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General => Lighting & Load Control => Topic started by: gardner on June 13, 2016, 06:21:32 pm

Title: local control of zwave plug-in lamp modules
Post by: gardner on June 13, 2016, 06:21:32 pm
The X10 lamp modules have a useful feature where if they sense that the load is disconnected and reconnected they switch automatically to the "on" mode. This means that you can have the module behind a piece of furniture and you can still switch on a lamp connected to it by cycling the lamp's switch.

I can't tell if any of the zwave modules have an analogous feature. Does anyone have any insight into that? I have a home-manageables lamp module that came with a starter-kit, but it was DOA from day one so I am unsure if it would or would-not have worked this way. If any modules explicitly have this feature I'd be grateful for pointers.
Title: Re: local control of zwave plug-in lamp modules
Post by: Z-Waver on June 14, 2016, 08:41:04 am
Some, though not all, Z-Wave lamp dimmer modules have the Load Sensing feature. Note that it is the dimmers that have it, NOT the On/Off lamp/appliance modules.

The GE 45602 Lamp Dimmer Module (http://amzn.to/1sE8UpI) has this feature and it is possible/probable that the newer GE 12718 Lamp Module with Dimmer Control (http://amzn.to/1VX7LVL) does too. But I am not certain about the 12718.

Linear/GoControl PD300Z-2 Plug-in Dimmer Module (http://amzn.to/24Oc8ma).

Cooper Wiring Devices RFLDM 300W Lamp Dimming Control Plug-In Module (http://amzn.to/1UaHp3h)

Leviton VRP03-1LW Vizia RF + 300W Scene Capable Plug-In Lamp Dimming Module (http://amzn.to/1Uxe64V) - Linked price is ridiculous.



Title: Re: local control of zwave plug-in lamp modules
Post by: gardner on June 15, 2016, 07:51:12 pm
Excellent information.  Thank you.
Title: Re: local control of zwave plug-in lamp modules
Post by: ndoggac on November 03, 2016, 12:27:27 am
DIY guide here
https://www.reddit.com/r/homeautomation/comments/59035c/diy_zwave_lamp_module_w_local_control/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/homeautomation/comments/59035c/diy_zwave_lamp_module_w_local_control/)