Introduction of The GE In-Wall Smart Switch
If you are in the market for an in-the-wall smart switch then chances are that you’ve probably already got a few other smart home products in your existing home automation configuration. Most consumers that are purchasing in-wall switches or outlets already have plug-in modules, like the GE Smart Switch Plug-in module or perhaps they also have presences sensors and maybe a few window and door switches as well. Whichever existing products that you may have, you are probably looking at the in-wall switches for a couple of reasons. For one, you may be looking for a more custom and less noticeable look that you achieve with the in-wall switches instead of relying on the plug-in modules that can sometimes look a bit bulky. You may also want an in-wall switch because you don’t have another way to easily control a light or device. Examples for this would include an existing florescent light installed in your home or perhaps you have a gas fireplace that’s ignited by an existing wall switch? Why not start up that fire with your phone or perhaps a voice command to Amazon Echo/Alexa?
Regardless for your reasons behind wanting an in-wall switch, you’re probably looking for one that is easy to install, backed by a good warranty, and well one that just works! Today we’re going to look at the GE In-Wall Z-Wave Smart Switch and also the GE In-Wall ZigBee Dimmer Switch that provides us On/Off capabilities and dimmer capabilities. They also give us a wide range of possibilities since its Z-Wave and ZigBee technology and will connect up to our SmartThings hub. We’ll also show you step-by-step how we installed the switch where an existing wall switch was mounted and how we cleverly turn it on and off not only for convenience but to save electricity too!
GE In-Wall ZigBee Dimming Switch Features
Below are some features of the GE ZWave In-Wall Smart Toggle Switch which are similar to the ZigBee In-Wall Dimming Switch but the dimming one actually dims and the ZWave one is only an On/Off switch. The ZigBee product also provides us energy usage statistics as well, which is handy to have because you can control the switch based on energy consumption.
- Easily replace any standard in-wall switch with the GE Z-Wave switch to control lighting or small appliances with your mobile device or computer using any Z-Wave certified gateway
- White lighting control matches most standard wall plates (wall plate not included)
- Can be controlled in groups of multiple lights or turned on or off within ambient interior lighting scenes
- Easily locate the switch in a dark room with the integrated blue LED indicator
- Provides ultimate flexibility – use by itself or with up to three auxiliary switches in two-way, three-way or four-way wiring configurations (GE Auxiliary Switch for Z-Wave is required for three-way or four-way applications)
- Screw terminal installation provides improved space efficiency when replacing existing switches compared to flying leads (Neutral connection required for installation)
- Compatible with any Z-Wave certified gateway, providing access from many popular home automation systems and applications (application software not included)
- Compatible with incandescent, fluorescent, compact fluorescent, xenon, halogen and LED lighting up to 960 watts
- Power: 120VAC, 60Hz
- Z-Wave Signal Frequency: 908.42MHz
- Wireless Range up to 100 feet to closest Z-Wave device or controller
- Operating Temperature: 32-104°F
- Rated for Indoor Use Only
Read on to the next page and we’ll unbox the GE In-Wall Smart Switches.