Some light switches are really boring. They flip the lights on and flip the lights off. Where’s the fun and high-tech goodness in that? A Z-Wave dimmer for your smart lighting system is a whole lot more interesting.
If you have an Electronic House, you want something that delivers a little bit of excitement and a whole lot of convenience. Kichler Lighting has put something pretty special into this fairly typical looking switch: the power of Z-Wave. That means that the Kichler Lighting Z-Wave Dimmer Switch can replace any of the switches in your home and tap into Design Pro LED Modular 2.0 and Disc 2.0 products, all without additional wiring.
It also means that you won’t have to wire from the lighting fixtures to the switch. Instead, this switch uses Z-Wave, a wireless technology that allows compatible devices in the home to talk to each other. Having Z-Wave also allows you to link a few of your Kichler Lighting devices together or to any of the other Z-Wave home automation products and systems that you have sprinkled around the house.
Measuring 3.5-by-5.5 inches, the Kichler Lighting Z-Wave Dimmer Switch can be installed into any single-gang junction box. It features a standard paddle style dimmer with a full range of dimming functions, as well as the option to turn the lights on and off.
Kichler Lighting has actually put Z-Wave into two of its control products. The model known as the 12388 is the actual wall dimmer we’ve been talking about. This one is available in white for $98, but you can add an almond cover and trim plate for an extra $11. If you need options, the 12387 model is a full-range in-line dimmer that sells for $115. Available in black and white, this version can deliver dimming from 0 to 100 percent, consumes only 1 watt of energy, and installs cleanly in-line along your under-cabinet system. It can also be programmed to one or multiple sections or runs of light.
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