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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 774 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Smart Wi-fi Light Switch

    Posted
    Zipeedee

    I have four flood lights in my backyard. When switched on they illuminate my whole yard. The only problem is that the switch for them is downstairs next to a sliding glass door and covered by curtains. Many times I wished that when I was upstairs I could turn on the lights to see what was going on in the yard, without having to go downstairs. I know it’s a first world problem, but technology came to my rescue! The TP-Link Smart Wi-fi light switch was the answer to my problems. I already have six TP-Link Wi-fi Plug Minis controlling various devices around my home and the Alexa integration is awesome. The light switch made an awesome addition to my burgeoning smart home. The KASA app does walk you through the installation and I watched a few YouTube videos, however, I had to move a couple of other switches, so I hired an electrician. He was done in just over 10 minutes and my switch was added to my network in just a few minutes after that. I already had a KASA account, so you will need to create one if you don’t have one. You then select that you want to add a Smart Switch. The Wi-Fi light will blink amber and green. You then connect the device to your home network, name your new switch and you’re done! I then launched the Alexa app and added the switch to my devices and now I was able not only able to control the switch via the KASA app, but also from telling Alexa to turn on my flood lights. The KASA app allows you to set up a schedule for your devices. I find the app very intuitive. You can also set up an Away schedule. When in Away Mode, during the period of time, your device will be randomly turned on or off. This will help deter those ne’er-do-wells who might be scoping your home. You can control your lights and switches from anywhere you have access to the internet. Inside the box besides the switch and switch plate are four wire nuts. It comes with 2 year warranty and 24/7 tech support. The switch also works with Google assistant. The only suggestion I would have would be to offer these in different colors. I have some crème colored switches in my kitchen that I would love to “switch” out, but the white would not go with the rest of the kitchen. I will keep my fingers crossed! Submitted as part of a free sample program.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Line of Smart Switches

    Posted
    bzm3j81
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    I started my foray with TP-Link Smart Switches with the HS210 kit. Once I got an understanding of the wiring, I have switched several more switches in my house to keep with the TP-Link brand. Partially because I dislike having multiple apps to control different aspects of my Smart Home. I purchased several HS200 switches back in August, 2018 and they installed very easily. I love their functionality so much I bought 8 more recently. In the beginning, I considered Lutron's Caseta line but I realized that they needed a hub. The TP-Link line of Smart Switches don't need a separate hub, they work off your home Wi-Fi. This means that you don't have to worry about a separate hub's range if you know that your home Wi-Fi range is good enough for your Smart Switch locations. Before you install the HS200, make sure you have a set of neutrals accessible in the electrical box. If you're coming from a non-Smart Switch they are most often white and tied together without a line to the switch. Please cut power to the switch before you begin the project and use due caution. Once installed, and power is restored to the switch, it will take a moment to start up and then the Wi-Fi light will alternate between green and orange signaling that the switch is ready to be setup. In the Kasa app, you'll click on the plus sign in the top right corner and specify "Add a Device", then it walks you through connecting the switch to your Wi-Fi and setting up the switch with a name within the Kasa App. As for the Kasa app, over the past year, I've seen several improvements to the User Interface and functionality. I like where it seems to be going so far. Operations within the app are pretty intuitive. However, when setting lights in "away" mode, you need to go into each light and set the schedule. I wish there were an easier way to change the mode for a group of lights. TP-Link switches like the HS200 connect very easily to Alexa and to Google Home. I have also connected it to my Samsung SmartThings hub, but that takes a little more work. You'll need to find 3rd party code and set up a developer account within the SmartThings ecosystem. I've talked up the TP-Link Smart Switches so much, I've brought 3 co-workers into this ecosystem.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Inexpensive way to start your smart home.

    Posted
    Glenn
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    I bought one of these switches after I bought a Google Home Mini. I was curious to see how it would work along with the two TP-Link wall outlets. I placed it my living room (existing wall switch box) to control the overhead light. It took me awhile to get it installed because it take up a lot of space inside my single-gang electrical outlet. I had to trim and reposition some wireless so it would all fit without being too tight. This part took most of my time so be patient. Keep in mind this will not work if you have a three-way switch like hallway lights!! You'll need a different kit. The wi-fi switch works very well. Once I loaded the Kasa app on my Android phone, connected to my network, and linked it to my Google Home app, my Google Home mini quickly went to work. It understood the commands without any problems. All I had to do was change the device name to make it easy for me to remember. The Kasa mobile app also allows you to turn the light on and off using your phone or time them to come on at a certain hour if you're not home. Overall satisfied with this purchase. I just purchased two wall outlet switches and they work like a champs too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly Easy to Setup!

    Posted
    Preemo
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    Compared to the smart plugs and smart light bulbs, I initially felt that installing this switch would be a little intimidating or that I would need a qualified electrician. However, the Kasa App guided me through the entire process, which was surprisingly easy. There are also great videos on Youtube, in case you want a more visual guide or to get a little comfortable with the process before you begin. TP-Link also include wire connectors so you do not need anything extra to install this light switch. Speaking of which, this is not quite a switch, it is more of a button that looks like a switch. It takes some getting used to, when using it in the manual mode. In terms of design, this switch is very sleek and looks modern. This switch is perfect for controlling an array of lights controlled by a single switch, or even devices that do not have a “smart” alternative yet, like a ceiling fan. Alexa integration works great, and the scheduling feature within the KASA App is fantastic. You have so much flexibility in scheduling/automatic/controlling the light switch. Two things that I would like to see in the next model is the ability to dim lights, and also the ability to turn off the LED indicator. Overall, this is a very versatile switch and though it may seem intimidating, both the installation and configuration are very easy. Submitted as part of a free sample program.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Smart Switch that works well with good SW

    Posted
    Charlie
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    I was looking at various options, mostly on amazon and home depot, but came across this TP-Link which was priced competitively at Best Buy and available same day. I bought this to replace a switch that had a digital timer built in, but wanted more control and ease of programming it, especially when the day light savings time changes. This fit the bill and felt that the app (I'm using the android version) is better than other smart home plug devices. There are cheaper no name brands made in China and the software/app is a bit questionable and I don't feel very secure when giving my contact info, but TP-Link's seems legit with an actual website, good interface, and full support. I have this smart switch connected to my porch light. It has a nice vacation feature too where it will turn on and off the light at random times to mimic an actual person turning the switch on and off. It's not the cheapest smart switch that's out there, but you pay a little extra for a quality built product with good software, support, and instructions. I felt this was important especially when you are wiring something directly to your house. Buying at Best Buy gave the option of getting it same day and option to return if it didn't work out. Make sure you have a neutral wire in order to use this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Smart light perfection

    Posted
    Jedson3614
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    The new Echo compatibility works well and allows grouping controllers under a single group name. Using the assigned groups you can control more than on device at the same time! TP-LINK support for the HS200 is extremely easy with the use of the KASA app. The devices easily integrate with Alexa with no issues. The controllers can be configured with Kasa to be connected away from home or locally. To be controlled by Echo each individual controller must be set to Remote Control ON, in the Device Settings menu. The light switch is easy to manage but installation for me was difficult not because of wiring but because I have an older home with smaller space for wiring behind the light switch. I did manage to test the device though but wasn't able to fit it for use after testing. Installation is easy though and it does lay out and suggest if your not comfortable with wiring to seek an electrician. The button on the front controls lights off by turning off the WI-FI!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Everyone needs at least a couple of these

    Posted
    Dave
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    I bought these switches for one main reason, I didn’t want to spend almost $20 to $40 a bulb for those rooms that just have multiple bulbs in the chandeliers or ceiling fans. So this was my alternative and I got to say, they are even better than the bulbs. I bought 5 of these switches to use for my dinning room chandelier, my living room ceiling fan lights, 2 outdoor lights and the kitchen fluorescent bulbs. The best part about these switches, I can set certain timers and limits in them. For example for my outdoor light switches, I programmed them to turn on automatically every evening right at sundown. Then again programmed to shut off around the time I leave for work, which is exactly at sunrise. No more remembering to turn on and off the lights every night. And if for any reason I need to manually intervene, I’ll just ask google OR control them through the TP Links supported app in my mobile devices. Very great product and do plan on purchasing more for the other multi bulb rooms I still have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love them

    Posted
    Linn
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    When I purchased, I accidentally thought the HS200's were dimmers. Though disappointed the HS200 was just an on-off smart switch, we decided to keep the three of them installed in our kitchen — and they’ve been working flawlessly! We already had the Kasa app so set-up was nearly effortless (we had the TP-Link mini outlets on the app). I did chat with their customer service about their HS220 dimmer wall switch regarding a review I had just read and was surprised to learn it had been true— the HS220 can only dim one fixture per switch, and that one fixture must only have one bulb. As there was only one light in the kitchen that matched that criteria we decided it was not worth the expense or hassle to switch it out. I suppose I could buy manual Lutron dimmer switches but I am hooked on WiFi control. One of the features I love about these TP-Link smart wall switches (and their outlets) is how simple it is to set up any variety of on-off schedules to make our home look lived-in when we are away. Prior to installing them, that part of our house was always dark when we were away. If they fail prematurely, I’ll update this review

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Elegant design; good price; works as expected

    Posted
    zerozou
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    Pros - 1. looks nicer (in appearance) than its competitor products 2. step-by-step installation instruction in the Kasa app 3. Works with both Google Assistant and Alexa (no concerns if I want to switch my smart home speaker/assistant) 4. Kasa has a complete collection of smart devices (common switch, 3-way, dimmable, etc.). I have a few ordinary 3-way switches at home and I'm considering replacing them with Kasa (while other brands generally don't offer smart 3-way switches) Cons (why not 5-star) - 1. Flaws in the Kasa app (but do not affect its functionality) 1.1. It doesn't consider the corner case where my WiFi goes out as I turn off the circuit breaker while installing the smart switch. The app repeatedly asked for WiFi connection, producing frustrating user experience 1.2. The Kasa app doesn't track the sunrise / sunset time in my location (as far as I know, timestamp at 2018/07/28) Bought 4 so far. Will give updates on their durability / other aspects in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not ready for IFTTT but a good switch

    Posted
    TOLDINKS108
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    I bought this based on other reviews and the fact that it is now advertised as being IFTTT ready. You would assume that being a smart switch you could control the smart plug remotely with this smart switch in the same way you can with the Belkin and other brands. Not so. I went ahead and installed it based on the better reviews and overall feel and function. If you don't want to use a voice activated service such as Alexa or Google Assistant or use a hub you need to automate using IFTTT. This is easy if you buy the Belkin, the actions and triggers are both present for the plug and the switch. For the TP-Link only the actions are present, not the triggers. This makes it currently impossible to build your own applet. There are very few other published applets and they are based on location proximity or time of day predominantly. Hopefully they get their act together soon as it seems to be a really nice switch. One note, my plug, like other reviewers stated, said it was previously installed so I needed to reset it. I don't believe it was returned as the box had the original shrink wrap that matched the switches. I carefully looked it over and it seemed brand new. I suspect something is amiss at the factory and is causing these to register as having been previously configured. This will be a 5-star product when the IFTTT works.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TPLinkSupport

      Hi TOLDINKS108,

      Thank you for sharing your experience with our HS200 Smart Wi-Fi Light Switch, and for your constructive feedback regarding IFTTT integration - we'll gladly share your interest in these features with the appropriate team. We're always working diligently in order to provide you with the best possible smart home experience.

      Best Regards,
      TP-Link Customer Support tplink

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice smart switch

    Posted
    jasper
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    The TP-LINK smart switch is a great smart switch and priced at a lower cost than it's competition when compared to wemo, lutron at best buy stores. Installation was easy. The kasa app guides you step by step. Just note *this particular smart switch can only be used for single pole only. Not compatible to replace 3-way switches. The physical button clicks when pressed manually which is nice. The app is also nice. It keeps track of the usage and hours the switch is on and off. You can set timers on when you'd like to turn the switch on or off. I find this feature useful because I have my switch installed to control my front and back porch lights when the sunsets and rises. And yes, this will sync well with google assistant and Amazon Alexa. BUT no apple homekit compatibility. Overall, if you want a smart switch that's more affordable than wemo, lutron etc, and possesses the same features and some, I personally vouch for this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with SmartThings

    Posted
    Coqui
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    I decided on purchasing the TP-Link switch after reading reviews that this particular switch did not heat up as much as others switches available. The only complication I encountered with its installation was fitting it into the electrical box. Be advised that all these Smart switches are big in dimensions and tends to occupy a lot of space in a small electrical box full with wires or other switches. Also don’t forget that you need a common or ground wire in order for it work. Connection with Alexa was fast after running a search for new devices. I did download the Kasa app, but I have no use for it since I am using Alexa or a push on the switch. At present I have a SmartThings Hub controlling 6 Philips Hue lights by Alexa and 4 SmartThings multipurpose sensors which turns on all lights and sends alerts if one of the doors are open or motions is detected within the house. Now it just so happens that my new TP-Link Wireless Smart Switch is not presently compatible with SmartThings, therefore SmartThings cannot operate the light it is connect to. This explains my rating of only 3 Stars. Would give it a better rating if compatible with SmartThings.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      TPLinkSupport

      Hi Coqui,

      Thank you for your review -- we're happy to hear you're enjoying the ease of setup and features offered by our Smart Light Switch. Please bear in mind our Smart Light Switch connects via the 2.4GHz Wi-Fi frequency, which allows the device to be used without the need for a smart hub.

      The SmartThings hub utilizes ZigBee and Z-Wave wireless technologies, which require different hardware and wireless frequencies for communication than Wi-Fi. These hardware and frequency differences prevent compatibility between the Smart Light Switch and your SmartThings hub.

      For more automation options, our Kasa Smart products are also compatible with IFTTT: https://ifttt.com/kasa

      Our Support Team is always happy to answer any questions you might have about our products. Please feel free to e-mail Kasa.Support@TP-Link.com and we'll gladly have a Support Agent follow up with you directly.

      Best Regards,
      TP-Link Support tplink

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great smart home product

    Posted
    MNTim
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    I did a lot of research before deciding to deploy this technology. I chose it because I don't need a separate hub and because I can control it with Alexa. As an added bonus, it can accept IFTTT triggers from my Arlo cameras so I can turn on lights when one of the cameras detects motion. This is great because the IR picture on the cameras is OK but not very high resolution. Being able to turn on the nearest light when a camera detects and records motion is a big plus. These switches are quite easy to install and set up if you have basic electrical and wifi technology skills. The TP-Link Kasa app guides you through it very well. After the first one I didn't even need to consult the app for wiring instructions. If you are looking for a two pole solution (two light switches to control one light/set of lights) TP-Link now makes that solution as well although BestBuy doesn't yet carry it. It is the TP-Link HS210 kit. I have installed 7 single pole (HS200) switches and 4 double pole (HS210) kits and they all work quite well. I can control all of them from Alexa or my phone app. I have my three ceiling fans running on a schedule so I don't have to remember to turn them on or off at various times of the day.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid product that facilitates home automation.

    Posted
    GenghisKhan
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    The TP-Link - Wireless Smart Light Switch is a great product helping to automate your home. In my case I wanted to automate the lights outside of my garage (on at dusk and off in the am). The installation of the TP-Link was straightforward and the directions matched up with the existing wiring in the wall. Remember to turn the electricity for the switch in question prior to installation. After installation I was able to connect the switch to my wireless network and begin using the associated Kasa app. Configuring the on - off times was easy. The only thing to look out for would that the device has a default time setting, i.e daylight savings. When I first configured it the lights were coming on and off an off behind schedule. I checked the app and corrected the device time under the device settings menu and then it worked fine - on and off exactly at the times I wanted. It is a worthwhile product that will automate some of the mundane tasks around the house.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not perfect, but the best solution for some cases

    Posted
    Micky
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    For those lighting situations like 4' fluorescent bulbs there aren't Smart bulbs yet. However, if you run them on a standard light switch, this switch works very nicely. No hub required to work with Amazon Echo, just wire it in place of your existing switch, connect to your wireless network using the Kasa app, and enable the skill on your echo. This is not a device you should install yourself unless you are competent in home wiring, so please consider using an electrician if you aren't skilled in this area. You will also need a 2.4GHz wireless network to connect it. Once connected the switch performs nicely as long as it stays connected to the network, and can be operated both with the app or personal assistant (Alexa), or by just using the switch manually. I did have one instance where the switch seemed to lose it's setup, but after a reset I was able use it just fine and it has operated flawlessly since for several weeks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product, tricky install

    Posted
    anonymous
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    I picked up this switch on a whim after picking up multiple google home mini's over the holidays. The install wasn't complicated from a wiring standpoint. However, be aware of the fact that these are much large than your typical switch as far as what has to fit inside the gangbox in the wall. Luckily I was installing this into a 2 gang box, and only replacing one of the switches so I was able to make the wires fit behind the other toggle switch, but I'm not sure if two of these would fit inside one box. This does seem typical of trying to fit multiple smart switches into multi-switch panels. Functionality wise, it was extremely easy to set up on wifi with the Kasa app from TPLink, from there, I just had to link the Kasa app to google assistant and it worked perfectly by voice command. One pointer though, if there are multiple people set up with profiles on your google home, each person has to go into google assistant app and add the switch for it to respond to voice command. Took about 30 minutes of searching to find that trick and it has worked perfectly since.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great with app and Google Home

    Posted
    MarkW
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    I wanted a physical switch rather than bulbs because I did not want to have to pull out my phone or yell across the house to Google Home, just to turn on and off the lights. It was very easy to set up. Just be aware this device works with 2.4Ghz WiFi networks. If you have a duel band router, you probably want to split the 2.4 and 5Ghz networks and give them different IDs. Connect your phone and switch to the 2.4Ghz network and setup the switch. Once set up, connect your phone to the 5Ghz network. It is easy to setup timers for the switches in the app. For example, I have my switches controlling the outside lights. I set my front porch time to turn on at sunset and off at 9:30. My back porch lite turns on at 5:30 AM and turns off at sunrise. I don't need to readjust my timers as day get shorter or longer though out the year. This switch replaces any standard 2 pole light switch. It does not replace a 3-way switch. Another advantage is no hub is required.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better solution than smart plugs

    Posted
    par3
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    Wish we would have bought this first when trying to operate a set of lights with our Echo Dot but apparently I wasn't thinking. We wanted to operate a set of three lights from three different outlets and the idea of simply connecting multiple smart plugs to our network and plugging them in seemed like an easy solution. The problem was in our bedroom where we tried this, all of our outlets are behind heavy dressers or the bed and the signal isn't strong enough to get through or around the furniture. The solution was to replace the plugs with the smart switch which is well off the floor and unhindered by any bulky obstacles that would block our signal. The installation was pretty easy with the step be step guide in the KASA app and there is a Youtube video available as well. If your uncomfortable with doing your own electrical wiring a qualified electrician could do in no time. The result was a consistent signal and it works like a charm.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to Install, Great Functionality

    Posted
    CobraSVT
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    I purchased several TP-Link / Kasa switches and plugs. They were easy to install and have worked flawlessly since. I have found big benefit to be able to turn lights on around the outside of my home by enabling these indoor switches thru mobile data when I am close to pulling up in my vehicle. I then have a nice lighted path to park, open gates, etc. I would like the toggle to have a wifi symbol at all times...would just be a nice aesthetic. But, that said, the green led is attractive and at least enable you to see the status of the switch and serves as a guide if you want to press it in the dark. Also, having these switches connected with Alexa enables verbal commands to light the way instead of fumbling in the dark.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really nice smart switch

    Posted
    Bundad9
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    I needed to replace my existing porch timer as it was a pain to have to re-program the on and off times as the daytime/nightime changed through the year. With this switch in place, setting those in and off times is now a breeze. I did have to splice into the neutral wire of my lighting for the unit to work properly (instructions say the neutral needs to be connected). Once it was up and running, connection to the wifi and use was very simple. It works like my other TP-Link smart plugs. He unit fits on a standard light wallplate (which you probably already have if you are replacing an existing switch). Setting the on and off times is very easy and you can push the switch button of you would like to manually turn the light on or off.

    I would recommend this to a friend