Smart Power Sockets

In this Smart Power Sockets Buying Guide we look at the option and what to look for when making your purchases.  Smart Power Sockets and the various alternative devices have been around for a while now, and in the past few months and as a result, have seen great advancements in their technology.


Smart Power Sockets allow you to have greater control over your sockets, lighting and everything you plug in.!   Some devices, such as the Generation 2 LightwaveRF, you can view your power usage and lock socket to give extra safety.


Our Smart Power Sockets product range is constantly being updated and reviewed, so take a look at the most up to date Smart Power Sockets below:


All devices list here at booBeam have our Real Life Ratings.  These are a set of ratings we measure each device against to give you a real life feel for the device.  Is it worth the money?  How easy are they to install? And most importantly, how easy are they to use in real life scenarios?



Our reviewed and tested range

Listed below are the devices we have used, reviewed and tested.  Please click on a device for further information and to see our booBeam Real Life Rating.

Lightwave Smart Socket L42 (Generation 2)
Lightwave Smart Socket L42 (Generation 2) – Stainless Steel
Lightwaverf Lighting & Power Starter Kit
Lightwaverf Lighting & Power Starter Kit (Generation 2) – Stainless Steel
LightwaveRF Smart Socket 1 Gang
New LightwaveRF Smart Socket 1 Gang – Stainless Steel
LightwaveRF Wireless Light & Power on-off Socket Kit
LightwaveRF Wireless Light & Power on-off Socket Kit

Smart Heating Buying Advice and Tips

Did you know you can turn almost any piece of electronics into a smart device? Listed above are the  best smart power sockets which use to either replace your current sockets, or simply plugin to your current sockets.

What are Smart Power Sockets?

Basically, they replace your current home ‘dumb’ sockets with a socket that has built in WiFi capabilities allowing you to connect to the suppliers Smart App and Google Home or Amazon Alexa.  Then with a simple “Ok Google” you can switch on or off the device you have plugged in.


It goes further than that, Smart Power Sockets also come with additional features such a energy usage monitoring, child safety locks and timers.  You can also switch on or off most Smart Power Sockets from anywhere in the world.

What tips do you have?

As with any new technology, there are multiple manufactures fighting for your business. 


Most mainstream manufactures offer the same options within their devices.  Our advice is decide on a manufacture and stick with them – this will save you money in the long run.


For Smart Power Sockets, booBeam highly recommends the LightwaveRF range for their flexibility and options.  


We also suggest you stay clear of the cheaper China import devices you will find on Amazon.  These are not tested to local regulations, and do not offer the same support you will receive from one of the mainstream manufactures.  Also, the Smart Phone Apps from the China import devices will not be updated as regularly. 

Further Reading

For more buying advice, check out these articles:

Smart Socket Control

Need Help?

We love Smart Home Technology and getting our hands dirty.  Need help or advice?  Check out our Help & Support Section, or Sign Up to our Newsletter to receive regular updates, tips and tricks.

By submitting your details, you agree to our Terms and Conditions and allow booBeam to send you our regular newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking "Unsubscribe" in any of our emails.

Don't Worry. We hate spam just as much as you do, and we will never sell your email address.