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hmm and all is good again. A strange little new year blip
My new code is at https://github.com/pauly/lightwaverf-api/tree/scheduler but the old ruby based stuff has also stopped working.
Happy new year and that.
I did it, details here http://www.clarkeology.com/m/22353 – got a cheap blind motor that connects to a chain or cord and turns one way when power is applied to it, and the other way when it is applied again. Then use a normal lightwaverf socket.
you can’t query lightwaverf devices, so no way to know if they’re on or off unfortunately. There would be a hacky way, by only turning them on or off via a remote, and somehow logging the remote signals (I’m doing this) but then it all goes wrong if someone uses a physical switch, everything is out of sync again.
Unless anyone can correct me?
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?
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!
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?
I picked up a white pir for £10 and a jsjslw551 led set for £7.50 – the remote isn’t working, probably the supplied battery has been sat in there too long but the lights themselve respond to my other controls.
Nice, they don’t normally stock Lightwaverf in our Folkestone B&Q, but the branch is closing down and they’ve dug out some dusty old stock from somewhere. Bought a couple of master switches marked up at £12, charged £6 at the till, these are £35 elsewhere. I’m going back this afternoon. They have odds and ends of everything, no double sockets but some singles, some old heating controls, new heating window switches, remotes and more
I think it’s all Siemens branded, so quite old stock. Marked up prices include white pir £20, chrome triple dimmer £37, trv £34, thermostat £31, stainless steel triple dimmer £52, stainless double dimmer £28, white double dimmer £49, 5 button remote £10 so if it’s all 50% off that at the till then there are some good deals I think.
The B&Q closes 8th Jan and already there is not much left in any dept but some real bargains on odd stuff.
there’s a newish way of pairing devices, came in a while ago but worth a try, send
I think the rest of mine is working ok but I can’t remember if I’m talkign to the wifi link for anything other than energy usage at the moment, until I get home.
ok I get it now, it’s because I’m sending a request at all that it’s responding with
666,?W=0,0,0,0… if I don’t send and only listen then I get the json string. Thanks everyone.
I suppose this is very old news, we’re missing a peak usage value from there aren’t we? Don’t think I found a way of using it anyway… is there anything else useful in there? Can you hack my system from the data I’ve posted there?
What does “trans” do?
What’s the new method? Can anyone provide a link to any examples please?
Thanks, that’s probably been the case for a long time though. I am listening too and that’s what now fails, since 2pm Friday… did the port that we listen on change? I’m listening on 9761 but can’t bind to that.
Hmm now I say it like that it sounds like an issue at my end.
I’ve not been able to get any energy readings today, though I can see the reading on the display of my wifi link.
I always send
and now I’m receiving
I thought it coincided with the power going off and the box being reset, but no, it happened at 18 minutes past two yesterday (Friday).
Anyone any ideas?
Super annoying as I just got a heater for my home brew and wanted to see what it had done to my usage! Details here http://www.clarkeology.com/m/23788/Aquarium+heater+is+in – I was looking at my energy graph thinking “oh good, it’s not going up, energy must be minimal”, not spotting the graph hadn’t moved all day…
My firmware version is U2.91Z