Nearly finished step 2 then my pc crashed
. Time to start again.
Step 2:SR-ZV9003T-RGBW-EU4 Wall mounted control unit
First thing to note is that the manual mentions pushing buttons but this is a touch panel and nothing 'moves'.
Second thing to note is that it only needs Live and Neutral so if replacing a 2 wire light switch you can re-purpose the switched live to a neutral (get assistance if you don't know how).
Inclusion was simple after I found that, in my case at least, the include button did not do anything and I had to hold the center button until the LED flashed. (It did however work as exclude)
You end up with a new scene controller device but unfortunately I also got 4 ghost devices, see below (hints on removal please?
). In the device you have to configure your associations. Group 1 back to Vera and groups 2 to 5 as zones 1 to 4. I only have one tape controller so far so I used group 4 for zone 3, see below.
Testing Wall switch to tape controller:
Quick press on buttons 1 to 4 select the zone that the other buttons will act on (zone select).
Long press on buttons 1 to 4 turn on/off that zone to its previous colour and brightness.
The manual states that a quick press on the centre button turns on/off all zones but this is not correct. It only turns on/off the 'selected zone'.
The manual also states that a long press on the centre button changes brightness but this also is not correct.
The brightness is actually controlled by the sun symbol to the left of centre. A long press here will increase and decrease brightness. The manual talks about saving and recalling scenes but this appears to be wrong.
The bottom RGBW buttons are used to act on the selected zone. A quick press turns on/off that colour. A long press changes the brightness of that colour. One thing to note here is that if you turn off all colours here then the zone on/off will turn it on at zero brightness. A little strange.
The effects button is not very impressive as it seems to ignore the white LED's and only affects the coloured as flashing or still and combinations of colours/single colour. I cannot see me finding much use for this but others may find it useful. Holding down the button seems to affect only the flashing speed.
A good addition to the available range of Z-Wave devices. It meets my need for the ability to have RGBW room lighting without the need to reach for a phone or tablet to turn them on and off. With a little bit of training I believe it may pass the WAF.
If you need a wall switch to turn your lights on/off and you want variable colour then you want one of these. The 4 zones are great to allow individual control over 4 groups of lighting.
My biggest disappointment is that the all on/off centre button does not do as advertised. I would like to be able to walk into the room and have a single press to bring all the lights on regardless of which zone is 'selected' and have a minimum brightness allocated (via a variable perhaps) to ensure you can always get instant light.