This best-selling $15 smart light switch has over 17,000 five-star reviews on Amazon

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Having a smart home is an aspiration that many folks are trying to achieve but some shy away from the idea after considering the prices attached to some of today’s hottest smart devices. From the Brava smart oven to this Oral-B smart toothbrush, investing in smart home tech can cost you some serious cash.

However, there are a few items that will barely dent your wallet, and this best-selling Kasa Smart Light Switch ranks high on the list.

Kasa Smart Light Switch, Works With Alexa And Google Home (No Hub Required), $14.99 (Orig. $19.99)

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Retailing for just $15 right now (it’s currently on sale for 25 percent off), this device revolutionizes a household fixture that you use every day — multiple times a day.

This smart light switch is operable from your smartphone via the Kasa app or via voice assistant, making it even easier to turn on the lights (and then some). Simply ask Alexa or use your phone as a remote without getting up to flip the switch.

Also, if you’re away at work for most of the day or just prefer to have your lights turned on at a particular time every day, you can set schedules to automate your daily routine. If you want the lights to turn on at 7:00 p.m. every evening, just set it in your phone and it’s done.

Inversely, you can set a specific time for the lights to turn off with the handy countdown timers. So, no more wasting electricity.

Also, with this $15 smart light switch, you can control your lights from literally anywhere and monitor your light status — a useful security measure that allows you to know every time your lights are turned on or off.

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The Kasa Smart Light Switch is also super easy to install, thanks to the guided installation tutorial. There’s no need to understand complex switch wiring or configurations. The Kasa app easily guides you through each step during the installation process. All you need is a steady Wi-Fi connection.

This smart home device is currently a No. 1 best seller on Amazon and has an overall customer rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars. It’s so popular that it has over 13,000 five-star reviews. Above all, shoppers love that it’s actually easy to install, unlike other smart light switches on the market.

Easy to install, works flawlessly and no hub needed!” one shopper wrote. “If you are comfortable installing a dimmer switch, you should have no problem with this. Conveniently, the installation instructions can be found in [the Kasa app], and they are very easy to follow.”

Thousands of shoppers also appreciate how easily the switch’s voice controlling feature is to set up.

“Easy install and paired with Alexa with zero problems,” another shopper wrote. “I bought this to operate my fireplace by voice. Worked out great. Also, the switch works with a standard decorative cover plate, so you don’t have to install the gigantic cover plate that comes with it.”

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