QUESTION. Smart outlets are a cheap way to turn your ordinary appliances and fixtures into smart devices. I used the plugs on some lamps around the house. I’ve had the GE Z-wave Toggle Switch running my front outside lights for 2+ years (purchased March 2016). They worked flawlessly in the sense that they turned on when I wanted and off when I wanted. They were both working until a few days ago. Then turn off Wi-fi on the mesh (or just switch the mesh off) and connect your smart home device to the 2.4ghz band on your old router. There's no smart device that's easier to set up than a smart plug. We turn on the LED light and after a while it turns off and then goes back on and then a little while later off and on again. But not every device will work with smart outlets. I got a Google Home and some TP-Link Smart Plugs (HS100) for my birthday a couple months ago. Its on-off timing schedule won't work, a critical home safety function of nearly all smart bulbs. After having a connectivity issue with 1 light switch and deleting/readding in Smartthings, Alexa will not turn it off/on. I have been using Alexa for a long time without issue. But the problem is that the wall switch keeps getting disconnected from wifi. Tonight SmartThings sent the command to turn on the outside lights as part of the sundown routine. Hi, I started with a basic Smart Things set, the hub and one plug-in outlet switch. If you're not tech savvy, don't worry. Paired with a Google Home or an Amazon Echo smart speaker, our devices can easily be set-up for voice control, letting you dim your lights, turn on appliances, and so much more as soon as you say the word. Turning down the temperature on the heater may stop the Smart Power Plug switching off. Try a manual reset. In the past week it has started to act funny. How to set up a smart plug . With a smart outlet, you can turn your appliances on and off from your phone, or (in some cases) with your voice through devices like the Amazon Echo. Set up was a breeze, as was integrating with Amazon Alexa. I have disconnected and connected the account. Voila, the bulb ceases being smart. The switch was unresponsive to manual switching or to SmartThings. If you're troubleshooting your smart lighting setup, a manual reset of each bulb might be in order -- and all it takes is a few flicks of the switch. For example, the preamble can be taken as: Lamp one is called "Man Cave Light" and lamp 2 "Lounge Light". Some heaters draw an electric current above the safety limit. I have reset the smart plugs. We have had a LED light in the family room for several months now. Imagine that your friend is blinking a lamp, and you need to keep track of how long it was on with the help of a stopwatch. 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