I could have sworn the refurbished Red Dimmer was $31.97 this morning No issues buying refurb now that there’s a true price differentiation.
…Ahhh that makes sense! Now I feel like I got a deal! I was kinda scratching my head wondering how much packaging cost haha
Taken slightly out of context, but same. LOL! This is the real reason I asked. Don’t ask, don’t receive, right?
Serious answer: If they were more expensive, I’m not sure I would have placed my second order earlier this month. The time investment in how to leverage the “differentiating” features & firmware feels comparatively high and has certainly been a source of frustration.
I had to teach myself about the many ways electricians can vary 3-way wiring setups in one brand new home. Finally have all but 1 wired correctly.
Red dimmers are causing 3 of my rooms with new LED light fixtures (not bulbs) to stay on dimly when turned off, which didn’t happen with my old Cooper Z-Wave dimmers they replaced. Even though each fixture is 30W according to mfg, I guess I’m left paying $15/circuit and more time trying to wire in bypasses?
In another instance, the cheap recessed light bulbs are causing that issue, and I was excited to eventually replace the bulbs with Hue and disable internal relay, but have recently been reading about what a headache that actually is to successfully program, and the LED functionality that is lost.
In my 4-way setup, sometimes the light turns off immediately after it turns on to full brightness, but it depends on how the 3 other dumb switches are set. More time wasted troubleshooting & forum reading… still not sure if it’s a wiring issue or firmware bug?
But if it was firmware, I can’t OTA those updates without buying a $45 Z-Wave Stick (and more time), I also have to worry about checking back in here for driver updates that are different from Hubitat built-in ones. That’s weird by the way, why would they not use the ones from the manufacturer?
I also acknowledge that - vs other z-wave switches - I’ve saved $ not having to buy Aux switches (at a small feature cost). And that I can set dimmer minimums, and I have faith that one day I’ll get the kinks out and figure out how the heck to get notifications to work. I appreciate that the basic switch operation is mindless - none of my guests has questioned how to turn on/off the lights with your switch.
Rant out of the way, I enjoy the flexibility and features of the switches, and in general, I think your products are pretty cool. More Inovelli switches are in my future
TL/DR: I’m cheap and not afraid to inquire about deals; The price point seems “just right”; Frustrations with the red dimmer, but I’m working through it.