Thanks! I wish I would have done a better search prior to posting this now…
Lol, all good – we received the samples maybe a week or two ago and unfortunately Almond, Light Almond and Ivory were messed up. We are trying to get them out by the next production run which is scheduled for the end of November. But at the very latest, our B2B client is requesting that they be done by the time their switches are completed which would be in January.
Looking forward to it. I need light almond for blue and whites both.
Random question, is the stock faceplate on the blue series slightly…whiter than the reds? I noticed it does not quite match the old switches or the wall plate like the older ones do. Is the reds’ stock color “Ivory”?
The Reds are Inovelli white. The Blues are a bit “whiter”. Due to feedback about the Reds not matching a number of other commerical products, the Blues were colored to match the Lutron Claro line:
Colors: dimmer switch will be offered in white (matching Lutron Claro wallplates)
Yeah great question – as @Bry mentioned, we wanted to make a color correction to fix a long running problem of our switches in that the white is slightly off in color.
Haha that figures, the off-white actually matched my existing plates perfectly . Will the old color be available as faceplates?
Do we have a January update for color paddles??
Oops, sorry for the delay here. The manufacturer has had an issue trying to match light almond, almond and ivory and we should be getting revised samples at the end of the month.
Unfortunately this has been holding up the other colors that were approved as they need to be produced together initially.
You’re saying end of February now for samples for the team to sign off on? Pending they’re a go, what are we looking at for landing production paddles in the US?
I have ~55 Blues in our house now with no switchplate covers waiting on black paddles to then put covers on to avoid messing up new paint/having to do it twice. Lack of paddles along with zigbee mesh issues (hoping 2.12 fixes a lot of my network busy/traffic routing problems), but the no-cover appearance along with the functionality issues are starting to cause issues on the homefront.
I understand why the molder wants to hang the tool(s) do the initial runs and just keep to one production run, purge the barrel, keep shooting different colors, but if they’re having troubles color matching then they might consider waiving a second setup fee later when they finally have approval on the matches. Just run a production order of the approved colors when they shoot the samples for approval (unless they’re shooting a different tool for appearance/color matches. -then this idea is moot). Assuming a 4 cavity tool, and 24-second cycle times they’re putting out probably ~600 pieces/hour, so one shift probably creates a lot of paddles. -Lots of if’s there, sorry…
Not trying to armchair quarterback, just trying to think of options. Telling my wife March for the black switchplates in our new home when initial feedback was Q4, the date just seems to keep slipping when 1/2 of the colors are approved. This color-matching issue goes back 8-9 months at this point.
Thanks for trying, it’s appreciated.
mid-February + 1 month update?
Let me check with the manufacturer to get a solid date for you guys. We’ve approved all the colors and I was waiting on a B2B order to put alongside our order for the color paddles. I just talked to them today and they said they’d have their numbers to us tomorrow.
I believe we are shooting for when the Red Series releases because we want to create them at the same time.
I promise these are coming, and I apologize for the delay. It’s not fun for me either to get hammered in the forums over delivery dates.
Can you guys ping me on Wednesday if I don’t give an update?
Update: Color Paddles will be available when the Red Series 2-1 arrives, which should be in April. This will include aux switch paddles too.
Color options are:
- Light Almond
Thanks for the patience and I’ll get them up on the site shortly!
Are there paint codes you can provide for each of these paddle colors?
We are picking paints for our new house and debating between brown and black in a few areas so it would be nice if we could test between the two with a color sample or swatch.
Hi @Eric_Inovelli (and probably @Courtney_Inovelli),
Any update on the ETA of colored paddles?
I happened to see/find them up / live on the website. Just wondering if you have an ETA on product coming in/going out.
Thanks so much!
They will be arriving the same time as the red series z-wave switch, so I would guess about another month. I think red series is in production right now, then with shipping, customs, etc it will likely be about a month before we have them in our hands!
Thanks Courtney for the update!
Appreciate the information, not looking forward to telling my wife we’re 4-6 weeks further out, but that’s the world we live in. I really do appreciate the update though.
Have a good afternoon,
Any ETA update on the colored paddles?
Thanks so much!
should be here shortly! They are coming with the red series switches which we expect within a few weeks. Everything is wrapped up with production and I believe they’ve shipped at this point. Just waiting on ETA landing date, customs clearance, etc and transport to our warehouse.