Xiaomi Aqara Zigbee Switch promo price again £3.81 at GearBest
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Xiaomi Aqara Zigbee Switch promo price again £3.81 at GearBest

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Edited by:"mcek"Found 7th Nov
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What does it do?

The Aqara smart wireless switch is a simple and portable one button device. However, it can control many Xiaomi smart devices. Featuring ZigBee wireless connection, this smart switch can be used as doorbell, toggle button, remote controller, etc. via the "Mi Home" APP. It is very convenient for you to use. What is more, The adhesive on its backside and the small size enable it to put or stick on anywhere.

Using the Xiaomi Smartphone Control App, you can set the buttons task to whatever you need, giving you a dedicated button to control your smart devices.

  • Want a one button solution to turning off all connected lights? This will do it.
  • Want a one button solution for emergency calls? This will do it.

Think of it as similar to an Amazon Dash button, that can be configured to be used how you want.

How is it powered?

As it is just a one button device, a single built in CR2032 (Watch Battery) is all that is required.

Do I need anything else to make it work?

Yes. In order to have this connect to other smart devices around your home, you'll need the compatible Xiaomi Gateway. You can purchase this HERE

Once the Gateway is connected and configured, it will be the central control point for all of your compatible smart devices, allowing you to set and control their behaviour via the Xiaomi Smartphone app.
For those of us who can't get enough of the cheap price Xiaomi Zigbee sensors/lamps, the Button switch is back on promotion, around half price.
Should be compatible with Smartthings, etc, and if you use the Xiaomi gateway in developer mode, you can read the button status in Home Assistant, Domoticz, etc.
It was at this price a little while ago, I ordered a couple with the promo price thermometer, and at this price it's a bargain with no code needed.

Note: this is not one of the Xiaomi wall light switches, but an activation button.

Price promotion back on now, another 4 days.

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Interesting item/price and good discussion. Heat!
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What is this, could be used for? I love xiaomi stuff and having more is something I want. I like devices which could be cross platform.

Can this be linked to a yeelight?

anyone know if you can get a physical button for controlling their smart bulbs?

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badasschris1 m ago

anyone know if you can get a physical button for controlling their smart …anyone know if you can get a physical button for controlling their smart bulbs?


Yes. This.

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As the gearbest page describes, you can use this button to trigger several actions at once- a group of lights, smart plugs, arm your house security sensors, doorbell, whatever you want to program in Mi Home or your home automation setup.

mcek1 m ago

As the gearbest page describes, you can use this button to trigger several …As the gearbest page describes, you can use this button to trigger several actions at once- a group of lights, smart plugs, arm your house security sensors, doorbell, whatever you want to program in Mi Home or your home automation setup.


you need some bridge thing as well though right?

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badasschris9 m ago

you need some bridge thing as well though right?


Yes. Although you can use the Yeelight app for the Xiaomi smart bulbs (they are wi-fi), this Zigbee device would need to hook up to the Xiaomi gateway or Samsung Smartthings/Amazon Echo Plus. Then you can set it up to trigger various actions. A simple on/off, a group command, etc. Single click, double click.
I use one to turn on several kitchen lights and adjust a smart bulb to daylight white when I go to cook something.
Another one by the door to arm the door/window sensors when I leave the house.

You can stick the switch on the wall, or leave it on the table. Sometimes easier than reaching for your phone/tablet or shouting at Alexa/Google to do something, especially if you have programmed a complex routine or you are on a local network only.
Edited by: "mcek" 7th Nov

EN1GMA17 m ago

What is this, could be used for? I love xiaomi stuff and having more is …What is this, could be used for? I love xiaomi stuff and having more is something I want. I like devices which could be cross platform.



Its a thingy that's as thingy thing goes is simple to use , there if you need to know more just ask on here.

Programming wise this is a trigger, you press this and it activates whatever programming you have linked to it. Could be a simple light switch, could be a 'House Off' button for smart lighting, could be a garage door open whatever you like.

Anyone tried these with a vera plus?

mcek21 m ago

Yes. Although you can use the Yeelight app for the Xiaomi smart bulbs …Yes. Although you can use the Yeelight app for the Xiaomi smart bulbs (they are wi-fi), this Zigbee device would need to hook up to the Xiaomi gateway or Samsung Smartthings/Amazon Echo Plus. Then you can set it up to trigger various actions. A simple on/off, a group command, etc. Single click, double click.I use one to turn on several kitchen lights and adjust a smart bulb to daylight white when I go to cook something.Another one by the door to arm the door/window sensors when I leave the house.You can stick the switch on the wall, or leave it on the table. Sometimes easier than reaching for your phone/tablet or shouting at Alexa/Google to do something, especially if you have programmed a complex routine or you are on a local network only.


thanks. it seems the hub is about £20 so thats not too bad. My only problem now is the yeelight bulb have isnt really bright enough to light a room. Anyone compared the philips one to the yeelight? is it better? or do they have a brighter bulb I haven't seen?

Does this work with IFTTT? So, for example:

IF Xiaomi Aqara Zigbee Switch is pressed THEN..........

So this is a switch to control various xiaomi stuff? But I'm assuming the switch can only be used on one product?

I need to find out more about this xigbee/xiaomi combo

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Rastafari12 m ago

Does this work with IFTTT? So, for example:IF Xiaomi Aqara Zigbee Switch …Does this work with IFTTT? So, for example:IF Xiaomi Aqara Zigbee Switch is pressed THEN..........


As long as you have a Zigbee hub, whatever brand, then you can program your IF... THEN action in the hub.
Else, if you want to use a home automation program on a pc/pi, eg Home Assistant, you can integrate IFTTT
home-assistant.io/com…tt/

I don't know if Smartthings integrates IFTTT.
I use my home automation on local network only, as I have power/internet outages.
At hub level, if it's only to control lights, sensors and smart plugs, no need to use the cloud.
With home automation, more flexibility.

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EN1GMA9 m ago

So this is a switch to control various xiaomi stuff? But I'm assuming the …So this is a switch to control various xiaomi stuff? But I'm assuming the switch can only be used on one product?



EN1GMA6 m ago

I need to find out more about this xigbee/xiaomi combo


It's a switch for Xiaomi gateway sensors/lights/plugs first of all.

But it's a Zigbee switch, so will work with, eg Smartthings/Echo Plus.

The switch isn't connected to one product, but will trigger an action. This can be a light on/off, or a sequence with a number of devices connected.

The devices can be Zigbee or whatever your hub is connected with.

Samsung Smartthings can be connected to Zigbee, Zwave or WiFi devices.

A home automation program could do more, send email notifications, etc.

Any good YouTube video which can describe what is it and how to use it?

Shame there's no smart switch that can replace a normal mains wired up switch so it will work with normal light bulbs. These are good but only if you have a smart bulb or plug to go with it.

mcek8 m ago

It's a switch for Xiaomi gateway sensors/lights/plugs first of all.But …It's a switch for Xiaomi gateway sensors/lights/plugs first of all.But it's a Zigbee switch, so will work with, eg Smartthings/Echo Plus.The switch isn't connected to one product, but will trigger an action. This can be a light on/off, or a sequence with a number of devices connected.The devices can be Zigbee or whatever your hub is connected with.Samsung Smartthings can be connected to Zigbee, Zwave or WiFi devices.A home automation program could do more, send email notifications, etc.

Thanks for the quick run down. So what other products are available in the zigbee line? Currently just have a bunch of yeelights, controlled by app, a xiaomi WiFi extender and xiaomi night lights.

Looking to get more into home automation but don't want to tie myself into one eco system.

Ideally I want a central hub system that would work with products from xiaomi, and Phillips etc so I could have a mush of products but all work via the hub.

Only issue I have with this switch is that I would only be able to program it to do one thing. The app of the yeelights give me lots more control.

Still tempted to buy it as it's xiaomi lol

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EN1GMA8 m ago

Thanks for the quick run down. So what other products are available in the …Thanks for the quick run down. So what other products are available in the zigbee line? Currently just have a bunch of yeelights, controlled by app, a xiaomi WiFi extender and xiaomi night lights.Looking to get more into home automation but don't want to tie myself into one eco system.Ideally I want a central hub system that would work with products from xiaomi, and Phillips etc so I could have a mush of products but all work via the hub.


From GearBest, the Xiaomi door/window, PIR, and temperature sensors are cheap
gearbest.com/xia…ar/
Other brands are quite expensive in comparison.

As are the Zwave devices.
The cheap Heiman door sensors were posted on here
hotukdeals.com/dea…567


To integrate with Hue, I think a Samsung Hub is the way to go, unless the new Echo Plus works too.
Then the Xiaomi sensors should work without the need for the Xiaomi hub.

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EN1GMA9 m ago

Only issue I have with this switch is that I would only be able to program …Only issue I have with this switch is that I would only be able to program it to do one thing. The app of the yeelights give me lots more control.Still tempted to buy it as it's xiaomi lol


Of course, it's not a dial to go through the colour range or brightness for a lamp. But it could turn on several table lamps, switch on the fire, turn on the kettle, if you programmed it that way, and had smart plugs installed.

OGNinjaDon57 m ago

Programming wise this is a trigger, you press this and it activates …Programming wise this is a trigger, you press this and it activates whatever programming you have linked to it. Could be a simple light switch, could be a 'House Off' button for smart lighting, could be a garage door open whatever you like.

I have an electric garage door with remote.
How would I get this to work with the garage door?
I'm seriously behind on all this gadgetry stuff now...I have a hue hub, five hue bulbs & lightstrip and a couple of echodots.
What more would I need to get this to control my garage door please?

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fishleg00320 m ago

Shame there's no smart switch that can replace a normal mains wired up …Shame there's no smart switch that can replace a normal mains wired up switch so it will work with normal light bulbs. These are good but only if you have a smart bulb or plug to go with it.


There are smart wall switches available, Zigbee/ZWave/Enocean, or smart bulb holders. It's not necessary to have a smart bulb. But there is sometimes a compatibility issue with the wall socket, earth or no earth, square or round.
Because the smart bulbs are long life LEDs, £6 for a bulb or £17 for a smart wall switch is an easy choice to me.

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1616french11 m ago

I have an electric garage door with remote.How would I get this to work …I have an electric garage door with remote.How would I get this to work with the garage door?I'm seriously behind on all this gadgetry stuff now...I have a hue hub, five hue bulbs & lightstrip and a couple of echodots.What more would I need to get this to control my garage door please?


Is this a 433Mhz remote? Then look at the Sonoff RT Bridge, posted on here:
hotukdeals.com/dea…548

You would still need a Zigbee hub though.
OR, it is possible to get a Zigbee connector for the raspberry pi, and an energenie 433 MHz controller ...
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mcek2 m ago

Is this a 433Mhz remote? Then look at the Sonoff RT Bridge, posted on …Is this a 433Mhz remote? Then look at the Sonoff RT Bridge, posted on here:https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/sonoff-rf-bridge-wifi-433-mhz-replacement-smart-home-automation-universal-switch-intelligent-domotica-wi-fi-remote-rf-controller-777-banggood-2814548You would still need a Zigbee hub though.OR, it is possible to get a Zigbee connector for the raspberry pi, and an energenie 433 MHz controller ...

I honestly don't know what the remote is?

mcek42 m ago

As long as you have a Zigbee hub, whatever brand, then you can program …As long as you have a Zigbee hub, whatever brand, then you can program your IF... THEN action in the hub.Else, if you want to use a home automation program on a pc/pi, eg Home Assistant, you can integrate IFTTThttps://home-assistant.io/components/ifttt/I don't know if Smartthings integrates IFTTT.I use my home automation on local network only, as I have power/internet outages.At hub level, if it's only to control lights, sensors and smart plugs, no need to use the cloud.With home automation, more flexibility.


So can a Raspberry Pi be used as a hub for this, without needing a Xiaomi gateway? Could it then be set up to do any home automation, controlled by the Pi? In other words just using this to trigger the Pi to do some home automation stuff.

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1616french5 m ago

I honestly don't know what the remote is?


I believe a 433MHz device is the most common with garage doors... just look on ebay for remotes.

I'm going to go for the Sonoff bridge later, to control devices in the greenhouse.
Zigbee devices are quite short range. Zwave/433/868MHz devices have a better range.

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OB15 m ago

So can a Raspberry Pi be used as a hub for this, without needing a Xiaomi …So can a Raspberry Pi be used as a hub for this, without needing a Xiaomi gateway? Could it then be set up to do any home automation, controlled by the Pi? In other words just using this to trigger the Pi to do some home automation stuff.


Yes, a lot of home automation software, Home Assistant, Domoticz runs on a Pi 3 or Zero W.
You can have a Zwave usb connector for the Zwave door sensors.You can get a Zigbee usb/add-on board for the Pi, but I have no experience of that, as I use the Xiaomi hub in developer mode. The zigbee options for the pi can be expensive, the Xiaomi gateway was £20.

mcek48 m ago

As long as you have a Zigbee hub, whatever brand, then you can program …As long as you have a Zigbee hub, whatever brand, then you can program your IF... THEN action in the hub.Else, if you want to use a home automation program on a pc/pi, eg Home Assistant, you can integrate IFTTThttps://home-assistant.io/components/ifttt/I don't know if Smartthings integrates IFTTT.I use my home automation on local network only, as I have power/internet outages.At hub level, if it's only to control lights, sensors and smart plugs, no need to use the cloud.With home automation, more flexibility.


I gave that Home Assistant a whirl, probably a powerful programme but way above my head even with the idiots guides on line!

mcek6 m ago

Yes, a lot of home automation software, Home Assistant, Domoticz runs on a …Yes, a lot of home automation software, Home Assistant, Domoticz runs on a Pi 3 or Zero W.You can have a Zwave usb connector for the Zwave door sensors.You can get a Zigbee usb/add-on board for the Pi, but I have no experience of that, as I use the Xiaomi hub in developer mode. The zigbee options for the pi can be expensive, the Xiaomi gateway was £20.


Aha, so I would need extra hardware. I had in my head zigbee used wifi/bluetooth, but I see it's a separate wireless standard.

However if I understand correctly this could be used to switch a yeelight on/off without needing any further hardware?

mcek21 m ago

Yes, a lot of home automation software, Home Assistant, Domoticz runs on a …Yes, a lot of home automation software, Home Assistant, Domoticz runs on a Pi 3 or Zero W.You can have a Zwave usb connector for the Zwave door sensors.You can get a Zigbee usb/add-on board for the Pi, but I have no experience of that, as I use the Xiaomi hub in developer mode. The zigbee options for the pi can be expensive, the Xiaomi gateway was £20.


thanks for posting a great deal !

Do you know if you could get the Xiaomi hub, link this to the hub and link the hub to Home Assistant? (The reason I would want to link to home assistant is to integrate the Xiaomi switch in this deal to control a physical electrical circuit which i'm tempted to wire a Sonoff Wireless switch into)

I wonder if this would link to a Tradfri gateway? As that's technically Zigbee too...

josh9716 m ago

thanks for posting a great deal !Do you know if you could get the Xiaomi …thanks for posting a great deal !Do you know if you could get the Xiaomi hub, link this to the hub and link the hub to Home Assistant? (The reason I would want to link to home assistant is to integrate the Xiaomi switch in this deal to control a physical electrical circuit which i'm tempted to wire a Sonoff Wireless switch into)


Hey Fellow HASS user!

Yes - looks like the Xiaomi gateway component in Home-Assistant is compatible with these switches:
home-assistant.io/com…ra/

Anyone got a link to some videos showing these switches/hubs in action. Please

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maui40 m ago

I wonder if this would link to a Tradfri gateway? As that's technically …I wonder if this would link to a Tradfri gateway? As that's technically Zigbee too...


The Ikea hub isn't open Zigbee at the moment I believe, one of the 'closed' variants of the protocol. But I'd need to check that.

And checked: So, if you were running Home Assistant on a Pi/pc, and running a Zigbee hub, you can relay the trigger to the Ikea lights.
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Anyone using one of these in the UK recommend a power adapter on gear best which could be used in a Chinese plug to UK socket?

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josh97129 m ago

thanks for posting a great deal !Do you know if you could get the Xiaomi …thanks for posting a great deal !Do you know if you could get the Xiaomi hub, link this to the hub and link the hub to Home Assistant? (The reason I would want to link to home assistant is to integrate the Xiaomi switch in this deal to control a physical electrical circuit which i'm tempted to wire a Sonoff Wireless switch into)


I bought some of the Sonoffs wireless switches instead of smart plugs. I haven't used them as yet, but they can be hacked (see the Sonoff forums) to integrate with a home automation package. This button, with a Zigbee hub of your choice, can be used to activate the Sonoff relay switch. But why not get one of the Sonoff wifi/433MHz wireless switch and a key remote?
itead.cc/sma…tml

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lanko8 m ago

Anyone using one of these in the UK recommend a power adapter on gear …Anyone using one of these in the UK recommend a power adapter on gear best which could be used in a Chinese plug to UK socket?


I had umpteen cn-uk adaptors that came with whatever gadget I got years ago from ebay/china.
But it only needs 2 pins connected, so maybe will squeeze into a euro-uk adaptor too. It's not a high ampage device.
Or if you find an Aussie-UK adaptor, it's upside down I believe.
Edited by: "mcek" 7th Nov

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OB154 m ago

Aha, so I would need extra hardware. I had in my head zigbee used …Aha, so I would need extra hardware. I had in my head zigbee used wifi/bluetooth, but I see it's a separate wireless standard.However if I understand correctly this could be used to switch a yeelight on/off without needing any further hardware?


No, this will still be on the Zigbee protocol to connect to the hub, then trigger a process to the wi-fi connected Yeelight.
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