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  • #333
     mmutch says:

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    We have a 5amp lighting circuit in our living room so we can turn lamps on & off via a light switch. Is it possible to setup the lightwaveRF system to emulate this solution? Can I configure a light switch to turn selected sockets on & off?

    #854
     kongomush says:

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    I’m not a electrician but I can’t see how it would be a problem using a Lightwave lightswitch on a 5 amp circuit. I’m sure that you couldn’t control the lamps individually though.

    #970
     mmutch says:

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    Hi

    Sorry I think you have misunderstood. I don’t want to add the lightwaveRF system to my 5amp circuit. In another room where there is only a 13amp circuit (no 5 amp lamp circuit) can i replace the sockets with lightwaveRF sockets and then also change the light switch in the room for a 2 way LightwaveRF switch so that one of the switches to turn the main light on / off and the second switch to turn some of the sockets on / off therefore emulating the 5 amp lamp circuit?

    So basically can i configure the system so that a light switch can turn on / off a 13 amp power socket?

    Mark

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     kongomush says:

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    "mmutch":3rtbnl53 wrote:

    Hi

    Sorry I think you have misunderstood. I don’t want to add the lightwaveRF system to my 5amp circuit. In another room where there is only a 13amp circuit (no 5 amp lamp circuit) can i replace the sockets with lightwaveRF sockets and then also change the light switch in the room for a 2 way LightwaveRF switch so that one of the switches to turn the main light on / off and the second switch to turn some of the sockets on / off therefore emulating the 5 amp lamp circuit?

    So basically can i configure the system so that a light switch can turn on / off a 13 amp power socket?

    Mark

    Sorry, you’re right I did misunderstand :oops:

    I think the only way you can emulate a 5 amp socket circuit is to use a Mood Controller and some plug-in lamp modules. I currently have a setup just like it and it works very well. I’ve swapped out the main light for a single-gang Lightwave one and plugged the dimmer modules into the existing sockets.

    I’ve located the Mood Controller just above the light switch and it looks great.

    #979
     mmutch says:

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    Thanks for the reply and yes that answers my question. Is just a shame i have to use a plugin device and can’t just replace my current wall socket with a lightwaveRF socket and then control the socket with the mood switch <img src=” title=”Sad” />

    #980
     kongomush says:

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    "mmutch":hccqh6s9 wrote:

    Thanks for the reply and yes that answers my question. Is just a shame i have to use a plugin device and can’t just replace my current wall socket with a lightwaveRF socket and then control the socket with the mood switch <img src=” title=”Sad” />

    I know what you mean but I guess they would have to produce a round pin version to stop people plugging in devices to a "dimming" socket. Maybe they will produce one as I imagine a lot of people would like to create a 15amp style lighting setup using this system.

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