GE12722 Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Control On/Off Switch

February 26, 2016 - Comment

Transform any home into a smart home with the Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Control On/Off Switch. The on/off switch replaces your current light switch, uses your existing wiring, and provides Z-Wave wireless and in-wall control of overhead lighting. The switch enables wireless control of on/off functions of direct wire incandescent, LED, xenon, halogen and fluorescent lighting.

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Transform any home into a smart home with the Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Control On/Off Switch. The on/off switch replaces your current light switch, uses your existing wiring, and provides Z-Wave wireless and in-wall control of overhead lighting. The switch enables wireless control of on/off functions of direct wire incandescent, LED, xenon, halogen and fluorescent lighting. Providing ultimate flexibility, the Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Control On/Off Switch allows you to operate the switch by itself or easily integrate the switch with two-way, three-way or four-way wiring configurations by adding the GE Auxiliary switch for Z-Wave. Two-way wiring configuration turns the light or appliance on/off from one location. Three-way wiring configuration turns the light or appliance on/off from two separate locations. Four-way wiring configuration turns the light or appliance on/off from three separate locations. The GE Auxiliary Switch for Z-Wave is required for Three-way or Four-way installations. The lighting control includes a blue LED indicator light to easily locate the switch in a dark room. Take control of your home lighting with Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Controls! Z-Wave is the world’s largest ecosystem of interoperable smart home products. Z-Wave lighting controls provide an easy-to-install and affordable system to control lighting and small appliances in your home. Add GE Z-Wave lighting controls to a Z-Wave certified gateway to access and control your home from anywhere in the world using your smartphone, tablet or computer as a home automation command center. Never worry if you accidentally left the lights on because you can turn them off remotely or program your lights to go on/off at specific times. Create customized lighting scenes for any occasion such as a “go to sleep” scene or a “movie night” scene. Give the illusion that someone is home by programming the lights to turn on/off while you are away—perfect for deterring crime and adding additional security!

Product Features

  • Wirelessly control on/off functions of overhead lighting.
  • Provides Z-Wave wireless and manual control.
  • LED indicator light allows easy location of switch in dark room.
  • Requires in-wall installation with hard-wired connections.
  • Easily connects using existing wires, Capable of controlling fluorescent lighting.

Comments

B. Beaird says:

I’m kind of addicted to these now Installed this with an add-on switch yesterday. It works so well, I’m trying to pace myself from replacing every switch in the house with z-wave.Installation is a little tricky if you’ve never messed with swapping out a switch before. The instructions aren’t super clear, but if you study them long enough, it eventually makes enough sense. Here’s what I had to do:1.) Turn the light off. Kill the breaker to the switch.2.) Unscrew the plate and existing switch. Popping the existing wires out of the back of the old switch was the hardest part here.3.) Pull out the white wires (neutrals) from the back of the box4.) Unscrew the wire nut off the neutrals. Add in the short neutral wire included in the GE switch box and screw the wire nut back on.5.) Connect the 4 or 5 wires that are now open to the new switch: line, load, neutral, traveler (only if 3-way config), ground.6.) Turn breaker on. Check to see you’ve got a blue LED.7.) Put…

electronics guy says:

Works Great! I have been using these for over a year now with no problems. A few notes on these…As others have noted there is a blue LED that by default is on when the switch is off. Some find that annoying though it helps locate the switch in the dark. It’s programmable and you can flip it if you want to where the LED is off when the switch is off and on when the switch is on. That is helpful as an indicator when the switch is controlling something that you can’t see from the switch location (outside lights, etc.) But it is programmable but requires a master controller that can program zwave devices to be able to set this.If the switch is installed upside down for whatever reason, the operation can similarly be reversed through programming a parameter.As to lifetime that some have mentioned, there can be various reasons. Certainly there can be lemons that no matter what you do will fail and need to be replaced. But possibly/probably a bigger reason for early…

J. Pappan says:

If you have LED or CFL lighting, read this before purchasing! UPDATE, please read:GE has recently released a new model for their Z-Wave dimmer switch, model 12724. The product page you’re viewing now showcases this switch. The product I reviewed was the model 45612, which did not offer a neutral wire connection and hence, was ineffective at dimming CFL/LED fixtures. Amazon did not spin off a new page for this model, despite it being, more or less, entirely different. In short, the 12724 offers a neutral wire, which allows more effective dimming of LED/CFL fixtures. Please keep this in mind as you read this review. I’m leaving the review up so others that are thinking about purchasing the 45612 have some insight before buying. Several storefronts don’t make the differences between the two models terribly clear, and in some cases, they just call it a GE Z-Wave dimmer switch and it’s anyone’s guess as to which one you’re getting.Now, my original review:I’ve become somewhat of a subject matter expert on z-wave…

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