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HomeSeer HS-WD100+ and more (Simple DTH in post 27, advanced feature DTH in post 32)

Sweet… will try when I get home later today.

thanks for the update!

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Everything seems to be working great. Double tap up gives me almost instantaneous full brightness and all the other tap options also appear to be working as well. Great job on this! Thanks

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Hi! I just received some Homeseer dimming switches and am trying to turn all my switches to the dimmers. I’m working with the smartthings hub and I’m trying to find a device handler that will allow me to single tap to turn the light on to previous dim level, double tap to turn two switches on(or a routine), and three taps to turn all the switches on(or routine). Is there anyone that can help me find a device handler to do such a thing?

WOW… WOW… Great Product…

I don’t know what to say, this Device Handler and HomeSeer HS-WD100+ Device is crazy good… Could probably use it to replace of my ZWN-SC7 Enerwave 7 Button Scene Controller for certain applications… It setup flawless after I preloaded the code from: https://github.com/DarwinsDen/SmartThingsPublic/blob/master/devicetypes/darwinsden/wd100-dimmer.src/wd100-dimmer.groovy

I like that @Darwin addes the revision notes so you can easily know whats going on…

I’m sure the HomeSeer HS-WS100+ Switch is just as great… If you want to improve functionality of your system with double and triple taps, these are your devices. Seems much more consistent if the double/triple tap commands are device generated vs a smart-app trying to interpret them like the DoubleTap Smartapp.

In summary, the switch lets me configure a room or more to perform magic off a single dimmer switch. I originally wanted to automate a single switch controlling a fan and light combo fixture, to my amazement the fan industry is far behind on home automation. But by replacing my current single dumb switch with a HS-WD100+, I am able to control my fans light and fan speed via the wall, mobile app or smart apps. The kicker is I can also control (toggle) the 3 other lights in the room with the double and triple tap combinations, I use the 4th option (triple down) to kill then entire room. The double and triple tap is great cause it allows you to get 4 toggle type combinations (can then control the fan off it or other lights in the room). The Dimmer combined with a GE 12730 3-Speed Fan Controller (stuffed in the fan shroud) can resolve the single gang problem for light/fan combo units, can’t find a module type fully supported yet.

I did not read all the posts yet, but not sure how to activate the hold options, but I have only used the built in ST Smart Lights SmartApp to setup the 1st four options, easy to configure, but not sure how to get the holds to work (options 5 & 6)…

Only hope ST gets these devices on the white list to take advantage of V2 Local processing, need this device type to be on the main ST list…

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This device type allows it, but you also need to setup ST’s SmartLights SmartApp in the SmartApps Tab of the Marketplace (Lights & Switches sub category):

There are a few other smartapps out there to do it too, but you need to setup your device first with the above handler and then setup your buttons with a smartapp.

After reading some complaints about various dimmers, I grabbed my VRMX1, a 5 pack of HomeSeer WD-100, and a three pack of Dragon Tech WD-100 and decided to to do some experimentation. Near as I can tell, they all report at the same speed back to SmartThings.

Also, The current 2016 Dragon Tech switches that Zwaveproducts is selling has exactly the same capabilities as the switch HomeSeer is selling. Check out the screenshot below from HomeSeer. The switches both even have the same build date code of 1631 on them.

Just be careful where you get your Dragon Tech switches from, you don’t want to accidentally end up with an old version. Right now all the switches are shipping with firmware version 5.14 which is working great, but Homeseer will be eventually releasing 5.15. It is supposed to add direct association support which might be useful depending on your situation. Who knows if or when the Dragon Techs will be able to be re-flashed to newer versions.

As of right now, I give both the Dragon Tech and the Homeseer dimmers a big thumbs up. I’ve got no dimming problems using them with my Phillips bulbs, and they are very quick to report back to smart things, and respond to requests quickly. Just remember, with Dragon Tech you are pretty much on your own. Homeseer is a few bucks more but has very good support and actual warranty service.

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Thanks for the info

Do you have any actually installed?

Could you get a distance photo showing the switch dimmed to 50%.? I am assuming that the lights on the side of the switch light up showing dim amount. Is this true?

Yeah, the white LEDs on the side show the brightness the switch is set to. You can see what they look like in the video I posted above. Just keep in mind the white LEDs look harsher in videos and photos than they do in real life, I don’t find the indicators overly bright in person.

Edit: Note: The LED indicators cannot be disabled, well, not without covering them up or something.

I had 4 older phillips bulbs that were 11 watt 880 lumen (right side of picture) that exhibited poor dimming range and popping on with the dimmers (no flashing). The rest of my bulbs are the 9.5w 60 watt 800 lumen bulbs which work great (left side of picture).

The 9.5 watt phillips bulbs have the best dimming support according to HomeSeer, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. Luckily they are down to $1.50 a pop at the local Home Depot so I’ll grab a few more to replace my older bulbs.

http://www.homeseer.com/compare-led-bulbs-for-use-with-hs-wd100.html

I’ve got another 3 Dimmers on order which should almost finish up this project.

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Hey folks,

New guy here. I just bought the hub a couple weeks ago and a couple of HomeSeer HS-WD100+ to start out, as the light switch locations in my house are terrible.
It took a little while to figure out, but I got the Device Handler from @Darwin published/installed/working. I’ve set up both lights to turn on and off from double clicking, and that works great, but the one thing I can’t figure out is getting the LED lights on the switch to be on while the light is off.

Currently the LEDs light up to indicate the brightness/dim level, which is great, I like that. But I’d like there to be some light coming from the switch when the room is dark. I thought I read that that was possible, but I can’t seem to figure out what I need to change and where.

Just try tapping the icon where it changes to “Lit When Off”

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Hmm, mine looks like this

Well I know this is probably a stupid question but with these switches you can from one switch control other switches that are on different circuits through the double and triple taps as they are connected on the z wave network? The few smart switches I have are GE 12724’s and not that long ago I changed a lot of switches to the Legrand Adorne line and I don’t really like the idea of changing switches often, not good to bend those wires back and forth too many times.

Yes, The switches are using the central scene commanf set which sends the information to the hub which then sends a command to the end device. So they can be used as a button controller in that sense as long as the other switches are known devices to SmartThings. If the other devices are not networked (like the GE add on switches) then it wouldn’t work.

Ok thanks. The GE switches are on my ST hub but I guess they still couldn’t be controlled by the Homeseer switch?

The GE switches which are also Z wave devices can be controlled by the homeseer switch. The GE add on switches only communicate through the physical traveler wires to the master. Not directly to the hub. So it depends on the exact model.

Thanks, I know they’re z wave but I wasn’t aware of the ability to have the switches communicate like that . I only have a few GE 17724’s at this point. It’s a brave new world.

What version number are you at and what platform is that… iOS? Maybe @Darwin can chime in on this.

I would like to see a lit when off feature as well for these dimmers, but it is unfortunately not supported by the HomeSeer firmware. Sorry for the confusion. The lit indicator button was vestigial from the stock dimmer handler and I removed the unused button from the handler back in version 0.15. HomeSeer hasn’t made any commitments with regard to this capability, but they have indicated that they might consider adding it in a future firmware update.

Ah thanks, that makes sense. I saw that HomeSeer had a video posted about programming the dimmer switch to dim to 1% so the bottom LED would be lit but your lights wouldn’t be, but someone had commented that that isn’t true for all light bulbs, which is the case for mine as well.
Thanks for the answer.