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz
  • Security:  AES and HTTPS certificate-based authentication

The Power Module (PM) helps you to save on your electricity bills by simply tracking the electricity consumption using the app. You will also receive instantaneous notifications to take any action in the event you have left any heavy appliance in ON for a longer period of time and thus posing a possible safety challenge.

Features of Smart Wi-Fi Light-Fan Module

Retrofit

  • You can convert existing non-smart devices to Smart.
  • The modules are compatible with both older electrical boards and new modular switchboards.

Convenience

  • It is easy and quick to install Smart Wi-Fi Light-Fan and Power modules.
  • You can monitor and control your lights, fans, and power appliances from your smartphone or voice command.
  • The mobile app provides extended utility through a scheduling feature. 
  • You can create customized scenes so as to enhance the automation experience.

Savings

  • You will get notifications, energy consumption reporting, and controls on the smartphone
  • You can optimize the usage and operations of electrical appliances and thus can save money.

Zemote Home Automation

Zemote is a leading Home Automation brand in India and a leading manufacturer of automation devices like modular switches, Universal Wi-Fi Remote, Smart Wi-Fi modules, etc. Different modules are available for different automation applications in the home and offices.

For example, in addition to the Light-Fan module and Power modules described above, 2-channel or 4-channel Curtain controllers are also available to bring automation to curtain operations in the premise doors/windows, which are traditionally managed manually. Similarly dimming and non-dimming light modules can help you to control lighting strips and set different lighting themes suiting different scenarios…

Furthermore, you would be able to operate the above devices through a mobile app on your smartphone or through your voice command to a voice assistant like Alexa…

 

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