out of stock Samsung SmartThings Home Starter Kit + 2 LIFX Mini (E27 or B22) $287.10 Delivered @ LIFX

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LIFX are running a promotion at the moment for the RACV Smart Home Starter Kit which is the Samsung Smartthings hub. It sells normally for $299 on the RACV site however doesn't come with the 2 x LIFX mini bulbs. So as a package this represents really good value. Use the welcome code to get another 15% off, tested and just put my own order in.

1 x SmartThings Wi-Fi Hub
3 x SmartThings Motion Sensor
2 x SmartThings Multipurpose Sensor
2 x LIFX Mini White

For home automation this is a good starting point for the price and includes everything required to get started, benefit is that it supports both Zigbee and Z-Wave on Australian frequencies.

EDIT: More in stock now, also some users have reported that the welcome code no longer works. However it appears the SAVE10 works instead for 10% off for a total of $287.10 delivered.

EDIT2: They are fast…. The SAVE10 code no longer works now.

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    Thanks OP - been waiting for something like this :)

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    This bundle is super weird, because LiFX is WiFi while SmartThings is ZigBee/Z-wave primarily.

    Still, damn good value!

    • +1 vote

      Yeah not sure how it connects protocol wise but LIFX did announce support with the Smartthings hub.

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        Imagine it would just connect via API and cloud, which defeats the purpose of having local control and a hub altogether. That's why I'm so puzzled.

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      This is the WIfi version of the smart things hub. Technically it’s also a mesh WIFi. So the idea I guess is let you connect Lifx straight in.

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        For sure, that makes sense. I was more referring to the way the API would work. The big benefit of SmartThings is local control, but I believe LiFX relies on cloud API still - which kinda defeats one of the biggest draw cards of SmartThings.

  • +4 votes

    Still can't beat Xiaomi value for the gateway and sensors. I was seriously contemplating getting the Samsung kit though as it has Google Assistant support for the temperature sensors. But due to the lack of availability of add on sensors locally, I decided to just keep my Xiaomi setup and add a second raspberry pi zero W running Openhab to give me google Assistant support

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      I paired my Xiaomi zigbee gear (including temp sensors) with my SmartThings hub. I've never owned a Xiaomi hub.

      What do you want to do with your temp sensors that needs Google assistant support?

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        I've done a similar thing too - got over 50 Xiaomi zigbee devices connected to the SmartThings hub. It's really good value for money.

        The Xiaomi temp sensors also support Google Assistant thru the SmartThings hub for asking Google what the temperature is in a certain room (eg baby room), but if it's an important room it'll probably be easier to set up temp alerts thru SmartThings. Unless you're using it thru Assistant in another way?

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        Can you give some links/guidance as to how you did this, I understood the Xiaomi gear was all Zigbee but proprietary version of it that didn't work with other hubs.

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          There are several different Xiaomi device handlers for SmartThings, but these are the ones I use (by a4refillpad):

          https://community.smartthings.com/t/release-xiaomi-sensors-a...

          SmartThings has an open API that allows developers to create device handlers to integrate unsupported or proprietary devices with SmartThings, as well as to extend functionality (eg Webcore). These developers publish their plugins to Githib which SmartThings integrates with.

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        I would have jumped on this deal if only there was an siren alarm in the Smart things ecosystem. Without that, the Xiaomi Hub and sensors works out to be the better deal at less that half the price.

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        I just use Openhab to allow google to read out room temperatures especially for my kids bedrooms and outside sensor.

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          Are you using the device handler from a4refillpad? That's what I use and it allows for Google Assistant temp requests without Raspberry Pi. Eg by asking "what's the bedroom temperature" or similar. Other handlers might support it too but I'm not familiar with them.

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      Hi

      “add a second raspberry pi zero W running Openhab to give me google Assistant support”

      Can you give more info on this, I would like totry

      Thanks

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        I have one raspberry pi zero W running Domoticz with my Xiaomi gateway connected and all the ZigBee devices. Setting up Openhab in parallel was straightforward as it didn't cause my existing Domoticz setup to drop off. So essentially both pi can receive data from the Xiaomi gateway. There's plenty of guides on how to set up Openhab and its native Google Assistant support.

  • +1 vote

    I’ve been on the fence about pulling the trigger on SmartThings. This is EXACTLY the sort of deal to get me off the fence and moving! Bit of a bummer only E27 available now - all my apartment lights are B22. Dropped the hammer anyway and will find a workaround! Thanks for the post, @mrderrickc

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    ffs, was waiting for so long for this. Just got 5 downlights installed, saw this in the afternoon and jumped on it at $319 :( missed out on the coupon. I wonder if they will sort me out - sent an email.

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    I recommend folks consider Hubitat Elevation. I ended up grabbing HE over smartthings and i'm liking it so far. The local automation is super quick and powerful. It has a great set of active devs and community makers that fill gaps for devices not natively supported (like LIFX). https://hubitat.com/

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    Getting "WELCOME15AU discount code isn’t valid for the items in your cart" when trying to use the discount code - seems Lifx are actively trying to kill off stacking discount coupons with sale prices between this and the last 6 for 4 downlight deal.

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    Still looks like a good deal, they’re back in stock now. I paid $312.50 for my kit from RACV and also noticed they’re now selling all the additional devices on the racv website.

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    I was reading on the website and it came up with “sign up for the newsletter and get 15% off your first order” and asks for email address, possibly unique code but appear to be still 15% off
    I didn’t want to buy so I didn’t go agead…

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    The SAVE10 code works, but only 10% off. There is also more in stock now.

    So $287.10

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      They removed the SAVE10 code now.

      They've put an overall comment under Add to Cart..

      "Note: Coupon codes are not available to be used on this promotional offer."

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    I'm just building a home at the moment. Can someone enlighten me on what would be the cool things to - and what should I do at the build stage. I have asked the electrician to run neutral wires to all switches. Should I run some more wires for sensors in different parts of the house?

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      Out of everything I've tried, the lack of neutral wires to switches is the only hurdle I've hit so far. It's good that you're getting that done for future flexibility.

      All the Zigbee sensors I've seen are wireless so there's nothing special you'll need to do there.

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      Run fibre optic cables between each room

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      Running ethernet to each main room is pretty important. Would also recommend running cables to your intended AP locations and looking at the Unifi products for your WiFi.

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    Any other codes work…

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      It looks like they've disabled all codes for this item now. Still works out to be not too bad value since you get two globes for free.

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    Has anyone used smartthings before? I'm trying to decide if i should buy one or not.

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      First impressions, no, don't get one.

      Issues connecting to google home, many complaints online, haven't found a fix yet.

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        What connection issues are you having? If adding new SmartThings devices I sometimes experience a delay in Google Assistant automatically picking it up. If that's what you're getting too, try remove SmartThings from Google Assistant and then reconnect SmartThings to Google Assistant - that always refreshes it for me and gets the new devices working straight away.

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          Managed to crack it tonight. Uninstalled smartthings from my note8, installed on old tab. Kinda felt like a browser issue but can't be sure. Setup fine on the tab, reinstall on the note and synced ok.

  • +2 votes

    WELCOME15AU worked for me, ordered a B22 set for $271.15 just now!
    Just a reminder for those who wants this but can't justify the $300+ price tag.

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      Thanks very much friend. Managed to grab it for that price. Will probably try and re-sell the lights to decrease the cost even further (I have full Hue setup).

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