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  # 1770376 25-Apr-2017 22:33
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Just set up the scripts for whatever I had at home for home automation (only Hue bulbs at the moment). I'm interested in getting the WeMo Insight switch and perhaps more bulbs! Here's the BasicUI from openHAB2.

 

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  # 1776206 5-May-2017 12:41
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I actually have three of these that I was going to install - but then they dropped the price on the bulbs so I decided to save myself the effort and just buy those. If anyone is still trying to find some flick me a PM as my wife would love to see more of my 'junk' gone from the house....


 
 
 
 


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  # 1785102 20-May-2017 12:29
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At last, Belkin has announced an improved replacement: http://www.belkin.com/us/pressreleases/8804623385660/

 

 

 

 Already on sale at amazon.com for the american market running 120 volts... how long before 240 volts versions are available from Bunning or Mitre 10.


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  # 1819773 11-Jul-2017 18:17
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If anyone still wants to sell their Wemo light switches I'm keen to buy a few more.


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  # 1819887 11-Jul-2017 20:56
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Yeah I'd be keen on a few more, nice to have some spares in case something goes wrong with the ones I have (since every light in the house is a wemo switch now)


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  # 1819888 11-Jul-2017 20:57
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How much is everyone buying these Light Switches for?





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  # 1820016 12-Jul-2017 07:48
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sonyxperiageek:

 

How much is everyone buying these Light Switches for?

 

 

 

 

About $35 when I could buy them in stores. I've emailed Belkin to see what is happening but I don't expect a useful response.

 

I've had a look for a similar product but none of them are sold in NZ, so I might just have to replace them with Z wave gear.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1820019 12-Jul-2017 07:56
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plas:

 

sonyxperiageek:

 

How much is everyone buying these Light Switches for?

 

 

 

 

About $35 when I could buy them in stores. I've emailed Belkin to see what is happening but I don't expect a useful response.

 

I've had a look for a similar product but none of them are sold in NZ, so I might just have to replace them with Z wave gear.

 

 

 

 

if you want to sell the ones you have, let me know, ill buy them :)


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  # 1821416 12-Jul-2017 17:38
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reven:

 

plas:

 

sonyxperiageek:

 

How much is everyone buying these Light Switches for?

 

 

 

 

About $35 when I could buy them in stores. I've emailed Belkin to see what is happening but I don't expect a useful response.

 

I've had a look for a similar product but none of them are sold in NZ, so I might just have to replace them with Z wave gear.

 

 

 

 

if you want to sell the ones you have, let me know, ill buy them :)

 

 

 

 

Might be awhile I need to build up the project funds again. That is what I liked about the Wemo stuff its cheap and is pretty solid if you don't use their app.


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  # 1822483 14-Jul-2017 14:05
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If anyone has any spare Wemo Light switches they are keen to part with, please let me know as I am desperate for one.

 

Unless someone else can suggest an alternative for switching on my Heat Transfer system on and off via Wifi.

 

The heat transfer system is currently running off a light switch in the roof which is (on/off) switch.

 

Its all good when the heat pump running (which can cost a bit) but we want to be able to turn it off the heat transfer once the heatpump is off. Otherwise the main room gets cold, and then starts pumping cool air throughout the house.

 

I would be happy for any feedback or suggestions.

 

 

 

Kind regards

 

Joey Wright

 

 


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  # 1823091 16-Jul-2017 06:41
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I'm desperately seeking wemo plugs. I use Amazon echo to control them. I needed one to turn on my heater and electric bed. Where are these to be found ?

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  # 1823569 17-Jul-2017 07:41
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nurcopolics: I'm desperately seeking wemo plugs. I use Amazon echo to control them. I needed one to turn on my heater and electric bed. Where are these to be found ?

 

http://www.harveynorman.co.nz/event/july-catalogue/belkin-wemo-switch.html


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  # 1824014 17-Jul-2017 19:47
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I wish Belkin could make a WeMo power strip and each port can be controlled separately. At the moment, their Switch/Insight take up two bloody ports each!





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  # 1824032 17-Jul-2017 20:02
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There is a broadlink on aliexpress that has individual port control. They have a new app that claims alexa integration but that only seems to have the IR blaster integrated at the moment, and only for TV control.

 

0.75mm cable so dont put anything large on it, but build quality seems great. Button on the strip only toggles all outlets but the app has individual control





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  # 1824048 17-Jul-2017 20:36
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richms:

 

There is a broadlink on aliexpress that has individual port control. They have a new app that claims alexa integration but that only seems to have the IR blaster integrated at the moment, and only for TV control.

 

0.75mm cable so dont put anything large on it, but build quality seems great. Button on the strip only toggles all outlets but the app has individual control

 

 

 

 

There is an android app called RM Plugin which works with the old broadlink app to provide alexa support.  You can set up macros that use the ir blaster and the switches.  For example I can tell Alexa to "turn on goodnight" and have the htpc shutdown, tv and receiver turn off, heat-pump switch off, and then five minutes later the power outlet turns off too.  There's a gotcha though - it needs a bridge device.  I use an old galaxy ace II. Can be a bit fiddly to set up, but quite effective.


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