I have grand RGBW scene visions now that we have these amazing Red Series switches… at least I hope the switches are as awesome as they seem. I’m still waiting for the next shipment to replace all of my old non zwave plus leviton zwave switches.
I odered one LZW42 to test out… I put it in my office desk lamp and I love it, so I ordered 6 more to replace all of the bulbs in the lamps where I’m currently using old/basic leviton lamp dimming modules. I put in RGBW strips under my desk that are also ran along the backsides of the arms of my triple monitor stand. I have grand visions of RGBW strips under the master bed, under the sofa in the living room, under kitchen cabinets… etc… ya’ll get the idea…
What doesn’t seem to exist as far as I can tell is a zwave RGBW can light setup. I have 6x 4" LED can lights in my kitchen. There are individual zigbee or wifi can light replacements that I could use, but I can imagine the issues with dealing with 6 separate “bulbs” at a time and timing and stuff now working out well.
I do integration for a living and we recently started using a company called Loxone that has recently come to the US but has been around in Europe for a while. I’m doing a new beach house that has Loxone RBGW can lights and RGBW strips all over. It’s been coming together amazingly and giving me great ideas to use in my home. Loxone is expensive proprietary stuff, but much of what their system can do lighting wise can be done using a good hub and zwave components if they exist.
Now onto my idea… What I have in mind is replacement RGBW can light inserts that can be chained together and then ran from a central zwave controller module similarly to the way I can chain RGBW strips now. All easily controlled by a red series dimmer using zwave association and with the relay disabled in the dimmer. Typically it’s easy to retrofit wire between can lights in a given zone so maybe something similar to the RF module that comes with the fan/light switch where we could intercept the mains power going to the first can light, insert the RGBW zwave controller and then retrofit 18/6 or 16/6 wire between the cans to chain the individual RGBW can lights together.
We also do zwave stuff at work. We usually use GE switches and smart things because it’s easy and almost dummy proof(personally I use home assistant). My house is going to be the test dummy to see if we can start using these red series switches in place of the GE’s.