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Wink Relay $69.99 @ Home Depot - B&M only

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Wink Relay
Model # PRLAY-WH01HD
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Not that great of a price. Wink is selling 2 packs for $149 and they have promos regularly. I guess it's OK if you only need one
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Can anyone speak to functionality with gen 2 hue lights/nest thermostat? Do you need to buy the wink hub as well? Thanks!
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I have 3 wink airconditioners. They said they went bankrupt and were purchased by a new company and now they refuse to support them even though they started to fail at 2months old.

Not sure how they handle their new stuff but this is horrible.
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I have 3 wink airconditioners. They said they went bankrupt and were purchased by a new company and now they refuse to support them even though they started to fail at 2months old.

Not sure how they handle their new stuff but this is horrible.
That and some other things were products of the partnership with GE. Really GE products that Wink just had some role in design and promotion with GE providing warranty, etc. That all ended when they broke up. The Relay is a Wink product which was/is produced by the new owners (Flextronics) and, as far as I've seen to date, seems to be something that they plan to continue to support. They've added functionality lately. None of that helps you with the crappy products you bought though.

I'm kind of surprized that they have continued these. Not that great and didn't seem to be very popular. Pretty heavily tied to Wink so not a lot of appeal for HA use more generally. A lot better at this price level vs the $200 that they were but still limited.
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I picked up 2 last night for $152 with tax. It's $175 with tax and shipping to California from Wink. So this is the better deal right now.
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I picked up 2 last night for $152 with tax. It's $175 with tax and shipping to California from Wink. So this is the better deal right now.
I ordered two of these from Wink about 4 months ago. Had 2 electricians come by and they could not figure the installation after I was unsuccessful . I have a newer home and calling Wink was of no help. Finally gave up and retuned them . I had to pay for the original shipping which they did not refund .
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Not sure how they handle their new stuff
These are now made by Flextronics, so Wink supports them. I had a firmware issue on mine and spoke with a US customer rep at Wink and figured it out after 20 minutes.

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IHad 2 electricians come by and they could not figure the installation after I was unsuccessful .


You've got some horrible electricians in your area! It's a standard light switch on the back end: Ground, Neutral, Line, Load.


Most modern homes have these four cables. Older homes, homes that do not follow code, or rooms that are not designated as living spaces may be missing the Neutral wire. In that case, your electrician needs to install new wiring throughout your house to bring it up to code.


What on earth could have stopped them from doing something that simple? It only takes about 15 minutes to unscrew the old switch and snap the Wink into place.
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The verdict is in TD.
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This actually isn't a bad price. As has been mentioned in this thread, flextronics is supporting it, and they have been introducing features Quirky and Wink had decided to sit on, like intercom. The only problem is that the intercom is a general (all relays) one.

Some of the folks over at the ST forums was able to support his SmartThings system [smartthings.com] via the web interface on these - but this has since been patched. So if you want to use it for a different interface, don't let it patch and remove the browser.
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Not that great of a price. Wink is selling 2 packs for $149 and they have promos regularly. I guess it's OK if you only need one
Have you seen promos on wink.com lately? Any links?

$140 for 2 is the best price I've seen so far. Combine with coupons (HD had $10 off $100 last month) and discounted GCs and you have a really good deal.

The only thing stopping me from buying it is the possibility of a Wink Relay 2 - that and I can't use until March nest year.
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I'm thinking about picking one of these up today to test out (assuming I can find one in stock) along with a Wink Hub 2.

One or more folks suggested using an old smartphone/tablet mounted to the wall instead, and that does have the advantage that you aren't locked into Wink (you could run smartthings or whatever). But, there are several advantages with this by my estimation (some of this has already been mentioned by others):

1) You're going to need a specialized mount which connects to your electrical wiring to charge it and make it look finished (i.e., not have a power cable dangling from the phone to an outlet near the floor below). FYI, a quick search on Amazon shows some options for this sort of thing, so they do exist.

2) Remember that this is designed to replace a wall switch. Those smartphone/tablet mounts aren't going to handle that for you, which means that you're going to still need to have a smart switch/dimmer mounted somewhere (about $30-60) or you're going to need to use smart bulbs (prices vary quite a bit - the cheapest option I'm finding that is compatible with Wink - assuming you already had a Wink hub - is $16/bulb - others kits which have two bulbs and a special hub might be $60). Compare this with buying a single LED 60w bulb for $2.

As I already said above, my biggest concern about these Wink Relays is that it locks you into using Wink, but I was already leaning towards using Wink anyway. I'm heavily in the iOS ecosystem, so HomeKit support would be nice, but I'm also not sold on staying exclusive to Apple's ecosystem long-term.

My other concern would be that I wish they had a version with a dimmer switch. For applications where I'd want a Wink Relay located where I have dimmers, I guess you could use dimmable smart bulbs and use the on-screen slider to dim them, but that's more money and not as user-friendly.
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still the same price today at HD. seems to be the everyday price. don't forget to sign up for HD sms notifications and get 5 off 50
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Not that great of a price. Wink is selling 2 packs for $149 and they have promos regularly. I guess it's OK if you only need one
69.99 x 2 = 139.98; better than your deal even with tax included.
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Can anyone speak to functionality with gen 2 hue lights/nest thermostat? Do you need to buy the wink hub as well? Thanks!
Wink Relay works with wifi and zigbee. If you want to connect to other signals, you will need the wink hub.
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