Hello Inovelli folks,
I am new here as I only became an Inovelli customer a few weeks ago. Today I took delivery on a set of LZW31-SN dimmers and they only are the first of many. I really l like the Red Series dimmers. Anyone on the fence about purchasing them I encourage you to dive in head first as they’re awesome especially for Hubitat owners!
I am trying to understand how the min-max levels work in order to “calibrate” the dimmers that are driving “dumb” LED bulbs. For example, when setting a level on a device page within hubitat, what is the math that takes place in the driver or firmware to translate that into a level? Assuming for a moment that my minimum is 1 and maximum is 99 I would expect there to be little math if any. However I suspect that there might be a non-linear curve applied and some trickery concerning the minimum and maximum level values. If it effects anything, know that I do have neutral wires connected to every LZW31-SN in my home.
Now on to the task at hand… I want to properly adjust the minimum value so that is set at just the right percentage so that when I tell the dimmer either in a scene, directly, on a dashboard, etc. to go to 1% I get that expected tiny little glow. What is the best way to do this? Set the min/max to 0% and 99% respectively, carefully find the correct minimum, then input that into the minimum field and “save preferences?” What will this do to the indicator bar? How will this behave within scenes? For example, if my minimum is as high as 40% and I set the dimmer to 10% in a scene does the driver/firmware clamp to 40% or stretch/scale the ranges so a setting of 10% actually outputs something around 46%?
Warning I am a lighting professional in my working life so this may seem a little obsessive (which is perhaps exactly right for this community of enthusiasts)