Well it looks like HomeSeer is the first to release a dimmer, the HS-WD100+, since the Leviton Patent expired that supports Instant Status. Since it’s not yet shipping we have no idea who is making it but at least we have a Full Featured switch at a reasonable price.
[size=12pt]Here is the basic Product Overview[/size]
[ul][li]Supports wireless on-off-dim control of dimmable lighting loads[/li]
[li]Z-Wave Plus certified for easy inclusion and reliable communications[/li]
[li]Compatible with HomeSeer (and many other) home controllers[/li]
[li]Includes double-tap, triple-tap, press & hold event features to trigger up to 6 different home automation events[/li]
[li]Supports Z-Wave central scene technology[/li]
[li]Supports instant status when controlled locally[/li]
[li]Easy ‘screw terminal’ installation[/li][/ul]
HS-WD100+ is a Z-Wave Plus certified dimming (on-off-dim) wall switch for use with most dimmable lighting loads. The switch includes the newest 500 series Z-Wave module is and Z-Wave Plus certified to ensure support for the latest Z-Wave features. HS-WD100+ may be used with most home controllers but should be used with HomeSeer Hometrollers for best compatibility with all features.
Once installed, HS-WD100+ works like any other paddle-style switch and will control on, off and dim functions for the attached lighting load. However, add it to any HomeSeer system and you’ll be able to trigger up to 6 different events!
[ul][li]Press top or bottom of paddle once - turns attached load on or off[/li]
[li]Press top or bottom of paddle twice (double-tap) - triggers two different HomeSeer events[/li]
[li]Press top or bottom of paddle three times (triple-tap) - triggers two more different HomeSeer events[/li]
[li]Press & hold top or bottom of paddle - dims attached load up or down and may also be used to trigger two more different HomeSeer events[/li][/ul]
[ul][li]Compatible with US Z-Wave networks (908 MHz)[/li]
[li]120 VAC, 60Hz[/li]
[li]600 watt incandescent[/li]
[li]150 watt LED / CFL[/li]
[li]Supports Z-Wave Plus features[/li]
[li]cUL, FCC, Z-Wave Plus certified[/li][/ul]
As you can see they do have some special features on this switch. Mainly the multi-press functions where they count the number of presses within a second and sent that to the controller. I suspect other controllers will have to figure out what’s being sent and add code to support it. Personally I’m not to worried about that right now as Instant Status is the main feature I want.
About the only issue I see is that they don’t show different colors but one would assume that will be coming when they start shipping. I talked to them about that and for now it’s only white but the way they talked I suspect we’ll see colors after they’ve got through the first few production runs.
They should start shipping in the next couple of weeks.
OMT, there is a switch version, the HS-WS100+, as well.