Anyone started investing in Smart home devices?

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  1. zagu

    zagu Well-Known Member

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    been playing alot with amazon echo. im not able to control my Philips hue lights via voice command.

    Also tried buying "china" branded LED smart bulb that works with philips hue bridge. I'm quite satisfied with it! works hand in hand with Philips hue lights also! so far no problem as of testing.
     
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    Just got my Kevo Plus bluetooth accessory which gives me remote access to my door. Normally i just touch the lock to open it.
     
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    do those philips bulbs work here in the PH? I tried to look elsewhere but they seem to be all at 110v.
    Also what's the name of those China bulbs that work with the hue bridge :)
     
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    Dont use it with your AC the maximum power output based on the specs sheet is only 220 Watts this is only good for electronic devices not with appliance with power motors and high wattage.
     
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    Yeah, I would also like to know which China brands work. I tried searching for the NXLED bulb I had but it doesn't seem to find it.
     
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    the China bulbs are not available in the Philippines need to order from China.
     
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    I would like to try the philips hue lights but is getting sticker shock to the kit that you have to start with. I think it's about $150 here with the bridge and couple bulbs.
     
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    Currently I have a Google Home operating my Philips Hue Lights, my Harmony remote, and 2 chromecasts.

    Works really well together. I love how google home actually figures out which device is supposed to execute the command. The "OK Google" trigger actually sets off both my phone and my google home but it figures out either by proximity or by magic to figure out which of the devices handles the command.
     
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    echo + harmony remote + hub rocks! been playing with it. how does google home and harmony sync? thanks!
     
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    Google Home interacts with the Harmony Hub via IFTT commands.

    I actually like IFTT in between because you can control the syntax of the command and even the command execution response.

    eg. I can have it respond "yes master"....after command is executed.
     
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    does it do timed access control like apple airport also?
     
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    will try this out. so far google home is far behind compared to echo. No major updates since launch. :(
     
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    I've been using amazon echo + belkin wemo switch + LIFX bulbs

    Amazon echo + belkin wemo switch and amazon echo + lifx bulbs
    Belkin wemo insight + iphone

    Waiting for an update on my sonos f5 + amazon echo
     
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    Echo + hue + harmony and im loving it! hehe harmony is great!!!

    im comparing google home with echo but as it stands echo still wins. though google home can control light colors echo doesn't... weird
     
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    I want to start automating the house just to control a few appliances like lights, fans, audio. I am overwhelmed with the combos posted here like Echo + Harmony + Hub + LIFX stuff. I don't know how they work. :eek:

    Can I get help on how to start a semi-smart home? I have an Apple TV Gen 4. Does this help?

    Also I have a few questions:
    1. Do WeMo switches work here?
    2. Philipps Hue bulbs work here?
    3. Echo works with 220V?

    Hope to hear from you guys soon! :)
     
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    1. as far as i know yes
    2. yup it works here just make sure the bulbs you got are 220v
    3. echo/google home works here (dual voltage 110V/220v)
     
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    I had my Philips Hue bought from US, but one of the bulbs got broken during transport.

    1) The broken part is just the cover for the bulb, the led still works with no problem, as shown in the picture.
    2) Setup is stupid-easy. Just press a button, scan a code and pairing is done.
    3) Even though it says 110v on the bulbs, it works for 220v here in the Philippines. Same as well for bulbs bought from Singapore or UK. I've also checked on other forums like this http://philipshue.com/ to be sure. What will not work are are Philips Hue Lux bulbs.
     

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    wow i did not know that. so 110 philips bulbs will still work here in the philippines. cool!
     
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    so I found a store in sm Marikina that sells an echo dot. anybody in the Philippines that has tried using it?

    i'm also looking for those 3rd party bulbs for the Philips hue
     
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    hi where did you buy your alexa? and how much? thanks
     

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