Z-Wave is a highly efficient and low-energy technology. While the smart home hub requires a constant power supply to keep the network up and running, many Z-Wave devices operate on battery power alone for a year or more before requiring replacement. Other devices can be powered by plugging into a wall outlet or hidden behind it. Additionally, Z-Wave technology supports controllable AC outlets, enabling users to create an energy-efficient smart home ecosystem by controlling and monitoring energy usage.
For instance, the 1PM Relay Z-Wave relay module consumes less than 0.4 watts of power, making it an energy-efficient device that can be integrated into the smart home network to control and monitor energy consumption. By using Z-Wave technology, users can create a smart home that is both convenient and energy-efficient, allowing them to save money and reduce their environmental impact.