Current Device Deals & Best Prices (link to new thread at bottom of thread)

BestBuy.com has most of the “old” hue devices 20-30% off to make room for the new ones.

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While scouting for the elusive GE deals, I just picked up a OSRAM LIghtify Tunable A19 Bulb from my local Lowes for only $14.99 on the clearance rack near the front of the store!
That’s about 1/2 off, it’s a supported device, and you can make it bright or warm white.
They had 2 left, but I wasn’t really in the market for light bulbs.

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That’s the exact box that I originally posted above. Thanks for posting the picture of the box with the Outdoor module plugged in. I think it illustrates the way the box can shield the internal outlet from the elements.

Does anyone follow Sonos? Is this the best deal we’ll get going into the holidays?

Also, Sonos owners, is the ST integration any good?

I just happened to still have the module in it from the Halloween display, waiting for Christmas. Figured a picture is worth 1000 words.

In years past they used to do a free bridge ($50 value) but I think the bridge is obsolete now.

I love my soni for more than just ST integration. I haven’t used the labs ST integration in awhile. I use Big Talker to play ST notifications and resume music and it is awesome.

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Sonos are awesome. You’ll love them independently of any other value you get out of them. I have not integrated mine much yet, I should though. I think people like the integration, but it has had issues.

I do watch for deals, and $50 off is the best I’ve ever seen for the product itself (not combining with any other outside deals).

Seriously the product has changed my life, added music to my house in ways that are so easy and fulfilling. I highly recommend Sonos, and like you wish they weren’t so damn expensive.

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Even at the 2 for $350 sale price direct from Sonos or Amazon , unless you’re an audiophile, for HA integration I would go with 2 Echos . The one thing Sonos currently has that Echo doesn’t is syncing multiple speakers and being able to program custom alerts. The things Echo adds to HA that Sonos doesn’t are immeasurable.

I have to say that “Alexa, turn on Kitchen Sonos” is heard around here more than “Alexa, play something playlist”. Though I would certainly go for an Echo before the Sonos if you don’t have either.

Argh, it is true that the Echo for HA is soo much more powerful.

You have to play HA against beautiful sound. I bought my Sonos when there was no Echo. Money aside, you’d get both. If you could only get one, you have to decide HA vs Audiophile quality and whether you want to command it.

I also worry about Echo usability, how many would I need to cover 3400 sq ft? I try to do my automation in ways that are automatic, no thinking needed. Manual overrides exist in every room already in the form of switches. $99-$150 per room for voice control is not worth it to me. One Sonos covers each level of my house. Just my thoughts on things…

This is one of the big blockers to the Echo for me. Beyond it being Iron Man-like, it’s called home automation for a reason…

Thanks all. I have more Sonos questions, but I’ll move it to another thread as I don’t want to derail everyone’s HA addiction. I hate this thread…

It has a lot of potential but has been stuck in beta (Labs) for over a year. People seem to have the best luck if they only use one “room”. I don’t use the integration anymore but am still holding out hope.

Music Quality on Play -1’s excellent (don’t compare to high ends). My primary purpose was to stream music. I had an older Bose. Fantastic sound but stupid Bluetooth only. So very limited range.

I use my own app which selects which Sonos to play notifications on based on which mode ST is on.

Persistence and luck. You get different answers from different managers. It helps to have a physical receipt. I started at my local Lowes with a picture of the receipt from this forum. My first attempt didn’t work, but I went back during a different shift and was able to get the discount. Once I had a physical receipt of my own, I went to some surrounding stores with mixed results. Some will match without question, others have given me detailed explanations of why they won’t match (and this was at a store where I’d already gotten someone to match for other items). Today I was at a store with 8 dimmers in hand. The clerk at Customer Service called her manager, but they wouldn’t match. When I went to put things back there was an associate stocking the Iris display, so I asked them. They found another manager who first offered me 50% off ($20). I hesitated and said I’d take four of them, at which point he said he’d give them to me for $15/each if I took them all. When he rang them up I got another 10% “contractor” discount because I got more than four. As with any negotiation, it’s key to find a person with the authority to make the decision themselves. So my advice is be patient, polite and persistent, and you might get lucky.

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I was able to pick up a 2 pack of Quirky trippers for only $20 at my Home Depot. In the area that I live in all the stores have the same price. Can’t beat $10 per open/closed sensor!!

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Saw it at my local HD too for $20.
What device type are you using for them?

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Sorry, I know this must be elsewhere, but do these have terminals for connecting wires for external wired sensors?

EDIT: when I searched just now, it says this…

“This item has been discontinued.
The Home Depot no longer carries this specific product.”

Uh-oh…yet another isle-zombie-fest (I’ll be one of them)…this time at Home Depot instead lol

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This had probably been asked before (sorry, behind on the thread), but can a 3 way switch be used in just one location? I have fluorescent tubes so I can’t use the Dimmer switches on sale at Lowes and the only other option is the 3 way switches…

Again sorry if this has been asked.

Thanks

I imagine the primary switch from the set can be used on its own. I believe the primary switch is the same part number as the stand-alone on/off switch that doesn’t have dimming capabilities.

The primary switch can be used as an on/off switch.

The aux (add on) switch is useless without the primary.

But if you can get the three ways at a great deal, and you don’t need the three way, it’s still a great deal for the on/off switch!

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