British smart switch company Lightwave has unveiled its latest smart home product, and possibly one of the first of its kind, at least for UK HomeKit users. The L92 smart heating switch is essentially just a smart switch, although as the name would imply, this switch is designed for heating-based products in your home.
These can be things like household panel heaters, hot water cylinders, water heaters, towel rails, or electric radiators, for example. Because these types of devices require more power than, say, a light switch, a normal smart switch would not be able or suitable to provide smart gadgets to such home heating devices. The L92, on the other hand, is designed for such applications and allows universal switching of all loads up to 3680 W (16 A).
Lightwave also states that the switch has built-in power consumption, which in times like these becomes increasingly relevant when it comes to keeping energy expenditure in check. The switch can also be installed to power electric vehicles, although their website does state that "...3KW is suitable for overnight home charging, but a 6KW or 7KW rating is recommended for optimal charging speeds."
In terms of HomeKit, the switch integrates with the company's Link Plus hub and is exposed to HomeKit as a simple on/off switch, so any additional functionality is only available through the company's own app.
Lightwave has released the L92 on their website To buy now for £99.95.
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