Partnership of energy saving lamps and home automation
Published: 29 July 2014 - Marianne Evans
Energy efficient controls from LightwaveRF have been used in conjunction with Megaman’s energy saving lamps in a demonstration house at the BRE (Building Research Establishment) in Hertfordshire. The house forms part of the seminal sustainable refurbishment project, the BRE Victorian Terrace, on BRE’s Innovation Park.
The park is a mini-community of demonstration homes and buildings that have pushed the boundaries of global knowledge on delivering sustainability in the build environment. It features a range of diverse approaches to sustainable design, construction and refurbishment and a host of low carbon products, materials and technologies. The centre is available for events as well as offering the opportunity for networking and providing a basis for a knowledge sharing hub. Visitors will be able to see the latest technology from LightwaveRF in the remote control of the lighting and heating in the facility and the benefits of using this in conjunction with Megaman’s energy saving lamps.
LightwaveRF products have been used throughout the house and include LED dimmers, mood lighting controllers, sockets, wire-free switches, inline relays for blind control, TRV’s for radiator control and magnetic switches. The LightwaveRF system is controlled via the Lightwave Link which simply plugs into the home broadband router. The LightwaveRF controls are used in conjunction with a variety of Megaman lamps to offer a complete sustainable housing solution with lamps. These include 6W GU10s for ceiling illumination, LED Classics in pendants over the kitchen worktop, 7W GX53 lamps highlighting the wardrobe shelves and Incanda-LED candles in a crystal chandelier to act as an attractive feature in the living area.
Megaman is the UK wholesale and retail distributor for LightwaveRF who provide stylishly crafted, energy efficient wireless home automation lighting, power and heating devices. LightwaveRF is a range of intelligent dimmers, radiator valves, sockets and sensors that are just that little bit smarter. While they look and work just like ordinary dimmers, valves or sockets, they will change the way you control your heating, lighting and power in your home forever.
The LightwaveRF product range can be retro-fitted with no extra wiring required and controlled over an internet connection from a Smartphone, tablet or from a hand held remote control making control simple and convenient from the home, office, or indeed anywhere in the world. The collaboration between Megaman and LightwaveRF means that a ‘smart’ home is now within everyone’s reach.