Siemens LightwaveRF Remote Control Socket Kit 3 Pack Black £19.98 from B&Q
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Siemens LightwaveRF Remote Control Socket Kit 3 Pack Black £19.98 from B&Q

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Found 7th May 2014
Been this price a couple of times but great price for a great product... Add the wifi kit and control from your iPhone or android!

Good if you get the lights as well as you can make an easy home automation kit for a decent price! Just released the heating kit too!

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Room control allows you to enjoy theatre-style mood lighting at the touch of a button on a remote control, smart phone or internet based PC. Every device within the range is easily retrofittable; dimmers and sockets are a direct replacement for existing ones and require no extra cabling - just a standard back box.

Looks like there's loads of stock around.

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seen this posted v.recently at this price; good kit but repost

Original Poster

Sid Harper

seen this posted v.recently at this price; good kit but repost



Hi Sid, last post had expired 4 months ago. back to this price now.

Do these work with a harmony 1 remote?

pippin000

Do these work with a harmony 1 remote?



No. They only work with the RF remotes supplied, or with the network box they sell.

These are great little sockets btw, and the WiFi box can be made to send commands via a PHP script for the hacker in you!

I have some of these, and the lighting too. Brilliant bit of kit with the wifi box. Just need the money for the heating products...

Banned

I got these new things in my house, switches on the wall. When it's dark I press them and the room lights up. When I leave the room I press it again and the room goes back to being dark again. Amazing eh new technology.

For some reason though my kids can't get to grips with the bit when you leave the room.

thanks op..

Gobbie

Hi Sid, last post had expired 4 months ago. back to this price now.

I think I saw this post actually sorry

Does this just allow you to switch normal (i.e. non-dimming) lights on and off, or do these boxes provide dimming functionality without buying anything extra?

Original Poster

Sweetchuck

Does this just allow you to switch normal (i.e. non-dimming) lights on … Does this just allow you to switch normal (i.e. non-dimming) lights on and off, or do these boxes provide dimming functionality without buying anything extra?



This is not the 'dimmerble' model... so this is meant for standard lights or on/off appliances... chuck one in your kitchen on your slow cooker and use it with the wifi kit and when you are out and about you can turn on your slow cooker from your phone.... or turn off your girlfriends hair straighteners that she forgot to turn off.

I bet you could play great pranks with things like this!

Gobbie

Hi Sid, last post had expired 4 months ago. back to this price now.



Same here, saw similar post about 2 days ago. But for some reason, no longer showing.

What's the difference between this and the generic remote mains adapters?

Gobbie

This is not the 'dimmerble' model... so this is meant for standard lights … This is not the 'dimmerble' model... so this is meant for standard lights or on/off appliances... chuck one in your kitchen on your slow cooker and use it with the wifi kit and when you are out and about you can turn on your slow cooker from your phone.... or turn off your girlfriends hair straighteners that she forgot to turn off.


Great, thanks for clarifying.

Very handy indeed.
Great feeling everything's in control.
Edited by: "chinesoul" 9th May 2014

Heat added - are these LightwaveRF compatible - so you just need the Wi-Fi box that connects to your router and presumably there an ios/android app ?? Strangely the 2 socket pack is listed on the B&Q LightwaveRF page and it's £29.98 for 2 - this 3 socket pack isn't listed on that page but has the same product description.

Heat , not sure I can find a use for them though

Not bad considering the 200% mark up they put on cost price usually! I refuse to shop at B&Q for that reason alone.

How much is the Wifi part of this?

Could I set it up like a Belkin WeMo looks cheap / better made than the WeMo.

I wanted a to set up a couple of things

1) 2 Lights in the house to come based on daylight (timers do not cover the winter / summer changes and the light sensor units can't be calibrate / come on if someone walks past the sensor during the day and then stay on. I was hoping a script with IF THIS THEN THAT or similar service would allow me to use the local sunset time which would drift with the seasons

2) I've a Cable modem that needs to power cycle if the connection is lost for more than one minute, power off for 1 minute and then power on for at least 5 mins before the starting to monitoring that the internet is up again. e.g. Pinging Google.com

I'm ok writing program, scripts Windows, Linux etc just wondered what options were around for this kit and the costs.

Are the cookbooks with examples of project already build and a repository of code?


Edited by: "frownbreaker" 9th May 2014

Anyone know if these are compatible with ninjablocks?

deals_on_wheels

Heat added - are these LightwaveRF compatible - so you just need the … Heat added - are these LightwaveRF compatible - so you just need the Wi-Fi box that connects to your router and presumably there an ios/android app ?? Strangely the 2 socket pack is listed on the B&Q LightwaveRF page and it's £29.98 for 2 - this 3 socket pack isn't listed on that page but has the same product description.



The two pack is dimmable - in that you can remotely set a dim level for the light. These are just on/off, and are therefore suitable for appliances as well as lights, etc.

frownbreaker

How much is the Wifi part of this?Could I set it up like a Belkin WeMo … How much is the Wifi part of this?Could I set it up like a Belkin WeMo looks cheap / better made than the WeMo.I wanted a to set up a couple of things1) 2 Lights in the house to come based on daylight (timers do not cover the winter / summer changes and the light sensor units can't be calibrate / come on if someone walks past the sensor during the day and then stay on. I was hoping a script with IF THIS THEN THAT or similar service would allow me to use the local sunset time which would drift with the seasons2) I've a Cable modem that needs to power cycle if the connection is lost for more than one minute, power off for 1 minute and then power on for at least 5 mins before the starting to monitoring that the internet is up again. e.g. Pinging Google.comI'm ok writing program, scripts Windows, Linux etc just wondered what options were around for this kit and the costs.Are the cookbooks with examples of project already build and a repository of code?



Here's an example script: tinkerfailure.com/lig…pt/. You just broadcast a set sequence command, and that's it. The only fiddly bit is that you have to fake authentication by a 533! command, and then pressing the button on the wifilink, but you only have to do this once.. There's a few different scripts out there, of you can do what I did, play with the iPhone app and use wireshark to work out the command pattern. It's something like:

(status),!R(room id)D(device id)F(function id)|

Functions: F0 = off, F1 = on
Status: 000 for command, 533 for initial authorisation

So to turn on Room 0, Device 2, you would broadcast

000!R0D2F1|

to 255.255.255.255:9760

Where all IDs start at 0, and are essentially virtual rooms, etc ;).
Edited by: "bma1445" 9th May 2014

Habe some of these and couldn't live without them.Brilliant.

Shame the wifi part costs over £60. Cheaper to get two Wemo devices.

mario999

Shame the wifi part costs over £60. Cheaper to get two Wemo devices.



This isn't designed to use two plugs. It's designed to have multiple devices and moods in multiple rooms. I have 16 devices on my setup.

northwales

Same here, saw similar post about 2 days ago. But for some reason, no … Same here, saw similar post about 2 days ago. But for some reason, no longer showing.

Glad I'm not going nuts after all.

mario999

Shame the wifi part costs over £60. Cheaper to get two Wemo devices.



Agreed there seem to be a lot of Arduino/ Raspberry Pi setup that link to the remote controls for mains. The Wifi shield for the Arduino is more expensive than the Pi. Relay boards are cheap and newer ones support 1-12v switch so can be driven directly.

But by the time you have put this together and boxed it will clunky compare to the Wemo as these a small and flexible enough for my modem reset when Virgin Media crashes out.

I think the Light wave stuff is a good option there gateway is basically a small computer with WiFi and a remote control built in which supports the more devices model.

The Wemo wins for 1 or 2 device in terms of price then for 3 or more the light-wave looks more appealing.

I miss the cheap 3 plug plus a remote that the supermarkets were selling a few years ago!

Cheapest Wifi unit I could find, how easy is it to set up rules for the Wifi add on?

diy.com/nav…021

Nice relay pack also from £34 delivered try the £3 off £30 spend (sign up for there newsletter) then login and abandon a purchase on their site wait for the vouchers to be mailed to you normally within the hour.
maplin.co.uk/p/l…BwE

The Siemans range is quite broad

Single UK socket, double, light switches, command line API
Relays from £20 for 500w and £30 for 3000w

ebuyer.com/sea…ave
code.google.com/p/l…ine

Light-wave looks nice, BTW PCWorld have the Wemo for £35 delivered but that is just one plug that has Wifi built in.


An Ethernet connected Arduino with a relay and web interface is an option. All the parts from UK suppliers on Amazon under £20 or £15 is you purchase them from China via eBay. hobbyist.co.nz/?q=…ial






Edited by: "frownbreaker" 14th May 2014

This has gone up to £27 now.

I reserved for a pickup while the price was £19.98, but they changed the price by the time I got to the store (less than 24 hours).
The store supervisor said that policy is I have to pay the higher price and that they can change the price whenever they want. I asked to speak to their head office so the kind lady at the till let me use one of their phones and put me through to their customer service phone line. I explained the situation and after handing the phone over to the supervisor, I was told I could get the item at the price I reserved it for. Glad I made the call!
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