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[Amazon.ca] Kasa Smart Light Switch, Dimmer by TP-Link (HS220) $34.99

The Kasa smart dimmer is $34.99 on amazon right now, two cents higher then its lowest price ever according to ccc. Bought two of these last summer for $39.99 and love them, great buy imo at this price.

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NOTE: White neutral wire is required, not sure if there is a workaround. Its pretty easy to install aswell.

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platinumtiger19 wrote:

NOTE: White neutral wire is required, not sure if there is a workaround. Its pretty easy to install aswell.
And single pole only...
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Same price at Best Buy.
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It's a good WiFi dimmer switch, very broadly supported by other services, local control available with systems like Home Assistant as well as with TP-Link's Kasa service. It allows scheduling times including "sunrise" and "sunset", and the schedule runs locally without depending on internet connection. It also recently add the nice feature that you can program it to turn off a certain length of time after it turns on.

Neutral wire is required, not optional, no workaround. WiFi connectivity can sometimes be a bit erratic, leading to it occasionally dropping offline and causing problems for other control software - but issues like that are common throughout home automation.

It has occasionally been a bit cheaper on package deals, and there have been cheaper dimmer switches available, but this is a decent price for one of the better WiFi dimmer switches.

It's not a 3-way switch, but you can install it in place of the dimmer in such an arrangement, and just forget about using the other switch - leave it on and use WiFi or voice assistant control instead.
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Great deal. Wondering if I need the dimmer functionality. though. If no dimmer, it's another $10+ cheaper
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I'm new to smart lighting, but just recently got a Phillips smart bridge with a few bulbs. I just purchased a dimmer switch from Phillip's, would this be a better purchase?
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purplekush604 wrote: I'm new to smart lighting, but just recently got a Phillips smart bridge with a few bulbs. I just purchased a dimmer switch from Phillip's, would this be a better purchase?
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The Phillips bulbs are smart bulbs. There's no point in combining a smart dimmer switch with smart bulbs - it's a redundant expense. Also the Phillips smart bridge and bulbs uses Zigbee protocol, not WiFi, so generally with a Phillips system people buy a Zigbee light controller rather than a WiFi dimmer switch. The Zigbee controller talks to the smart bulbs via the Zigbee bridge, rather than controlling the analog voltage to regular light bulbs like the WiFi dimmer switch.
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Ive been rocking 2 of these since Black friday , one for outdoor pot lights and one for indoor lights, (lowest they go is $34.99), They were on sale at BB last week but went off again - I am wanting to put these in the kids rooms and already kick my butt for nto getting them last week from BB

They are in my homeassistant and they are fully automated with it, I havent touched the front light switch in 6 months or more.
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I also have both of mine side by side in a 3 gang box, lots of room..Just a pain to align it straight
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Thanks OP! I was in need of a few so just picked some up!
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$24.99 right now
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Seems odd to me that I live in a condo built in 2009 but I don’t have neutral wires. Can someone smarter than me confirm based on these pictures?
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The one on the far right is a three way switch, the other two are single pole.

Thanks in advance!
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pkeep22 wrote: $24.99 right now
No they are not. A Mod changed the link to the HS200, Those are not dimmible. The dimmers(HS220) are still $34.99

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GordonGartrelle wrote: Seems odd to me that I live in a condo built in 2009 but I don’t have neutral wires. Can someone smarter than me confirm based on these pictures?

847C51D6-C1CA-4EAD-A361-8E997B2B189D.jpeg

The one on the far right is a three way switch, the other two are single pole.


from the pictures there is no neutral. It would be still in the box with several usually white wires with a marrette on then all joining them all together
Thanks in advance!
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pkeep22 wrote: $24.99 right now
Um for some reason the “deal link” is linking to the NON-dimmer version.

The 2nd link posted by the OP still seems to work.

Edit: seems OP has fixed the link again.
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GordonGartrelle wrote: Seems odd to me that I live in a condo built in 2009 but I don’t have neutral wires. Can someone smarter than me confirm based on these pictures?
847C51D6-C1CA-4EAD-A361-8E997B2B189D.jpeg
The one on the far right is a three way switch, the other two are single pole.

Thanks in advance!
Your neutral wires will be in the box with the light fixture. A switch only interrupts the hot wire, therefore the neutral isn't needed in the box with the switch. Your hot/neutral wires are ran to your lights, then the hot is brought down to your switch. Some electricians will run the cable to the switch first so the neutrals are tied together and brought up to the light. Hope that makes sense.
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You can ground out the neutral wire and it will work.. but it's not recommended
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LarryT778370 wrote: Link war between OP and Mod LOL
Haha, I don't know what I did wrong with the original link

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