Monday, February 18, 2008

Domia Lite or Home Easy?

Further fuel to the rumour that actually B&Q's 'HomeEasy' range manufactured by Byron is actually spookily similar to Domia's Domia Lite range appeared today on Simply Automates new look online store:



On the left is the HomeEasy HE200 , On the right, is the new Domia Lite 'Timer' ...hmm.



New on the SimplyAutomate online store: http://www.simplyautomate.co.uk/acatalog/domialite.html is item above, it's twin the HomeEasy HE200 'Timer Remote', can be found here: http://www.homeeasy.eu/product2.php


Several people have posted on the net about them being similar, but I've not found any posts with lists of devices from the HE range that work with Domia Lite.... I'll keep looking, right up until I go to B&Q and pick up a few of the more interesting devices they have there...


On a more depressing note, I've been unable to find the famous BBSB Online Network controller mentioned in such a glowing light previously on the blog.

It appears that the controller (or rather all 4 flavours of it when it did exist) have been dropped from the SimplyAutomate store without trace, which I do hope isnt a sign that it's been axed from the Domia Range.... not good for us HA types, as we now have no way of talking to those lovely cheap Domia modules anymore 8-( ... or perhaps those nice B&Q Byron devices either.......

4 comments:

Mobius said...

The BBSB online controller is back in the catalogue (although presently showing out of stock). As for Byron compatibility, the modules appear to work on exactly the same codes as Domia Lite and BBSB. I.e. my Domia Lite remote controls Byron modules and vice versa (and same with BBSB remote).

mart said...

Thanks Mobius - this will up the priority of my trip to B&Q for some more devices 8-)

Mart.

Anonymous said...

Okay, I did research (with my credit card)... and found that they are compatible but only to a degree. The Home Easy range is very different to the Domia and Bye Bye Standby kit.

The cheaper timed remote is exactly the same and can control either, but you will find difficulty controlling Domia etc with the more expensive HE100 controller. The Home Easy range understands controllers from either range. I would like to know if the online controller actually works with the home easy range...

Anonymous said...

In addition to my previous comments - I believe the Domia lite online controller WILL work with Home easy appliances, since you can program the home easy appliances with the cheaper timer remote, and then use the same unit codes with the domia. I need to get a domia lite controller to confirm this, but I believe this will be good!