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Choosing the controller for a LightwaveRF system is relatively easy. It is based on whether you want to run a pure, simple LightwaveRF system or if you would also like to control other home automation technologies such as Z-Wave.
If you are planning to use just LightwaveRF devices in your system, then the controller solution is simple - the LightwaveRF Link.
The LightwaveRF Link supports all LightwaveRF devices - both the 433MHz lighting and sockets and the new heating products that are based on 868MHz. If you are planning to just use LightwaveRF products, then the Link is the obvious choice. It is easy to configure, easy to use and gives you full control of all the devices from your smartphone or tablet.
If you want to get the best of both worlds, then using a Z-Wave controller as the central hub of your home automation system may make more sense. In this case we would suggest:
Using the Z-Wave controller allows you to do more sophisticated things than is possible in the LightwaveRF Link, more information is available in this separate guide - Using a Hybrid Z-Wave - LightwaveRF System