TP LINK HS100 - £19.99 @ Maplin
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TP LINK HS100 - £19.99 @ Maplin

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Found 23rd Nov
Seen in the past better prices but still not bad as deals on these have been few and far between without buying an echo/dot.

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johnthehuman21 m ago

I'm diving head first into a Smart Home, Hue lights, Hive, Google Home …I'm diving head first into a Smart Home, Hue lights, Hive, Google Home etc. but struggling to think of a real-world use for one of these, anyone use them regularly for anything? The one time I use a timer on a plug is for the Christmas lights, that's it.


I have one for our phone chargers in the bedroom. It’s set to come on for a while at bedtime to charge the phone a bit, then turns off through the night and on again in the morning in time to fully charge the phone before i have to get up.. Saves the phone sitting charging all night when it’s at 100%! And also because the plugs are difficult to access and i don’t like to leave phone charger plugs powered on when not in use!

Also have one for the electric blanket so the bed is toasty for bedtime every night.

Have another one with a USB splitter and cheap USB lightstrips for lights in a shelf.. Didn’t want to spend £60+ for each Hue lightstrip to cut them all in half! So got cheap £8 ones and stuck them into a smart plug so Alexa can turn them on, or on a timer again

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id suggest going for one of these SONOFF plugs instead of the TP Link, i have both and they do the exact same thing but for half the price, i have seen them even cheaper from banggood etc

ebay.co.uk/itm…226

I'm diving head first into a Smart Home, Hue lights, Hive, Google Home etc. but struggling to think of a real-world use for one of these, anyone use them regularly for anything?

The one time I use a timer on a plug is for the Christmas lights, that's it.

covforce3 m ago

id suggest going for one of these SONOFF plugs instead of the TP Link, i …id suggest going for one of these SONOFF plugs instead of the TP Link, i have both and they do the exact same thing but for half the price, i have seen them even cheaper from banggood etc https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/S20-Sonoff-WIFI-Smart-Power-Socket-Wireless-Remote-Control-Timer-UK-Plug-dk46/112229951338?_trkparms=aid=555017&algo=PL.CASSINI&ao=2&asc=20151005190540&meid=1a86259c7a374c8ba7d94e809406ac54&pid=100505&rk=1&rkt=1&&_trksid=p2045573.c100505.m3226


What about if you want to use it this year?

@jojohnthehuman9 m agoI'm diving head first into a Smart Home, Hue lights, Hive, Google Home etc. but struggling to think of a real-world use for one of these, anyone use them regularly for anything? The one time I use a timer on a plug is for the Christmas lights, that's it.

I thought this but with Alexa i use them every day,
I have the TP Link controlling the garden lights, the sonoff plug controlling the TV and then I use these sonoff switches hard wired into my lamps and the porch light and they work without fail everytime, the timer on them is also a big plus for me

banggood.com/DIY…=CN
Edited by: "covforce" 23rd Nov

johnthehuman15 m ago

I'm diving head first into a Smart Home, Hue lights, Hive, Google Home …I'm diving head first into a Smart Home, Hue lights, Hive, Google Home etc. but struggling to think of a real-world use for one of these, anyone use them regularly for anything? The one time I use a timer on a plug is for the Christmas lights, that's it.


How about for controlling a lamp using a regular, non-smart bulb?
The plug is cheaper than most smart bulbs.

somaKing2 m ago

How about for controlling a lamp using a regular, non-smart bulb?The plug …How about for controlling a lamp using a regular, non-smart bulb?The plug is cheaper than most smart bulbs.


Already got Hue with much greater control than just on / off.
I can that see without Hue, it'd be useful for lights. But Hue already exists, and I can't think of any other reasons to use them :P

johnthehuman21 m ago

I'm diving head first into a Smart Home, Hue lights, Hive, Google Home …I'm diving head first into a Smart Home, Hue lights, Hive, Google Home etc. but struggling to think of a real-world use for one of these, anyone use them regularly for anything? The one time I use a timer on a plug is for the Christmas lights, that's it.


I have one for our phone chargers in the bedroom. It’s set to come on for a while at bedtime to charge the phone a bit, then turns off through the night and on again in the morning in time to fully charge the phone before i have to get up.. Saves the phone sitting charging all night when it’s at 100%! And also because the plugs are difficult to access and i don’t like to leave phone charger plugs powered on when not in use!

Also have one for the electric blanket so the bed is toasty for bedtime every night.

Have another one with a USB splitter and cheap USB lightstrips for lights in a shelf.. Didn’t want to spend £60+ for each Hue lightstrip to cut them all in half! So got cheap £8 ones and stuck them into a smart plug so Alexa can turn them on, or on a timer again

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johnthehuman23 m ago

I'm diving head first into a Smart Home, Hue lights, Hive, Google Home …I'm diving head first into a Smart Home, Hue lights, Hive, Google Home etc. but struggling to think of a real-world use for one of these, anyone use them regularly for anything? The one time I use a timer on a plug is for the Christmas lights, that's it.


I have 4 of these.
1 for the lamp in front room so i don't have to reach behind desk to turn it on and off ,
1 in the shed, so can turn it on if need to go out there when its dark,
1 in daughters bedroom. she sets the timer so it turns on in the morning
1 in bedroom, so I turn it on before I go up.

All the plugs can be set to turn on and off while you are out as well by just using the app.

Having them 2 at front of house 2 at back, 1 up,1 down, will enable you to turn on and off lights while your away from home, on dark winter nights or while on holiday.

I brought mine as extra security, being able to set these to go on and off all night at different times is great.

johnthehuman7 m ago

Already got Hue with much greater control than just on / off. I can that …Already got Hue with much greater control than just on / off. I can that see without Hue, it'd be useful for lights. But Hue already exists, and I can't think of any other reasons to use them :P


I got one with the Echo deal. Using it for a lamp that I don't need to dim.
Planning on getting a Hue kit and lamp bulbs on BF. Can't wait!

Peter_D6 m ago

I have one for our phone chargers in the bedroom. It’s set to come on for a …I have one for our phone chargers in the bedroom. It’s set to come on for a while at bedtime to charge the phone a bit, then turns off through the night and on again in the morning in time to fully charge the phone before i have to get up.. Saves the phone sitting charging all night when it’s at 100%! And also because the plugs are difficult to access and i don’t like to leave phone charger plugs powered on when not in use!Also have one for the electric blanket so the bed is toasty for bedtime every night.Have another one with a USB splitter and cheap USB lightstrips for lights in a shelf.. Didn’t want to spend £60+ for each Hue lightstrip to cut them all in half! So got cheap £8 ones and stuck them into a smart plug so Alexa can turn them on, or on a timer again[Image]


That's pretty cool, charging devices is a good idea I hadn't thought of.

The Hue Lightstrip is awesome for one long run (my TV 'cabinet' is just short of 2m wide - so it was perfect for that), but your cheaper strips looks really good.

somaKing14 m ago

How about for controlling a lamp using a regular, non-smart bulb?The plug …How about for controlling a lamp using a regular, non-smart bulb?The plug is cheaper than most smart bulbs.


if you are not intereted in changing the colour or dimming the bulb then these are perfect

Peter_D8 m ago

I have one for our phone chargers in the bedroom. It’s set to come on for a …I have one for our phone chargers in the bedroom. It’s set to come on for a while at bedtime to charge the phone a bit, then turns off through the night and on again in the morning in time to fully charge the phone before i have to get up.. Saves the phone sitting charging all night when it’s at 100%! And also because the plugs are difficult to access and i don’t like to leave phone charger plugs powered on when not in use!Also have one for the electric blanket so the bed is toasty for bedtime every night.Have another one with a USB splitter and cheap USB lightstrips for lights in a shelf.. Didn’t want to spend £60+ for each Hue lightstrip to cut them all in half! So got cheap £8 ones and stuck them into a smart plug so Alexa can turn them on, or on a timer again[Image]


what a great idea, ive ordered more for the chirstmas lights

johnthehuman5 m ago

That's pretty cool, charging devices is a good idea I hadn't thought of. …That's pretty cool, charging devices is a good idea I hadn't thought of. The Hue Lightstrip is awesome for one long run (my TV 'cabinet' is just short of 2m wide - so it was perfect for that), but your cheaper strips looks really good.



johnthehuman15 m ago

Already got Hue with much greater control than just on / off. I can that …Already got Hue with much greater control than just on / off. I can that see without Hue, it'd be useful for lights. But Hue already exists, and I can't think of any other reasons to use them :P


i would love to switch all my kitchen lights for HUE and do the HUE disco but changing 13 bulbs is way to expensive

Peter_D11 m ago

I have one for our phone chargers in the bedroom. It’s set to come on for a …I have one for our phone chargers in the bedroom. It’s set to come on for a while at bedtime to charge the phone a bit, then turns off through the night and on again in the morning in time to fully charge the phone before i have to get up.. Saves the phone sitting charging all night when it’s at 100%! And also because the plugs are difficult to access and i don’t like to leave phone charger plugs powered on when not in use!Also have one for the electric blanket so the bed is toasty for bedtime every night.Have another one with a USB splitter and cheap USB lightstrips for lights in a shelf.. Didn’t want to spend £60+ for each Hue lightstrip to cut them all in half! So got cheap £8 ones and stuck them into a smart plug so Alexa can turn them on, or on a timer again[Image]


That light setup looks great. How did you get the strip to produce different colours in each section? Thanks.

covforce9 m ago

i would love to switch all my kitchen lights for HUE and do the HUE disco …i would love to switch all my kitchen lights for HUE and do the HUE disco but changing 13 bulbs is way to expensive


If I had a kitchen big enough for 13 lights I'd be able to budget for Hue I reckon

You can't use a plug to control kitchen lights anyway can you? Unless you put table lamps all over the place.

5Rivers7912 m ago

That light setup looks great. How did you get the strip to produce …That light setup looks great. How did you get the strip to produce different colours in each section? Thanks.


It is 4 separate lightstrips, just around £8 each on Amazon. They are USB powered so bought a 4 way USB port, which plugs into a Smart Plug to turn them on and off. The colours are just selected on each lightstrip manually, so i just leave them on the colours i set them to, they can be set to fade through all colours etc but it annoyed me when 2 strips at a time would show the same colour

I have a couple Hue lightstrips along with all the other bulbs in the house, but couldn’t justify cutting proper Hue strips down to 800mm to fit in these shelves so the cheapy option works good! £70 in total for 4 strips, USB port and a Smart Plug

johnthehuman7 m ago

If I had a kitchen big enough for 13 lights I'd be able to budget for Hue …If I had a kitchen big enough for 13 lights I'd be able to budget for Hue I reckon You can't use a plug to control kitchen lights anyway can you? Unless you put table lamps all over the place.


13 spot lights that is, and yes they are controlled by Alexa using a 3 way RF touch light switch and the sonoff RF Bridge

Does anyone know of any sockets like these that can be used with the Xiaom Smart home stuff. I got a Sonoff one but ti doesnt work with Xiaomi??

covforce5 m ago

13 spot lights that is, and yes they are controlled by Alexa using a 3 way …13 spot lights that is, and yes they are controlled by Alexa using a 3 way RF touch light switch and the sonoff RF Bridge


Cool, I hadn't thought about controlling 'normal' light switches with Alexa or Sonoff. Did that involve replacing the light switch?

johnthehuman4 m ago

Cool, I hadn't thought about controlling 'normal' light switches with …Cool, I hadn't thought about controlling 'normal' light switches with Alexa or Sonoff. Did that involve replacing the light switch?


yes but it is only a matter of changing a light switch but depending on what you already have you may have to get a deeper back box as the back of these switches are deeper to accodate the eletronics, i have one of these
and the sonoff bridge is only around £7

ebay.co.uk/itm…SnQ
Edited by: "covforce" 23rd Nov

johnthehuman1 h, 3 m ago

I'm diving head first into a Smart Home, Hue lights, Hive, Google Home …I'm diving head first into a Smart Home, Hue lights, Hive, Google Home etc. but struggling to think of a real-world use for one of these, anyone use them regularly for anything? The one time I use a timer on a plug is for the Christmas lights, that's it.


Mine activate my kettle and loaded toaster at 6.30am.

UncleMonty6 m ago

Mine activate my kettle and loaded toaster at 6.30am.


Did you have to shop around quite a bit to find a toaster that'll stay down without any power?

johnthehuman12 m ago

Did you have to shop around quite a bit to find a toaster that'll stay …Did you have to shop around quite a bit to find a toaster that'll stay down without any power?


I don’t actually do this, but if I did, I’d just sellotape the lever down. The added risk of burning my kitchen down would be more incentive to get out of bed.

covforce1 h, 17 m ago

@J0hnSm1th5 then buy one from the UK, still half the price of the TP …@J0hnSm1th5 then buy one from the UK, still half the price of the TP LINKhttps://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sonoff-S20-Remote-Control-Timer-Switch-WiFi-Smart-Outlet-Power-Socket-UK-Plug-AP/253102248435?epid=2265204298&hash=item3aee11d1f3:g:NJgAAOSwu~1ZlrlK


Interesting...how about google assistant intergration, do you need a bridge, IFTTT?

these are £19.99 on amazon prime at the moment. They must of price matched.

UncleMonty7 m ago

I don’t actually do this, but if I did, I’d just sellotape the lever down. …I don’t actually do this, but if I did, I’d just sellotape the lever down. The added risk of burning my kitchen down would be more incentive to get out of bed.



how does it work then? Can't picture how you're using it with a toaster.

STARS357J5 m ago

these are £19.99 on amazon prime at the moment. They must of price …these are £19.99 on amazon prime at the moment. They must of price matched.


Nope... 23.99 on amazon at the moment

UncleMonty30 m ago

Mine activate my kettle and loaded toaster at 6.30am.



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covforce46 m ago

yes but it is only a matter of changing a light switch but depending on …yes but it is only a matter of changing a light switch but depending on what you already have you may have to get a deeper back box as the back of these switches are deeper to accodate the eletronics, i have one of these and the sonoff bridge is only around £7http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UK-EU-Touch-Switch-Wall-LED-Light-Glass-Panel-1-2-3-Gang-1-Way-Remote-Control/253122135075?hash=item3aef414423:m:mcZqmUGyWgUwlpz98wMSSnQ




Smart wall light switches only work in the UK for recent build houses (3-5 years?) which have a third wire (neutral) running to the socket. The majority of us only have two wires, so if the light is switched off the socket gets no power so can't work remotely.

Original Poster

Thanks for the heat and ideas (plus funny ones) guys and girls.
Being my first deal post I thought I’d get canned! 🤣
Meant to add that you get £5 voucher for £40 and £10 voucher for £80 spend.

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Edited by: "AndyBell-0c967.14961" 23rd Nov

infinione20 m ago

Nope... 23.99 on amazon at the moment


I ordered one when I posted. was £19.99


STILL £19.99 go to other sellers PRIME


amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1
Edited by: "STARS357J" 23rd Nov

johnthehuman2 h, 2 m ago

I'm diving head first into a Smart Home, Hue lights, Hive, Google Home …I'm diving head first into a Smart Home, Hue lights, Hive, Google Home etc. but struggling to think of a real-world use for one of these, anyone use them regularly for anything? The one time I use a timer on a plug is for the Christmas lights, that's it.



Lamps (particularly those in hard to reach places, like aquarium lights.)
Relieving the wifes paranoia about leaving the iron on.

Main uses in my house.

But cold on this deal, they crop up at well below £20 even on their own on sale days. 24 hours from now they'll be much cheaper somewhere.

covforce1 h, 19 m ago

yes but it is only a matter of changing a light switch but depending on …yes but it is only a matter of changing a light switch but depending on what you already have you may have to get a deeper back box as the back of these switches are deeper to accodate the eletronics, i have one of these and the sonoff bridge is only around £7http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UK-EU-Touch-Switch-Wall-LED-Light-Glass-Panel-1-2-3-Gang-1-Way-Remote-Control/253122135075?hash=item3aef414423:m:mcZqmUGyWgUwlpz98wMSSnQ


Dont you need an extra line (neutral if memory serves) in from the mains to get these to work in the UK? Looked at a load on Amazon & quite a few reviews mentioned that they couldn't fit it & had to return it or run the line in.
EDIT:

Hadnt realised this was a touch switch only, no smart built in. Shame, really want my 3 gang light switch to be smart, it'd be great to control those through Alexa but cannot find any that dont need a neutral. Guess I'll have to eventually grab an echo plus or hue bridge & light bulbs for those.
Edited by: "FoxForce5" 23rd Nov

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STARS357J27 m ago

I ordered one when I posted. was £19.99STILL £19.99 go to other sellers …I ordered one when I posted. was £19.99STILL £19.99 go to other sellers PRIMEhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01I3ZCBFK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


STARS357J27 m ago

I ordered one when I posted. was £19.99STILL £19.99 go to other sellers …I ordered one when I posted. was £19.99STILL £19.99 go to other sellers PRIMEhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01I3ZCBFK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1




Although it says 1-2 weeks on delivery. Does this not apply to Prime and still available next day?

AndyBell-0c967.149618 m ago

Although it says 1-2 weeks on delivery. Does this not apply to Prime and …Although it says 1-2 weeks on delivery. Does this not apply to Prime and still available next day?


Applies to prime as well, it's 1-2 week for everyone

UncleMonty1 h, 25 m ago

Mine activate my kettle and loaded toaster at 6.30am.


Is there an app to make the tea and butter the toast too?

Good deal at the moment but was really hoping these would go lower for black Friday, though maybe they won't this year with Amazon doing the deal with the echo instead.

covforce2 h, 47 m ago

id suggest going for one of these SONOFF plugs instead of the TP Link, i …id suggest going for one of these SONOFF plugs instead of the TP Link, i have both and they do the exact same thing but for half the price, i have seen them even cheaper from banggood etc https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/S20-Sonoff-WIFI-Smart-Power-Socket-Wireless-Remote-Control-Timer-UK-Plug-dk46/112229951338?_trkparms=aid=555017&algo=PL.CASSINI&ao=2&asc=20151005190540&meid=1a86259c7a374c8ba7d94e809406ac54&pid=100505&rk=1&rkt=1&&_trksid=p2045573.c100505.m3226


Also that one allows for 2200W equipment to be used, (compared with only 1800W) but still not as high as the Wemo which allows full 3KW - such as you fnd with heaters

I use one to control my heater. As the time I start work varies on a daily basis I use tasker to turn my heater on 30mins before my alarm goes off. (3am, 4:30am, 6am, etc.)
Much better than setting the manual timer each night or being lazy and setting it to turn on @ 3am regardless of what time I'll actually need it.
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