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Panasonic Home Control Kit (KX-HN6032) review

Home control starter pack category. Priced at $549.

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We recommended models that score 80% or more overall.

Performance View more details.

Performance for smart LED bulbs is based on the luminosity of the bulb, as well as the responsiveness of the bulb's app.

Performance for the switches is based on the responsiveness of the switch as used through its supported app.

Performance for the starter kits is based on the responsiveness of the kit's components as used through its supported application.

Heat emissions measured celsius
Ease of use score View more details.

Ease of use is based on how easy it is to get the models up and running; remote access; general layout and usage of the app; and in-box documentation.

Overall score View more details.

Overall score is based on a combination of ease of use for the device, switch or kit as well as a performance of the light or switch.

Power rating watts
Incandescent equivalent w View more details.

Incandescent equivalent shows the power of the LED bulb compared to that of a regular incandescent bulb.

Average measured light output lumens
Yearly power consumption cost View more details.

Annual energy consumption for LED smart bulbs assumes five hours of use per day and 19 hours in standby for the bulb only (disregarding infrastructure costs) at a cost of 25 cents per kilowatt hour. Usage for smart switches is calculated based on the switch being in standby for 12 hours and in use for 12 hours each day.

Price View more details.

Recommended retail at time of purchase.

$549
Dimensions w x h mm
Application View more details.

Applications or apps downloaded to your smartphone or tablet are required for most of the settings and controls for the switches and LED smart bulbs.

Panasonic Home Network
Lamp connector
not applicable
Weight g
not applicable
Network connection to router
Wireless via bridge
Stated light output lumens
not applicable
Wireless technology
Stated colour temperature
not applicable
Contact
www.panasonic.com/au
Warranty years
1
Stated life 000s hours
not applicable
Infrastructure
Dimming
not applicable
Geofencing View more details.

Geofencing is a virtual barrier that can act as a trigger for a certain home automation action. For example, leaving your home (with your smartphone in your pocket) could trigger a network connected alarm to activate or the lights to turn off or on.

not applicable
Widget support ios
Ios support
not applicable
Widget support android
not applicable
Scenes View more details.

Scenes are used to control multiple lights via one action within the app

not applicable
Scheduling timers alarms
3rd party support
not applicable
Away mode View more details.

Away mode simulates light activity, making it look like someone is home 

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Remote access View more details.

Remote access is a common feature for most smart switches and LED smart bulbs and allows the device to be controlled over the Internet while away from home

Sunrise/sunset control View more details.

Sunrise/sunset works by using the regional setting of the device to have actions automatically initiated based on the change from day to night.

not applicable
Android support
not applicable
Bulb grouping View more details.

Bulb grouping refers to being able to control multiple lights or an entire room using one action

not applicable

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