What is ZigBee?

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What is ZigBee?

Learn more about the ZigBee communication protocol in this article.

ZigBee

As soon as you immerse yourself in the smart home world, you quickly come upon terms such as ZigBee, Z-Wave, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. We all know about these last two, but what are all the other protocols that control our devices? We'll gladly explain this to you! Let's first take a closer look at ZigBee. 

The protocolZigBee vs WiFi

ZigBee is a communication protocol which, like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, ensures that your smart devices are in contact with each other. ZigBee is known as a 'mesh' network. This means that each device is connected to at least two other sensors. This has some clever advantages over the more familiar protocols. 

ZigBee devices, for example, consume very little energy, so they last a very long time on battery power. Some sensors even last for years without ever having to change the battery. Another advantage is the transmission of a wireless signal.


ZigBee devices are not only in contact with a central point, such as your router or hub, but also with each other. The sensors transmit signals to each other, extending the range and allowing devices to take over each other's functions. Should a device fail, the system is still able to communicate with each other. Smart!

Trust ZigBee smart lighting

ZigBee lighting

Some examples of well-known devices that use ZigBee are smart lights from Philips Hue and Trust. It' s perfect for devices that are often turned on continuously and require low power consumption. ZigBee is smart, safe and sustainable. A great solution for every smart home!

  1. Trust ZigBee Dimmable White Starter Set - ZLED-2709R
    Trust ZigBee Dimmable White Starter Set - ZLED-2709R
    • Remote control
    • ZigBee compatible
    • Dimmable warm white light
    54.99
  2. Philips Hue White E27 Starter Kit with Dimmer Switch
    Philips Hue White E27 Starter Kit with Dimmer Switch
    • Create the perfect ambience
    • Complete Starter Kit
    • Expandable
    79.95
  3. Philips Hue White and Colour Ambiance E27 LED lamp
    Philips Hue White and Colour Ambiance E27 LED lamp
    • Control remotely
    • Create the perfect ambience
    • Hue expansion
    54.95