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Author Topic: Is there a Z-wave dimmer without a status LED? (Home Theater, want it dark)  (Read 5590 times)

Offline wantonsoup

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I'm putting a dimmer in my little theater room and know I'm being a bit obsessive but the LED status light is drawing my eye and annoying me.  I've got a home slowly getting filled up with VRI06's but am willing to use a different brand since this room is separate from the rest of them.

Is there a z-wave dimmer out there that doesn't have a status LED on it?  Or one that can be permanently turned off?

Offline Don Diego

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HI

   The light on the Jasco/GE Dimmer is programmable. You can turn it off. See:

http://www.jascoproducts.com/z-wave/GE-Z-Wave-Support.asp


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The LED on the Intermatic CA600 does not shine once the switch is joined to a Z-wave network.

Offline RexBeckett

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You can permanently turn most LEDs off with a soldering iron or a pair of wire-cutters.  ;D

Offline Z-Waver

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...know I'm being a bit obsessive but the LED status light is drawing my eye and annoying me.

You're not being a bit obsessive at all! You've touched on one of my pet peeves. Trying to darken the home, anymore,  has become nigh on impossible because of the excessive proliferation of LEDs everywhere. Clocks, consumer electronics like TVs, stereos,  refrigerators, microwaves, phones and now light switches and power outlets. There are dozens of them in many rooms and it's become more than a little annoying. Most especially annoying are the blue LEDs which are exceptionally and offensively bright.

I'm eager for the LED proliferation to end. When I turn off the lights I want it dark. PITCH BLACK! Unfortunately, this is presently far form the case in my own home at the moment.

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I agree. There are excessively bright LEDs on some equipment. I'm pleased to see that some manufacturers are providing options to switch them off, though. Recent examples in my rig include Keene Electronics KIRA and Sonos Play3. In the absence of such consideration by the designers, I have been known to resort to gaffer-tape.  ;D

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HI

   The light on the Jasco/GE Dimmer is programmable. You can turn it off. See:

http://www.jascoproducts.com/z-wave/GE-Z-Wave-Support.asp


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I know you can flip the LED so when power is on, the LED is on, but how can you completely disable the LED?  That would be great...

Offline Z-Waver

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It's in the switch's manual under the heading LED Light:

Parameter No: 3
Length: 1 Byte
Values: 0,1 or 2(default 0)

Value 2 turns LED off at all times.

Offline knewmania

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It's in the switch's manual under the heading LED Light:

Parameter No: 3
Length: 1 Byte
Values: 0,1 or 2(default 0)

Value 2 turns LED off at all times.

Wiki has been updated. I missed the LED always off originally.

http://wiki.micasaverde.com/index.php/GE_LED_Settings
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I don't see the 2 option in the documents listed at the URL you provided. And when I try to program a 2 into my GE switches I get an error. Where exactly are you seeing this always off option for GE switches?

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I don't see the 2 option in the documents listed at the URL you provided. And when I try to program a 2 into my GE switches I get an error. Where exactly are you seeing this always off option for GE switches?

This is the direct link:

http://wiki.micasaverde.com/index.php/GE_LED_Settings#LED_Off_Always
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When I download that document (http://www.jascoproducts.com/support/manual-downloads/applications/DocumentLibraryManager/upload/45609-Manual-Eng.pdf), on Page 10 under LED Lights, it says the only valid values are 0 and 1. Please check and confirm that I'm not missing something.

Is there a published document from GE/Jasco saying that 2 is a valid option? Because it doesn't work on my devices and isn't listed in any published documents I can find.

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Is there a published document from GE/Jasco saying that 2 is a valid option? Because it doesn't work on my devices and isn't listed in any published documents I can find.

Interesting. I guess that is why I didn't originally include value 2 in Wiki (it wasn't in the source document).

I do use this option on several of my GE 45609 and 45605 devices without a problem.
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When I download that document (http://www.jascoproducts.com/support/manual-downloads/applications/DocumentLibraryManager/upload/45609-Manual-Eng.pdf), on Page 10 under LED Lights, it says the only valid values are 0 and 1. Please check and confirm that I'm not missing something.

Is there a published document from GE/Jasco saying that 2 is a valid option? Because it doesn't work on my devices and isn't listed in any published documents I can find.
The manual you linked to is dated 2009. The manuals that come with the switches are dated 2012 and later include the posted option 2.

If you got an older switch, you may(I don't know) be out of luck.