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See zwave device model number? (Light switch)

(Dave) #1

I installed a GE light switch long ago, i wanted to buy another one is there any way to see the model number in the smart things app?

Or do i have to pull it out of the wall since it’s probably on the back.

Thanks

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(Ron Talley) #2

Just get the updated Z-Wave Plus models. They look the same but have more useful functions such as double tap up and double tap down for 2 extra buttons.

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(Dave) #3

What are the extra buttons for? I just need a simple on/off.

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(Ron Talley) #4

I thought the same as well. Then the more I expanded, the more I realized how beneficial buttons were. However, I think there is a white label on the front of the switches that you can see when you take the cover plate off.

I use the extra buttons for all types of cool stuff such as run Routines, Set Modes, Execute Pistons…

Here’s an example of one Switch doing multiple functions:

White Bulb 2 = GE Dimmer
White Bulb Button 1 = GE Dimmer Double Tap Down
White Bulb Button 2 = GE Dimmer Double Tap Up

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(Dave) #5

Are there any that show power usage like some of the outlets?

Thanks

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(Hal) #6

Someone pointed me to GE brand Zigbee switches. They’ve got models that do power monitoring.

Based on what I’m reading about general z-wave problems, I’m thinking of doing Zigbee instead of z-wave

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