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LightwaveRF Wifi Link
« on: March 12, 2013, 04:38:44 pm »
Hi,

Is there currently or are there any future plans to make use of the LightwaveRF Wifi Link to control lighting with lmce. In the UK dimmable switches and controllable sockets are readily available in B & Q and screwfix and there is a wifi link (not really wifi I think in the usual sense) that currently allows an iphone app to control all the sockets and switches.

http://www.screwfix.com/p/lightwaverf-wi-fi-link-lighting-power-heating-control/87613

Cheers for any thoughts on this

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Re: LightwaveRF Wifi Link
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2013, 04:42:07 pm »
If you want support for that, send a starter kit to hari, and ask him nicely to write a device driver for it.

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Re: LightwaveRF Wifi Link
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2013, 05:06:11 pm »
Thanks for the quick response.

When you say starter kit, what does this involve?

thinking of getting a wifi link to enable me to do some testing/playing so hopfully this will get me in the right direction.

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Re: LightwaveRF Wifi Link
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2013, 08:12:53 pm »
Hi Hari,

I was asking about integrating the lightwaverf (http://www.lightwaverf.com/) dimmable switches and sockets into linuxmce on the forum (http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php/topic,13175.0.html) and it was suggested that I

"send a starter kit to hari"

I am a little unsure what I need to send to you? can you give me some idea of what you would need? or even if you would be interested in doing something like this, these switches are readily available in the UK in our major DIY shops so would probably get a good uptake of lmce users utilising them.

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Re: LightwaveRF Wifi Link
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2013, 11:48:42 pm »
I assume at least one of these bulbs for 220V? And a interface? Or do they talk real Wifi (in a 802.11a/b/g sense)?
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Re: LightwaveRF Wifi Link
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2013, 12:44:02 am »
Thanks for the response  :)

From what I have read they don't use real wi-fi so as to not interferer with any current technologies, the remote has written on the bottom "Frequency 433.92 Mhz".

The dimmer switch I have is rated at 220-240 V 50Hz, will they work ok for you?

So if I can get you the basic kit i.e. dimmer swith/bulb and so called wifi link you think you can get this technology integrated into lmce?

Thanks for all the help so far.

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Re: LightwaveRF Wifi Link
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2013, 07:03:58 pm »
Or do they talk real Wifi (in a 802.11a/b/g sense)?
Nope - one of these gadgets http://www.rfxcom.com/store/Transceivers/12103 can be used to talk to lightwaveRF devices.

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updated link to specific one.
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Re: LightwaveRF Wifi Link
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2013, 07:37:57 pm »
so is it better to go with one of these types of device that conects directly to the computer via usb or the stand alone wifilink which is accessed over the network?
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