TP-Link Smart Home Integration

LED Bulb user interface

Chowmain has integrated the range of TP-Link Wifi based Smart Home products into Control4 with two way control and feedback.  This provides easy to retrofit solutions for outlet control, inwall switch control and also LED bulb control.  The hardware is extremely affordable with outlets starting at $24.99 MSRP, bulbs at $19.99 MSRP, light switches at $39.99 MSRP and power strips at $79.99 MSRP.  It definately adds value to any Control4 installation.

Smart Plugs & Power Strips

Control4 supplies the wireless outlet switch that makes any household plug-in device, like lamps, appliances and electronics part of the Control4 system by turning a standard outlet into a smart outlet.

Unfortunately this device is not available to the majority of the world as it only supports 120VAC voltage for US plug type devices.

Introducing the tp-link HSXXX series of Wi-Fi smart plugs and power strips. It has plug types and regulatory compliance for the majority of the world and is extremely affordable. This WiFi based power outlet supports up to 10amps and can be easily integrated into the Control4 home automation system using the Chowmain TP-Link HSXXX driver. Certain models even come with mulitple sockets (HS107 and HS300).

The HS110 & HS300 versions can be utilised for energy monitoring and management using our driver and Control4.  It can also be useful for device health monitoring and also for automatic selection of manually controlled AV devices like Playstation 4’s, Xbox One’s and the Nintendo Switch.

Features

  • Individual control over all outlets (single, double or six depending on model).

  • Abilty to connect driver to outlet light or relay device drivers which in turn allows you to view the correct icon on navigator interface or even eliminate standby power on AV based devices.

  • Ability to connect driver to keypad buttons (with LED feedback) to allow for quick on/off/toggle programming

  • Ability to monitor and manage energy using insight based switches.

  • Ability to use energy monitoring in HS110 outlets for automatic selection and room off of Playstation, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and other manually controlled devices

  • On/Off feedback from the device.

Bulbs

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Control4 have provided a variety of lighting solutions for circuit level control.  They have yet to offer an easy to install solution for lamps or individual lights.  The TP-Link solves this problem with their affordable range of Wifi bulbs.  These wifi bulbs can be dimmed, the color temperature can be changed to suit the customer's lifestyle (eg warmer white vs cooler white) and the hue color bulbs can be used for various functionality including notifications via colors (eg flash red and blue to alert the customer).

Features

  • Automatic Discovery

  • Self Healing on IP Address change

  • Automatically hide Color, Saturation and temperature depending on the bulb type.

  • Ability to change modes between Color Temp and Hue

  • Allows control and feedback over

    • Brightness

    • Hue

    • Saturation

    • Color Temp

  • Ability to connect driver to keypad buttons (with LED feedback) to allow for quick on/off/toggle programming

  • Preset Level and Click Ramp Rate Support

In-Wall Solutions

TP-Link’s range of in-wall solutions off elegant and affordable circuit level control over almost every connected device including dimmable lighting circuits, non dimmable lighting circuits and power outlet / GPO.

Features

  • Automatic Discovery

  • Self Healing on IP Address change

  • Dimming control over light dimmers for HS220 units

  • On/Off control over light switches for HS200 units

  • On/Off control over individual outlets for KP200 units

  • Ability to connect driver to keypad buttons (with LED feedback) to allow for quick on/off/toggle programming

  • Preset Level and Click Ramp Rate Support

FAQ

Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver?

Smart Plugs / Power Strip

Smart Plugs / Power Strips can be easily retrofit without cutting wires or replacing switches.  No need to bring in your electrician to retrofit.

  • In Australia we do not have access to the Control4 outlet switch. As such we cannot easily integrate floor lamps, bedside table lights, fans, electric heaters, towel rails, etc easily. This driver fills in the gap to integrate these devices into the Control4 system.

  • This driver allows connection to the Control4 outlet light driver and any relay based binding. As such you can get the correct icon on your navigator and also bind it to your AV device to minimise standby power.

  • This driver can also detect power usage statistics from the HS110 outlet. This can be useful for programming energy management based actions.

  • This driver allows connection to any Control4 keypad for ease of use programming.

  • On HS110 & HS300 outlets you can turn on your Xbox One, Playstation 4 or Nintendo Switch using their controller and have Control4 automatically turn on the system to the right inputs. Turn off the console using the console's controller or power button and have Control4 automatically turn the room off.

  • The KP200 device offers two in-wall outlets which is used to replace existing outlets rather than plugging in a smart plug.

  • The KP400 device is an IP64 rated outdoor smart plug with two outlets. It is air tight and rain proof.

  • Outlets are extremely affordable with entry level smart plugs starting at $24.99 MSRP

Bulb

  • Bulbs can be easily retrofit without cutting wires or replacing switches. No need to bring in your electrician to retrofit.

  • Bulbs are extremely affordable with dimmable bulbs starting at $19.99 MSRP

What hardware will this work on?

Bulbs

  • LB100

  • LB110

  • LB120

  • LB130

  • LB200

  • LB230

Outlets / Power Strips

  • HS100

  • HS103

  • HS105

  • HS107

  • HS110

  • HS300

  • KP200

In-Wall Switches / Dimmers / Outlets

  • HS200

  • HS220

  • KP400