mojo2600

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  1. Samsung SmartThings at Lowes?

    They're showing up in my area stores too. That's a strange marketing tactic. What's next? Will Lowes have Home Depot employees setup an in-store table offering Home Depot credit card applications? LOL mojo2600
  2. Can Orbit Hose Timer work with Alexa

    Thank you sir for the reply. I think I'll rig up a solenoid with a smart plug to suffice for now that Alexa can handle.
  3. I bought the cheap Orbit Hose Timer just to turn on a soaker hose. It works fine with Iris app but would rather just be able to tell Alexa to turn it on rather than pulling out phone for Iris app. Anybody know of a way to have Alexa do this? Alexa doesn't "see" the timer in devices.
  4. Dumb ceiling fan to smart

    Glad you got it going Terk. I originally tried it with ST and also had to load the DTH...just wanted to see it work with ST as an experiment. Final was just pairing it with Wink as it was super easy with Wink. This was a problem fan as far as HA is concerned as it wasn't switch controlled...controlled only by pull chains. This J receiver and remote sure made me happy with this fan. I think the company is selling the J receivers like hotcakes now to ST & Wink users as Home Depot has not put this in their stores yet. Glad it worked out for you too. mojo2600
  5. All Lowe's in my area are $129 and $149 too Smitho...Area home Depot has them beat here too.
  6. $99 Nucleus...is it dying?

    I forgot about the Echo Look...definitely a dud! Is "Alexa, do these Levi's make my butt look big?" next? I'm sure the Echo Show will get loads of accolades tomorrow...time will tell if it fizzles after launch. If it doesn't we'll be bombarded ad-naseum with advertising for it this holiday season as it's only 150 days until Black Friday. LOL It will be interesting to see what Iris, Wink, ST & others do with it.
  7. $99 Nucleus...is it dying?

    You're probably right about that Sparc. I'm definitely holding off a few months before even thinking about buying one of these. The days of me pre-ordering alpha/beta tech are over...been burned too many times already. Amazon is due for a dud after Echo's grand entrance...Echo Show could be it...I'll let others test it first.
  8. $99 Nucleus...is it dying?

    I was in Lowe's today and see the Nucleus intercom is down to $99.00 yellow tagged. I feel like it's about to be blown away by Echo Show when it launches. I haven't kept up with Nucleus as far as Iris is concerned. Did Nucleus ever integrate with Iris in any way? $99 is tempting, but I guess I should wait for the dust to settle on Echo Show after it launches as I'm sure it will be promo priced by November Black Friday. I have a feeling Nucleus will not be able to keep up with Amazon as Jeff Bezos' pockets are much deeper.
  9. My iris grade is...

    D- Lots of (D)isconnects/(D)roputs. Always seems to happen in middle of night. I would not and don't depend on this for a home security option...it's OK to play with but I'm tired of a system that is not stable. My ST and Wink are pretty much "plug & play" but with Iris it's "plug & PRAY". I give Lowe's an F for their apparently "we don't care" attitude as for customer service on Iris issues as well as marketing Iris on store levels. Out of 10 Lowe's stores in my area...if they even still carry Iris, the displays for Iris are horrible! I've seen local front yard rummage sales with better product displays than Iris displays...Sears & Kmart even on life support now have better retail displays for some of their low end items than what Lowe's displays. First impression is a lasting impression on new customers looking for HA products. I've been with Iris from the first week of store launch, but Iris' customer base seems to be dwindling IMO...if Iris slowly bleeds out and dies then Lowe's will only have themselves to blame. I still say that I hear the fat lady warming up in the distance to sing. I hope I'm wrong. mojo2600 "Old phone phreaks never die, they just build new boxes."
  10. Dumb ceiling fan to smart

    Ok...here's an update: I got the receiver installed and decided to try Iris first. It paired as an uncertified device as "OSO Technologies"... no surprise to me that it wouldn't work with Iris. I next tried Smartthings and it works great. Unpaired from ST and next tried Wink. It works fine with Wink too. The handheld remote works fine too but I'll use this with Wink and use Alexa to control it. Alexa can only control the light portion of it, but I created Wink shortcuts for the fan motor on, off, speeds 1 -4, and "breeze" setting...then use IFTTT to trigger the Wink shortcuts thus Alexa can now control my fan and light both. This retrofit was much easier than rewiring in-wall switches for my case to control this fan.
  11. Lowes layoff

    I wonder if this will affect Iris? Lowes lays off IT workers and tech support goes to India. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/article154829054.html
  12. Dumb ceiling fan to smart

    I ordered on phone direct from the fan supplier. These are replacement parts for the 52" Gardinier Fan that is Wink controlled. I called them up at 800-749-3267....push 1 for English...then you get a recording in which lady tells you to have the 12 digit UPC code for your fan..if don't have UPC, she says call back when you do...I didn't have a 12 digit UPC... stay on line...next a guy says "push 1 for ceiling fans"..you then get a human finally. She asks what fan you have...just tell her you need the Wink receiver and remote & that you don't have fan...you want parts only... She knows what you're talking about...she said a LOT of people are ordering these things...guess a lot of ST & Wink users are in same boat I am. Home Depot could sell a ton of these if they'd stock them, especially if they retail them at the $49.00 price point they show online, but never have in stock. LOL I'll keep you posted.
  13. Dumb ceiling fan to smart

    Ok, I got the parts ordered..should be here in a week. The price is slightly higher now for the receiver & the optional remote as posted on the ST link above. Currently the MR101Z Wink Receiver for the fan is: $38.00 instead of $32.00 The optional remote, #TR227A is now $32.00 instead of $25.00 Shipping is flat fee of $15.00. I ordered both for $85.00. It's worth that to me to ditch the Hunter Bluetooth SimpleConnect and have it compatible with 1 of the 3 HA platforms I have. Sure it will work on Wink or ST...I'll try it with Iris too and keep you posted.
  14. Dumb ceiling fan to smart

    Accessdenied79 are you saying you tried the GE in-wall fan controller switch or a zwave controller like Terminal mentioned above or the Home Depot/Hampton Bay replacement controller I posted? The Home Depot/Hampton Bay module and remote model #mr101z that I referenced should fit in the fan canopy covering just fine. As I said I'm ordering one today...will let you know how it works and how it pairs with either Iris, Wink, or ST.
  15. Dumb ceiling fan to smart

    I have a ceiling fan that has no wall mounted switch...lights & power are controlled by pull chains, so the GE in wall fan controls for Iris/Wink etc. are out of the question unless I rewire the room. For now I've had to use the Hunter Simpleconnect bluetooth module for this fan which is a pain. I see that Home Depot has a wifi ceiling fan online under Hampton Bay brand, plus they've teased the Wink community for over a year now with a separate wifi Wink fan module for dumb fans. You still can't buy this separate module at Home Depot but you can order it from manufacturer though not as cheap as what Home Depot is supposed to retail it at. It is meant as repair/replacement for the fan. ST and Wink users have confirmed it is working for them in converting dumb ceiling fans to smart for those like me that don't have in-wall fan controls. I am ordering one tomorrow, i.e. module as well as the separate remote. Users say other remotes will work too. Since I have Wink, ST, and Iris I will try it with 1 of the 3 HA platforms. Have any of you tried it with Iris? Read about it here: https://tinyurl.com/y6w3lhsk mojo2600