How do I install LightwaveRF?
Do it yourself
LightwaveRF is the first comprehensive DIY smart home range in the UK. Every dimmer or plug socket has been designed so that it looks, behaves and can be installed in exactly the same way as a standard socket or dimmer. In most cases, therefore, installation consists of a quick swap-out using the same wires. Simply ensure that you have back boxes 35mm deep to house the sockets and dimmers (most homes already have this, but you can also use a spacer to add some extra depth if not). You do not need any special tools or expertise, and wiring diagrams and other helpful videos and guides are available.
Plug & Play
Many LightwaveRF devices, such as plug-in sockets, wire-free switches, remotes and the Lightwave Link (which provides app control) are plug & play, and installation could not be simpler. It is therefore possible to enjoy the benefits of LightwaveRF without any formal installation or rewiring at all. All you have to do is plug a lamp into one of our plug-in sockets and link it to the App or a stylish Wire-free switch that you can stick to the wall. This way, you can introduce impressive scene lighting to a room in seconds.
Because LightwaveRF is primarily a DIY product, we don’t currently provide an installation service. However, any electrician with a basic Part-P qualification can legally install LightwaveRF in your home. You can, therefore, ask your electrician to fit any LightwaveRF products (including heating) for you if you so wish. Any professional should be familliar with the standard connections provided on LightwaveRF dimmers, sockets or relays and should be comfortable with fitting the products.
Is it legal to DIY?
Yes. It is legal for you to install LightwaveRF in your own home without any specialist qualifications as long as you are responsible for the property and do not undertake any significant re-wiring (you should not have to do this to install LightwaveRF products). For clarification and further information about regulations, click here.
Of course, if in doubt at any stage, always consult a qualified electrician or equivalent expert.
LightwaveRF modules are also very easy to install in a commercial setting as a simple, less costly alternative to a complex traditional building management system. Due to its wireless, modular nature, the system can easily be added to or modified at any time without compromising the operation of other devices. The devices and apps are simple enough for staff to understand without extra formal training. Comprehensive online and phone support is also available should you need some extra help.
Check out commercial installs section for more information.