When the owners of a magnificent 120-year-old property discovered Lightwave, they saw the immediate potential of marrying Edwardian charm with modern convenience by incorporating Lightwave smart technology. Looking past the dark wood stairs, the tiny kitchen and the outdated electrics, The Edwardian Renovation was set to be a complete restoration, renovation and extension project. This […]Read
10 Ideas to Step Up Your Smart Home Automations
So, you have basic automations set up and you’re ready for the next level. We’ve compiled our Top 10 ideas for advanced automations and routines to help elevate your experience from smart home, to smart life. Hint: you’ll never forget your umbrella again! The IFTTT (If This, Then That) tool was always going to be […]Read
Connecting Your Lightwave Smart Home
Connecting your Lightwave System to your smart speakers is one of the most important parts of setting up your smart home – especially if you want to control your home with your voice. Whether you have chosen Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit or Google Home – or a mixture of the three – you’ll want to […]Read
Tips and Tricks for Your Smart Relay
Previously, we’ve explored what a Smart Relay is and how it works, but as the unsung heroes of Smart Home devices, you might be looking for more information on what exactly can you do with them. After all, one of the most difficult things with any piece of smart home tech is making the most […]Read
What is a Smart Relay?
In some of our recent blogs, we’ve been exploring the differences between plug-and-play options and their installed counterparts. This time, we’re going to be looking at something that doesn’t have a comparable plug-and-play device available on the market: Smart Relays. Put simply, there are no other devices like these available in the UK in terms […]Read
Are Smart Homes Really Energy-Efficient?
Sustainability, eco-friendly, and energy efficiency have become increasingly important for homeowners over the last 5 years or so, and the biggest concern for many is their power usage. We’ve seen a huge rise in green energy suppliers such as Bulb, Octopus, and Ecotricity; helping consumers to shift away from coal and oil, but there are […]Read
10 Ideas To Start Automating Your Home
Getting started with home automation can be daunting. Whether you’re starting out with a smart speaker or experimenting with your new home system, there are so many options that it can be hard to know where to start! To make it simple, we’ve compiled some of our favourite automations which are quick and easy to […]Read
What is Intelligent Living?
In the last year, smart home aficionados have come across more and more talk about something called Intelligent Living. Experts and industry leaders have been discussing this concept more and more, but it’s not a term that’s worked its way into the consumer lexicon just yet. So what does Intelligent Living mean, and how can […]Read
Smart Sockets v Smart Plugs
When it comes to Smart Power, there are two main camps to choose from: Smart Plugs, or Smart Sockets. This roughly breaks down to the difference between a plug-and-play option or a hardwired one. Of course, in both cases you’re able to control your devices remotely; through an app or voice command. You can set […]Read
Top Tips for Retrofitting Smart Homes
It’s the season for Spring cleaning and home improvements and here at Lightwave, we wanted to share our top tips and tricks for home owners who are considering taking a leap forward into smart home. We often put off starting big jobs as they can seem daunting, messy, and let’s face it, no one wants […]Read