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[Amazon Canada] TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Light Switch, 3-Way, 1-Pack, White (HS210 KIT) - $68.98/$64.99 from 3rd party

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[Amazon Canada] TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Light Switch, 3-Way, 1-Pack, White (HS210 KIT) - $68.98/$64.99 from 3rd party

This is the well reviewed TP-Link 3-way smart switch at the historic low price. As previously stated, you can use the 2 switches that come in the package as independent 3-way switches; thus you are getting 2 for the price of 1. Still unsure why they package it this way but it works out for people who like to research since it makes it much more cost effective.

UPDATE 2018-12-14: Amazon dropped the price to $64.00 and then around 6:00am, raised it to it's current price of $68.98. I didn't buy though because yesterday I bought it for $64.99 during the 12% eBates promo.

UPDATE 2018-12-12: Looks like Amazon has matched the price of $64.99. Hooray for competition!

UPDATE 2018-12-12: It would appear tvisforme has inadvertently answered the question of why TP-Link includes two 3-way switches even though they work independently in two separate 3-way installations. He answered with the following when spotts01 said he had a problem with his setup:

"What happens if you put both TP-Link switches on the same circuit? I have not encountered the issue you described in our setup (with one TP-Link and one conventional switch), but I have read reports where older or malfunctioning conventional three-way switches can cause issues when used with the TP-Link switch."

So, if you have issues with your installation, you may need to use both of the included smart 3-way switches. Obviously you could also replace one of the 3-way switches with a cheaper conventional 3-way switch.

UPDATE 2018-12-12: Amazon dropped it by a whopping $0.02 :) However, you can now buy it for $64.99 with free shipping from BASS Electronics. They have pretty good ratings plus you have Amazon to back you if something goes wrong. They are not one of those Just Launched outfits so it might be worth the risk/discount. Just click on the different buying options to see them.

UPDATE 2018-12-09: Whoa, price dropped even further! It's now lower than the all time low at $69.00! Better get it if you need it since you won't know how long the price will last with Amazon's dynamic pricing.
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I can vouch for these switches and the "2 for the price of 1" aspect where you only use one of these for each 3-way configuration.

They're great switches and this is a great price.
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So if you only need one of the two switches to install it for one 3-way setup, does that mean you could easily split this with another person?
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hmm... tempting but I have wemo, CE already.. do I want to add another brand.
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malaujai wrote:
Nov 14th, 2018 10:25 am
So if you only need one of the two switches to install it for one 3-way setup, does that mean you could easily split this with another person?
Yes, because they work independently.
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Britex wrote:
Nov 14th, 2018 10:28 am
Yes, because they work independently.
Is it pretty easy to install? And are they bulky on the back side?
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May be a silly question, but what do you guys use these switches for?

Im tempted to get it for the novelty, but not sure practically speaking what I could use it for exactly
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chillychin wrote:
Nov 14th, 2018 10:37 am
May be a silly question, but what do you guys use these switches for?

Im tempted to get it for the novelty, but not sure practically speaking what I could use it for exactly
Some people are pretty hardcore on the smart home integration and automation... Stuff like having the lights (or a subset of them) automatically turn on when you get home... Turning lights on/off via an app or voice assistant, etc...

For me it's mainly because we're lazy
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Wiseman wrote:
Nov 14th, 2018 10:33 am
Is it pretty easy to install? And are they bulky on the back side?
I've only just placed an order so I cannot say from first hand experience. However, if it's anything like other smart switches, or a typical 3 way switch, it should be fairly straight forward. Plus TP-Link usually gives fairly detailed instructions. Same goes for whether it is bulky at the back. Didn't see people complaining about that so I can only assume it's not much bigger and should fit into a normal switch box.

I'm certain it's fairly simple to change an existing 3-way with one of these, however, if you've never done it before then you might want to consider having an electrician do it.
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Britex wrote:
Nov 14th, 2018 10:47 am
I've only just placed an order so I cannot say from first hand experience. However, if it's anything like other smart switches, or a typical 3 way switch, it should be fairly straight forward. Plus TP-Link usually gives fairly detailed instructions. Same goes for whether it is bulky at the back. Didn't see people complaining about that so I can only assume it's not much bigger and should fit into a normal switch box.

I'm certain it's fairly simple to change an existing 3-way with one of these, however, if you've never done it before then you might want to consider having an electrician do it.
I've done about 9 one way smart switches around the home. Never a 3 way, that's why I ask..and I'll be combining this switch with a multi gang box with other smart switches. Hopefully everything fits!
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Britex wrote: I've only just placed an order so I cannot say from first hand experience. However, if it's anything like other smart switches, or a typical 3 way switch, it should be fairly straight forward. Plus TP-Link usually gives fairly detailed instructions. Same goes for whether it is bulky at the back. Didn't see people complaining about that so I can only assume it's not much bigger and should fit into a normal switch box.

I'm certain it's fairly simple to change an existing 3-way with one of these, however, if you've never done it before then you might want to consider having an electrician do it.
I have these and just installed them. They are no more bulkier than other wifi switches. That being said, it’s definitely an art to make all the wires fit in behind the switch, with all the connectors and the wires being 14 AWG. The key things also is to make sure you have a neutral wire in the box or it’s not going to work. For me only one of the two 3-way switches had the neutral wire.
Also I had to fit two in a 2-Gang box and needed a spacer since I couldn’t make all the wires fit and keep the switches sitting flush against the wall.
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chillychin wrote:
Nov 14th, 2018 10:37 am
May be a silly question, but what do you guys use these switches for?

Im tempted to get it for the novelty, but not sure practically speaking what I could use it for exactly
At first it may seem like just a novelty. That is until you forget to turn off the lights and now it's a simple matter of telling the assistant to turn them off. As well, from the app, it also lets you know whether the lights are on or off so you don't even have to be present to check or turn them on/off. What does all this boil down to? Don't buy smart devices. Then you won't miss something you never had :)
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Britex wrote:
Nov 14th, 2018 10:47 am
I've only just placed an order so I cannot say from first hand experience. However, if it's anything like other smart switches, or a typical 3 way switch, it should be fairly straight forward. Plus TP-Link usually gives fairly detailed instructions. Same goes for whether it is bulky at the back. Didn't see people complaining about that so I can only assume it's not much bigger and should fit into a normal switch box.

I'm certain it's fairly simple to change an existing 3-way with one of these, however, if you've never done it before then you might want to consider having an electrician do it.
All smart switches are pretty bulky, I've never seen any thinner than 1.25"
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Wiseman wrote:
Nov 14th, 2018 10:52 am
I've done about 9 one way smart switches around the home. Never a 3 way, that's why I ask..and I'll be combining this switch with a multi gang box with other smart switches. Hopefully everything fits!
If you've changed 1-way switches then very likely you'll have no problems with this 3-way switch. It's pretty much 1-for-1 with the exception of requiring a neutral wire. So I guess the real question is the size - hopefully someone who has installed one can give you a better description.

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