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General => Lighting & Load Control => Topic started by: DTB1985 on November 26, 2017, 10:19:47 am

Title: Lightwave RF Gen 2.
Post by: DTB1985 on November 26, 2017, 10:19:47 am
So not seen it discussed on the forum but I see Lightwave RF have released a Gen 2 range and of the many features it includes di-directional communications from all devices which is awesome. I still think they are the best looking replacement switches available in the uk and this feature would make them so much more useful in a home automation system.

Probably way to soon but has anyone had thoughts about integration to Vera. Reading it seems to use a different RF band so the existing interface probably won't work and I see there is a new hub required for these new devices as well.

Interested to hear what other people think and if anyone else is looking forward to these coming out.

Ta.

Title: Re: Lightwave RF Gen 2.
Post by: fyford on December 11, 2017, 06:22:59 am
I'd love to know the answers to this as well!!
Title: Re: Lightwave RF Gen 2.
Post by: astar100 on February 20, 2018, 09:07:55 am
I'd like to know as well
Title: Re: Lightwave RF Gen 2.
Post by: marctxk on March 01, 2018, 05:50:37 am
Since we're voting  :) here's +1
Title: Re: Lightwave RF Gen 2.
Post by: tylergn on April 06, 2018, 05:51:06 am
Add my vote too. Although looking at the price for the Gen2 stuff at the moment I'm not sure how fast it's going to take off.
Title: Re: Lightwave RF Gen 2.
Post by: greyowl99 on April 29, 2018, 07:27:16 pm
Bi directional would be good but I am off LWRF now - I had 7 off  320 relays die over the last few years - they were out of warranty but not more than 5 years old.  I tried to challenge LW but got shrugged off with hand waving 'just a coincidence' type of response.

I think there was a design issue in the relay hardware they used and they are not admitting this.

I hope their later stuff is better.
Title: Re: Lightwave RF Gen 2.
Post by: Fireblade69 on May 05, 2018, 01:16:40 am
Bi directional would be good but I am off LWRF now - I had 7 off  320 relays die over the last few years - they were out of warranty but not more than 5 years old.  I tried to challenge LW but got shrugged off with hand waving 'just a coincidence' type of response.

I think there was a design issue in the relay hardware they used and they are not admitting this.

I hope their later stuff is better.

I wish the company I worked for had a failure rate like this!  ~2% failure rate with a 2-year warranty, that's actually not bad really considering the average electronics failure rate is 5%.  2% is not a design fault, anything less than 10% doesn't even raise an eyebrow nowadays.
Title: Re: Lightwave RF Gen 2.
Post by: kevmeister on June 05, 2018, 11:06:59 am
Getting back on to topic.  Anyone heard anything about the compatibility of the Gen 2 devices with Vera?