Uk Light wall switch

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Uk Light wall switch

Post by SHadley1138 » Friday 13 January 2017 14:04

Can anyone recommend a U.K. Wall mounted Light switch that will work with Rflink

I really want something that I can manually switch or automate

Any help would be appreciated

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Post by sach » Friday 13 January 2017 14:11

lightwaverf works great with Domoticz and RFlink.
I have been using it for a good few years now.

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Post by SHadley1138 » Friday 13 January 2017 14:12

With no extra bridge boxes? I've not tried lightwave, as I was uncertain if I could just buy a switch on its own


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Post by Swifty » Friday 13 January 2017 14:14

Same question here.. £30+ per light switch puts me off lightwaverf, are there any cheaper alternatives?

I have looked at the Energenie switches (can be had for £16 at screwfix) but they don't publish status changes, so things can get out of sync when it's switched physically.

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Post by sach » Friday 13 January 2017 14:33

LightwaveRf doesn't publish status changes either. I don't know of any RFlink devices that do TBH.
No need for the hub if using RFlink

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Post by SHadley1138 » Friday 13 January 2017 14:35

Swifty wrote:Same question here.. £30+ per light switch puts me off lightwaverf, are there any cheaper alternatives?

I have looked at the Energenie switches (can be had for £16 at screwfix) but they don't publish status changes, so things can get out of sync when it's switched physically.
Do they work ok with RFlink?


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Post by Swifty » Friday 13 January 2017 14:38

Ah that's interesting, I always thought that LightwaveRF devices sent a signal when physically used (don't ask me why i thought that!)

@SHadley1138, yes I'm using the Energenie sockets with RFLink, and have two of the light switches.
The work fine with RFLink as far as I'm aware, but my wall switches are not fitted yet - my back boxes are not deep enough..

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Post by blackdog65 » Friday 13 January 2017 15:06

Hiya,
I use LWRF extensively in my house. The whole ground floor, apart from sitting room lights, outside floodlights and half the upstairs. I use a combination of wired and wireless switches, sockets and relays.

So to clarify:
The wired switches, sockets and relays ONLY receive a signal... i.e. from door sensor, pir, RfxTrx, remote etc
The wireless switches ONLY send a signal... pretty much a switch shaped wall mounted remote.

So far, I've got on really well with them and only use them where and when I can see the rare occasion when a signal has been missed. For critical/out of sight stuff (Kids bedroom lights grrrr) you need to go z-wave as they report back their status.

As for reliability... I've had one remote socket fail... that's it in over 3 years.

Hope this helps

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Re: Uk Light wall switch

Post by EdddieN » Saturday 01 July 2017 21:49

blackdog65 wrote:Hiya,
I use LWRF extensively in my house.
Hello Sean,

I started recently using LWRF for the wall sockets, they are nice.
How have you solved the default status to OFF after a power outage? If I understand the in wall double sockets will go OFF on power-up.

Also, do you miss at all not being able to know the status of these?

Thanks

Eddie

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