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Smart Home Lighting Solution with Z Wave Controller and Dimmer

Z Wave is a popular wireless communication protocol which enables users to control various home devices intelligently with a smart phone or remote. Z Wave dimmer is a intelligent lighting device which enables to adjust light intensity of connected lamp. It can be controlled by a Z Wave controller wirelessly.

A Z Wave system shall consist of a primary controller or gateway which administrates the network, and slave controllers which can be added to the network and controlled by the primary or gateway. A Z Wave dimmer is a slave that shall be added to the network first so that it can be controlled.

Generally, the primary controller has an APP interface installed on a smart phone or tablet. You can operate the APP to add Z Wave dimmers to the network and control them with it. Also you can add a compatible secondary controller which can control the dimmers, and a secondary controller is still a slave, which receives signal from the primary and transmits it to the dimmers. You can add up to 232 devices including secondary controller and dimmer to a network.

The most important feature of Z Wave are intelligent control. The dimmers added to the network can be grouped, and each group can be controlled individually. For instance, add dimmers in different areas to different groups, such as sitting room, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen etc. Wherever you are at home, you can control them wirelessly. The wireless signal transmission distance can be up to 30m. In addition, even if you’re away from home, the dimmers can be controlled via Ethernet as long as the primary controller or gateway is connected to your home network.

Every single dimmer can be configured with different scenes for different situations. For instance, you can define different scenes of the sitting room lighting when you’re away or home, and recall the corresponding scene at the preset time automatically. You do not even have to use your hands.

Z Wave is also low power consumption system which will be at sleepy mode at most of the time when there is no signal transmission, and consumes no energy. Compared to traditional lighting control, it requires much less wires and reduces installation time and costs.

About Author Jerry Xu :

Jerry Xu is a professional intelligent lighting control specialist from Hongkong Sunricher Technology who is specialized in Z Wave dimmer and Z Wave controller for smart home lighting control.

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Article Added on Saturday, July 15, 2017
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