Generation 2 – 2 Way Switching

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     Zone-MR says:

    Zone-MR
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    I have purchased a Gen 2 dimmer, and to be honest I’m liking it so far – although I agree with other posts that the software is in dire need of some polish. For my simple use case of setting up the dimmer and then using HomeKit for the rest, it worked fine.

    I’m wondering about how multiple dimmer switches can be installed to control a single light. With Generation 1 there were separate slave dimmers, which would connect to the ‘S’ terminal. With generation 2, there is still an ‘S’ terminal, but no slave dimmers?

    The website states that Generation 2 products support “20-way wireless communication with other Lightwave dimmers” – implying that dimmers should be able to speak to each other for multi-way configurations? If that’s the case, how do I go about setting this up? How are the secondary dimmers to be linked to the primary dimmer? How are the secondary dimmers to be powered?

    I tried speaking to LightwaveRF on the phone, and unfortunately the advice I got was a bit confusing. The guy suggested setting up HomeKit automations to replicate the state of one switch onto the other. I don’t believe this approach would support dimming, nor do I see how the secondary switch would be powered if it’s not wired up in-line with a load.

    Any ideas?

    #24248
     h3mp says:

    h3mp
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    I do not know what the plans are….
    but my guess is either we are waiting on new products such as a gen2 slave-switch or a gen2 wire-free-switch :-(

    #24512
     H20 says:

    H20
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    Hi,

    We’ve just purchase the gem 2 dimmers and have set some up as two way as Lightwave suggested.

    We have two normal dimmers and using Apple HomeKit there is an automation that mirrors what the opposite switch is doing.

    It works and dims but I think it’s an expensive way of doing it and it’s clearly not the original intention

    #24513
     h3mp says:

    h3mp
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    Do lightwave have instructions somewhere for doing 2-way switching with Gen2?

    #24523
     Zone-MR says:

    Zone-MR
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    After a twitter exchange I was informed that 2-way switching isn’t actually available yet (surprise surprise), but that it was coming in “the next few weeks”. That we at the start of October.

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