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TP-Link makes a range of IoT gadgets that can make your home a little bit smarter, and now you can buy some of them for less money. Amazon has a one-day sale on TP-Link devices that takes many of them to record-low prices. We’re particularly fond of the company’s Kasa Smart Light Bulbs, which have earned a spot in our Best Smart Lights Guide. You’re snagging a two-pack of these colorful lightbulbs for $17, which is a return to their Prime Day price. If you prefer white light, a four-pack of these bulbs costs 38 percent less and up to $28.
Buy TP-Link deals on Amazon. Buy Kasa Smart Light Bulbs (2-pack, multicolored) at Amazon – $17. Buy Kasa Smart Light Bulbs (4-pack, White) at Amazon – $28
Both the white and color packs on sale are WiFi lights, meaning they don’t need a central smart home hub to work. You simply connect them to your home’s WiFi network via the TP-Link companion app, and then you can control them from your smartphone. The mobile app is pretty easy to use, allowing you to cycle through light colors, set schedules, change dimming settings, and even check per-bulb usage stats. These TP-Link lights are also compatible with Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant, so you can control them with voice commands too.
Smart bulbs are some of the easiest IoT devices to install in your home, but you can also make “dumb” things in your home a little smarter with the right plugs. TP-Link makes a range of smart plugs that we’ve recommended in the past and some packs have been discounted in this sale. A four-pack of the Kasa Mini Smart Plugs is down 20 percent and down to $24, while one of the Kasa Outdoor Smart Dimmer Plugs is down 40 percent and down to $18. The former is only intended for indoor use, but you can connect a coffee maker, kettle, lamp or other things and control them via your smartphone. Similar to Kasa’s smart bulbs, the plug’s companion app lets you set schedules and check usage across all your devices, and you can use Away Mode to turn things on or off automatically when you’re not at home.
Buy Kasa Mini Smart Plugs (4 Pack) at Amazon – $24 Buy Kasa Outdoor Smart Plug at Amazon – $18
Finally, some network devices are included in this offer. You can pick up Gigabit Ethernet switches for up to 56 percent off and a range of routers and mesh systems for less. Chief among them is the TP-Link Deco AX3000 Mesh WiFi 6 system, which has returned to its Prime Day price of $200. The bundle includes three Deco X55 routers that you can place in your home to cover up to 6,500 square feet. You can wirelessly connect up to 150 devices to your network, and each node has three Ethernet ports, meaning you have more options to wire devices for even faster speeds should you wish.
Buy Deco AX3000 WiFi 6 Mesh System at Amazon – $200
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