Apple HomeKit

Lightwave Link Plus Hub

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  • Overview

    The heart of Lightwave's smart home device family, the Lightwave Link Plus can control more than 250 devices. It boasts excellent range that can outperform Wi-Fi and other home automation standards and comfortably accommodate a large house. Devices respond to commands in a split second at or away from home, while the Lightwave app allows you to monitor status and energy consumption (Generation 2 devices) from your iPhone or iPad.

    Easy DIY installation

    The Link Plus sports a compact, plug-and-play design that you can set up in seconds. All it requires is a connection to a standard wireless broadband router. Download the free Lightwave app to your iPhone or iPad to start controlling your system. Or use the Apple Home app—thanks to support for HomeKit. If you need help or advice about your setup, Lightwave offers free dedicated phone support.

    A complete system

    Lightwave offers a family of stylish and affordable smart home devices that can provide the comfort, security, and convenience of controlling your home from anywhere using your iPhone or iPad. Monitor and control Lightwave lighting, heating, and power devices by simply swapping out your existing fittings. Start with just one device and expand your system to transform your entire home.

    Smart features

    Create scene lighting that can recall favorite settings at the touch of a button, set or schedule temperatures room by room, automate your lighting to come on at dawn and dusk, and monitor your energy consumption device by device. You can even use Siri voice commands to control your devices, since they're HomeKit-enabled.

    Highlights

    Allows you to control Lightwave devices using the Lightwave app on your iPhone or iPad

    Manage lighting, heating, and power devices from anywhere

    Use Siri voice commands thanks to Apple HomeKit compatibility

    Create timers and automations to schedule your lighting, appliances, and heating automatically

    Compact, plug-and-play design helps you get up and running in seconds

    Requires a simple connection to a standard wireless broadband router

    Powerful LightwaveRF wireless technology ensures reliable communication throughout your home and beyond—outperforms standard Wi-Fi

    What’s in the Box

    Lightwave Link Plus hub

    Power supply

    Ethernet cable

    Instruction guide

    Tech Specs

    Other Features: HomeKit Compatible, Wireless

    Cable length: 19.69 in./50 cm

    Connections: Ethernet, Wireless

    Power Source: External power supply

    Height: 1.46 in./3.7 cm

    Length: 4.25 in./10.8 cm

    Width: 4.45 in./11.3 cm

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    UPC or EAN No.: 5060252202558

    Warranty

    Note: Apple's One-Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple-branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer — please see your product box and literature for details. Benefits under the manufacturer's warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law. For details, click here.

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  • 2.5 Average
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Expensive but worth it for convenience

      Bought the Lightwave link plus, dimmer and socket. No problems setting the devices up and no problems with the link plus updating. Bought the product mainly due Bought the Lightwave link plus, dimmer and socket. No problems setting the devices up and no problems with the link plus updating. Bought the product mainly due to having a light switch behind a door; however having it all working with HomeKit/Siri and Alexa has made a massive difference. The dimmer works flawlessly and the plug sockets have been great. Waiting for Lightwaverf to release a single socket so that I can update other sockets in the house. The HomeKit function makes linking devices easy and allows automation with other products. Haven’t really used app after setup but seemed to work ok. Great product, with great future potential.

      • Written by James S from Tiverton

      13 of 13 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Expensive but worth it for convenience

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Good product, only a bit confusing, hence the negative reviews here.

      I bought the Link Plus Hub and several switches so let me clear the confusion, I managed to connect my devices to Homekit and Alexa, so i can vouch that the pro I bought the Link Plus Hub and several switches so let me clear the confusion, I managed to connect my devices to Homekit and Alexa, so i can vouch that the product works. However, I encountered a few road blocks which I think may have also led to some of the negative remarks here. 1. Confusing application name. There are 2 apps for iOS and 2 Skills in Alexa that if you get the wrong one, will result in no devices found. Be sure to download the correct one. For Gen 2 devices, connect via "Lightwave Link Plus" and NOT "Lightwave RF Home Automation" for the iOS app. For Alexa skills, enable the "Lightwave Link Plus" and NOT the "LightwaveRF". If a device has been paired before, deleting the device from the app is not enough, you need to clear the device memory before the device can go into pairing mode again. There are some of the issues, I've faced. So far, once it's set up, it works fine. I give it a four star before it causes some confusion and also, I live in Singapore, so the dusk and dawn time is incorrect; I've written to Lightwave for help. Negativity aside, I think Lightwave products are great, especially if you live in SIngapore where most houses does not have a neutral line for their light switches. It is a little pricey but it is a very good quality product. I find the "lock" function that allows you to lock your devices from physical control a great feature that I find myself using. Hope this review helps to clear the confusion and helps you to make a better decision if you are considering to get one for yourself.

      • Written by Jun Wen L from Singapore

      10 of 10 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Good product, only a bit confusing, hence the negative reviews here.

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Very frustraiting

      I have been using lightwave products for years and had the previouse version of the link installed in my home, swapping to this new one was easy but then they u I have been using lightwave products for years and had the previouse version of the link installed in my home, swapping to this new one was easy but then they updated the app, I downloaded the new one and it won't open so I can't control anything, I tried using the web version of the control interface but that only sees my old link and there doesn't seem to be a way to add the new link, I had assumed adding the new link to my account when the app was working would have updated the web based version of the control interface to but it seems not to. All in all a bit of a shambles, hopefully they will update the app soon so I can actually open it again

      • Written by Graham W from Whitley Bay

      25 of 43 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Very frustraiting

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Cant fault the hub

      Setup and connection to my iPhone was a piece of cake. I can control lights in my Garden, Hall, Landing and bedroom the response time is almost instant from say Setup and connection to my iPhone was a piece of cake. I can control lights in my Garden, Hall, Landing and bedroom the response time is almost instant from saying hey Siri the command is sent and the light is on/off. The web app from what I can gather does not always return the correct information the phone app is far more accurate. For example the web app will indicate a switch is in Master mode not slave but the phone will report it correctly, the web app will also show a switch 100% but off however the phone will show it 0% and off, so I don't rate the web app at all. The biggest issue is setting up what you want to call everything as you add each switch. you need Zones then rooms and thinking about what you want to call everything. Zone 1 would be Downstairs Zone 2 Upstairs and Zone 3 garden then bedroom 1 bedroom 2 etc. you could have a main light in bedroom 1 and 2 but if you said main light on both lights would switch on, so you need to say bedroom1 main light on, you could go main 1 main 2. The is so much you can do its endless with the automations but a couple that I really like is as you return home the light will switch on if its dark or as the last person leaves the house all the lights will switch off. You can set if and or rules around this so if you going out for the evening and its between a certain time it can leave one or more lights on. Wiring of multi switches was more tricky but after a bit of reading of how to wire the switches and checking the continuity of my own wiring (which had L1 and L2 switch over) I was able to get them sorted. My recommendation if your not the practical type and don't understand wiring systems for multiple switches get help. Changing a single light switch or plug socket is straight forward and can be done by anyone with practical experience but read the wiring instructions.

      • Written by Karl M from Hinckley

      Is this review useful?Cant fault the hub

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Misleading product marketing - and does not connect to Home app

      I've been using the Link Plus hub for a few months now and have an honest review to provide. It's really not the review I was hoping to give though as I really I've been using the Link Plus hub for a few months now and have an honest review to provide. It's really not the review I was hoping to give though as I really wanted the LightwaveRF kit installed throughout my house. Before committing to spending thousands replacing switches, sockets, PIRs and relays I wanted to trial the product. I'm REALLY glad I made that decision. First off. I have the Lightwave relay fitted to my electric driveway gates. If you are content on using the lightwave iOS app to open and close the relay you will not be disappointed as this works 95% of the time. Still not perfect but it's not bad either. The times it fails to work are when the Lightwave link plus decides it doesn't want to communicate with the internet any more so requires a reboot. IF, you fall for the marketing and believe you will be able to use the iOS Home app to open and close the Lightwave relay (as I did) you WILL be disappointed. Even though the Lightwave Link Plus is 'Homekit' compatible (I'll get to this in a sec), not ALL accessories connected to it are, Being from the tech industry this makes absolutely no sense to me. The relay is connected to the Lightwave Link Plus hub. There's a pairing there. Now, if my Home app is then connected to the Link Plus hub itself what can't a command to open/close the relay be relayed via the Link Plus hub? My iPhone does not need a 1-1 connection with every accessory, just the hub! My final point is the total unreliability to connect to the Link Plus hub from the Home app. A main selling point. To say the connection is random would be generous. 99/100 the Link Plus isn't found by the Home app when typing in the code printed on the sticker underneath. It's extremely frustrating to the point I have now decided to just use it as a gate controller. I'm now searching for a new system. One that is controllable through the Home app and meets my requirements.

      • Written by Paul R from Sellindge

      Is this review useful?Misleading product marketing - and does not connect to Home app

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Poor support and poor integration with Apple Home hub

      I’ve had problems from day one with this kit. Bought the hub and three double sockets along with one dimmer switch. It’s completely random as to whether any of I’ve had problems from day one with this kit. Bought the hub and three double sockets along with one dimmer switch. It’s completely random as to whether any of it connects through Apple Home. Most of the time the Lightwave app responds correctly, but Apple Home reports as not being connected. After long long email correspondence with Lightwave who repeatedly tell me to do things with the Home app to delete the Lightwave hub, which there is no provision to do, the final advice is to remove the Apple Hub and start again, even though all other automations through it are working correctly for my other kit such as Hue lights. I’ve deleted the Home Hub to no effect three times niw. The dimmer switch works fine through the app but as a physical dimmer switch is completely useless. It’s almost impossible to dim using the buttons on the switch and if you set the amount of dim through the app and then return to use the switch, it forgets the settings applied through the app. Lightwave answer is to remove the low wattage bulbs and replace with 50watt bulbs. Hardly a Green response in this day and age. Spent a lot of money on this and it’s all pretty useless to me. I just wanted to be able to use Siri to control the sockets but the unreliability of it all is heartbreaking and my wife just can’t rely on it anymore. There’s no phone support and each email takes days to receive an answer to. Approach with care.

      • Written by John M from Torquay

      1 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Poor support and poor integration with Apple Home hub

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