Rain Bird LNK2 WiFi Module Review – New & Improved

rain bird lnk2wifi module with phone app and controller (both sold separately)One of our most popular products the past few years has been the original LINKWIFI module which Rain Bird will now phase out with a new LINK2WIFI (F55005) module. Here we explain the timetable for this change, the new potential features, and more. Rain Bird is a popular solution for homeowners and lawn care professionals for good reason. If you find this Rain Bird LNK2 WiFi module review helpful, then please feel free to share it with others.

To utilize this new WiFi remote control technology, you will need both the module and take note that it’s compatible with the following controller series:

    • ESP-ME3
    • ESP-TM2
    • ESP-Me WiFi
    • And ST8 controllers

When Will Rain Bird Introduce LINK2WIFI?

This is considered a direct replacement, and it will go down on 9/13/21. On that date, Rain Bird will no longer have inventory for LNKWIFI.

LNK2WIFI Features

According to the manufacturer, At launch, the LNK2 will have the same feature set as the current LNKWIFI module; however, the LNK2 will have additional capacity for us to introduce additional feature sets in the future.

One of the best bits of news is the new module cost is the same as the old. Unfortunately, we don’t know much about the new features yet, only that they will be integrated (available through download) with the modules later. We will learn more about the new features in early 2022. Here is what we do know about the product highlights:

  • Compatible with all Rain Bird WiFi Controllers, including ESP-ME3, ESP-TM2, ESP-Me WiFi, and ST8.
  • It’s easy to differentiate the old from the new because the new module is black (and the old one is gray).
  • Strengthened network connection.
  • Automatic weather adjustments provide daily run time changes.
  • Use your phone just like a wireless remote.
  • Excellent zone control allows you to water one zone, all zones, or set a schedule.
  • Simple multi-site control.
  • Ensure peace of mind with push notifications that you can tailor to your needs.
  • Smart home compatible.
  • Local weather data is collected to adjust run times to match needs, saving up to 50% in water.
  • Privacy is ensured through encrypted communication.

Buy the Rain Bird LNK2 WiFi at PlumbersStock

It’s no secret that PlumbersStock has great deals on sprinklers, sprinkler controllers, and more. It’s no exception with the Rain Bird LNK2 WiFi Module. If you have any other questions about how to get this set up or how it works, please do not hesitate to contact us. Check out the old blog post about the original LNKWIFI for a setup guide (the process is more or less the same). Your new module will come with an install guide so that you can get exact instructions there. It’s an easy-to-follow, streamlined process.

2 thoughts on “Rain Bird LNK2 WiFi Module Review – New & Improved”

  1. Hello.
    I live in Ohio, but I own a place in Sebring Florida.
    I have an ESP-TM2 controller there in Florida, but no WI-FI, because I don’t have local internet service since we’re only there three months a year.
    My neighbor has WI-FI that she allows me to “borrow” but not sure about the specs.
    My question is … is there any way the new lnk module will let me control the controller without WI-FI ?
    Thank you.

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    • Hi there! Thank you for choosing PlumbersStock. We are sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the LNK2 Module is designed to work on network communications over a WiFi network connection. Without internet access from WiFi or LAN, you won’t be able to connect remotely to a compatible Rain Bird controller. For more information, please refer to this Technical Specification Sheet

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