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What's good dimmer light switch to use now in 2020?
« on: March 22, 2020, 01:14:20 am »
Is it still the Linear, GE/Jasco, Leviaton models that are best to use?
Is 3-way switch easy to set up?

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Re: What's good dimmer light switch to use now in 2020?
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2020, 04:02:48 pm »
I am having extremely good luck with an Inovelli Red Series dimmer. My daughter loves that I can change the dimming bar color to one of her favorites. It is also very responsive and being Z-Wave Plus it reports to the controller if someone has pressed it locally (the original Z-Wave dimmer it replaced did not). I do not have mine in a 3-way config but they have pretty clear instructions that said it could be used for it.
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Re: What's good dimmer light switch to use now in 2020?
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2020, 09:58:39 pm »
I am having extremely good luck with an Inovelli Red Series dimmer. My daughter loves that I can change the dimming bar color to one of her favorites. It is also very responsive and being Z-Wave Plus it reports to the controller if someone has pressed it locally (the original Z-Wave dimmer it replaced did not). I do not have mine in a 3-way config but they have pretty clear instructions that said it could be used for it.

How is it that they made it work without a neutral wire, is it battery powered when off?

EDIT: nevermind, neutral wire is required if load is under 25W
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Re: What's good dimmer light switch to use now in 2020?
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2020, 07:02:37 am »
Yeah, like all the switches that can go without a neutral they are sapping a bit of power from the other lines constantly but that needs enough draw coming through. I have never used any switch without a neutral though so I cannot say how well that works.
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