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[Smartthings] Dell smartthings sale

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Dell smartthings sale

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Some interesting items on sale....
Plug wifi 14.99
Bulb wifi 7.99
Push button zigbee 17.50
Leak sensor zigbee 21
Motion (zig bee) 25
Etc....
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Added item prices, some seem to be zigbee and some wifi, also there is a hub for 70$ and 3 unit controller down from 399 to 279
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rvs007 wrote: Not sure if Dell does price matches but you can PM Lowes and get the zigbee outlet for $20.99. The zigbee outlet can act as a zigbee repeater to expand your zigbee network.

https://www.lowes.ca/product/flood-sens ... et-1157810
They do not PM. I’ve tried.
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Fyi you need the smart things HUB for these products to work, their products description pages don't have a ton of info. I bought the bulbs without realizing I needed the hub too.
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For most people smartthings is the best home automation system
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Just an observation... I replaced my incandescent bulbs for energy friendly ones. Then I replaced them for smart bulbs that work off an app. Then I replaced them for Apple and Google Assistant compatible. I'm beginning to detect a pattern here. lol.

Smart light bulbs seem to be a natural option to replace all sorts of fixed electrical devices and sensors. Perhaps one day they'll even reach a point where they are much like smartphones that replaced basic phones. It seems plausible we''ll see smart bulbs with integrated co2, smoke, motion, humidity, ir, lidar, sound, and other sensors all in a single package. Then throw in mesh wifi/lifi/futurecommunication tech, cameras, decent speakers, mics, and maybe eventually even 2D/3D projection devices.

This begs the question.. how often should one upgrade their smartbulbs?
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needybot wrote: Just an observation... I replaced my incandescent bulbs for energy friendly ones. Then I replaced them for smart bulbs that work off an app. Then I replaced them for Apple and Google Assistant compatible. I'm beginning to detect a pattern here. lol.

Smart light bulbs seem to be a natural option to replace all sorts of fixed electrical devices and sensors. Perhaps one day they'll even reach a point where they are much like smartphones that replaced basic phones. It seems plausible we''ll see smart bulbs with integrated co2, smoke, motion, humidity, ir, lidar, sound, and other sensors all in a single package. Then throw in mesh wifi/lifi/futurecommunication tech, cameras, decent speakers, mics, and maybe eventually even 2D/3D projection devices.

This begs the question.. how often should one upgrade their smartbulbs?
You may wanna check if the username needybulb is available.. Winking Face
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If the bulb burns then you need to buy a replacement smart bulb. Is it not easier to replace your switches with a wifi switch instead and have a normal incandescent bulb. I don't see the advantage of a smart bulb unless they are priced same as a normal incandescent bulb
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itemsale2003 wrote: If the bulb burns then you need to buy a replacement smart bulb. Is it not easier to replace your switches with a wifi switch instead and have a normal incandescent bulb. I don't see the advantage of a smart bulb unless they are priced same as a normal incandescent bulb
If you have a dimmable smart bulb you can more easily set color temperatures in different areas. That's where I've found the most use out of my LIFX bulbs, I lower the color temperature automatically to help me get to bed much easier.

Depending on the wi-fi switch, setting different automation rules through Assistant (I only have experience with Google) is a lot easier with just the bulbs.

But those are some very specific use cases, I'd be willing to bet that for most people a regular wifi switch is just fine.
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smart bulbs are really only useful for lamps. for everything else, go with a switch.

I have a bunch of smart bulbs just lying around now.
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BenK wrote: smart bulbs are really only useful for lamps. for everything else, go with a switch.

I have a bunch of smart bulbs just lying around now.
Thanks. Any recommendations for smart light switches. I'm shopping around and the cheapest I found are the Levitons at around $20 a switch. Is there something cheaper?
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itemsale2003 wrote: Thanks. Any recommendations for smart light switches. I'm shopping around and the cheapest I found are the Levitons at around $20 a switch. Is there something cheaper?
Don't buy cheap, get z-wave if you want to keep it expanding and trouble free.
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lifeisfuneh wrote: Don't buy cheap, get z-wave if you want to keep it expanding and trouble free.
What features would I look for (some switch specs show "direct remote only). Perhaps if you could provide a link to the switch. I'm finding the zwave switches to be $29 a piece. I plan to use them with a smartthings hub.
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itemsale2003 wrote: What features would I look for (some switch specs show "direct remote only). Perhaps if you could provide a link to the switch. I'm finding the zwave switches to be $29 a piece. I plan to use them with a smartthings hub.
if you're going with smartthings and you want to do zwave, i recommend inovelli. they go on sale periodically. the red series allows you to program scenes/actions (requires a bit of manual setup)

if you dont care for zwave/zigbee and fine with wifi, tp-link's kasa line of products is good.
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itemsale2003 wrote: Thanks. Any recommendations for smart light switches. I'm shopping around and the cheapest I found are the Levitons at around $20 a switch. Is there something cheaper?
Where can you get Leviton switches for $20?
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Always need neutrals for the z-wave switches..... makes me sad. Thats why i resort to bulbs but otherwise "stateless" switches are the best, need a switch that won't conflict with voice commands
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itemsale2003 wrote: 1000bulbs.com
Thanks but those appear to be Bluetooth only (no z-wave) so not quite the same thing. I'm not sure where you live but it's also in USD - who knows how much it would cost to get across the border to Canada.

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