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Z-Wave Aeon Labs Nano Dimmer - Gen5


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Nano Dimmer. Make all your lights smart lights. Simply.

The Aeon Labs Nano Dimmer dramatically improves the lighting in your home. Aeon Labs 3rd generation of invisible lighting controller outperforms all that has come before it. Dimming is smoother, compatibility is broader, lighting is faster and more responsive. Automation and intelligence have never been more powerful. And it comes in such a small size, that you’ll be amazed at just how much functionality is crafted inside.

Perfect lighting is a part of every truly smart home. Lighting that is responsive, that is always the right brightness, that is always on when you need it - and off when you don’t. But perfect lighting has never been easy.

Instead, perfect lighting has been too complicated to achieve. In the past, to automate your lights with Z-Wave you’ve had to worry about the type of wiring you have, whether your lighting is trailing or leading edge, and whether you’re using TRIACs or thyristors. Far too complicated. Get any of those wrong and your connected lighting would quickly become a connected headache.

No more. Nano Dimmer offers smart, connected lighting without any of the hassle.

Easy to install.

Nano Dimmer lets you add new and existing lights to your Z-Wave system. It makes your lights smarter. It makes them responsive and gives you the ability to control them, schedule, dim and brighten them.

All that control and intelligence comes from simply wiring Nano Dimmer behind an existing wall switch.


The best wiring compatibility yet.

Light bulb compatibility used to be complex. Now it’s never been easier. Powered by both its dedicated Lighting Engine and a dedicated 32-bit CPU, Nano Dimmer calculates lighting at unparalleled speeds. It calculates perfectly smooth dimming, and it calculates perfect bulb compatibility, self-adjusting its settings whenever a new bulb is attached.

That means that you won’t ever have a problem finding lights that works with Nano Dimmer’s list of compatible bulbs. And that’s a list that’ll keep on growing. Lighting Engine can be upgraded, meaning that new compatibility calculations are only ever a firmware upgrade away.

Neutral not required.

Nano Dimmer isn’t just better at lighting compatibility, it’s better at wiring compatibility too. Whether your lights are installed in a 2-wire or 3-wire system, Nano Dimmer is compatible. Lighting Engine auto-detects whether your light switches have a neutral wire or not, then automatically adjusts it settings.


Works with your existing light switch

Nano Dimmer has been designed to enchance your home, not to completely change it.

That's why it is been designed to work with most of the light switches typically found in homes, new or old. It installs invisibly behind them, enchancing their functionality instead of completely replacing it.

Nano Dimmer can be connected to: Toggle switch, Rocker switch, Pull-chain switch, Push-button switch, Slider switch and Wall switch.


Works without any switch at all.

When you enhance your lighting with Nano Dimmer, you do so with the connectivity of Z-Wave Plus. Connectivity that lets you intelligently automate it, connectivity that lets you responsively control it, and connectivity that lets you manage and monitor it even when you’re not home.

Perfectly small.

The first Z-Wave in-wall dimmer designed by Aeotec, was created in 2006 and then followed up with their best-selling Micro Dimmer 2E. Now it is replaced with all new Nano range.

Despite now being 60% smaller than Aeon Labs original technology, every single millimetre of Nano Dimmer benefits from Aeon Labs 10 year’s experience in making in-wall dimmers. That decade’s worth of expertise makes Nano Dimmer compact without compromise.

Smooth dimming.

Dimming the lights in a room is beautiful. But it’s also technical. It takes what is known as phase control; the reduction of the amount of voltage a light bulb consumes along its trailing edge or leading edge. And because smooth dimming is the definition of beautiful lighting, Nano Dimmer does it perfectly.

Whatever amount of light you need, Nano Dimmer delivers. It can dim your lights from between 0% and 100%. And it can dim them at perfect speed with Nano Dimmer offering an adjustable ramp rate allowing the brightness of your lights to adjust over moments or minutes.

Perfectly safe.

Your lighting may be perfect, but that doesn’t mean the electricity powering it is. Things happen. Surges happen and are common, and Nano Dimmer protects against them. With a in-built surge and overload protector, Nano Dimmer not only keeps your lighting connected it keeps them protected.


New lights, no problems.

Keep Nano Dimmer compatible and Lighting Engine up to date; Nano Dimmer’s firmware can be updated wirelessly.

250 % Faster.

Your lighting should be quick and responsive. Nano Dimmer responds in milliseconds, changing your lights 250% quicker than past generations.


The best Z-Wave. Nano Dimmer is built upon Aeotec’s leading Gen5 technology and is powered by the latest version of Z-Wave - Z-Wave Plus.

No gateway, no worries.

With its auto timers and settings, Nano Dimmer can still be automated and controlled when your gateway is down.

Dimming levels.

Perfect dimming needs precision. Nano Dimmer can be dimmed at 1% increments from 0% right through to 100% brightness.

Smooth dimming.

Some people like instant lighting, others smooth dimming. Nano Dimmer offers a customisable ramp rate so that it can dim or brighten as fast or as smooth as you want it to.

Fan control.

Control your lights and control your ceiling fans. Nano Dimmer can be wired to turn select ceiling fans as powerful as 100 watts on and off, and control their speeds.

Lighting Engine.

Homes have unique lighting and switches. From bulb type to switch type to wiring type to load type, Lighting Engine powers Nano Dimmer’s class-leading dimming compatibility.

1.5 amps.

Small in size without compromise. Nano Dimmer can control lights and loads that draw up to 1.5 amps of power.

Wireless control.

Connected lighting has to work. It’s that simple. Nano Dimmer offers a leading 150 metre point-to-point wireless range for flawless wireless performance.

Perfectly slim.

Packed with technology but not bloated in size, Nano Dimmer’s slim shell of just 20mm fits easily behind your homes existing wall switches.

See your spend.

Along with control and dimming, Nano Dimmer includes Aeotec’s energy metering technology for an accurate measurement of how much electricity your lights are spending.

Stronger signal.

A wireless signal that goes further, stronger. Nano Dimmer’s improved wireless technology is perfect for pass through walls now that it’s 2.5dBM stronger.

DIN rail compatible.

Want to use it with a DIN rail? Pair Nano Dimmer with a generic DIN housing or module box for DIN rail compatibility and use.

Secure lighting.

Because it’s built upon Z-Wave Gen5, Nano Dimmer features banking grade encryption perfectly suited to outdoor use.


Perfect with low voltage lights.

Homes increasingly have low energy lighting that is hard to dim. But not for Nano Dimmer. It can even dim low power LEDs and CFLs that use less than 20 watts through the use of a bypass for Nano Dimmer (Available soon).

Z-Wave Plus

The Z-Wave Aeon Labs Nano Dimmer is Z-Wave Plus Certified. Z-Wave Plus (5th Generation Z-Wave) offers a lot of new features including increased range, extended battery life and Over The Air upgrading (OTA). Take a look at our "What is Z-Wave Plus" guide for more information

Technical Details

  • Model number: ZW111
  • Power input: 120VAC to 240VAC, 50Hz/ 60Hz.
  • Rated Current Output: 1.2A maximum
  • Rated Power Output: 144W maximum.
  • Repeater: Yes
  • Beaming: Yes
  • Minimum Power (Watt): 2-wire (no neutral)- Resistance load Only: min 20W; 3-wire (with neutral) - Capacitive load: min 11W. Inductive load: no min / max 100W (Fan motors); Resistance load: min 10W.
  • Rated output: Max 1.2A.
  • Max standby power: <0.8W.
  • Power measurement accuracy: ±3W.
  • Operating temperature: 0℃ to 40℃
  • Relative humidity: 8% to 80%.
  • Operating distance: Up to 150 meters outdoors.
  • Dimensions: 42.5 x 40 x 20 mm (1.7 x 1.6 x 0.8 in).
  • Supported Loads:

    • With dimming function (On/Off/Dim control): Incandescent bulbs, halogen bulbs with or without electronic transformer, dimmable LED bulbs, dimmable compact fluorescent lamps.
    • Without dimming function (On/Off control): Non-dimmable bulbs (Compact fluorescent lamps with electronic rectifier, fluorescent tube lamps with electronic ballast, LED bulbs).
    • Support Fan Motors / Inductive Loads under 100W (only while Nano Dimmer connected as a 3-wire device)
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Browse 3 questions Browse 3 questions and 3 answers
How is this better than the Fibaro Dimmer 2 (which I just bought)? "outperforms all that has come before it" is quite a grand claim - is it just compatible with a broader selection of LED bulbs?
Andrew T. 20 Apr 2017
Can I control 50w of MR16s though a suitable transformer?
JohnE 20 Apr 2017
Which bypass do you recommend & stock, for use with lighting loads below 4 watts?
Tony W. 14 Apr 2017
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