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Offline PhilTMan

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Quality of GE ZWave switches and recepticles
« on: November 10, 2011, 04:03:03 pm »
I'm about to order a combination of 50 switches, dimmers and appliance modules.  I have selected the following GE part numbers.

Do you have any experience with GE ZWave products?
Any reason not to choose GE products?

Thanks Much!

Model           Descrption
IS-ZW-AM-1   Wall Module - Flouresent/Non Dimmer
IS-ZW-WR-1   Wall Recepticle
IS-ZW-DS-1   Wall Dimmer
IS-ZW-OM-1   Outdoor Module
IS-ZW-RC-1   LCD Remote Control

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Re: Quality of GE ZWave switches and recepticles
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2011, 11:45:54 am »
I have GE light switches, light dimmers, and remote controllers. They all have been working great, some for over two years. None of my GE stuff has failed. But then again, none of my other branded stuff has failed either.
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Offline PhilTMan

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Re: Quality of GE ZWave switches and recepticles
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2011, 12:34:41 pm »
Thanks for the feedback.

Can you offer a recomendation for motion detectors?  My layout calls for 6 detectors.

One is in a protected carport so I dont think it need to be weather proof.  One is destined for the garage front and would need to be weather proof.

Are mose ZWave motion detectors exclusively battery powered?

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Re: Quality of GE ZWave switches and recepticles
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2011, 01:01:01 pm »
Any reason not to choose GE products?
AFAIK, the GE gear does not support associations or scenes; so it won't tell Vera about status changes. (Vera does pick up on status changes though, with limitations.)
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Re: Quality of GE ZWave switches and recepticles
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2011, 09:44:19 am »
I had a LOT of the GE switches go bad on me, I can't recommend them at all. In fact, I have 3 left in my house and one of them became unresponsive this weekend