Since our Hub Mini, Ceiling Light remote control devices via Infrared (IR), it is NOT possible to use them for RF or Bluetooth-controlled remotes and appliances. The common formats of remote control signals are described below.

Infrared (IR)

Infrared (IR) is the technology that is used in all our Hub Mini and Ceiling Light remote controls, which uses pulses of infrared light to transmit data from SwitchBot devices to appliances. This Infrared light is not visible to the human eye. The Infrared technology usually requires line-of-sight.

Radio frequency (RF)
Radio frequency (RF) is a data transmission technology that is based on electromagnetic radio waves. The advantage of RF is that this technology has a wider signal range, which can be up to 30 yards. RF can go through walls and there is no need to point the remote to the device, as it does not require to be in the line of sight.

Bluetooth Remote
Bluetooth Remote (which is a type of RF) is an open wireless technology standard for transmitting data over short distances. It uses radio waves at a particular frequency for data transmission from device to device. A variety of appliances and digital devices use Bluetooth, including Amazon Fire sticks, ROKU sticks, XGIMI etc.



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