What do I need to get started?
The free smartphone and tablet App can be downloaded from the App store or Google Play. You can also use the LightwaveRF Web App on a PC or tablet by logging into the LightwaveRF website at any time.
The App provides control for up to 80 heating and monitoring devices, as well as up to 256 other LightwaveRF lighting and power modules.
Basic app features include grouping, scene lighting, energy monitoring, heating scheduling, temperature reporting, scheduled events and socket or dimmer locking.
The Lightwave Link
The ‘Lightwave Link’ is the key to the system. It receives and passes on commands from the LightwaveRF App to LightwaveRF modules such as dimmers, relays or sockets which then carry out the command. The App can communicate with the Link within the home using WiFi, or using 3 or 4G if it detects that you are away.
The Lightwave Link is a plug & play device, and all it requires is to be plugged into your home broadband WiFi router. Any amount of data received and transmitted from the link is tiny, so you don’t have to worry about it affecting your network speed.
One Link will cover a typical large house, but if necessary you can add more Lightwave Links to extend the range in larger buildings (coming late 2016). Take a look at our commercial section for information on how LightwaveRF can be adapted for larger installs.
LightwaveRF ‘modules’ are simply attractive looking light switches, power sockets, radiator valves, etc. with the LightwaveRF technology built in.
Each module is self contained, and you can add or remove modules at any time without disrupting your setup. This makes installing LightwaveRF in the home very simple. No complex planning or alterations to the building fabric is needed, and no special installation training is necessary; many modules are plug and play, and wired units only require an installer to have a part p qualification to wire them. They use standard 35mm backboxes, and no extra cabling is required.