don63

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  • In reply to: Roadmap for further Gen 2 products released

    December 1, 2017 at 14:26 #24604
    don63
    Participant

    Yeah, that would work pretty well. Quite an expensive relay 😉

    In reply to: Roadmap for further Gen 2 products released

    December 1, 2017 at 10:41 #24602
    don63
    Participant

    It’s frustrating waiting for the releases. The new relay won’t be dimmable which rules it out for 80% of my use cases (I largely use dimmable relays for lighting with wireless switches). I’ll need to wait longer for the gen 2 dimmable relays.

    I was told that the new wireless switch will be a completely new design and look more like the standard 1-gang switch (all metal rather than the black plastic). that will be positive in my mind. Just the waiting is frustrating…

    don63
    Participant

    I’d imagine that there are soon going to be a few lightwaverf gen-1 link’s going cheap on ebay. So one of these together with the standard echo or dot and you may well have change from what an echo-plus would cost.

    don63
    Participant

    LWRF have also told me that homekit enabled relays aren’t in their short-term plans. That’s a little frustrating for me as I use quite a few relays with wireless switches for my lighting. However, I guess I just sit it out as I’ve yet to find anything that comes close to what lightwave offers.

    In reply to: Can you pair LW400 with LW830

    June 14, 2017 at 11:43 #23796
    don63
    Participant

    I have an existing light switch that controls the outdoor lights. From the same switch I want to be able operate another set of lights that have no direct connection back to the current switch. So my thought had been to add a relay to the other set of lights and use a two gang LW400 to control both circuits.

    I guess my other option is to replace the existing switch with a relay (LW830) and then use the wireless two gang switch (LW221) to control both relays.

    In reply to: Do the wirefree switches work with Dimmers?

    October 6, 2015 at 08:22 #19936
    don63
    Participant

    Thank you 🙂

    In reply to: Number of LED bulbs for a dimmer

    September 22, 2015 at 22:08 #19864
    don63
    Participant

    Hi Chester,

    Yes it’s GU10’s, although I had been looking at the Aurora Enlite E8 as some of the lights will be in an insulated roof and I want to minimize the size and depth of holes cut in the insulation. I’ve tested these and they do work with Lightwave Dimmers, although I’ve not tried scaling these up to any large numbers to test the upper end.

    I do need quite high light output to cover the space and also to minimize the number of downlighters. Some of the areas could be lower than others, for instance the Kitchen area needs very good lighting whereas the sofa area needs less. I also have to admit to not knowing the first thing about how the max power is calculated for the gang, so am just following the advice given.

    I hadn’t considered looking at other systems as it is Lightwave that I have through the rest of the house. I didn’t really look around too much before settling on Lightwave so am not that familiar with Rako. Do you have any details or can you point me at where I can find any info. I wouldn’t be adverse to putting in another system for this room.

    Don

    In reply to: Number of LED bulbs for a dimmer

    September 22, 2015 at 14:59 #19860
    don63
    Participant

    A further clarification from support when I queried the 80w versus the 60w quoted in the KB article “60W is guaranteed , however we have replicated just under 80W on our site as a test with no issues”.

    Don

    In reply to: Number of LED bulbs for a dimmer

    September 22, 2015 at 13:33 #19859
    don63
    Participant

    Hi Chester,

    I posted a question to Megaman support and this is the response they gave:


    Each gang is only capable of handling just under 80W of LED load as long as the bulbs are compatible and dimmable.

    Due to the sheer volume and variety of lamps on the market, there is no possibility for every lamp to be tested.

    We had partnered with Megaman UK to assist with this by developing dimmers and Megaman developing LED lamps which were designed to be compatible with one another.

    Details of the compatibility results can be found here:

    http://www.megamanuk.com/lightwaverf/downloads/lightwaverf-dimming-compatibility/

    I’m lighting nearly 70m2 with downlighters – that’s a lot of downlighters. Yes, I will be zoning it into 4 areas, but even so, if I have to stick to 10x8w LED bulbs per dimmer that’s a significant restriction. Even going to 100w of LED lighting per dimmer (or 12 bulbs) makes my life easier.

    I’ll have a further trawl through the older posts, but I don’t find it easy to search in this forum.

    Many thanks,
    Don

    In reply to: Number of LED bulbs for a dimmer

    September 17, 2015 at 08:54 #19842
    don63
    Participant

    Official answer from Megaman is not to exceed 80W of LED lighting per dimmer gang.

    Don

    In reply to: Lowprofile dimmable downlighters?

    September 11, 2015 at 08:15 #19823
    don63
    Participant

    Has anybody tried one of these LED lights with a lightwave dimmer?

    http://www.mygreenlighting.co.uk/low_energy_downlights/led_downlights/2545.html

    Don

    In reply to: Inline relay inside backbox

    July 1, 2015 at 09:23 #19342
    don63
    Participant

    Thanks – will let you know how I get on 🙂

    In reply to: Pairing inline relay

    June 20, 2015 at 08:49 #19260
    don63
    Participant

    Thanks Mike – that’s what I thought of doing immediately after posting last night. A couple of quick questions:

    1. Once paired does it ever need to be re-paired?

    2. If at a later date I want to pair a second switch to it, is there anyway of doing this from the first switch?

    Don

    In reply to: To use Lightwave or not?

    June 1, 2015 at 16:42 #19176
    don63
    Participant

    I wonder whether this pushes me back towards the vera + fibaro combo!? I guess I wait for what I’ve ordered first and have a play…

    Don

    In reply to: To use Lightwave or not?

    June 1, 2015 at 16:32 #19174
    don63
    Participant

    Thanks Neil – I guess our posts crossed in the ether. I wasn’t aware of that limitation and had assumed that it was more automatable than it is. Hmm, this is going to give me some food for thought…

    Don