Disable manual dim on GE 14294?

dth_lighting

#1

Good morning,

I’ve been experimenting with a few device handlers for the GE 14294 and I couldn’t find what I’m looking for. Hoping you folks could point me in the right direction.

Problem:
Guests at my home tend to push and hold the dimmer when trying to turn it on and inadvertently end up partially dimming the light and informing me they think the light is broken.

Goal:
I would like to disable the manual dim function of the dimmer paddle. I would like a tap/hold of UP to turn ON. I would like a tap/hold of DOWN to turn OFF. I would only want to dim by using an interface or Alexa/GH.

What I’ve Tried:
I’ve tried tinkering with nuttytree’s DH and jscgs350’s DH with no success. Currently, holding UP ramps the lights to 99% which is fine. Holding DOWN, however, drops it to 1%, not OFF. This, in turn, makes it so that tapping UP again doesn’t ramp back to 99%. Also, when in the 1% dim, coming back from OFF only brings it back to 1% again, since it was where it was dimmed to last.

Is what I’m trying to achieve possible? I basically want it to manually behave like an on/off switch, but still be able to dim it from the hub or other interface.

Thank you in advance,


#2

Not possible. The DTH has nothing to do with the physical function of the dimmer. You could always just replace it with an on/off smart-switch instead of the dimmer. But the dimming is a function of the device, not the DTH.


(MarkTr) #3

Not quite the same but you could adjust the ramp rates so the dimming is imperceptibly slow. At the very least, they probably won’t have the patience to hold the toggle while it goes all the way to 1%.


#4

Remember, whenever you have a dimmer, it’s going to turn back on with the physical switch at the level it was last set. This is exactly why I didn’t put smart switchs in my powder room (guest/half bathroom). No one would ever do it right and would be more trouble than it’s worth.


(Davin K Dameron) #5

I came to the same realization this week. I should have used a lot less dimmers in my implementation. Did I really need to dim the light in my master closet? Sheesh! Anyone want to trade a bunch of dimmers for on/off switches? lol