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Kasa Smart Light Switches 3-Pack by TP-Link (HS200P3) - In-Wall Installation, Single Pole - $36.99

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[Amazon.ca] Kasa Smart Light Switches 3-Pack by TP-Link (HS200P3) - In-Wall Installation, Single Pole - $36.99

Hi this deal ends in less than 17hrs from this post, usually retails for $54.99, so this a pretty good deal.
cheaper than the single switch option: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01EZV ... UTF8&psc=1

$36.99 divided into 3 = $12.33 per switch.
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Bugger.

I just bought these last week.

That said, the Kasa switches, dimmers, smart plugs and 3-ways all work great with my google assistant.

Highly recommended - especially at this price.
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Solid switches. I installed these on my exterior light switches and soffit switch, and they're great for setting vacation timers or outdoor Christmas lights. Or just impressing your neighbours that you can turn on your exterior lights on your phone.
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"Neutral Wire Required"

I don't know if any smart switches "don't" require a neutral wire, but my 1979 home wasn't wired with a neutral wire so I'm still looking for a smart switch solution
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treasureseeker3 wrote: "Neutral Wire Required"

I don't know if any smart switches "don't" require a neutral wire, but my 1979 home wasn't wired with a neutral wire so I'm still looking for a smart switch solution
Lutron do not need neutral wire

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treasureseeker3 wrote: "Neutral Wire Required"

I don't know if any smart switches "don't" require a neutral wire, but my 1979 home wasn't wired with a neutral wire so I'm still looking for a smart switch solution
Unfortunately no such thing exists. Or at least an affordable option.
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treasureseeker3 wrote: "Neutral Wire Required"

I don't know if any smart switches "don't" require a neutral wire, but my 1979 home wasn't wired with a neutral wire so I'm still looking for a smart switch solution
Most homes are, but the caveat is that it also depends on how they are wired as well.

(i.e. if the line is fed directly to the load first, then the switches do not have the neutral - the neutral ends at the load)
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Has anyone tried to fit this in a two-pole/three-pole switch slot?
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Great switch that works well with Samsung ST.
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simon0206 wrote: Has anyone tried to fit this in a two-pole/three-pole switch slot?
I have. You can just pop them out from the cover they come with and then they fit into a standard Decora cover in either 2 or 3 gang. Do be aware though they are quite a bit deeper than a standard switch and in multiple switch boxes at can be difficult to fit the wires around them especially if the wires come in the same side you want to put the switch in
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GiOBoY wrote: Most homes are, but the caveat is that it also depends on how they are wired as well.

(i.e. if the line is fed directly to the load first, then the switches do not have the neutral - the neutral ends at the load)
This is an important point! I know my house has neutral wires so I ordered one of these switches last week. Unfortunately when I went to install it there was only one set of wires entering the electrical box so it wouldn’t work. To check if it will work for you, I believe you need two sets of wires in the box. One hot/neutral pair coming from the panel to the switch, and another pair going from the switch to the light fixture. (Please correct me if that’s not correct).
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simon0206 wrote: Has anyone tried to fit this in a two-pole/three-pole switch slot?
If you mean a 2-gang or 3-gang box then a couple of times I've swapped out one switch of a 3-gang box with these. It was a tight fit getting all the wiring back in but I managed to do it.
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CalgaryRunner wrote: If you mean a 2-gang or 3-gang box then a couple of times I've swapped out one switch of a 3-gang box with these. It was a tight fit getting all the wiring back in but I managed to do it.
I have 2-gangs all over my house. What are some good affordable options?
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I have a few of these. The Kasa app is extremely buggy. I set an auto off timer and it just refused to work. Then I made an auto off timer in Smart Things and it worked like a charm.
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Given that these don't have dimmer functionality, what are some use cases for these switches?
I'm considering getting them to automatically turn my outside lights on at sunset and turn them on at sunrise (if that is possible).
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simon0206 wrote: Has anyone tried to fit this in a two-pole/three-pole switch slot?
I actually have a 5 gang. 4 are these and one is a decora standard.

Unfortunately I tacked on an extra gang box without really thinking.. the 5 gang decora plate won't fit quite right. I have to take it all apart and put in a proper 5 gang box.. which is going to be super annoying!

But it can be done. If it's a new build, spring for deep boxes if you can when using more than one. Heck.. even in a new build I would always add deep boxes for these, so much easier with the extra room!
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Doyvidlah wrote: Given that these don't have dimmer functionality, what are some use cases for these switches?
I'm considering getting them to automatically turn my outside lights on at sunset and turn them on at sunrise (if that is possible).
I actually have every single light in my house on Kasa switches now.

We have a newborn so hands free lights is amazing. Laundry room was important as often hands full. Outside lights also. Bedrooms.. so if you are reading and are falling asleep, don't need to get up to turn off.

My family room in basement is also a theatre. I have multiple rows of lights depending on use of room. So I can group them all to a name and turn on at once.

Same thing with my kitchen. 3 sets of lights that I can turn on with one command.

Light switches that power an outlet are great. So if you have a lamp hanging in corner or something you don't need to switch it off.

I haven't messed with any special setups for timers or sensors. Hands free alone was well worth it.
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uklamen wrote: I actually have every single light in my house on Kasa switches now.

We have a newborn so hands free lights is amazing. Laundry room was important as often hands full. Outside lights also. Bedrooms.. so if you are reading and are falling asleep, don't need to get up to turn off.

My family room in basement is also a theatre. I have multiple rows of lights depending on use of room. So I can group them all to a name and turn on at once.

Same thing with my kitchen. 3 sets of lights that I can turn on with one command.

Light switches that power an outlet are great. So if you have a lamp hanging in corner or something you don't need to switch it off.

I haven't messed with any special setups for timers or sensors. Hands free alone was well worth it.
That's awesome, you've convinced me to order a set!
When you mentioned "hands free lights", do you mean using voice commands such as google/alexa to turn the lights on/off?

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