This will be an area where we’ll discuss improvement opportunities for our On/Off Switch (Red Series) in terms of hardware and firmware.
Feel free to list anything from examples you’d like to see implemented (ie: I want to be able to change the dim level based on certain times of day), hardware features you’d like to see upgraded (ie: 700 Series Z-Wave) or firmware features you’d like to see added (ie: instant on for the switch).
Looking forward to improving the switch!
This will be an area where suggestions are captured and commented on. Thank you all for the ideas and we’ll do our best to implement them!
Suggestion #1 - Instant On Optimization
Credit: The Bearded Tech Guy via YouTube
Currently, the switch has about a 0.3-0.5 second delay when manually turning the light on. This is because the switch is waiting to see if a second tap happens (for scene control). This is an unfortunate side effect of having scene capability on switches. However, we do believe there is a solution.
- Solution #1 (Easiest) = Give the user the ability to disable scenes on the paddle in lieu of Instant-On. There would still be scene control on the favorites/config button.
- Solution #2 = Same as Solution #1, but we add more scenes on the config button. The only problem with this is that a double-tap of the config button is what clears the notifications. Possibly we could make it so if a notification is running a double tap will clear the notification and if there are no notifications, a double tap would activate a scene.
Suggestion #2 - Momentary Switching Ability
Have the built in ability to change your switch to a momentary switch where regardless of where you press on the switch, the switch will alternate on/off. Example: If your light is on and you press up on the paddle, the switch will go off. If you press up again, the switch will turn on. If you press down on the switch, it will then turn off. Finally, if you press down on the switch again, it will turn back on.
Reference Thread: Using both sides of the rocker to turn on the LZW30-SN
Suggestion #3 - Separate Association Groups
Add separate association groups to allow controllers w/out scene control to experience the double/triple tap, etc.
Reference URL: On/Off Switch (Red Series) | Project Lights Out (v2.0) - #19 by jtronicus
Suggestion #4 - Scene Control via Aux Switch
Credit: @Automate, @Jonathan
Give the switch the ability to execute scenes from the aux switch.
Reference URL: On/Off Switch (Red Series) | Project Lights Out (v2.0) - #48 by Jonathan
Suggestion #5 - Ability to Disable Config Button
Credit: Ticket from Site
Allow there to be either a security setting to enter config mode or a way to disable it so that it cannot be edited in commercial (or personal) settings.
V1 Bug Fixes
This will be an area where bugs are reported for V1 and squashed in the next update. Thank you all for finding them. As you can imagine, there are so many different variables, it’s hard to test everything, so we appreciate your help!
Bug #1 - Power Restore State Optimization When Local Control is Enabled
Credit: @wsdavis for finding and @jtronicus for testing