I would like to know if there are any compatibility issues with SmartThings and Linear dimmers and switches.
I have LED lights exclusively throughout my house and I’m looking for z-wave (2- and 3-way) dimmers and switches to control the lighting. The combined load varies from 5w - 180w (1 - 8 LED lights) max per dimmer/switch.
I am primarily interested in the following Linear products:
Linear WD500Z-1 Z-Wave 500-watt Wall Mount Dimmer Switch (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E1OVFAK/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Linear Z-Wave 3-Way Wall Dimmer Switch - WT00Z1 (http://www.amazon.com/Linear-Z-Wave-3-Way-Dimmer-Switch/dp/B00EAY3K5Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1421710959&sr=1-1&keywords=Linear+3+way+dimmer&pebp=1421710963613&peasin=B00EAY3K5Y)
Based on my research, GE dimmers which ST recommends don’t work with LED lights. Apparently, GE dimmers are designed for incandescent lights and lack the necessary neutral wire for LEDs.
My friend uses Linear dimmers and LED lights with this Homeseer system and it all works flawlessly. I would like to achieve the same results with ST without having to experiment with different dimmers / switches to find the one that works.
I’d appreciate your input.