Red Series Dimmer Switch (Z-Wave)

Red Series Dimmer Switch (Z-Wave)

Does not require a neutral wire.
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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. No-Neutral Required:
Simply connect your line/load and ground wires and you’re good to go. No need for a neutral wire anymore!
explode-text|2. 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!
explode-text|3. Z-Wave Scenes:
Add up to 11 scenes to your switch for full control over your entire house. Example: Double tap to turn off all lights, lock the doors, and set the temperature to 68.
explode-text|4. RGB Notifications:
Have your switch notify you by color when your garage door is left open, or if your window sensor is triggered after 10pm.
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Red Series Dimmer Switch (Z-Wave)

$38 .97
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Capabilities
Dimensions

Dimensions

Under The Hood

Z-Wave Plus

Built using the powerful Z-Wave plus Module, the Z-Wave Plus Certified Red 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 Red Series Dimmer Switch to Hubitat.

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Wink

Wink

Everything you need to pair your LZW31 Red 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 Red 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 Red 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 Red 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.

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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

Capabilities

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. No-Neutral Required

Simply connect your line/load and ground wires and you’re good to go. No need for a neutral wire anymore!

2. 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!

3. Z-Wave Scenes

Add up to 11 scenes to your switch for full control over your entire house. Example: Double tap to turn off all lights, lock the doors, and set the temperature to 68.

4. RGB Notifications

Have your switch notify you by color when your garage door is left open, or if your window sensor is triggered after 10pm.

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Reviews

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  • 5
    Just WOW

    Posted by Jonathan on Dec 9th 2020

    Have every switch in the house replaced with a few brands off smart switch. Other than the GE motion switches with built in motion detection, I wish EVERY switch was this Inovelli. Easy to pair, easy to customize, and the absolute KILLER feature is that LED light. I have programmed it to be a different color depending on circumstances. If the garage door is open past 11PM, blink RED. If the alarm is active, make it red. If there are basement lights on past 11PM, flash white. So many options for this awesome device. Thanks Inovelli!!

  • 5
    Excellent Features and Workmanship

    Posted by Thomas Carpe on Nov 24th 2020

    I purchased the Red Series Z-Wave after searching high and low for a smart dimmer switch that could be installed without a neutral wire. We have hundred-year-old knob and tube wiring in some fixtures and this was the only way to go. Although some of the old docs/images on Amazon say that this switch doesn't support neutral-less wiring, the newest version absolutely does. (Note that you will still need to by a "bypass" if you have LED lights, but these are cheap and easy to install. Bypass is a tiny little doo-dad you wire in parallel at the light fixture, to pull just enough voltage to stop dimmer-flicker and power the smart switch.) Make sure you buy the Red Series (not the Black Series) if you need neutral-less wiring. I was a bit nervous buying these at first, because I am new to Inovelli and the Amazon store was out of stock. I thought for sure their website was telling me tall tales about product in stock - especially under COVID. To my surprise and delight, my switches shipped within a day or two of ordering them and arrived shortly thereafter. Their support have been helpful in explaining when out of stock products will be available, and I appreciate that too. The hardware appears to be well constructed and durable. I had no issues playing rough with it as I had to shove a lot of wiring/nuts back into a crowded box. Even the screws that provided are clearly made of a superior alloy compared to some that I have seen which will strip when you look at them sideways. There's not a single worry in my mind about it catching fire or anything like that. First rate, all around. It will fit "exactly" in the space of a small, outdated, "Dumbo"/"Mickey Mouse" box that you will often find in houses with plaster and lathe walls like mine - just be careful when you wrap it in tape not to use too much! Note that if there's a ground clip on the wall of such a box, the Inovelli switch will not fit with it there; you will have to find another way to connect your ground wire. As a possible suggestion, if the product team makes a version 3 you could possible find a way to make it just 1-2 mm more narrow from side to side so that it can accommodate any ground clips, that'd be amazing and I bet a lot of pro-electrician will sing your praises. I haven't tried it in a 3/4-way configuration, but it has the same hookups you would expect from a switch light the GE Embrighten, and is designed to work with their low-voltage add-on switch. Make sure you are careful about adding it to existing "dumb" 3 way configuration, because I'm not 100% sure but I think this may be a good way to fry your fancy new smart switch. Once installed, the switch can detect immediately whether it is in the no-neutral configuration. This was a surprise, because there are steps in the quick install guide that you can effectively skip (or just go through the motions like I did to be sure). It took me a little time to wrap my head around the configuration menu, which is handled entirely through color-blink codes. While feeling a bit like Morse code, I did eventually start to understand it. My recommendation would be to go to the website and print a copy of the color-blink-code cheat sheet on Inovelli's web site, because if you are trying to read it on your smart phone you will be in for a rough ride. Maybe they could revise the page to use a more responsive design, because the table doesn't shrink well. Anyway, if you have a paper copy you will be fine. I was impressed by how many different features are configurable on the device. Probably the first thing I did out of the box was to change the time for the dimmer, because the default is so fast that it is basically an on-off switch. 2 to 4 seconds is a better option if you actually want to use this switch as a dimmer, where the default is 0. Perhaps they will change the default in a future version. The next thing I did was the change the brightness and the color of the LED indicator. In my case this was installed in a bedroom, so a bright blue light was a poor fit. The brightness was pretty easy to adjust. The color took me some experimentation, because the docs seem to indicate that you can set it to any 0-255 Hue code, but the truth is that you just cycle through about a dozen predetermined codes along the spectrum. As a result, I couldn't quite get the color I wanted (orange) but I got red and that was close enough for me. Connecting to z-wave was one of the biggest challenges that I faced. We have a large house and my smart hub was a few rooms away. The self-test built into the unit indicated that it was out of range for z-wave. So, I ended up having to unplug my hub and move it to an adjacent room. Once I did this, I was able to pair the device and it wasn't difficult. The instructions for Wink were a bit strange since there's no native support for Inovelli products on their app - add the device as a "generic smart bulb" and when the time comes to pair it you hold the button down until it lights up green (and then yellow, I think). Anyway, the process worked and the device paired without further problems. Once you have the switch paired, you can safely put your smart hub back in your favorite location, and the switch will get commands from the nearest neighbor on the z-wave mesh network. Since I had two devices to pair, I just left it on the dining room table for a couple days while I did my upgrades. No biggie! All around, I was pretty impressed with the Inovelli Red Series. It is well built and packed with features you won't find elsewhere. In the past, we have usually purchased GE dimmers, but I'm having a bit of buyer's remorse now because the Inovelli was priced competitively vs. the GE Smart Dimmer. The two products are very closely matched in terms of capabilities. There are a few things that give Inovelli's product the edge: GE does not have a no-neutral option; the GE display LED is not configurable by color and GE's dimmer timing can't be changed; likely there are more hidden perks I am not aware of or didn't need. The GE design is a bit more compact, which is good in a crowded box, and their v2 doesn't have the heat-sink flanges, which can sometimes get in the way and have to be removed in a double-gang installation. Considering those differences, I would suggest you take a serious look at the Red Series for all your smart dimmers on your smart home upgrade project. I'm definitely going with Inovelli for my next upgrade, which will be for all the ceiling fans in the house. It will be well worth the wait for product to be in stock.

  • 5
    Best Z-Wave Dimmers Available

    Posted by LP on Nov 21st 2020

    These dimmers are the most widely-compatible and feature-packed dimmers on the market at the time of writing (late 2020). Installation was a breeze and the switches have just enough customization that you're able to do whatever you want, without having too much that you're overwhelmed by configuration. The default settings on the switches are great and will work fine until you've got more set up.

  • 5
    Red Dimmer

    Posted by Lance M on Nov 20th 2020

    Excellent dimmer, the control ability with Hubitat is awesome. Being able to turn off the 700ms delay has increase the household approval 100 fold ! THANKS Eric and crew!

  • 5
    Smartest Switch Available

    Posted by Nolan H on Nov 18th 2020

    These switches are packed with the most smart features and the most customization I’ve seen. Very happy with them! Great design!

  • 4
    great product, mostly happy

    Posted by Skyler on Nov 17th 2020

    These switches look great especially with screwless faceplates. In my research these switches provide the most functionality and is one of the better looking switches at this price point. The only reason for a subtracted star is because there's a latency in some of my switches of 1 or more seconds. that sounds insignificant but if I'm grabbing something out of a room I can walk in, grab the item, and be on my way out before the light turns on. I also experienced friction while setting these up with home assistant but they updated documentation to include some steps that were missing. props to them

  • 4
    Happy on Hubitat

    Posted by TAP on Nov 14th 2020

    Just got my first dimmer to access. Was using another popular two letter brand that worked just fine but lacked scene controls and energy monitoring. I installed these and paired them with Hubitat without reading the fine print in the instructions. They connected and I was able to turn them on and off in the "Device" page but soon discovered that I couldn't set up tiles to se them. After cussing a little bit, I read the instructions and saw that I needed to get the driver off of Github. Once I did that, they worked amazingly well. I dropped one star off because I have no idea why they would pair and use a build in driver that actually had Inovelli in the name. If it had loaded a generic driver, I might have figured it out quickly. Seriously, this is a five star dimmer if I had not stumbled (admittedly my fault for not reading) on the driver issue. Now that I have it all installed, I will be playing with the endless configurations possible. I have never seen a driver with as many options as these switches. It will take me a while to dream up all the new things I can do with a wall dimmer. Well done Innovelli! Glad you survived the vendor change disaster. Your products are by far the best I have seen in the home automation world so far.

  • 5
    Functional and beatiful

    Posted by David on Oct 29th 2020

    Love these switched. Slowly replacing all my light switches with these. Just be careful with them. A short circuit at the light will fry them, not blow your breaker.

  • 5
    Red Series Dimmer

    Posted by Frank J on Oct 27th 2020

    Let me start by saying I have installed/use multiple Zwave switches and dimmers and by far these are best you can buy. From how fast they report there state to your controller/hub to there look and ease of use. The cherry on top is the extra added features such as led color ,notifications, and multitap for scenes. I have used them on a Vera Edge and Smartthings but now have them paired to Home assistant and they work great on all. The only issue on the Vera Edge was I did not get the LED notification or scenes working.