LightwaveRF vs z-wave-difference between LightwaveRF and z-wave
This page covers basic comparison between LightwaveRF and z-wave technologies. It covers basic difference between LightwaveRF and z-wave technologies.
Both the technologies are popular in home automation. They have their own unique advantages and hence unique applications. LightwaveRF is used in small home while z-wave is ideal for large home environments.
About LightwaveRF: Due to this LightwaveRF devices directly communicates without any routing. Read more on basics of LightwaveRF system.
About z-wave: It is also targetted for home automation. Z-wave products communicate via routers. Z-wave network comprised of devices(slaves), controllers and rouring slaves. The z-wave technology covers wider range compare to LightwaveRF products. It supports 868.42MHz and 908.42MHz in the Europe and US respectively. Check the table below for more details. Refer z-wave tutorial and what is z-wave page.
Both technologies utilizes applications for home automation based on iphone/Android smartphones.
Following table mentions basic difference between LightwaveRF and z-wave technologies.
|Operating frequency||433.92 MHz||868.42MHz(Europe) and 908.42MHz(US)|
|Network type||Mesh is not supported (communication is direct)||Mesh is supported|
|Max. devices||total 64 supported||total 232 per controller|
|Max. controllers||6 per device||Unlimited|
|Coverage range||30meter(outdoors), 15meter(indoors)||50meter(outdoors), 30meter(indoors)|
|2-way Communication||Not supported||supported|
|ACK of transmitted message||Not provided||Provided|
|device types||Controllers, slaves||Controllers, slaves, routing slaves|
|Insert modules||Only Relay||Relay and Dimmers|
|Heating control||Not available||Available|
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