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The Guardian, July 2016

The Guardian: What is the Internet of Things and how does ARM fit in?

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No.20. Automatically open and close curtains or blinds

You can use a LightwaveRF LW821 In-line relay to operate many types of curtain or blind motors. This allows them to be opened and closed using the App and/or a wireless On/Off/Stop switch. You can also go one step further and set a timer that will automatically open or close the curtains or blinds at […]

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No.19. Save Energy by Locking Lightwave Dimmers

Many LightwaveRF users do not realise that the dimmer switches have their own automatic in-built timer as standard. The timer can be activated by ‘locking’ a LightwaveRF dimmer using the App or a socket locker. When locked, you can still turn on the dimmer manually at the switch; however, after 5 minutes the dimmer will […]

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Saving energy with LightwaveRF

Homeowner uses smart home technology to save £5,000 on winter heating bill Mike Whitlock and his wife Sue live in The Old Station on the edge of the North Yorkshire moors. The property originally built to serve the Industrial Revolution is now proving to be a test bed for the latest smart homes technology. Over […]

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Smart Home solutions for complete peace of mind

LightwaveRF – the UK’s no 1 affordable smart home provider – specialises in smart dimmers, sockets and plugins that you can control from a handy remote or accessible wireless switches. No wiring, no apps or wifi, no fuss, just simple to install stylish solutions that save bending and reducing the risk of falls. The LW321 […]

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No.18. Save Energy the Smart Way

The LightwaveRF Energy Monitor shows your energy usage in real-time and tells you how much your energy is costing per hour, just like a smart meter. However, LightwaveRF goes one better, as now you can save energy by turning on/off energy hungry appliances from your phone and see how your usage changes. If you think […]

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No 17. Assisted Living

LightwaveRF is a simple and low cost solution to provide a bit of extra help, useful for those who have mobility problems. Plugins, dimmers and sockets can be controlled by a wire-free switch and this can be positioned anywhere within reach. So, no more bending down to reach difficult sockets or stretching to reach light […]

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LightwaveRF combines with Nest to save energy

Leading smart home brands LightwaveRF and Nest join forces to give consumers’ greater control of their energy bills. The popular Nest Thermostat now works with LightwaveRF’s Smart Home android platform, giving users the ability to create a multi-brand smart home ecosystem in any property. According to regulator Ofgem, two in every three people have attempted […]

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No. 16 Remotely manage my holiday home

LightwaveRF is very useful for monitoring and managing a second home, holiday home or static caravan. The energy monitor will allow you to keep and eye on power consumption; plugin sockets or dimmers can out on lights on a timer for security; Radiator Valves and Boiler control can make sure that the heating is under […]

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No. 15 Schedule appliances

You can schedule your LightwaveRF sockets using a timer or an event on the LightwaveRF App. This means that you can automatically turn on appliances when away from home or at nighttime. Using this feature, you can take advantage of cheap rate electricity if you have access to it, or perhaps even wake up to […]

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