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[Best Buy] TP-Link HS200 Wi-Fi Smart Light Switch $24.99

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adblink182 wrote:
Dec 15th, 2018 11:16 am
Your talking about a 3 way setup. You need the 3 way switch from TP-Link which comes with 2 switches (you only need to use one per 3 way setup). I think it's at a historical low of $65 right now
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adblink182 wrote:
Dec 15th, 2018 11:16 am
Your talking about a 3 way setup. You need the 3 way switch from TP-Link which comes with 2 switches (you only need to use one per 3 way setup). I think it's at a historical low of $65 right now
kelv1478 wrote:
Dec 15th, 2018 11:17 am
Hey you need a three way switch, which they also make but is more expensive. They sell them in 2 packs, but only one of the switches needs to be smart, the other one can be a regular one.
Thanks guys. I’ll take a look.
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TurboTronix wrote:
Dec 15th, 2018 8:42 am
Bought one, looks and works great.
All my other switches are zwave but at that price it's worth going wifi with the rest of my regular switches. Now waiting for the dimmer to go on sale.
Should keep it all Z-Wave. Technology is way better than WiFi
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Gee wrote:
Dec 15th, 2018 2:12 pm
Should keep it all Z-Wave. Technology is way better than WiFi
I agree. I have about 10 of these tp-link switches connected to my smartthings hub and there is a slight lag (albeit just a few milliseconds) which I assume I wouldn't notice if they were Z-Wave.
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Turge wrote:
Dec 15th, 2018 3:20 pm
I agree. I have about 10 of these tp-link switches connected to my smartthings hub and there is a slight lag (albeit just a few milliseconds) which I assume I wouldn't notice if they were Z-Wave.
I don't think the delay is due it being wifi. I have about 30 wifi smart devices and they all turn on/off instantly without any lag. I do not use a smartthings hub, they are all connected directly.
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adblink182 wrote:
Dec 15th, 2018 11:16 am
Your talking about a 3 way setup. You need the 3 way switch from TP-Link which comes with 2 switches (you only need to use one per 3 way setup). I think it's at a historical low of $65 right now
I wish there was a smart switch dimmer that worked 3-way. My research comes up empty. Is anyone aware of one? Or a workaround to give smart control and dimmability to a 3-way switch?
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My coolest use for this switch is with Stringify. When I am away from my home (eg - when my phone is away from the house) and it is after 5pm, and then I enter the vicinity of my home (within 1000ft) both exterior lights turn on.

Also great for timers
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Advantages of Z-Wave or Zigbee over WiFi:

1. Less clutter of devices on your WiFi network. All of these smart home devices phone home every few seconds. By the time you get a dozen smart home WiFi devices on your network, it's starting to cause some interference.

2. Less security risk. Every device that's on your local network is a gateway with security dependent on whoever wrote the firmware for that device. And you just know that it's buggy and poorly tested at best, or even potentially offering a deliberate back door in some cases. Your Z-Wave or Zigbee hub is also a security risk, but at least it's one common risk for all connected devices.

3. Both Z-Wave and Zigbee devices can create a mesh network (optional capability, depends if they included it). That can extend the network to greater distances and into weak reception areas.
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Couldn't justify spending 40+ on a zwave switch for my bathroom :)

At 24$ now I can light up the bathroom when my 3 year old runs to the bathroom...

The tplink is very responsive, the only thing I'm not too happy about is the fact that both on and off are at the bottom of the switch...
Gee wrote:
Dec 15th, 2018 2:12 pm
Should keep it all Z-Wave. Technology is way better than WiFi
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Mar 30, 2013
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Can I install this if my switch only has two wires? or, will it require some extra rigging and adding extra wires? I think, the TP link has 4 wires from the reviews?
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Turge wrote:
Dec 15th, 2018 3:20 pm
I agree. I have about 10 of these tp-link switches connected to my smartthings hub and there is a slight lag (albeit just a few milliseconds) which I assume I wouldn't notice if they were Z-Wave.
I also doubt the delay is due to WiFi. Are you using a hub? There maybe a delay if you’re going through a cloud, but that would be the case if you have a hub

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