Aqara H1 Smart Switch Review: 3 Key Aspects

By Naila Syifa
Updated September 2023

Aqara H1 Smart Wall Switch Review

If you want to have a smart lighting system in your home that allows you to control your lights remotely via an app, one solution is to replace your old light bulbs with smart ones. However, if you have light fixtures that aren't compatible with smart bulbs, you can still make your lighting smart by installing a smart wall switch.

Aqara H1 Smart Wall Switch is one of the best smart switches in the market. In this review, we'll take a closer look at the technical specs, design, and features of this smart home device.

Aqara H1 Smart Wall Switch

Aqara H1 Smart Wall Switch

Simple but Smart

✓ With neutral & non-neutral variants
✓ Works with Alexa, Google, HomeKit, IFTTT
✓ Power monitoring
✓ Requires Zigbee 3.0 hub

#1 Technical Specs

Aqara H1 Smart Wall Switch

Aqara H1 Smart Wall Switch

Aqara H1 Smart Wall Switch is available in one, two, and three rockers, each with neutral and non-neutral variants. These wide options give you greater flexibility to purchase one that is most suitable to your needs.

The switch is designed to work with Zigbee 3.0 protocol, which means it's compatible with most smart home systems, including Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit, and IFTTT. However, it means you'll need a compatible Zigbee 3.0 hub for the smart switch to work.

Aqara H1 Smart Wall Switch supports both round and square wall boxes, making it easy to install in most houses. It supports any lighting of 100-250VAC, 50/60Hz, and up to 8A (resistive load). It also supports a 2-way switch installation, so you can install two Aqara H1 Smart Wall Switch devices in different locations to control the same lights without having to add additional wiring. Such installation is useful in places like stairwells, so when walking up the stairs at night, you can turn on the stair light from downstairs and then turn it off with the switch upstairs.

Aqara H1 Smart Wall Switch has CE and EAC certifications, ensuring high-quality standards and safety. It also incorporates overheat and overload protection (with neutral versions only) to prevent accidents and damage. Such safety features enable you to use the device in peace and with confidence.

#2 Design

Aqara H1 Smart Wall Switch

Aqara H1 Smart Wall Switch

Aqara H1 Smart Wall Switch comes in white with a slim body and a size of 8.6 x 8.6 x 3.8 centimeters. Its award-winning design looks simple and minimalist but also premium and elegant, making it a great addition to any modern home decor.

The frame is made of metal for durability, while the rocker is made of high-quality plastic with a matte finish that feels solid and comfortable to the touch. The wall switch also provides tactile feedback that allows you to feel when the switch is being pressed, and audible feedback that allows you to hear a click sound when the switch operates, providing reassurance that the switch is working properly.

Toward the bottom of the rocker, you will also find a small blue LED that flashes to confirm a click. You can configure its setting in the app, choosing whether to turn it off completely or make it turn on when the switch is on and vice versa.

#3 Features

Aqara H1 Smart Wall Switch

Aqara H1 Smart Wall Switch

You can control your Aqara H1 Smart Wall Switch remotely via the Aqara Home app, or in other supported third-party smart home ecosystem apps such as Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and IFTTT. Voice control is also possible with any of these systems, so you can turn on/off the lights without having to reach for your phone.

In the Aqara Home app, you can create timed control or schedule to turn on/off the lights automatically at certain times of the day. You can also configure more complex actions initiated by the switch, for example, if you long or double press the rocker.

One of the defining features of the Aqara H1 Smart Wall Switch that sets it apart from other smart switches is its Wireless Switch Function. This feature allows you to control the switch via app or by automation (for example, by connecting it with Aqara Motion Sensor or Aqara Wireless Mini Switch) while the rocker will control something else (such as roller shade). This way, you will have the functionality of an extra wireless switch.

Another defining feature is Power Monitoring, which will provide you access to power consumption reports and usage statistics so you can track your energy usage and identify ways to save money on your electricity bill.

Additionally, Aqara H1 Smart Wall Switch is also equipped with Power-off Memory. This feature enables you to configure whether you want the lights to turn on or off automatically after a power outage. This way, you don't have to worry about lights suddenly turning on at night.

Final Thoughts

Aqara H1 Smart Wall Switch

Aqara H1 Smart Wall Switch

Aqara H1 Smart Wall Switch offers a minimalistic design but sophisticated smart features that can make your life easier and more convenient. Its smart home integration, voice control, and energy monitoring capabilities make it a great choice for anyone who wants to upgrade their home's lighting system.

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