I just installed a bunch of ge/jasco dimmer switched in my house and so far they work great but I have a questions…
when i dim a light using smartthings and then later turn it off, if i press the wall switch to turn it back on, it turns back on to the dim level it was previously set to. I would rather have it always turn on to 100% when I press the wall swtich.
I know I could accomplish this using webcore but I am wondering if there is an easy way to set this at a hardware level or if there is an easy setting in smartthings or something.
Correct. You are fighting the builtin functions of the switch. The only thing you can hope to do is wait for the switch=on event for each switch and set to 100% or if you have the 14xxx series Z-Wave Plus devices, do something like assigning on 100% to one of the double tap actions.
This is what I do in Webcore. I perform a Turn On and then set the level. I find a delay is not required. I also find with dimmers, you can skip the Turn On and go straight to set level. The last thing I do is I set my lights to level 100% and then Turn Off if the off function is driven by an Away Mode or Good Night mode. What this does is sets the switch to remember 100% if anyone manually turns it on.
Without Webcore, I am unaware of a method…which is one of the reasons I am transitioning from SmartLight to Webcore.
Also, I wanted to add, have you looked at the GE/Jasco DTH for the new series on/off switches and dimmers? It includes about 6 different numeric settings in there that I have not explored yet.