It is now possible to control your ceiling fan from your smart phone. If you have a smart phone, like an iPhone, Samsung Galaxy or other, you too can control the ceiling fan from your phone. You can even control multiple fans. These days there are so many different apps available and ways to control different media, and forms of electronics from your phone.
This new evolution of being able to interact digitally with the world around us is popularly being called, “the Internet of Things” or IOT. This is changing the way that we interact and use electronics in our day to day lives.
The way this works is, the phone app will connect to your fan via bluetooth. “But my fan does not have bluetooth!” you may cry. Well, don’t worry. Ceiling fans aren’t built with bluetooth in mind. So in order to make this work, you’ll need the Home Depot Bluetooth Remote.
If you have this remote, the phone app can pair with the remote in order to control the fan’s settings.
It will be possible to turn the fan power on, change the speeds, change the dim, etc. All of the same functons you can do with the bluetooth remote, you will be able to do with the phone app as well.
In recent years, there now is a phone app for just about everything! This is another one of those examples.
There are also many universal remotes that you can use for the same purpose. It may also make sense to just use the remote, since you need one of those with bluetooth anyways to make this idea work!
The nice thing about using the app is that it eliminates the need for hardware. Losing a remote is a common issue, and buying new replacement remotes all the time can become an expensive venture. Once the app is synced up with your ceiling fan, it becomes as simple as if you were just using your phone to talk to your friend.
It is also possible to connect these functions with a home automation system as well.