I bought my first smart switch last Christmas. It was great to be able to control my Christmas Lights from anywhere. Since then I have bought 3 more for this Christmas. All different brands but they all work the same. The HeQiao Mini Smart Socket was the best value of all of the ones I have bought. It works with Alexa and I can control it with my phone fom anywhere. You can also set them up to turn your lights on and off when your away fom home so that it looks like you are there. it's a great deterrent for those people with bad intentions. Because I love these little jewels so much I'm looking into more home automation.