Canadian SmartThings User Group


(Alex) #81

It would control a group. I believe it works only with LL lights.


(Scott G) #82

It does. They’re considered sensors in the API and could in theory be exposed to ST, but I think Hue Hub users are happy with their functionality via Hue so there’s not much incentive to take on the challenge, especially with Hue Connect being pretty complex.


(Scott G) #83

Yup, each remote can control up to 30 bulbs as one group. It always controls all the bulbs paired to it. It does work with non-LL lights like GE Links. They can create their own zigbee network by “stealing” bulbs, but if you pair it to your ST hub/network first, it can control bulbs while on the ST network.

ST does not see the button presses because it only sends group commands, which are not supported by ST’s implementation of zigbee at this time. It is on the list for future improvements. There’s an Alpha version of an official devicetype, but since ST can’t see the group commands, it really just gives the device a button icon.


#84

Ugh… About 2-3 weeks ago I picked up 2 Hue White LED at Home Depot for $15.00 each. Working great so I thought I would get a few more. Appears they are no longer available in the HD stores and must be purchased online. Still the same low price but… $45 friggen dollars for shipping . Are they serious???

The same bulb can be bought at BestBuy (CAN stores or online) for $20.


#85

Any fellow Canuck’s using an Amazon Echo?

If It is initially setup in the U.S. It should work once brought back home…?


(Roland) #86

BestBuy should price-match :wink:


(Mike) #87

I use one with little to no problems. I have a second one on the way as well. The ST integration is fantastic. To set it up you will have to have an Amazon.com login and set a zip code under the settings in your time zone. Also within the settings you can select metric for units.


#88

Thanks Moxafoxatron !!


(Vic Singh) #89

Hey Canadian,

Rogers are sell z-wave door locks for $50 off.

http://www.rogers.com/web/content/smart-home-monitoring-solutions-new#tab2

Weiser for $100
Yale for $125

Check it out eh!


(Jeff) #90

wow that is a good deal! thanks for sharing!


#91

Woooohoooo… Amazon,ca is selling SmartThings devices and what a deal. Only $10 shipping to…

:frowning: :frowning:


(Mike) #92

So I decided to try out the Rogers hardware that they sell for their own Smart Home Monitoring System.

I ordered the Lamp Dimming Module for $34.99. This is identical to the Smartthings Outlet except it Dims and is made by Centralite. Either way is ZigBee is paired right away with my V2 Hub and works great. Shipping was free and I ordered it mid Day Sunday and by lunch on Monday it was in my hands. Good deal!


#93

Is this the module that can report the wattage being drawn when turned on with a connected appliance? (i.e washer machine).


(Mike) #94

Yes it does report wattage, but because it is a dimming unit its only rated for 300w draw.


(Ray) #95

Look like they are restocking the bulbs again. Picked up a bunch in BC for a friend down the state. I guess they haven’t changed the price to reflect the dollar yet. It’s just a matter of time.


#96

Yup… dollar is in the toilet… Look what we now pay for a simple switch :frowning:


(Ray) #97

Hey guys, homedepot is clearing out the quirky plug for $19.99 Canadian. Finally a break for you canucks.
https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.outlink-smart-wall-duplex-outlet-with-energy-monitor.1000833555.html


#98

I am picking up an Amazon Echo in the next few weeks. As I cannot download the Amazon Echo App in Canada as it it not on the Canadian App Store. Is there a workaround for this other than downloading the app while in the U.S.?


(Alex) #99

Hello, Home (Depot)! The Z-wave switches are also reduced in price.


(Jeff) #100

and it looks like they got it monitoring power now Quirky GE Outlink POTLK-WH01 POTLK-WH02 Outlet Device Type I think I’ll pick up one or two in the hopes they can be repeaters and get my presence sensors working better