Not a lot of details yet, but Lightwave RF says they are releasing a new generation two, including a “Link Plus” gateway device, which will have HomeKit compatibility. Of course that doesn’t help with SmartThings, since SmartThings doesn’t work with HomeKit.
However, the new generation two is also going to have the ability for the switches to report status back to the gateway. As long as they add that to their existing IFTTT channel/service, that would then allow lightwave RF switches and sockets to be used as the “if” in an applet, not just the “that.” And that would then give pretty good indirect integration without needing an additional server.
The downside is that IFTTT can introduce some additional lag. This varies from house to house. At my house it’s a fairly consistent eight seconds. So it’s fine for something like “turn the light on at sunset” but not so good if you want a motion sensor to trigger a light to come on when someone walks into the room.
We will have to wait to see exactly what features are delivered with the new generation two, but this is pretty exciting. The LightwaveRF line has a style that many people like and of course has in wall sockets not just plug-ins. So I’m hoping the new generation will improve SmartThings integration, if only through IFTTT.