So I’ve recently encountered an issue trying to have some dimmer switches work for my outdoor lights. They are only 8 feet away from some other Z-Wave switches indoors. My Aeon Multisensor is mostly working fine in the same area, and I tried putting Aeon Metering switch in the same area to test and it works fine.
The issue I am having is with two Linear WD500 dimmers, they are in metal boxes with weatherproof covers. I have issues even pairing one of them, oddly its the one closest to my indoor Z-wave switches. When I have had it paired (I’ve removed and tried to repair to diagnose) it was unreliable. The second further away one pairs and un-pairs fairly easy, but it is the one that gives me mesh errors when doing Z-Wave repairs. When I throw my Aeon Meter Switch outside just to test it as a repeater, it pairs and functions easy (its not in a metal box) but doesn’t make the other switches any better, or make them easier to pair and exclude. Not sure what can be done, I was thinking about trying another brand of dimmer just to see if one might have better range, but I was hoping you all might have some helpful tips.
I could if I had to, wire both the lights to switch inside, and easily solve the Z-wave issue, but I like being able to turn them on and adjust the dim from the switches instead of always relying on the app or automation.
Thanks for any help!