Iris Smart Plug WiFi


(Alex Iordanescu) #1

Has anyone tried to get these (https://www.lowes.com/pd/Iris-120-Volt-White-Smart-Plug-Works-with-Alexa/1000135207) working with Smartthings yet? They are currently $14.99 though it’s likely a limited time offer, they apparently work with Amazon Alexa, though no mention of IFTTT.


(Nate) #2

I just ordered these:

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Iris-120-Volt-White-Smart-Plug/999925330

And got them for $14 with free shipping. They work well with SmartThings, using the following Device Handler, and Google Home. So I would imagine they would work well with Alexa.


#3

Where are you seeing them for $14? They are $23 when I click the link.


(Glen King) #4

Oops, never mind


#5

Those look like strictly WiFi smart plugs that won’t directly work with SmartThings unless there is a way to connect them via cloud to cloud integration. When I checked the price, it was $39.95 so depending on location, YMMV.


#6

There talk about how to get them for a lower price depending on location in this thread so this is definitely YMMV.


(Nate) #7

Hannibal, MO Lowes, plus a couple others using the Price Checker. Even cheaper in Chicago.

I think they stopped shipping now, however. YMMV.


(Alex Iordanescu) #8

There are two different ones:

These are still $14.99 as of now (free shipping) and are WiFi, no hub required: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Iris-120-Volt-White-Smart-Plug-Works-with-Alexa/1000135207
These are $23.30 and are ZigBee and indeed work with the device handler mentioned: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Iris-120-Volt-White-Smart-Plug/999925330

I’ve had the ZigBee one for a while and can confirm it works, they also have a built-in Z-Wave repeater, though I couldn’t say if it makes a difference (small apartment).
My question was regarding the WiFi one, has anyone written a device handler for those. I did order one, so I’ll report back once I get it and dig into it more.


(Jameson) #9

I picked up one of these today as well. It was 14.99 when I bought a christmas tree, think I’ll be returning it as it looks like it only works over wifi.


#10

It might be nice to keep around to use on your hub so that you can reboot it remotely if necessary.


#11

You can reboot the hub remotely through the IDE


#12

Yes, but that doesn’t always work. With a plug, it’s a hard reboot (on a v2 hub you also have to remove the batteries) which is sometimes required if something is hung up and you can’t reach the hub through the IDE.


#13

I yanked the batteries out of mine and power the hub via UPS with a WiFi switch in between the two.


(John Hires) #14

does anyone know if you can access this Wi fi plug via an ip address and use webhooks or something like that through ifttt


(Michael Deffendall) #15

I already have an Iris Wi-Fi Smart Plug and until recently had the majority of my devices talking to my Iris Hub. And before I learned of the beauty of the user community here in SmartThings, I was looking for ways to automate my Iris system. I came across the Iris+ mobile app. It is not a Lowe’s product, but like products from this community, made by a 3rd party. It allows for integration of Iris scenes and the IFTTT Notifications service.

When I saw @hires06’s post on this, an idea struck me. It may not be pretty, but sometimes clunky solutions give birth to better ones.

Since I already can control my Iris devices via IFTTT thanks to the Iris+ mobile app, I can make a Virtual Switch and utilize IFTTT to trigger my Iris WiFi Smart Plug if the Virtual Switch status changes.

So I made 2 IFTTT recipes. 1 for VirtualSwitch on, trigger a Plug on scene and 1 for VirtualSwitch off triggering a Plug off scene.

The net result is an Iris WiFi Smart Plug that is controlled via SmartThings.

Yes, it requires the Iris app and the Iris+ app (but not the Hub. It works without it), but I already had it. And now I have my remaining straggler talking to my SmartThings.


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(John Hires) #16

does this Iris+ app work without the hub like the regular iris app does?


(Michael Deffendall) #17

That’s a good question. I didn’t know you could use the Iris normal app for the WiFi plug without the Hub. Let me do some testing.

Michael


(Michael Deffendall) #18

And the results are in. I have my Iris Hub unplugged, all devices moved off Iris except the Wi-Fi switch. And I can I can still tell Alexa to turn my switch on, IFTTT takes over and send the command to Iris+ and tada, switch is on! No hub needed!


(John Hires) #19

Which IFTTT service are you using? I searched for iris and iris + and did not find anything


(Michael Deffendall) #20

Notifications

Send this:

scene=WiFi Plug off (Or whatever you named your scene)