I’m planning on buying 50-60 red series dimmers and some on off switches for a whole house remodel. These are currently out of stock. Is there any estimate on when these will be back in stock again (or ever) or should I simply look for alternatives?
Both of those are 500-series chips, as covered in this post:
Out of Stock Item Thread w/ETA's - #525 by Eric_Inovelli)
Lol, I’m not going to sugarcoat it, things are very hard right now from a supply chain perspective and it’s definitely worrisome from a business perspective.
Here’s what we’re up against:
Silicon Labs have told us to basically forget about 700 Series products until 2023 and that 500 Series will be tough to get until end of Q2 2022.
If we do want 500 Series for our current switches, we can buy on the, “spot market” but that adds an extra $6 per unit (our cost… does not include tariffs on that new cost)
One of the parts in our Dimmer switch has also been discontinued and we need to look for a replacement – I think it’s the MOSFET, which really sucks
So, it’s not looking good at all for Z-Wave in 2022. This is why there’s simply, “unknown” for many (if not all) of the statuses above.
Do they have to be Zwave? The Blue Series Zigbee will likely be available more quickly.
Wait they already sold out of the last massive shipment?
If so, holy crap these are crazy popular.
That’s what happens when you win product of the year
Yes they are unfortunately all gone now
We do hold a small reserve back for replacements but I’m not sure that will even last us since we have no ETA on new stock right now.
Ack! I waited just a little too long to begin phase two of smartifying my light switches.