If you want to add a little ambiance to your movie nights, you need the best HomeKit dimmer switches. The best HomeKit dimmer switches are incredibly easy to install, giving you brightness adjustments, Siri voice controls, and automation with accessories like HomeKit door locks in minutes. We've gathered all of the best HomeKit dimmer switches around to help you decide which is suitable for your needs. Have a look to see how the best HomeKit light bulbs can enrich your home too.
Get the right mood lighting with HomeKit dimmer switches
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No neutral needed
Lutron's dimmer is the only HomeKit option on the market that does not require a neutral wire. The lack of neutral makes installation a breeze, and it makes it compatible with the wiring in most homes. Lutron's dimmer is also one of the most reliable and quickest to respond — if you have a Caseta smart bridge.
Slide to dim
The Wemo dimmer has a unique on-device touch panel, allowing you to slide your finger to adjust brightness levels. This dimmer talks to your home network via Wi-Fi, creating a direct connection without a separate hub. The switch is also future-proof, as it works with HomeKit, Alexa, and Google Assistant.
While this 2.4GHz Wi-Fi Light Switch works with Siri, Alexa and Google Home and doesn't require a hub, it does require a neutral wire. But don't worry, the Kasa App guides you through easy step-by-step installation.
Light it up
Thanks to a built-in nightlight, the iDevices Dimmer Switch is not your average dimmer. The nightlight works independently from the dimmer, allowing complete control through the Home app. Best of all, the nightlight supports tons of different colors and brightness levels, perfect for keeping things in check at night.
This all-in-one dimmer gives you complete control of your smart home accessories with a large touchscreen display. In addition to HomeKit, the Brilliant Home Control works with popular accessories from Sonos, Ring, and ecobee, plus a built-in camera that allows you to peek into your home from anywhere in the world.
The meross dimmer packs in plenty of smart features at a price that won't break the bank. This hub-less dimmer includes supports for HomeKit, Alexa, and the Google Assistant, along with the Meross app, which allows you to build schedules and create timers.
Dim it down with the best HomeKit dimmer switches
Setting the mood with the best HomeKit dimmer switches is as easy as tapping, swapping, or shouting, thanks to Siri and Home app support. Add HomeKit automation with other accessories, like HomeKit door locks to the mix, and you suddenly have a way to automatically dim things down at sunset or turn them off at night without having to lift a finger.
Are you looking for the absolute easiest to install option that also happens to be one of the most reliable? Then check out Lutron's Caseta Wireless Dimmer. This unique dimmer works all of its smart magic without a neutral wire, which is critical for older homes, and it is our go-to switch for those that want an option that just works.
If you're just looking for the least expensive option that gets the job done, the Meross Smart Dimmer Switch is the way to go. You can schedule and dim your lights from 0% to 100% for the scenes you need, controlling the lights remotely or with your voice. Whichever option you choose, your home's lighting will never be the same again, thanks to these great dimmers.
Does Matter matter?
Matter is the universal smart home compatibility standard across platforms, much like Bluetooth is for headphones. While the technology has been around for a while, it's been a pretty slow rollout. We anticipate that sometime soon, dimmer switches will all adopt Matter, in which case HomeKit compatibility won't really matter anymore.
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Christopher spends most of his time writing and dreaming about all things HomeKit and the Home app. Whether it is installing smart light switches, testing the latest door locks, or automating his households daily routines, Christopher has done it all.
- Karen S FreemanContributor