Black Series Dimmer Switch (Z-Wave)

Black Series Dimmer Switch (Z-Wave)

Welcome to the Next Generation of Smart Switches.
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Welcome to the Next Generation of Smart Switches.

You asked, we listened. Upgraded hardware and firmware, allowing for infinite customization.

Inovelli’s new dimmer switch is packed with features and designed with your house in mind.

explode-text|1. Easy Config:
No need to program the switch at the HUB anymore (via an app or website). Configure all your favorite settings directly from the switch itself (ex: how fast/slow your light turns on, min dim setting, etc).
explode-text|2. Z-Wave Plus:
Build your mesh network with the latest Z-Wave chipset (now with our custom module which allows for better range).
explode-text|3. Custom LED Bar:
Interactive LED bar will show you the dim level your bulb is at. In addition, you can change the default color to match your other switches.
explode-text|4. Easy 3-Way Installation:
Choose whether you’d like to use another smart switch, an auxiliary switch or leave your existing switch in place. The choice is yours!
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Black Series Dimmer Switch (Z-Wave)

$31 .97
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Dimensions

Dimensions

Under The Hood

Z-Wave Plus

Built using the powerful Z-Wave plus Module, the Z-Wave Plus Certified Black Series Dimmer is packed with features making it more advanced than our prior switches. These are also OTA (Over-The-Air) Ready allowing us to keep your switch up to date and future-proof.

  • Z-Wave Signal Strength Notifier

    Know if your Z-Wave switch is within range when installing. If it flashes red, the switch is out of reach of the HUB. If it flashes green, you are good to go!

  • Built in Configuration Button

    We’ve found in the past that not every HUB allows parameter changes (Wink) so we built this switch to account for this. Now, you can customize your switch by holding down the config button and following a tapping sequence to change just about everything you can imagine (ie: LED color, etc).

Under The Hood
Compatible HUBs

Compatible HUBs

Looking for information to setup your new switch? Select your hub below to get to setup instructions, device handlers or drivers.

SmartThings

SmartThings

Smart Things handlers unlock special features on your device. Follow the directions to take your already sweet device to the next level!

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Hubitat

Hubitat

Find installation and setup instructions for pairing your LZW31 Black Series Dimmer Switch to Hubitat.

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Wink

Wink

Everything you need to pair your LZW31 Black Series Dimmer Switch to Wink! Follow the link to get get started.

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Vera

Vera

All in one spot get everything you need to setup your LZW31 Black Series Dimmer Switch on your Vera hub. Click here to get started.

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Home Assistant

Home Assistant

Everything you need to pair your LZW31 Black Series Dimmer Switch to Home Assistant! Follow the link to get get started.

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HomeSeer

HomeSeer

Installation and Setup instructions for your LZW31 Black Series Dimmer Switch for HomeSeer. Click. Follow. Get started!

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For a full list, click below

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Alexa or Google Home?

Smart speakers are NOT Z-Wave hubs so they won't work directly with any Z-Wave devices. But you can use a compatible Z-Wave hub with smart speaker integration to control your dimmer with voice control. These include the Fibaro hubs, Hubitat, SmartThings, Vera, and Wink.

Still confused? Get in touch!

Device Docs (Manual, Wiring Diagrams)

Device Docs

Looking for a digital copy of your instruction manual or wiring schematics? Hey, we're just glad you're reading it!

Instruction Manual, Wiring Schematics

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Ultimate Control

Welcome to the Next Generation of Smart Switches.

You asked, we listened. Upgraded hardware and firmware, allowing for infinite customization.

Inovelli’s new dimmer switch is packed with features and designed with your house in mind.

Construction

1. Easy Config

No need to program the switch at the HUB anymore (via an app or website). Configure all your favorite settings directly from the switch itself (ex: how fast/slow your light turns on, min dim setting, etc).

2. Z-Wave Plus

Build your mesh network with the latest Z-Wave chipset (now with our custom module which allows for better range).

3. Custom LED Bar

Interactive LED bar will show you the dim level your bulb is at. In addition, you can change the default color to match your other switches.

4. Easy 3-Way Installation

Choose whether you’d like to use another smart switch, an auxiliary switch or leave your existing switch in place. The choice is yours!

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Reviews

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    non-neutral setup is hit or miss, but with a neutral, it works very well

    Posted by Alan on Mar 24th 2020

    If you want the summary, skip to the end of this review.

    I originally got this for a non-neutral setup. I figured with 6 LED bulbs, it should surpass the 25W requirement imposed on a non-neutral setup. First attempt, after successfully changing the settings to no-neutral via the buttons, I got intense flickering. I changed one bulb to an incandescent to mimic the bypass circuit, and it worked better (not as much flickering) but there was loud buzzing at the bulbs and at the switch at various dim levels. But the worst part was that the Z-wave connection was so flaky that it would often get stuck so I couldn't turn the lights on or off, either with the SmartThings app or directly at the switch. Now all that said, inovelli has clearly stated they've only tested a small subset of bulbs that they guarantee to work and my bulbs aren't on that list, so it's not their fault. I'm just bringing this up because if you have a non-neutral setup, just know that everything has to be perfect for it to work well; it's not nearly as robust as a setup with a neutral wire.

    How do I know it works well with a neutral wire setup? Well, I finagled my wiring to get a neutral to the same switch (and same bulbs), reset the switch to factory settings, and tried again. What a night and day difference. Even though they're the same 6 bulbs that aren't on inovelli's list of tested bulbs, they actually work perfectly now, no flickering or buzzing at all. While I still had a Z-wave connection problem at first, I excluded the switch and re-included via SmartThings and now it's flawless.

    As for the dimmer itself, I have many Leviton and GE/Jasco ones around the house to compare them to... mostly Leviton. The biggest improvement I have seen with the inovelli dimmer over the Leviton is how smooth the dimming is. The Leviton has a separate dimming "paddle" but it dims in increments and feels clunky. I thought I would miss the separate dimming "paddle" of the Levitons, but I'm finding myself to prefer the single big paddle on the inovelli for on/off and dimming purposes. Also, IMO, the light LED bar is very slick and informative. The Leviton also has a status LED, but it's very small and isn't used to as high of a potential as the inovelli. Features-wise though, they both capture all the most used ones, like min-max dim levels, dim speed, on/off default dim levels, etc... so it's a tie there. One last thing, I also do really like the extra "setup" button. While it might be a little easy to accidentally touch, it makes setting things up and checking basic Z-wave connectivity a breeze.

    In summary, in a neutral setup, these switches work great, just as great, if not with a slight edge over my tried and true Leviton Z-wave dimmers. In a non-neutral setup, they don't seem nearly as robust. The standout feature to me is how smooth it dims as well as how slick the switches look. They also come very nicely packaged, including a short neutral jumper wire, which was a great touch!