Thousands of Happy Smart Home Customers

But don’t just take our word for it...

We offer great products & great knowledge all backed up with great service - and our customers agree!

We’re very proud of our independent Excellent Trustpilot rating, backed up by the many repeat customers we’ve been supporting for years.

 

Read More

 
 

World-Class, Industry-Leading Technical Support - Forever Free

You’ll always have FREE access to our technical knowledgebase, application guides, YouTube tutorials & Customer Services, as well as all other online resources, help, white papers and articles.

If none of these answer your query you can also raise a ticket and get direct access to our team of smart home specialists for for assistance.

 
 

Access to technical specialists
100’s of in-depth help resources
Video guides via YouTube channel
Blog articles with product reviews & test results

 
 

The Vesternet Promise

As Founder & CEO of Vesternet, I personally guarantee your 100% satisfaction on any purchase.

I’d never want you to be unhappy with something you buy from us, so here’s my promise - you can return any unused products within 365 days. If you have problems with a new purchase, our support team will work with you to resolve. And if you still can’t get it working then you can return it within 14 days for replacement or refund. For full information take a look at our full returns policy.

In addition, here’s my personal email should you ever have any problems or feedback: dave.bell@vesternet.com

We’re not just a shop, we’re with you all the way on building your smart home.

 
 

How does the Domitech Dimmable LED Bulb work with a wall switch?

Question

How does the Domitech Dimmable LED Bulb work with a wall switch?

Answer

The Domitech ZBulb is an intelligent, fully-dimmable bulb that can be controlled via normal wall switch or a Z-Wave controller.

How these actually work is that they allow you to turn the bulb On or Off from the light switch but the light switch has to be left in the On position to maintain power to the bulb so that it can be controlled by Z-Wave.

What this really means is that the bulb recognises certain “Off-On cycles“ and reacts to them.

An "Off-On" cycle from the wall switch is considered a Toggle Command - one cycle (Off-On) will turn the Bulb On while two cycles (Off-On-Off-On) will turn it Off (even though the power is actually still On).

While this does work with a normal "Toggle" wall switch you’ll always have to make sure the wall switch stays in the On position.

Using a Momentary wall switch that is wired on the NC (Normaly Closed) side to permanently power the bulb will make a "double click" on the Momentary wall switch turn the bulb off and another "double click" on the Momentary wall switch turn the bulb On.

Examples

Toggle Switch

For simplicity lets say the Toggle Switch Up is Off (circuit open) and Down is On (circuit closed).

  • Replace your bulb with a Domitech LED Bulb
  • Push the wall switch Down
  • Follow the process for Inclusion in the manual to Include the Domitech LED Bulb into your Z-Wave Network
  • On the Wall Switch click Up-Down – the Domitech LED Bulb will turn On
  • Click Up-Down-Up-Down – the Domitech LED Bulb will turn Off

Note that the Toggle Switch needs to stays Down (On) in the end.

Momentary Switch

  • Replace your bulb with a Domitech LED Bulb
  • Make sure the bulb is wired to the NC connecion
  • Follow the process for Inclusion in the manual to Include the Domitech LED Bulb into your Z-Wave Network
  • Click the Momentary wall switch – the Domitech LED Bulb will turn On
  • Double-click the Momentary wall switch again – the Domitech LED Bulb will turn Off

Note: Take care with the Off-On cycling of the wall switch as it's possible to factory reset the Domitech LED Bulb if too many cycles are completed in a short period of time!

Related Information

Copyright Vesternet 2016

Updated: 08/04/2016

You viewed

Please wait...

Item(s) Added Continue shopping or View cart & checkout
Continue shopping or View cart & checkout