Belkin Wemo Smart LED bulbs/kits from £17.49, Insight Switch £34.99 Deal of Day @ Amazon
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Belkin Wemo Smart LED bulbs/kits from £17.49, Insight Switch £34.99 Deal of Day @ Amazon

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Found 11th Mar 2015
Hurry, Deal of the Day at Amazon on selected Belkin Wemo Smart Home Automation accessories. Ends Weds 11 March, in approx 22 hours from this post. Go to the Amazon link and choose the item you want from 'Style Selection' boxes

LED Starter Kit (bayonet or ES versions available) £54.99 (usually £74.99)
Individual LED bulbs £17.49 (usually £24.99)
Insight Switch £34.99 (usually £49.99)

If you're interested in the LED bulbs, you MUST buy a starter kit/bundle first as this contains the Wemo Link module that plugs into wall socket and connects via Wifi to your router. Once set up you can then control your Wemo bulbs using smartphone app.

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So... does anyone has this, is it compatible with other "Smart" tech (e.g Nest", and how does it compare with The Philips Hue system?

Cool but they are soooo expensive. heat from me. I use cheapo ones direct from china that comes with a remote control. They are £5 - £10 each.

@shalton
Sounds like a great way to test the waters - I don't suppose you have a link to the items you bought? PM me if that's more appropriate, thank you

Thanks, good spot, a more reasonable price

We picked up the starter kit on one of their Lightning Deals over xmas, and we're already using three of the Wemo Switches, the associated netcam and 2 bulbs. They're not quite as plug-and-play as Belkin make out, and despite being reasonably competent with computers, I've spent a few frustrated hours trying to work out how to get them to work again when they've unexpectedly disconnected themselves from the wifi in my house and reset themselves. Belkin Support is awful, and have never replied to me, but the unofficial WeMo support forum is really helpful, and I can usually get an answer from them. It's obviously not put me off though, because I've just ordered 2 more bulbs!

Just a quick question. If the bulb fails is the whole unit redundant or can you separate the WiFi receiver from the bulb? Had so many LEDs fail prematurely and from big brand names like Philips (who to be fair replace with no quibble), but this could get pricey when a company is not interested in customer service as indicated above.

Why would you want to control lights with a phone?

Great deal, just bought the Bayonet starter kit and an added bulb, as I have 3 bulbs in the living room and the switches don't operate them the way I want them. Starter kit alone in some shops are £80. Excellent find!

Banned

wi-fi light bulb, lol.
whats the next thing? wireless phones? or even electric cars??????

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Gball

Why would you want to control lights with a phone?


You can program the light bulbs turn on at sunset and off at sunrise or set specific timers at the hours you choose. I like the idea of 'smart' lights cos of convenience/laziness and also the safety and security aspect. It's great being able to switch lights on and off and dim them to the desired level from the comfort of the sofa. In bed, they can be programmed to fade-to-off as you nod off to sleep. If I'm out late, the lights can be switched on/off to make the house look occupied.

patjay

You can program the light bulbs turn on at sunset and off at sunrise or … You can program the light bulbs turn on at sunset and off at sunrise or set specific timers at the hours you choose. I like the idea of 'smart' lights cos of convenience/laziness and also the safety and security aspect. It's great being able to switch lights on and off and dim them to the desired level from the comfort of the sofa. In bed, they can be programmed to fade-to-off as you nod off to sleep. If I'm out late, the lights can be switched on/off to make the house look occupied.



Thanks for replying. Not something I'd ever want or require. Quite a good idea though about the lights coming on and off when you're out for those who live in crime hotspots.

Banned

I've just grabbed some extra bulbs as I already have the link on the starter kit.

Main things I use:
- Dimmer (never had this functionality before)
- wake/sleep function. Set it to slowly brighten as my alarm goes off in the morning so I don't get blinded first thing and wake up a little more naturally
- on/off - my light switch in both rooms are on the other side from the bed so it's nice to be able to control them without having to get out of bed and try and make my way back in the dark.

My starter kit arrived today... unboxed at 1pm. Boxed for return at 4pm. The bulbs are really well made, and the Link is small and compact. But how fiddly/rubbish is the app/setup.

I'm technically minded, but spent close to two hours, and 5 resets of the Link, and got no where...

Whenever I could get the link to detect a single bulb (never got it to detect two!), it would always crash after adding the bulb, and the app would say the "Link isn't ready"... Reading around, it seems the link's are quite poor and occasionally drop/become disconnected.

I can't have unreliability around lighting. These 'toys' are meant to enhance stuff. Not make things worse!

There are signs that the box was opened previously. I could have a faulty one. But... it's going back, and I'm going Hue - I should have just gone Hue from the off!

Popped my wemo Starter kit back in the post and ended up going in to Apple and buying the Lux starter kit.

£79 which, ignoring the Amazon sale price, means there's not much in it.

Regardless. The kit is world's apart. The hue was up and running in 3 minutes. Get App, press a button on the bridge, and you're away.
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