The manual that comes with the LTM-5 is 4 pages. No where on those 4 pages does it tell me to use "255" for upper paddle and "0" for the lower paddle. I assume that it is general knowledge and I should know it. Is this an industry standard? 255 generally = ON for the upper paddle? 0 generally = off the lower paddle? ( I assume 0 and 255 are number of bits?)
It's not general knowledge nor an industry standard. It is a failure in the manufacturers documentation based on their assumption that the controller vendors will handle the details. But, others have figured it out and the information is available in various forum posts over the years. Using binary zero for Off and 1 or 225 for On are not uncommon programming representations. But, why would a non-programmer know that?
Regarding the Linear WT00Z-1 vs the LTM-5. The UI7 has a setup wizard for the Linear WT00Z. I also figured they were identical and tried to use that wizard to setup the LTM-5. It did not work. I had to use the "generic Z-wave" setup wizard for the LTM-5.
I can't speak for why the wizard didn't work. Generic setup is always fine, but depending on the device, there may be additional steps needed after the inclusion.
So for me as a Newbie I figure the WT00Z-1 is a better choice? I am also wondering if it has the option to double and triple tap so you essentially have three groups or scenes you can activate with one switch.
As stated, the WT00Z-1 and LTM-5 are virtually identical. I don't think either is better than the other for a newbie or an experienced user.
Another documentation failure is the fact that the double and triple tap features/options no longer exist in these devices. They only support one group.