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Offline DaveH28

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Anyone using z wave to control a dimmable LED strip? (12V)
« on: September 14, 2013, 09:53:24 pm »
I recently installed a strip of LEDs under a counter top, just before I got into z wave. It's a simple kit, just an AC to DC power converter and a two wire 12 foot while LED strip. It is dimmable, but only using the manufacturer dimmer, because it dims on the 12 V side not the 120V side - so a typical dimmer switch does not help. I got the kit at Home Depot, forgot the brand name.

I would love to control these via zwave but I am not sure how. I know I can add something like an aeon labs micro switch to apply power, but obviously that won't help me control brightness on the 12V side.

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Re: Anyone using z wave to control a dimmable LED strip? (12V)
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2013, 01:33:27 am »
You can use the fibaro RGBW

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Re: Anyone using z wave to control a dimmable LED strip? (12V)
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2013, 09:02:51 pm »
Where do you buy the fibaro? Do they offer a wall switch to use in tandem with this controller?

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Re: Anyone using z wave to control a dimmable LED strip? (12V)
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2013, 12:06:34 am »
DaveH28,

You forgot to tell us you are in the USA. The Fibaro range is not yet for sale in your part of the world. Search the forum for prior discussions on when that may change.

ntk,

You recommended something that is presently only available in the EU.

Everyone,

Remember that we are a global forum. It is a very good idea to tell people where you are because Z-Wave devices are not interchangeable across regions.

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Re: Anyone using z wave to control a dimmable LED strip? (12V)
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2013, 12:33:51 am »
There are a few alternative being discussed in the forums and here is a couple to start you off.

http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php?topic=16237.0

http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php?topic=14471.0
For this one there is a compatible RGB led strip and wireless control.

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Re: Anyone using z wave to control a dimmable LED strip? (12V)
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2013, 01:34:52 am »

ntk,

You recommended something that is presently only available in the EU.

Sorry :)) did not know fibaro only available in Europe in the manual it say also available for US frequency

868,4 MHz EU; 908,4 MHz US; 921,4 MHz ANZ; 869,2 MHz RU

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Re: Anyone using z wave to control a dimmable LED strip? (12V)
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2013, 02:32:06 am »
Hi @ntk

Regarding Fibaro in the US, have a look here. -> http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/topic,15642.0.html

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Re: Anyone using z wave to control a dimmable LED strip? (12V)
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2014, 10:49:15 am »
You can use the Philips hue lights strips . There is a plugin for hue in vera which connects the two and weeks great!

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Re: Anyone using z wave to control a dimmable LED strip? (12V)
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2014, 05:35:21 pm »
DaveH28,

You forgot to tell us you are in the USA. The Fibaro range is not yet for sale in your part of the world. Search the forum for prior discussions on when that may change.


Not in so many words, but his mention of home depot in combination with 120V is a dead giveaway of North American location. :)
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