Introducing New Colored Smart Switches (HS200) and Dimmer (HS220)

Introducing New Colored Smart Switches (HS200) and Dimmer (HS220)

Introducing New Colored Smart Switches (HS200) and Dimmer (HS220)
Introducing New Colored Smart Switches (HS200) and Dimmer (HS220)
2024-03-05 17:32:04 - last edited 2024-03-12 20:34:48

Previously, our team asked for your feedback regarding what color options you would most like to see added to our product line. We have even seen a renewed interest in these devices, with a few people asking for an update on our original forum post.

This time around, our team is incredibly proud to introduce everyone to the first color variations available for purchase.

 

The HS200 Smart Switch has received two additional color variations, light almond and black.

Buy Now on Amazon: HS200 – LA (Light Almond) , HS200 - BL (Black)

The HS220 Smart Dimmer Switch has received a new light almond variety.

Buy Now on Amazon: HS220 – LA (Light Almond)

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21c73df213dd4335877de42d5bbb5c46Community Survey: In our community survey, we say the number of users with Light Almond and White Switches to be the same (Each Receiving 29% of Total Responses). Black was the next most popular option and is also one of the most requested options across the forums. (25% of Responses).

 

We appreciate everyone’s feedback, and you can look forward to seeing additional releases and variations based on your feedback. Keep an eye out for more news over the next year!

 

What Do You Think of the Newly Added Color Variations?

What Colors and Devices Would Want to See Additional Colors Released for Next?

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Re:Introducing New Colored Smart Switches (HS200) and Dimmer (HS220)
2024-03-14 00:07:52

This is AMAZING. Hope to see these colors come to all the other switches in the future, especially the black color. 

 

In the pictures the black color appears to be a matte finish, is that correct? Or is it glossy in person?

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2024-03-15 00:12:48 - last edited 2024-03-15 00:13:04

Hey @liam12,

 

Our teams are always looking to add additional variations and versions. Keep an eye out for announcements throughout the year - as we have many exciting things planned!

 

Both the Light Almond and Black Plates have a Gloss Finish. While not the best representation, I was able to take a quick picture of the black switch plate:

 

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2024-03-15 00:23:20

  @Riley_S Thanks for taking the picture that helps a lot! 

 

You might want to reach out to whoever does the product pages as the black one especially appears to be matte on the website, but good to know they currently are a gloss finish.

 

Excited to see what else comes out this year.

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2024-05-24 17:37:06
My parents will be very happy with the new light Almond color
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3 weeks ago

  @Riley_S Any chance you can share if/when three-way switches would be available in light almond?  I think it would be lovely, and I'm ready to switch my whole house to Kasa!

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3 weeks ago

Hey @just2Bjulie,

I am not sure to be honest. We have a few switches and variations released over the upcoming months, but I am not sure about 3-way compatibility and a light almond variation. I may have more information in a few weeks, but nothing as of right now.

 

There have been a few requests for 3-way switches, whether for different features or styles, so we may have something in the works, but I have not heard anything. I will try and talk with our product team to determine what devices will receive multiple variations in the future.

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2 weeks ago - last edited 2 weeks ago

Thanks for adding the options for Almond and Black!

For anyone buying these dimmers... realize that the new almond and black colors are set up DIFFERENTLY from the existing WHITE dimmers.

The WHITE switch is set up using the option "Smart Dimmer (WiFi)"

The ALMOND and BLACK dimmers are set up "Smart Dimmer (BLE)" and use bluetooth rather than the connecting your phone to the switch's wifi.

This is actually stated in the quickstart guide, but if you're like me and already have several similar devices that are configured wifi... and don't carefully ready the quick-start guide... you may miss that important nugget.

I only have the dimmers and don't know if this also applies to the switches.

 

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2 weeks ago

Hey @wamcneil,

Many of our devices are moving towards using Bluetooth Setup, especially since it has become more and more popular due to things such as the Matter Protocol supporting BT Provisioning, and it usually provides a much more streamline experience. While your app should guide you through the correct setup process, you can always check what setup method your model will use by checking its specifications.

 

If a device supports Bluetooth setup, you will see something like this in your product's specifications or datasheet:
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2 weeks ago

  @Riley_S Thanks. I figured the new colors must be on a new revision of the hardware. And I do agree the BLE setup is a nice improvement!

 

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2 weeks ago

  @Riley_S 

 

Does this mean that the new bluetooth enabled devices can be setup in a 2.4/5.0 GHz dual-band environment without needng to turn the 5.0GHz band off and on?

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