Inovelli just sent over their 2018 lineup of Z-wave switches.Today we’re going to dig into their outdoor plug in modules, indoor plug in modules and in-wall switches. And as is always the case with Inovelli, there’s a few cool surprises to be found in their smart home gear.
All switches work with Wink Hub 2, SmartThings and Vera hubs.
Today we are going look at my outdoor holiday lighting configuration, which is centered around the Fibaro RGBW Micro Controller and TinKin IP67 RGBW LED strips. This is a Z-wave controller that will work with the Samsung SmartThings hub.
Here are 10 things you should know about OSRAM Sylvania Lightify Flex Strips. Are you interested in smart led lighting that will make your home the talk of the neighborhood?
These fit into the category of Smart Connected Lights and are full color LEDs, meaning you get Red – Green – Blue and wide range of adjustable white.
These are full spectrum LEDs, which means you can control the strips to make just the right color using red green blue color combinations.If you watched Part 2 of my how to start you smart home series you saw that I’m using these as accent lighting on my home theater display, under my bar and around my guitar case.But to be honest, I rarely control Flex strips by voice commands since my schedules and robots are so efficient.
Inside the box you’ll find a sexy 12 volt power supply, the Zigbee LED strip light controller and three two-foot light strips.These are high quality LED strips.
Review of two smart power strips. The Quirky Pivot Power Genius and the Mengyasi Smart Wi-Fi Power Strip. Both are 4 outlet power strips that can be controlled with your smart phone or Amazon Alexa. The Quirky is a Z-wave Power Strip, while the Mengyasi is a Wi-Fi power strip.
Z-wave vs. Wi-Fi, that is the question. Do you need a hub or go hubless? In this eppisode we will review 12 different smart plug in modules from 9 different manufacturers. Go over the pros and cons of each and show what they look like in an outlet. All of these plugs work with the Amazon Echo. Some of these will work with the Wink Hub, SmartThings and IFTTT.
The most common question I get is “can I use a regular 3 way switch with a smart switch”. In this video, I answer this question as well as review some non-standard wiring configurations for 3-way switches. Also, at the end, I go over how to wire in a 4 way smart switch.
Trying to figure out where to start your smart home.Today we are going to review Part 2 of how to start your smart home with Lighting and Switches.
In Part 1 of the how to start your smart home series we talked about the need for a smart hub. In that video I mentioned that a great place to start your DIY smart home automation was with lighting. The reason for this is because lighting is the most versatile of all smart home features.
Today we are going to review the Watts 500800 hot water recirculation pump. I get pretty tired of waiting for hot water whenever I’m trying to wash my hands or take a shower. Especially in the winter months when the water is ice cold coming from the tap. And in my opinion, dumping gallons of water down the drain is not an effective water conservation strategy in drought stricken areas.