Roadmap for further Gen 2 products released

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  • #24598
     don63 says:

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    Lightwave have now published the roadmap for further gen 2 devices at https://lightwaverf.com/assets/documents/rnsUpdates/2017/11/Lightwave-Generation-2-planned-future-releases.pdf.

    White finish in feb, inline relay in feb, 3/4 gang dimmers in april. It’s the relays that I’m waiting for before it becomes viable for me to move over. I’m also watching h3mp gen 2 feedback on the other thread which will also dictate when gen 2 is viable for me.

    #24600
     h3mp says:

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    I’m disappointed there is no kind of wireless switches on the roadmap – I asked separately on twitter and they said they will do some eventually, put no plans over the next 6 months..

    This is really poor for home automation – i want a button near my front door to turn the whole house off, and a button at the side of my bed to control the lights in the room etc – seems a very basic requirement which is sorely missing :-(

    It’s all well and good using your phone for things, but buttons are just much more convenient and less fiddly.

    I might look at logitech POP or IKEA wireless buttons to see if they can play nicely via homekit to automate things – but homekit it rules out using any Gen1 kit which is a big annoyance..

    I think the white products look quite good..

    #24602
     don63 says:

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    It’s frustrating waiting for the releases. The new relay won’t be dimmable which rules it out for 80% of my use cases (I largely use dimmable relays for lighting with wireless switches). I’ll need to wait longer for the gen 2 dimmable relays.

    I was told that the new wireless switch will be a completely new design and look more like the standard 1-gang switch (all metal rather than the black plastic). that will be positive in my mind. Just the waiting is frustrating…

    #24603
     h3mp says:

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    The new relay won’t be dimmable which rules it out for 80% of my use cases

    One way of achieving a dimming relay now is to just use a light dimmer stuck on to a single-gang plastic pattress box, then wire in and out of it…..
    I’ve ended up doing similar with a plug socket while waiting on relays to come out!

    #24604
     don63 says:

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    Yeah, that would work pretty well. Quite an expensive relay ;-)

    #24888
     m11rphy says:

    m11rphy
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    Does anybody yet know if the new relay will be able to control a motorised blind and if it can will it be able to work with HomeKit?

    #24948
     Jed says:

    Jed
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    For the planned gen 2 inline relay, how will it be controlled without a wireless switch? Is it going to be via the Plus box only or will there be a remote control for it?

    I feel like I’m missing something here as the lack of wireless switch on the roadmap appears to be an omission when rolling out the relay.

    Jed
    #24949
     h3mp says:

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    Not having any remote switches is a major issue for me.
    The relays are on the released roadmap, switches are not.
    So the only control will be via the app, or an automation, or a grouping with other dimmers etc.

    #24950
     Jed says:

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    I spoke to LW today and they told me that there is a wireless switch being worked on it’s just not hit the roadmap yet, so should be coming.

    Jed
    #24955
     h3mp says:

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    without a release date, then i’d expect 6 months away as a minimum.. it is a right pain as it is preventing me from adopting gen2 in some rooms

    #25216
     DarrenWalsh51 says:

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    Anyone seen an update to the roadmap? Gen 1 inline relays working really poorly in a Gen 2 environment, so looking forward to seeing the gen 2 version.

    #25255
     Chester says:

    Chester
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    No 3-way dimmers and no wireless controllers are a show stopper for me too. That’s a shame because I’m looking into Gen 2 now as I’m adding another light circuit in one of my rooms, and that means changing from an LW200 to an L22.

    No black chrome on the roadmap either :(

    Chester
    #25362
     steveterry says:

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    Waiting to switch to Generation 2 but lack of black chrome is making this a non starter at the moment.

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