Just found they have nice looking switches and sockets now lightwaverf style like https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Switches-Dimmers/Energenie-MIHO024-Home-Light-Switch/B01EY60AOG/ would like to find out how similar they are… some interesting points:
- the sockets seem to report back status
- the light switches seem to be real switches not dimmers, so would work with normal leds
- there is more diy friendliness already available
would like to investigate these, anyone tried them?
Disappointingly they only appear to have 1g light switches. And with no neutral connection they must run a trickle current through the lamp just like LWRF so this still causes lamp compatibility issues according to the Amazon reviews. Double sockets look great and are priced better too but they don’t report status, that feature appears only on ‘Adapter Plus’ plugins. Screenshots of the app on Play store look less child like than LW’s, but unbelievably it seems to get far worse reviews from the ones I have just read.
interesting good to know I will investigate more reviews… I had spotted they don’t have a wide range yet does look like they’ve copied lightwaverf really, but why copy the bad stuff too!
They are promising multi gang and dimmers this year. If they reported back I’d swap instantly. Frustrating as the 868 heating stuff can report back!
am not intersted in their app, I don’t use the lightwaverf app, only the diy aspect of it. Shame it looks like they have all the same issues lightwaverf have had, not being able to query status of an appliance, not supporting normal cheap low energy bulbs, very bad heating reviews, etc. But there are some good things in there, I really like the look of “adapter plus”, and their raspberry pi board. One day there will be an ultimate device that is controllable, queryable, reports back on power usage, and has powerline and front and back usb too… I’m not asking too much am I?
Intrigued how they are working the on off aspect, as said there’s no neutral.
Also not sure about 2 way switching, there’s a slave connection it seems but can’t see any documentation on how it works.
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