I’ve already got a bunch of 2-1 Blue switches on order. I’m also looking forward to the dedicated Fan switches coming out so I can pre-order them.
However, I have a few places in my house that have the fan and light currently being controlled in a 1-gang box. I could obviously get an electrician to split them into 2-gangs, but that seems unnecessary.
I wanted to know when the equivalent of Red Series Fan/Light Switch (Z-Wave) – Inovelli (LZW36, the dimmer and fan switch in a single gang, half height each) is expected to enter development (and ideally production) for the blue line?
I’ve seen the road map from a while back, but that’s completely shot. And while I’ve seen topics on project Zephyr (fan only) and Linus (2-1 + motion detection), nothing about this switch.
If you have 3 wires running to the gang box you can always wire up the light to be always on and then use a smart bulb(s) in the fan and control it with a hub or scenes. I know Eric mentioned that it was going to be hard enough to get enough pre-orders to make the blue fan switch viable, so I don’t know how difficult it would be for the dual blue fan switch.
That doesn’t help me with having two physical buttons (one for the fan, one the light) in a 1-gang space (where right now I have a dual slider - one for fan, one for light). The LZW36 is a direct replacement for the fan/light slider (eg. https://smile.amazon.com/ENERLITES-Ceiling-Incandescent-Required-17001-F3-W/dp/B07MHJFRVZ/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=fan+light+slider). But it works of Z-wave. And when I moved, I decided to ditch Z-wave for Zigbee, and I don’t want both in the house.
Not to mention - that many fans these days don’t actually allow for a smart bulb - they come with LED circular plates that are directly controlled, not replaceable bulbs.
Yes, the number of these I need is small, only 4, and that’s likely the same for everyone (unlike the 2-1 switches) - but that’s the same for fan-only switches, and most everything not a 2-1 switch. That said, he could do an initial run without likely immediately running out of stock and going back to pre-order if he made them. And sell the initial run over time (also presumably like the fan switches).
This is also the big missing link for me. I would buy five of them. Hell, I’d buy the old zwave ones if they weren’t obscenely hard to find and cost about $250 a piece!
In the meantime.m, I still have my old Lutron combos with canopy modules installed in those locations. I just wish they were automatable,
$250 for the LZW36? I need to go grab ones out of the basement then.
That’s about what people are willing to pay on eBay sadly. Over the last 3 months, 8 of them sold between $45 and $230. I suppose the $45 and $65 didn’t know what they had on hand. There is only one listing right now for $250 obo, and it has 3 watchers already. Sucks, but good for you, you should definitely be able to turn a profit.