I love my Philips Hue and Alexa set-up. It's my jam and I rock every day like I'm Judy Jetson. My adult daughter who lives with me is less impressed and finds it annoying that she can't just use the light switches. After my mom came for a visit and ended up eating breakfast in the dark because we were sleeping and she couldn't remember Alexa's name (Alice turn on lights. Elizabeth kitchen on. Amanda lights on. Eleanor are you there?) I decided I needed to have another option for turning on lights. I initially bought two - one for downstairs and one for my daughter's room and purchased two more - one for the backdoor where I come in and one for the basement.
The pros are many. Everything runs through the Hue app and it's very easy to connect the switches...unless you pull out the tab from the battery on one and then try to connect an hour later because the connection won't work and you will have to follow the directions for more steps. Don't be tempted to pull it unless you're ready!
It has a light switch plate with magnets or two sticky tabs for placing on the wall. By our front door, we found could get the switch plate to hold to the corner of the wall where the metal corner piece connects the drywall. My daughter has hers on her metal nightstand. I placed the one for the basement above the current switch using the adhesive and it's held well. When our internet was down (nightmare!!) the switch still turned the lights off/on which we couldn't do with Alexa. There are brightness buttons allowing you to adjust the light. You can program up to 5 different options onto each On button (but only on the same lights), so set to Bright if you press once, set Reading if you press twice, or Kitchen Bright and Dining Room Dim if you press 3 times, etc. The switches are handy if you want to turn on lights when you first come into the house as I'd find sometimes Alexa couldn't hear me properly over the noise we'd make as we came in.
There aren't really cons, but I do have some "meh" or indifferent items. The ability to detach the remote from the light switch plate seemed like a great idea but we don't, and now with 4 I'd be worried about getting them mixed up if we did. The remotes aren't magnetic on the back and are small enough to be lost. While you can program 5 settings for the On button, you can only select either ALL your lights or 2 rooms for all the functions on the switch. It would have been really fantastic to be able to program two rooms at a time per press - one press is kitchen/dining, two presses is living room, three is the front porch, etc. but alas that is not an option.
|Certificação||Works with Alexa|
|Número de unidades||1|
|Número do modelo||473371|
|Dimensões do produto||0.75 x 0.88 x 1.65 cm; 68.04 g|
|Funciona a bateria ou pilha?||Sim|