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What Lightwave Tech To Start With/Where To Start

16 November 2021 | Lightwave

As smart home technology evolves rapidly, it can be difficult to know where to begin when it comes to the question of where to start building Lightwave technology into your home. The possibilities are endless, and the beauty of intelligent automation is that it can be adapted to a plethora of individual needs. We have created a step-by-step introductory guide to starting your Lightwave smart home adventure!

Step One – Make a list of your daily routine and needs. 

Lightwave automations allow homeowners to control and communicate with the smart elements of the home using a combination of the Lightwave App, smart assistants such as Siri (Apple HomeKit), Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and the Lightwave Link Plus hub. A great way to understand how everybody can benefit from smart home technology is to create a plan. Brainstorm a list of how to integrate smart automation into your lives to make your daily lives more convenient. Try to carefully outline how you use each room and what key Lightwave elements would be needed. Think about the ways you utilise light switches, heating systems, security systems and smart speakers. This exercise will help you to appraise the final elements required for each room and bring to light some of the practical considerations of integrating Lightwave technology into your home. 

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Step Two – Start with a Central Hub.

The Link Plus Model LP2 (Smart Series) is the heart of any Lightwave smart home, enabling you to regulate and automate your daily routine for added convenience and peace of mind. It is straightforward to connect all the Lightwave elements for your needs, such as lighting control, thermostats, power sockets, and sensors to the hub. The LP2 Link Plus is required to gain app & voice control of Smart Series devices and enable Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. 

Step Three – Add Smart Lighting to your Home.

The tone of lighting in a home can impact the quality and productivity of all household members. This is especially true as more people are working and studying in specially designed home offices. Lightwave offers a range of Smart Dimmers and Smart Switches to assist you to devise the most practical lighting design for every occasion. Why not start your home automation adventure with a Lightwave Lighting Starter Kit? The pack includes a Link Plus and a 1 Gang Smart Dimmer. All Smart Dimmers are easy to install without the need for any additional wiring. Once installed, you will have the power to create a series of daily lighting routines and, best of all, can trigger any number of other Lightwave devices around your home with a single press! If you want to monitor your energy consumption, you can track it effortlessly using the Lightwave App.

Step Four – Add Smart Heating to your Home.

The integration of a smart heating system enables you to manage your central heating with consummate ease. Smart heating has the added benefits of reducing your household expenditure, increasing your energy efficiency and allowing you to manage your schedule. By incorporating intelligent heating into smart home design, you build a system that acts effectively and autonomously. There are just three products needed to bring the benefits of smart heating into your world. Combine the L92 Lightwave Smart Heating Switch, Honeywell Home Radiator Valve (Model HR91) and the Honeywell Home Wireless Thermostat (Model DTS92E) with the Lightwave Link Plus. This will allow you to command the devices through the Lightwave App or by voice command. The Lightwave App will enable you to monitor, control and schedule these devices and use them to control your radiators. 

Step Five – Connect your Lightwave System to your Smart Speakers.

Next, you will need to connect all elements of your chosen Lightwave System to your Smart Speakers. This is a critical step to laying the foundations for your smart home journey. Lightwave devices are compatible with Google Home, Amazon Alexa or Apple HomeKit, so the choice is yours. Once connected, you will have the capability to command home automation with simple voice commands. Want to turn all the lights off at bedtime? Easy, just say ‘Alexa… Goodnight’’. Feeling cold, no problem, just say ‘Hey Siri… set the living room temperature to 21 degrees’, and you can get warm and comfortable without moving an inch! There is so much fun to be had using your Smart Speakers, you can even add a particular playlist to your ‘it’s dinner time’ routine!

Step Six – Download the Lightwave App.

Want the convenience of being able to instantly control heating, lighting and power devices from your phone? Simply download the free smartphone and tablet Lightwave App and you’re ready to control and monitor your home from anywhere. There is a simple menu that allows you to organise each smart element room by room. The exciting primary features include grouping, scene lighting, heating schedules, temperature reporting, scheduled events and socket or dimmer locking. You can even get notified if anything gets unplugged or a light is switched on while you’re away from home. All your data and information is saved regularly and automatically backed up on our secure remote servers. All Lightwave user accounts are password protected and secure to give you added protection and peace of mind. 

So now you have all the information you need to get started on your Lightwave smart home journey. Good luck!