Smart Plugs

Smart Plugs

What can a smart socket do?

Smart sockets, or smart plugs as they’re otherwise known, are used to integrate wired electrical appliances into a smart home system. By doing this, your standard table and floor lamps, table fans, coffee machines and, other electrical devices can be controllable via a Smartphone app.

Innr Smart Plug Socket

With a smart socket, a standard floor or table lamp becomes part of the smart home.

EGLO connect Plug Bluetooth-Socket
Electrical appliances such as a fan or coffee machine can also be integrated via a Smart Plug.
Eve Energy Smart Home Triple Power-strip

Several light sources or devices can be networked via a smart socket adapter.

How do Smart Plug sockets work?

A smart plug works like an adapter. It’s plugged into the socket and then integrated into the Smart Home either via WLAN, which allows it to be operated from any location, or via Bluetooth, which doesn’t require an internet connection. 

WiFi socket for indoor use

Application example: If the table lamp in a child's bedroom is equipped with a Wi-Fi Smart Plug, the light can be controlled and switched on or off by the parents from the living room.

Homematic IP Dimmer Socket

Which Smart Home systems support Smart Plugs?

Most well-known smart home systems include a smart socket in their range, for example, Homematic IP, Brennenstuhl, Innr, Ledvance und natürlich Philips Hue.

Are there smart sockets for outdoor use?

For outdoor areas, there are special smart plugs available with a higher IP protection rating of IP44. The regular smart plugs with IP20 or less are for indoor use only as they lack moisture and foreign object protection.


Do you have further questions about smart plugs or smart sockets? Or about light and lighting? Then our expert advisors will be happy to help you. Just fill in the contact form.

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