What is Lightwave GEN2

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What is Lightwave GEN2

Lightwave GEN2 is the new generation of Lightwave devices which improves on the original specifications of Lightwave GEN1. With the introduction of GEN2 Lightwave has extended its capabilities including 2-way communication, energy monitoring, wire-free 2-way switching, over the air upgrading, Apple Homekit compatibility and more.

Lightwave GEN2 devices require the new Generation of the Lightwave hub, the “Link Plus”, in order to operate. Pre-existing devices are referred to as Lightwave GEN1 and can work with the original Lightwave Link or the new Link Plus. On the other hand Lightwave GEN2 devices cannot be controlled with the Lightwave Link hub, i.e. Lightwave GEN1 Hub.

Lightwave GEN2 extended features include:

  • Apple Homekit compatibility
  • Energy monitoring
  • Wire-free 2-way switching
  • 2-way communication
  • Over the Air firmware updates (OTA)

Connecting Lightwave devices

Connecting LightwaveRF devices is extremely easy and user friendly, most times requiring only a single click to pair a device.

Plug-in socket

Step 1

Step 2

Module Inclusion

Hold the manual button on the side until the LED flashes blue/amber

Press the button that you intend to link with

Wall Dimmer Switch

Step 1

Step 2

Module Inclusion

Hold both the "On" and "Off" buttons until both LEDs start flashing

Press the "Add" button on the App and follow on-screen instructions

Wall Socket

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Step 2

Module Inclusion

Hold the "ON / OFF" button until both LEDs are flashing alternately

Press a button on the wirefree Switch

Inline Relay

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Step 2

Module Inclusion

Hold the linking button until the LED flashes

Move the slider to the "1" position

Inline Dimmer

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Step 2

Module Inclusion

Hold the linking button until the LED flashes

Move the slider to the "Set" position

3-Way Relay

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Step 2

Module Inclusion

Hold one of the linking buttons until the LED flashes

Separate the magnet from the main body

Note: Some steps removed

 

Related Reading

We've gathered below links to various resources that can help you with Lightwave devices, help you use Lightwave with other technologies and understand the inner workings of the Lightwave protocol.

 
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