It was a late night, and I had finished the setup of the RAKO Controllers and RAK4 dimmers around the house. I decided to go to the top of my driveway and turn on all the lights in the house from the wireless hand-held controller. Everything dimmed up fine, but then it happened….
Lights started flickering, turning off and on, and basically going crazy. It looked like a scene from a poltergeist movie. While the thought did cross my mind that I may have indeed built my house on an ancient graveyard and that Casper was coming to get me, I soon came to the realisation that there must be some other problem.
The next morning, I put a call into the folk over at RAKO Controls, and was greeted by a very professional bunch of people that for the last week have pulled out all the stops to ensure that my system got up and running in the quickest possible timeframe. I wanted to thank the team at RAKO publicly here because, frankly, it was the best support I have received from a company in a long time.
For those interested, the problem actually turned out to be the good ol’ Irish electricity board not providing me with a decent enough power supply. The RAKO team sent me a set of updated RAK4 boards that allow for this, and all is now working perfectly!