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[Costco] Charging Essentials Wi-Fi Smart Plug x 2 $18.99/Smart Dimmer Switch x 2 $39.99

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This is probably a stupid question but can these plugs dim led lights? I am guessing the answer is no.
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Candiac has the Wifi Smart Plugs on clearance now for $12.97. Limited selection.
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elfion wrote:
Apr 15th, 2019 10:53 pm
This is probably a stupid question but can these plugs dim led lights? I am guessing the answer is no.
Nope, ON/OFF only.
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Chandlerparsons wrote:
Apr 15th, 2019 2:30 pm
Energy monitoring? How? I have the CE ones
Unfortunately the CE ones do not have energy monitoring either. You have to go with a different solution.
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krazykanuck wrote:
Apr 16th, 2019 12:31 am
Candiac has the Wifi Smart Plugs on clearance now for $12.97. Limited selection.
I saw these at the Ottawa East location while I was there today. Same price, $12.97 picked one set up and it's working great. Waiting on my Google Home mini.
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neilg613 wrote:
Apr 16th, 2019 7:03 am
I saw these at the Ottawa East location while I was there today. Same price, $12.97 picked one set up and it's working great. Waiting on my Google Home mini.
Same price ($12.97) in South Edmonton Costco too.
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AEmgee wrote:
Apr 12th, 2019 12:11 pm
The smart plugs were still marked as $24.99 at Costco in Richmond, BC but at the till they rang up with the new price of $18.99.
FYI if looking for the $12.97 price do NOT go to Richmond, BC. Not only are they not clearance priced, but the price has gone UP from $18.99 to $23.99!!!

As usual, we pay more for everything on the wet coast...
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krazykanuck wrote:
Aug 11th, 2018 9:52 pm
Seen at Candiac and Brossard to. They are wifi only and don’t intergrate with ST or Wink.

They have a GH and Alexa Skill, that’s all they can interact with. No IFTTT channel, made by the same company that sells the power bars and “smart” dimmer switches.

Not very smart of a product. If their services ever go down and stop. You are stuck with a failed product (anyone remember the TCP lights fiasco?)

http://cesmarthome.com/

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I don't care If it works with wink or ST, I use Alexa to control one with my Xmas tree that I bought from amazon, as for the fiasco don't care, Costco return, any electronic lasting over a year or two is not lost after they fail to me.
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dealyou wrote:
Apr 13th, 2019 6:07 am
Anyone who paid $24.99 tried going back to get a price adjustment to $18.99?
guess no one did...
AEmgee wrote:
Apr 16th, 2019 5:57 pm
FYI if looking for the $12.97 price do NOT go to Richmond, BC. Not only are they not clearance priced, but the price has gone UP from $18.99 to $23.99!!!

As usual, we pay more for everything on the wet coast...
Did it ring through $23.99? Or just the price tag on the shelf?
Lurking on RFD for years. Finally decided to make an account...😂
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krazykanuck wrote:
Aug 11th, 2018 9:52 pm
Seen at Candiac and Brossard to. They are wifi only and don’t intergrate with ST or Wink.

They have a GH and Alexa Skill, that’s all they can interact with. No IFTTT channel, made by the same company that sells the power bars and “smart” dimmer switches.

Not very smart of a product. If their services ever go down and stop. You are stuck with a failed product (anyone remember the TCP lights fiasco?)

http://cesmarthome.com/

AB0EFA52-6B15-4CFB-AF13-9B0EECAEE412.jpeg
For the more technically savvy, you can replace the firmware on these with Tasmota or ESPurna. This makes them a "local" device with no reliance on any third party. More secure and will continue to work as long as the hardware works.
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dealyou wrote:
Apr 17th, 2019 4:57 am
Did it ring through $23.99? Or just the price tag on the shelf?
Both the price tag and at the cash register showed $23.99.
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nagooro wrote:
Apr 13th, 2019 12:56 am
Costco's carrying another smart wifi plug, has anyone tried it out? $29 for a 3 pack

Prime smart outlet
Can you let me know which Costco carries that? Do you have the Costco Item number? Thank you.
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Zebble wrote:
Apr 17th, 2019 11:11 am
For the more technically savvy, you can replace the firmware on these with Tasmota or ESPurna. This makes them a "local" device with no reliance on any third party. More secure and will continue to work as long as the hardware works.
Can confirm, I've done it using tuya-convert and my laptop. No opening or soldering required! Units were fresh out of the box, bought yesterday.
I think Tuya is actively trying to stop this method from working so don't pair your units with the official app if you plan on going down that road as it will likely update their firmware.
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bennydiamond wrote:
Apr 18th, 2019 10:38 am
Can confirm, I've done it using tuya-convert and my laptop. No opening or soldering required! Units were fresh out of the box, bought yesterday.
I think Tuya is actively trying to stop this method from working so don't pair your units with the official app if you plan on going down that road as it will likely update their firmware.
Then what software do you use after flashing?

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