this is my first post and i’ve started to foray in home automation. I recently bought the hub along with the “GE12722 Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Control On/Off Switch” to be installed in a brand new home and would like a sanity check as the switch is DoA as no LEDs came on and could not manually control the light.
As I open the switch panel, I see the bare neutral and 2 black wires. The black wire on top of the old switch goes straight into the wall and the black on the bottom is capped with a few other black wires. I am hoping that the top wire is direct to the single light bulb (aka load) and the bottom one if live (aka hot)…is that correct, based on the description?
I was so excited to get my first switch before I start adding more, but disheartened that it didnt work. Amazon is shipping me a new one, but want to be sure that I have my wiring correct. BTW, what would happen is I swap load and live wires when connecting to the smart switch?
thanks in advance…