FAQ: Lighting & Appliance Control
What are the main differences between the brands of in-wall relays and dimmers available?
We currently stock quality Z-Wave in-wall relay and dimmer modules from Aeotec, Qubino and Fibaro. These brands offer excellent compatibility and reliability. Please refer to the individual product pages in our store for more details.
Can I use a Z-Wave dimmer with my LED down lights?
Yes. With dimming though, some special consideration needs to be given to the following:
- Only use approved dimmable light bulbs and LED's.
- As with all mains-powered devices, ensure the load of the circuit you want to control is within the dimmer's minimum and maximum load requirements. Some of our dimmer modules, such as the Fibaro Dimmer 2, can accommodate very low loads with an optional bypass attachment.
I like the look of your Clipsal/GOAP lighting Sets but can I select other configurations?
Our lighting sets are designed for the most common switch configurations found in the majority of Aussie homes. Please contact us if you're looking for something more specific.
How does manual dimming work with the single dimmer lighting set?
Our Clipsal Impress and Saturn dimmer sets come with a single button to control a single Z-Wave dimmer module. Dimming is performed by pressing and holding the button until the desired dim level is achieved. A single press of the button turns the light on or off.
I have a light controllable from two separate wall switches. Will this work?
These kinds of questions really depend on the unique wiring configuration in your home. It’s always a good idea to get your electrician to check this out before you buy but as a general rule, 2-way lighting control is possible with our in-wall lighting modules. Contact us for more details.
I only have a 2-wire system. What can I do?
You could ask your electrician to run a separate neutral wire to your switch. Alternatively, it may be possible to install the Z-Wave switch close to the light source where a neutral wire may be more accessible. Another option is to consider a Z-Wave dimmer device as these do not require a neutral wire. For example, refer to this guide for instructions on wiring the Aeotec Nano Dimmer without neutral.