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Best z-wave Led-dimmer?

#1

Hello. I’m going to buy a lot of dimmers for my new home… I will only be using Led lighting and I want something reliable. Money is not a “problem”. I’ve taken a look at Aeotec and Fibaro. I have some fibaro wall plugs, but I’m a bit skeptic as they haven’t performed as well as they should. Any advice?

#2

I have la good number of both Aeotec and Fibaro dimmers. All controlling LED lights.

For me the Fibaro is the top performer. Nice and smooth dimming. Easy to work with. The downside, if you need to update its firmware for any reason then you must do it through a Fibaro HC2 or HCL.

Aeotec works good, too. But much harder to set up thank Fibaro, still I haven’t managed to setup a smooth dimming, plus you have to be careful with locking the settings via the raw parameters else, after a power outrage are back to default. The good thing, a firmware update can be done using the Aeotec stick which is cheap as chips compared with Fibaro’s controllers.

Hope this helps, I am sure other guys around here have their own opinion, too.

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#3

Fibaro!

#4

Renewed our house a couple of weeks ago with 32 new Qlight LED downlights, divided into 7 zones. Each zone is controlled by a Fibaro 2 dimmer. I also connected a Fibare 2 dimmer to an old chandelier with 18 LED bulbs.
Everything works good on our Homey. Sometimes there is a little delay, when I start flows that, as an example, turn on all the downlight zones at the same time.

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#5

Ok guys, thanks! Seems like it’s gonna be fibaro then!

#6

I completely agree with @danone, just be careful, while the Fibaro Dimmer 2 are almost flawless. The same can not be said for the Fibaro Dual Switch 2.

Some work was done to the Dual switch driver this week, the ‘fix for power meter not working’ was to just remove the power meter on the second switch. Which was very very disappointing. At least the S2 is now updating correctly when its turned on … most of the time.

But - Fibaro Dimmer 2 = Awesome

#7

You are behind the facts sir, the fibaro app also had an update (alpha) to re-add the metering, and fix it also so both channels are received and processed by homey

#8

I truly wish that was the case @Caseda - the “fix power for Q2” upon the alpha branch was to remove the power_meter and power_measure capabilities from the Q2.

It would be the same as ‘fixing’ global warming by simply destroying all the thermometers. - not to over state how important this issue is to me :stuck_out_tongue:

Part of me is hoping that it requires a firmware update, but im not holding my breath

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#9

I’ve had issues with the metering on the fibaro wall plug, and that’s why I was a bit sceptic to fibaro. But if you all like the dimmer 2, I will go with this one.

#10

I don’t think you will regret. It works super.
Until of course the Gods will break the app like it happen with the dual switches. Both Fibaro and Aeotec dual switches.
I also suggest to get a dimmer bypass (FGB-002) in order to avoid any flickering.

#11

Them check this commit Jamie :wink:

Quote of the Readme (changelog) latest alpha:

v 2,1.29

Fixes always on setting for FGWPE-101 (not Z-Wave plus)
Contains fixes for the Fibaro Double Switch 2, measure and meter power on S2 have been brought back

Re-pair is required as they are now counting as a “new capability”

#12

That was after removing and re- pairing the device :frowning: on 2.1.29