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got a job coming up, need to control 4 lots of lights on a garden, will have 4 zones aroind koi pond and decking etc...
First thought was a wise systemWise system
but customer wants an app for it on his phone. Anybody got suggestions for a decent wireless control system that has a phone app?
Pond area has excellent wifi coverage from main house. So connectivity is no issue.
Suggestions welcome
 
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Have you installed the lighting yet? 've Hue lighting in my garden, only because I already had some in the house. Its bit expensive, but loads of apps for it. Its more of a diy approach IMO. But it works quite well for me.

There's quite a few products out there. If I was starting again, might of gone for some Collingwood stuff; but then you'll need a second mortgage.
 

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Have you installed the lighting yet? 've Hue lighting in my garden, only because I already had some in the house. Its bit expensive, but loads of apps for it. Its more of a diy approach IMO. But it works quite well for me.

There's quite a few products out there. If I was starting again, might of gone for some Collingwood stuff; but then you'll need a second mortgage.
Customer has full rako set up in the house. Money no object.
 
I have used Lightwave RF to control 96 lights on about 6 zones. However after a few relay box failures i have used the relay box to bring in a contactor per zone. Its cheap as chips, is reliable, has app and been in a few years now. Client gets a remote and as long as the stuff is in reasonable range of the remote all is good. Client has several remotes and can switch them on from numerous rooms.
 
I have a sort of app for my lighting, but as i don't have an iPhone, and it would take me a liitle time to call it up and open it etc, I just use the "app" that came with the lighting...I believe it's called a "switch"?
You get off your a**e and press it, and so far it hasn't failed once...plus I never lose it as it's always just where I left it!
Naturally, I can't switch the lights on from Australia, so bit of a bummer there...but it suits me...
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PS: Never been to OZ, ain't going ever, just saying, in case someone thought I was deliberately misleading members on here!
 

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I have a sort of app for my lighting, but as i don't have an iPhone, and it would take me a liitle time to call it up and open it etc, I just use the "app" that came with the lighting...I believe it's called a "switch"?
You get off your a**e and press it, and so far it hasn't failed once...plus I never lose it as it's always just where I left it!
Bet your tv hasn't a remote, and are you still using tapes in your VCR? :)
 
I've used Light Symphony kit on a few projects now. Good kit, fairly simple/basic app but does the job. If you decide to go for it register a trade account at lightingforgardens and buy it through them, it's the cheapest way I found to get it. Other good kit would be RF Solutions, they have some real long range stuff
 

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Good suggestions there. Will have a look.

Customet doesnt want to extend.the rako stuff as.he says its forever playing up.
 

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