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Do you know of a zwave / zigbee wall-plug which can also dim lights?

#1

I’ve googled my **s off… But can’t find any wallplug which can also dim lights (instead of just switch on/off).
I found one (aeotec smart dimmer 6) but it is not for sale anymore.
Any tips are most welcome.

My setup: I have a floorlamp which now has a dimmer in the cable.
I want to remove the cable and connect the lamp directly to an electrical socket, so I can automate the lamp. But I also want to be able to dim the lamp.

In case you have another alternative also please feel free to let me know!
Thx!

#2

Yes, there are. Just Google on zwave wall plug dimmable and you will find some from Everspring and Somfy amongst others

#3

If you don’t mind opening the socket up, you can use the well known Fibaro units or other similar Z-wave units. Recently there’s also a Zigbee unit available, made by Sunricher, sold under brand names such as Robbshop (there’s an app with this name) or iCasa.

#4

Both of them seem to be out of stock as well on most NL websites. I’ll search a bit more worldwide later today.

#5

I thought of this as well, but then I thought a wallplug will be faster and probably costs maybe 20 euro more… I guess. Probably not worth the hassle.

Is there perhaps also a consideration that a wallplug is less sustainable than e.g. a built in dimmer from Fibaro?
In terms of years of use? Or own power usage?

#6

Not that I’m aware of. It’s mostly about aesthetics I’d say.

#7

Thanks!

#8

Vesternet sell TkBs that are dimmers for about €28 up to 300w incandescent that are zwave.

I have a couple, maybe just one, but no incandescent lights and most of my bulbs are Hue so don’t use it anymore.