Guide To Setting Up LightWaveRF With Home & Siri via Raspberry Pi

  • February 14, 2017 at 14:40 #23209
    davemee
    Participant

    … and another caveat: The LightwaveRF plugin for HomeBridge *only* supports dimmable lamps, on/off lamps, and power switches. There’s (currently) no support for energy monitors, heating or some of the other bits of LightwaveRF. It would be nice if LightwaveRF would pull their fingers out and chip in with this project. The code is on GitHub!

    (I know the Amazon/Alexa has ‘lightwave skills’, but I don’t trust Amazon. I know that, at least with Apple’s infrastructure, my data is actually private and VPN’ed between my own devices. This stuff will turn *very bad* when people start DDoSing houses and hacking amazon accounts. I have some horror stories about IoT attacks and malware, which is why I’m very conscious about this stuff, and why I like how dumb the LightwaveRF stuff is – it’s not trying to do any more than it needs to.)

    September 15, 2018 at 16:42 #25402
    Urbanpixels
    Participant

    Alright guys,

    I’ve recently set up my lightwaverf gen1 stuff (30+ devices) and thanks to the information on here and various other websites i’ve managed to get it working perfectly with homebridge and Apple Home/Siri

    A lot of information is outdated and spread around so i’ve retasked one of my old sites to bring it together to help anybody else who might be undertaking this.

    For anybody interested:

    https://carbonangel.co.uk/how-to-install-nodejs-and-homebridge/

    https://carbonangel.co.uk/how-to-install-lightwaverf-with-homebridge/

    https://carbonangel.co.uk/how-to-pair-your-homebridge-server-with-lightwave-link/

    There also other home automation things on there to take a look at too.

    Still finishing up the pages but all the info is there.

    Enjoy

    https://carbonangel.co.uk - Homebridge and LightwaveRF help

    September 15, 2018 at 17:37 #25404
    jamieburchell
    Participant

    Alright guys,

    I’ve recently set up my lightwaverf gen1 stuff (30+ devices) and thanks to the information on here and various other websites i’ve managed to get it working perfectly with homebridge and Apple Home/Siri

    A lot of information is outdated and spread around so i’ve retasked one of my old sites to bring it together to help anybody else who might be undertaking this.

    For anybody interested:

    https://carbonangel.co.uk/how-to-install-nodejs-and-homebridge/

    https://carbonangel.co.uk/how-to-install-lightwaverf-with-homebridge/

    https://carbonangel.co.uk/how-to-pair-your-homebridge-server-with-lightwave-link/

    There also other home automation things on there to take a look at too.

    Still finishing up the pages but all the info is there.

    Enjoy

    Good work! You’ve clearly spent a lot of time working things out and writing them up. My only comment is that Node is a JavaScript runtime, it has nothing to do with Java. It’s a common misconception that Java and JavaScript are the same.

    September 16, 2018 at 09:46 #25406
    Urbanpixels
    Participant

    Good work! You’ve clearly spent a lot of time working things out and writing them up. My only comment is that Node is a JavaScript runtime, it has nothing to do with Java. It’s a common misconception that Java and JavaScript are the same.

    Haha thanks dude, some of them were written up in the middle of the night i still need to check them throughly. Did you find your thanks credit on there too! cheers.

    https://carbonangel.co.uk - Homebridge and LightwaveRF help

    September 16, 2018 at 10:17 #25408
    jamieburchell
    Participant

    I did, thanks! Although I can’t really take any credit as I too scraped together the information from other places…

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