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[RELEASE] Steinel IS-140-2

dth_motionsensor
dth_luxsensor

(CopyCat73) #1

#2

Hi,

I have installed and published this device handler for my Steinel light, however ST sees the device as “Z-Wave Device Multichannel” and only provides for On/Off control.

Any advice on where I could be going wrong? Any logs that would be of assistance?

Update:

Needed to adjust device type to match “Steinel IS 140-2 Z-Wave” in the smartthings API, once i did this it worked a charm!


(Phil Dye) #3

Smartthings aside, how’s this working as a device? I’ve read some not-so-good reviews about it weird behaviour from it.

Phil


#4

I’m interested in this and read same reviews putting me off a bit. But I can’t find any alternative to replace an existing dumb mains voltage PIR with a smarter one. Any views/alternatives?


(CopyCat73) #5

It hasn’t proven very reliable. Could also be because it’s in the garden which causes zwave range issues, but that’s the main reason I’m moving to iot based automation.


#6

Well… early days but I’ve just installed one of these despite the reviews. Adding to the z-wave network took a while as you need to ensure the light threshold setting is on max as well trigger the setting button for inclusion. Also physical install is a bit fiddly but I did it myself no errors.
However, so far it looks like working great. Thanks for the driver! Reporting LUX on regular basis, you can switch the lights on/off independently of the PIR. PIR remains on during the day and reports activity (despite the review on vesternet). See how stable it is over time now… (I also bought a Aeotec z-wave socket/repeater to sit near the exterior location.)