If you’re interested in smart lighting and you want to do it right, you’ve got to go with a smart dimmer switch. Unlike smart bulbs, which become dumb with the flick of a switch, these dimmers always stay powered since they have a direct power line. After all of our testing, it was clear that Lutron’s Caséta Wireless system was the best dimmer around.
While dimmers, and even smart dimmers, have been around for decades, these new models are taking off thanks to the promise of anywhere smartphone control, as well as voice control via Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Google Home.
Even though pretty much all dimmers work the same, there can be big differences in the quality of their app-connected smarts. That’s why we found the most popular dimmer switches on the market and put them to the test to find the very best for you and your smart home ecosystem of choice.