Smart Home Basics

4 Best Smart Switches That Work With No Neutral Wire

My house was built in 1909. It still has pieces of the original knob and tube electrical wiring nailed to the floor joists in the basement. Thankfully, the electrical has been updated since then. Unfortunately, I still have a few switch boxes that don’t have a neutral. That means that the vast majority of available …

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4 Smart Switches that work with your smart bulbs

Lots of experts recommend smart switches over smart bulbs because they are easier to use. However, without smart bulbs, you won’t get the awesome benefit of color changing or white-shifting lights. You can debate the pros and cons of smart switches and smart bulbs (which I’ve done here), but I don’t want to choose one …

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How To Make Any Alexa Enabled Device Work With SmartThings

UPDATED 12/13/2019: Please read the comments section. For some currently unknown reason this tutorial seems to work for some people but not for others. If you have any insight into why, we’d love to hear from you. Many smart home products are compatible with Alexa, but far fewer are directly compatible with Samsung SmartThings hub. …

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