I currently use LightwaveRF for my lights and the switches work fine but the software is just so bad. I also have Rako in my cinema room. But I am looking for a better solution for lighting and some sockets throughout the house and I keep coming back to ST. My only issue is I have a number of ceiling and wall lights that use halogen g4 g9 bulbs. Is there a way of doing this. That is why I went with LWRF as it just meant swapping the switches out.
Knowing the wattage would help. Also, a neutral at the switch is helpful but not essential (I don’t have any, and halogens have always worked perfectly. LEDs also work, but can be harder to get right).
In the Kitchen I have a triple switch and one switch operates 2 ceiling lights. 1 has 10 x 10w and a larger one with 20 x 10w. The other 2 switches should be fine as they are ceiling downlighters and will be replaced with Megaman Versofit LED which I would have thought would work. I also have one on eof the landing switches 1 ceiling light with 6 x 28w G9’s and 2 wall lights each with 2 x 28w G9’s.
so basically if I swap all my LightwaveRF kit out for Fibaro dimmers and their hub SmartThings will work with this seamlessly. Its such a shame I have to replace all the switches but I guess Ihave to bite the bullet and spend more money… As I will have to replace the switches has anyone come across anything that has a similar look. Or do Irealy have to use rocker switches.
Thanks for all your help guys, I really need to get this right as this will be the 3rd attempt!!
No need for Fibaro’s hub, ST will talk directly to the modules.
As for light switches, replace them with momentary switches rather than rocker switches. It makes much more sense. You have a variety of styles and manufacturers to choose from. I went for a Schneider Electric screwless chrome switch. This can come in doubles, quadruples, whatever you want really.
A point of note here, is that if you have momentary switches you can use one module to control both the light wired to the socket, and have a second ‘smart’ switch. I have a second switch in my lounge which turns on a smart bulb in a lamp in the corner. No additional wiring needed.
I also have a second switch in the hall which puts the house in night mode with a double click.
As for plug sockets, LWRF is pretty much the only in-socket solution for the UK. Other relays are available, but nothing built into the socket. I’ve heard good and bad things about them, but if you have them already you may as well keep them. You can still control them via IFTTT using ST.
Does LightWave not work with ST? I emailed them and they said: Samsung have been given the full Fibaro system to test and calibrate. Unfortunately you will need to contact Samsung Support to find out the exact integration details.
There is no direct integration with lightwave RF at this time. There are some community members who have created a workaround, but it will require having an additional device to act as a server, typically a raspberry pi, and does require some technical knowledge.