I just purchased 5 dimmers and 1 switch. So far, only 2 dimmers work correctly. 3 have odd behaviors, and 1 flat out will not include.
Dimmer 1: controls 4 LED recessed lights (draws ~54W). LZW31-SN
Dimmer 2: controls 1 LED fan light. (draws ~13W). LZW31-SN
Dimmer 3: controls 2 LED recessed lights (draws ~25W). LZW31-SN
Dimmer 4: controls 1 LED fan light. (draws ~13W). LZW31-SN
Dimmer 5: controls 1 LED recessed light. (draws ~10W). LZW31-SN
Switch 1: controls 3 LED recessed lights. (dont know how much it draws) LZW30-SN
Dimmer 1 and 3 have extremely jarring ramp ups. The lights flicker the entire way. Once it reaches max brightness, everything is fine. Dimming to off does not flicker. If I ramp up on half way, the flickering is constant at the resting position. If I turn it all the way on and ramp down, everything works fine. Even when ending at a resting position, there is no flicker. So effectively the flicker only occurs during turn on.
Dimmer 3 works perfectly normal, except when fully off, the light has a small amount of light. I’d consider it 1% brightness at off.
Switch 1 will not pair in place, switch 1 will not pair when directly next to hub. I’m talking 3 inches. When the button to check signal is pressed it turns green… but when I release it flashes red for a second then off. That’s kind of missleading. Does it find a network or not?
Dimmer 2 and 5 work perfectly normal.
Now normally I would question my own work. However I’ve installed roughly 30 of these smart devices so far. I am positive they are wired correctly. This is a newly constructed room with neutrals in every box. I was hoping these devices would replace my failing GE switches/dimmers but now I’m questioning that because of the hiccups I’ve ran into with these.
@petro - Issue 2 will most likely require a aeotec bypass installed at the light between hot and neutral to fix dim light when switch is off.
Issue 3 I recommend factory resetting the device and then attempt to include to Zwave network. Had a couple that required factory reset before it would join network. I reported the bad z wave indication awhile ago. Most of mine go green to red as well. However literally 2 inches next to it the on/off reports green signal.
what’s odd to me is that a single dimmer with a single light works fine. But the single dimmer was manufactured a month earlier. The one that works fine has a date code of: 0919, the 2 that don’t work have a date code of 1019. I doubt the manufacturing changed over a month, but you never know.