Lightwave RF Gen2, now known as Smart Series are a range of smart switches that are available in 1, 2, 3 and 4 gang versions. Currently available in stainless steel or white finishes with others expected in the near future. Lightwave Smart Series is new and the product range is currently limited to just a few dimmer switches, the Lightwave Link Plus hub (L2) and power sockets. With many more products due out later in 2019.
Smart Series products now have 2 way communication, this means that the App always knows if a device has been activated or deactivated. Gen1 only has 1 way communication. If someone was to manually turn off the lights, the App wouldn't know. As the App always knows what's happening it also monitors energy usage without needing any other accessories.
Wired (230V) Lightwave smart switches can be used as a retrofit solution to replace existing switches or dimmers. Wired smart switches work in a similar way to traditional dimmer switches and can be used to dim various types of lights including LED lamps and integrated LED downlights. Smart Series has more functionality than Connect (formally known as generation 1), each smart switch can be programmed to dim, either as a master or as a slave. This provides 2 way switching or dimming. Instead of needing a slave dimmer Smart Series can do 2 way or 3 way dimming which means you can dim the same lighting circuit from 2 or more switches (or locations from the room).
Smart Series also allows you to program scenes, a scene could be anything from turning your downlights on at 50% and your wall lights on at 25%, or it could turn your ceilings on at 25% and switch your smart socket on at the same time.
Wired dimmer switches are wired directly into the lighting circuit, just like an ordinary light switch or dimmer switch and are designed as an easy to install retrofit solution.
Although each dimmer switch can operate on its own, independently of the App or remote controls, to get the most out of this smart lighting system you really need the Link Plus hub which is the interface between the devices and the App. The App then provides many more features such as timers and gives you the ability to check or control your lights remotely from anywhere in the world!
The Connect Series will still be running alongside Smart Series, Connect Series devices don't have the 2 way communication but is even more affordable. You can also use Connect Series equipment with the Link Plus hub. When you're adding devices the App checks which series they're from.
Voice activated dimming and switch can be achieved in combination with Lightwave RF and Alexa or Google Home devices. This includes Amazon Echo and Amazon Dot. This combination allows you to control your Lightwave RF devices by voice activation without having to open the Lightwave App and also applies to power sockets, heating controls and more. Generation 2 equipment also works on Apple HomeKit, this allows you to control all of your smart products from one App.
- Finishes: Stainless steel and white metal.
- Available in 1, 2, 3 and 4 gang versions.
- Voltage: Mains 230V, wires directly into your lighting circuit just like an ordinary dimmmer or light switch
- Loading: Maximum recommended wattage for LED is 60W or 350W for incandescent. This isn't set in stone and varies from lighting brand. The compatibility chart found below tested 70W successfully from some lighting products.
- Dimmable: Yes, suitable for dimming LED lights. For GU10 LEDs we recommend the Aurora Enlite 5W GU10 LED and for integrated LED downlights go for the Aurora MPRO. Both of these items are on the compatibility list here.
- Radio Frequency: 433.9.Mhz
- Guarantee: 2 years
- Manufacturer: Lightwave RF
View our 'how to' guide on wire light switches.
Bedroom lights. Looks and feels like a quality product but with some small concerns. Notably, the Led's too bright for a darkened bedroom. Installation in a two way circuit has been problematic. Still to resolve. To enjoy fully the WiFi hub is also required which I have not obtained yet.
Switches worked with my led down lights. Good quality products but installation should be by an electrician due to unconventional wiring. But it works so all is good.
Works exactly as described and easy to fit.
Good product as described, and keenly priced, usual fast shipping.
Wired 1 & 2 Gang Plates
- Height: 88mm
- Width: 88mm
- Depth: 28mm - Now includes a 10mm spacer allowing the dimmers to fit onto 25mm back boxes.
For new installations we recommend fitting them onto 35mm back boxes and not using the spacer.
- L21 - Stainless Steel
- L21WH - White Metal
- L22 - Stainless Steel
- L22WH - White Metal
- L23 - Stainless Steel
- L23WH - White Metal
- L24 - Stainless Steel
- L24WH - White Metal