Greg66

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  • In reply to: WebApp for Gen2 now available

    October 25, 2018 at 15:14 #25443
    Greg66
    Participant

    However, the web app works for cleaning up malfunctioning automation issues.

    This week I set a number of our light switch morning automations to not running, for half term. Then I noticed in the app that they’d lost some details – such as time and days, and couldn’t be edited. They had to be deleted. So I deleted them and recreated them, and set them to non-running and they lost their details again.

    Into the web app and there they are, but with the days of the week appearing twice and no time appearing at all. Deleted them from there and recreated them in the web app, and set them to non-running in the web app and presto everything is fine – they appear in the phone app fully constituted but not running.

    Greg66
    Participant

    One addition to this. Possibly consequent on a firmware update implemented since I wrote the post above, it now seems that with the three gang dimmer switches, if you have a master switch for a two way switched pair, it has to run from the primary switch in the three gang.

    I had a three gang wired: one way switch (primary), master two way (secondary), slave two way (tertiary). I had to pull the fuses and monkey around with something unrelated, and when I repowered the switch the master two way and its slave switch would simply not play ball any more. No changes in the wiring for that circuit, but the slave would blink green as soon as the master was switched one, and become non-responsive (amongst other things).

    So I tried a one gang in place of the three gang secondary switch and the two way switching worked fine. Then I reconfigured the three gang as follows: master two way (primary), slave two way (secondary), one way switch (tertiary). And everything returned to normal operation.

    Greg66
    Participant

    I read somewhere that with Gen-2 devices, the app only provides a power toggle function, rather than discrete On and Off controls. I assume this is not true, as if it was how could you create events to turn lights on or off at a particular time regardless of their current state? I thought I’d better check before wasting any money on new kit for our new house though.

    Andre

    This isn’t an issue in automations in Gen II. You set the automation to turn a light on at the specific time, and if it is off it turns it on; if it is already on it leaves it on. Same with off.

    In reply to: Gen 2 Dimmer no blue light

    July 26, 2018 at 12:53 #25359
    Greg66
    Participant

    Not with a dimmer, but yes with a gen 2 double wall socket. One side lost its blue led. Works fine. Guess it is a blown led and that the fix is replacement. I can’t be bothered.

    In reply to: Gen 2 Three gang dimmers are here

    July 6, 2018 at 10:00 #25346
    Greg66
    Participant

    To update:

    The three gang dimmers can be added to the app. You have to select a two (or single) gang dimmer during the linking process, but once linked the hub picks up all three switches on the three gang. The only oddity is that in the app the icon in Favourites has a sine wave (the LightwaveRF logo) in place of a bulb/socket/whatever.

    In reply to: Gen 2 Three gang dimmers are here

    July 3, 2018 at 14:00 #25345
    Greg66
    Participant

    where are they on their website?

    Same place as they are in the app – not there yet. From the conversation I had today it seems as if right now they have very limited quantities so it sounds like those that have been sent out have been part of a soft release, with a proper publicised release and an App update still in the pipeline.

    In reply to: Gen 2 Three gang dimmers are here

    July 3, 2018 at 07:03 #25343
    Greg66
    Participant

    From Lightwave direct. Ordered a month ago in anticipation of them arriving. Don’t use Apple HomeKit I’m afraid. But as I say for now it is simply a switch as the app needs an update before I can link it to my hub.

    Greg66
    Participant

    Colour change is back. The App has been updated to v 1.5.4, and with that has come back the ability to change the LED colour on switches, as well as the ability to update firmware on switches. There’s also a little slider control for the brightness of the LED on the switch (useful for people who claim that the LEDs are so bright that they interfere with their sleeping) but I haven’t managed to get that working yet.

    In reply to: Cutting the internal strapper in an L22

    March 26, 2018 at 21:30 #25183
    Greg66
    Participant

    It shouldn’t, but try removing your strapper and see if it still works. If it does, I’d ditch it and let the switch do the job.

    Greg66
    Participant

    As you say, you used to hold your finger on the favorites icon and it was the fourth item on the next screen.

    Then it got moved so that you had to tap edit (top right) on that screen and scroll down.

    Now I’ve been told by tech support that Apple have spotted it and need to authorize it. So in v1.50 of the app it was pulled completely. It was supposed to return within a few days but it’s been gone for at least a week now.

    I have a two gang gen 2 wall socket that has Ben caught by this. The left gang is blue/pink for on off. The right gang is off/red for in off. Looks odd. I’ve also got a bunch of switches stuck in red and a bunch that I managed to make pink in time.

    In reply to: Cutting the internal strapper in an L22

    March 25, 2018 at 19:56 #25171
    Greg66
    Participant

    Yes, but I haven’t used it yet. It was a spare so I thought I’d play around.

    However I’m finding the L22s to be a bit fragile – having just replaced a blown one today another one elsewhere in the house blew this evening. So I may try the strapperless spare later this week.

    In reply to: Switches and automation glitch

    January 26, 2018 at 20:10 #24935
    Greg66
    Participant

    Yes, that has worked (Tech Support) advises the same thing.

    To clarify: Step 1 is at 7.10 and Step 2 is at 7.15. The idea is that at wake up time the lights are subdued, then at get up time they brighten to 100%.

    To make this work, one sets up two automations, both times at 7.10. One turns the lights on and one sets them to 50%. The result is that they come on to 50%. The use a third automation 5 mins later to bring them up to full power.