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 What is a Timer and how do I set one up?


Timers can be used to truly automate your house with LightwaveRF.  You can easily set an event, a mood or a device to switch on/off/dim/start/open/stop/close at any time and to repeat this on set days or months.  It is the LightwaveRF way of using an old fashioned rotary plug in socket when you push pins to turn it on and off at times you want.

To setup a timer:

  1. Tap the Timers tab at the bottom

  2. Tap the + icon at the top right

  3. Choose the device/mood/event you want to add by tapping the bullet point at the left hand side so a red and white tick icon appears
    1. If selecting a device, also choose the status you want the selected device to go to at the right hand side - on, off, dim %, open, stop, close

  4. Press Done at the top right

  5. Tap ‘Set Start Time’

  6. Choose the time you would like the timer to run at.  You can use the options at the top to also choose dusk or dawn as a start time

  7. Tap Done near the bottom
  8. Tap ‘Set Start Date’

  9. Choose the date you want this timer to begin running at and tap ‘Set Date’

  10. Tap ‘Set End Date’

  11. Choose the date you want this timer to stop running at and tap 'Set Date'
    1. Note on Android, it is set to run forever so you can skip this step if no end date is required

  12. Tap ‘Set Days’

  13. Choose the days of the week you want this timer to repeat on and tap 'Done'

  14. Tap ‘Set Months’

  15. Choose the months of the year you want this timer to run in and tap 'Done'

  16. Tap ‘Close’

  17. Review your chosen settings.  If changes are necessary, tap ‘Edit’ at the top left

  18. When happy with your settings, tap ‘Done’

You can view all your timers from the Timers tab.  You can edit any by tapping it in the list and then choosing ‘Edit’ at the top right

You can store 32 timers

If you are applying multiple timers for the same day or for the same product, consider using an event instead

To have a timer start at random, you must use an event.  The first step in the event can essentially be a ‘dummy’ step, just to start the timer.  You can set a random delay after this step that will be a random delay before the ‘real’ first step.  For example, to turn your lights on randomly at night, first set an event with step 1 as lights off then a random delay before step 2 is lights on.  As your lights will already be off the timer will begin without actually doing anything.

You can pause a timer by selecting it in the list of timers then tapping Pause.  Paused timers appear pink in the list of timers.  To activate it again, select it in the list of timers and tap ‘Activate’.

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