Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: OSRAM Smart+ Outdoor Plug, ZigBee switchable Plug for the Light Control in your Smart Home, Directly compatible with Echo Plus and Echo Show (2. Gen.), Compatible with Philips Hue Bridge
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Okay so the good things.... They work! They work with Hue perfectly (note you do not need to install any 3rd party applications from the app store to add these, you can do it just fine by putting them close to the hue bridge and then scanning from within the Philips hue app, no dodgy installation required). The bad things... The plug is moulded, so if you were going to put them through a wall you'd need to cut the cable. If you wanted to wall mount them you're out of luck! The only option really is the ground spike or having them power a plug (via RCD) to an outside socket. But note that the click when you switch them on and off is really loud, so if it's in the living room and you're watching a scary film, be prepared! You may just find yourself shouting curse words ;)
Very prompt delivery in its own box. I had hoped this would work with my Tuya zigbee hub but the amount of devices it will work with is quite limited to get it to work I found I would need to acquire either an Echo Show 7 or Philips Hue. I found a second hand Hue hub in a Warehouse sale and used it to connect to my existing Echo and Google Home systems. Osram seem to be moving out of this area which is why the unit is so cheap - they have discontinued their own smart home apps. This would explain why the unit is so cheap because you get a lot for the money. A sturdy water proof socket, a metre or so of very stout cable and a uk plug. I ordered a second one when I got the first one working and though not that impressed with the Philips hue itself - it does mean that I have full control of the plugs using my existing smart home systems
I have lots of connected plugs / lights from a few manufacturers (including Osram) . I was really pleased to get some smart external smart plugs - but they simply didn't work. I connected them first through Hue - which recognised them, but within seconds they became unreachable. Same experience followed connecting to the Zigbee hub in an echo plus. Useless.
There are lots of tips on here to get them to connect, which were helpful for the original connection, but didn't help with the problem I had.
This is usually £30-£40. Randomly clocked it at £15 for a brief period (Seriously - Check CamelCamelCamel history).
Knew OSRAM kit was compatible with my Hue Hub and wanted something for the garden lights so picked it up.
Integrated straight away, reasonable range (Although Zigbee Kit work as repeaters anyway so lounge lights probably helped) and showed up in Hue App. Not sure about software updates/amends as Hue won't do that bit but if it works as-is then job done.
Not installed properly yet but expecting to run some outdoor lights off it and will be fitting it appropriately. I guess you just need to be aware of avoiding potential water ingress etc.
Is it worth £30/40? When you could pick up an Outdoor Box Kit and a TP-Link Wi-Fi socket for £20-25? Your call. Depends on application....
I have a number of different smart hime devices..plugs..heating..bulbs and wanted to get something for garden lights and for that use this great..the housing is solid and no way you can miss it while gardening..and for the price (£19 during the sale) its worth the money..although beware anything other than your standard three pin plug (xmas lights etc) it is not worth buying as the housing wont close so you left with an exposed plug. I was worried about the connection as i have had issues with osram bulbs on the backwall staying connected to my Echo Plus in the kitchen but i have this set about 10-12m away and never had an issue although i did have to have it much closer to set up.. Set up was pretty easy through the Alexa App. The spike was a little vicious and did manage to cut my finger installing it. I would have liked to see a wall mounting option as well as the spike to keep the wire etc out of the way of kids and mowers. The main draw back is the length of the cable its too short in my mind which limits its use.. luckily my lights have a long wire but if they didnt i would have had to use another extension cable..perhaps a 3m cable would suffice for most uses and allow for wall mounting too.
Add a Longer cable..wall mounting option for £19 its 5 stars.. had i bought it at full price I probably would have sent it back as it didnt totally fit my needs.
Just received this and set it up for a string of lights in the garden. Seems solidly built, for £14 it's a decent buy (no way I'd pay the £40 others have suggested it sold for). So far so good in most areas, but setup was confusing; possibly why other reviews suggest it's not compatible with Hue (it is).
- The instructions for set up are absolutely terrible, consisting of two sets of pictograms (Marked A & B) - only one set of which seems to be relevant - without any kind of text. They unfortunately miss a key point, which is that the bridge (in my case a Philips Hue v2) WOULD NOT discover this socket until I'd reset it/switched it on. I'm not sure which did the trick, but it was one of the two. This is not included in the instructions. Neither is the fact that the little piece of black plastic with the LED in is also a switch. This is not mentioned anywhere, I just discovered it by chance. To reset you hold the switch down for about 10 seconds. To turn the plug on you just tap the switch. Doing one/both of these got the Hue bridge to discover mine. It may work for others.
- It's a bit small, only really designed for standard UK plugs. It's got quite a tall lid, but there's no clearance below the pins, which is where most outdoor plugs put their bulk. If you're planning to plug anything with an on-plug transformer in to this, you're going to struggle to close the lid, which defeats the waterproof rating.
- Not mentioned anywhere on the specs here, but it's marked on the unit as IP44 rated.
- The cable is far too short for this to be really useful. I opened it up to see how easy it would be to swap the cable with a longer one, but the mains cable is soldered to the board inside. You could probably chop the plug off and use an IP-rated cable joiner if you really need additional length.
- Others have mentioned lack of wall mounting. While this is true, the mounting plate and spacers on the provided ground spike could very easily be unscrewed and fixed to a wall to allow for wall mounting.
- It's NOT compatible out of the box with Homekit. However if you're running Homebridge, then the homebridge-hue plugin will expose this switch. Took a few minutes to get this set up and I now have the switch showing up in the Homekit app, with Siri control.
- Range seems ok, I have it just outside my back door which is around 8-10m away from the hub (with no other Zigbee devices between to bounce the signal).
This is a great looking bit of kit; plus it's well made and very solid. On the downside however it's a pity it doesn't work easily with Google home. It was a right faff and was going to cost at least another 50 quid in add ons to get working ... sadly I bundled it back up and got a refund. I think its incompatibility probably explains it very low price. I would happily pay more for it if only it actually worked :(
Works occasionally. Phoned osram to be told they didn’t sell it (quite sure it’s their name on the box) and got passed to another company who never resolved the issue. I wouldn’t buy again and advise others to seek alternatives.
Good value, fantastic product (when it works) and integrates fairly easily with Hue. But, the range is awful (the distance it needs to be from another zigbee device) - any more than 2 metres and it suffers from frequent drop outs. Given that it's designed for the garden, away from all the house bulbs, this feels like a fatal flaw. My outdoor socket now has to live indoors, in the garage, and one end of an extension cable