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Things i'll never understand: Why you'd want an alexa device to turn your lights on for you

I understand wanting a smart thermostat, doorbell etc, but what is so hard about flicking a light switch. Takes me more time to say "Alexa turn my kitchen lights on" than it does to flip the switch
 

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Things i'll never understand: Why you'd want an alexa device to turn your lights on for you

I understand wanting a smart thermostat, doorbell etc, but what is so hard about flicking a light switch. Takes me more time to say "Alexa turn my kitchen lights on" than it does to flip the switch
If my mom gets up at night she tells Alexa to fire up the lights before she goes downstairs. :dunno: white people shit I guess
 

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I have it set up for my bedroom. Once I'm in bed, I prefer not to get out. Plus I can yell as I'm walking up the stairs and the light goes on, saving me from stepping on the cat.
 

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I'd like to find some decent wi-fi 110v plugs that don't require a hub, use an app that doesn't need a ridiculous amount of permission (why do you need to know how tall I am?), and will remember SSID information if there is a power outage. That way I can turn lights on/off when I'm not home. Yes I could get a plug-in timer, but they're static. I want to be able to vary the times they come on so it is not apparent that no one is home.
 

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Things i'll never understand: Why you'd want an alexa device to turn your lights on for you

I understand wanting a smart thermostat, doorbell etc, but what is so hard about flicking a light switch. Takes me more time to say "Alexa turn my kitchen lights on" than it does to flip the switch
My outside lights on the garage is on a switch pretty far away, I have two kids that I am trying to get out the door everymorning. Having alexa automatically turn those off everymorning is amazing.
 

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my house is wired funny. switch works the outlet on the far side of the room. so for me to turn on the living room lights when coming home i have to walk across the room in the dark to turn on the lights. a smart outlet would let me turn them on from yelling from the back door.
 

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Same as @Mook. I'm in bed, not way in hell am I getting up lol

Also, my bedroom fan is on one. I turn it on to get the room cooler when the windows are open.
 

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Same as @Mook. I'm in bed, not way in hell am I getting up lol

Also, my bedroom fan is on one. I turn it on to get the room cooler when the windows are open.
Waiting for iDevices to finish their all in one smart switch and fan controller.... I have a few of their switches and its great not having to worry about the exterior lights, theyre just set from sun down to sun up.

They have great outlets, Im just waiting for the all in one switch because theyre one of the few places who make them for Apple Homekit, that will fit in a single switch wall plate.
 

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Waiting for iDevices to finish their all in one smart switch and fan controller.... I have a few of their switches and its great not having to worry about the exterior lights, theyre just set from sun down to sun up.

They have great outlets, Im just waiting for the all in one switch because theyre one of the few places who make them for Apple Homekit, that will fit in a single switch wall plate.
i hate the size of fucking smart switches.I had to swap a junction box this weekend to finally get the smart switch to fit with the cables. I had it hanging out of the wall for a few months and would use the app :rofl:

the only reason i went with these switches os because i got them for $7/ light switch on clearance...fucking steal. Its the TP link wifi switches. Fucking fatasses on them though.


my preference is the zwave aeotec micro switch (now nano switch). very tiny and fits behind the existing switch (usually) and reuse your normal switch but brings smart control too.
 

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i hate the size of fucking smart switches.I had to swap a junction box this weekend to finally get the smart switch to fit with the cables. I had it hanging out of the wall for a few months and would use the app :rofl:

the only reason i went with these switches os because i got them for $7/ light switch on clearance...fucking steal. Its the TP link wifi switches. Fucking fatasses on them though.


my preference is the zwave aeotec micro switch (now nano switch). very tiny and fits behind the existing switch (usually) and reuse your normal switch but brings smart control too.
For sure. I have full size 4” boxes everywhere so that’s why I’m waiting for their single switch, so I can fit everything in one junction box. :bowrofl:

plus their little light in the middle of the switch is cool. They released an Alexa all in one switch too that’s cool.
 

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