This GE 45852GE dimmer light switch allows you to remotely turn lamps on and off while also controlling the brightness. The switch requires no wiring for easy installation, and it is energy monitoring enabled for an energy-smart home.
Compatible with select gateways and hubs
Including ZigBee, Logitech Harmony Home Hub Extender, SmartThings, Wink and OpenHome for use with your existing setup.
1 always-on, standard outlet and 1 controlled outlet
Support up to 300W standard incandescent or up to 150W dimmable CFL or LED bulbs.
Remotely controls table and floor lamps
As well as controlling brightness levels and select small appliances in your home.
OTA (Over-the-Air) feature
Automatically updates the switch to ensure technology is up to date.
Energy monitoring enabled
To keep track of your electricity usage, both in W and kWh.
This plug-in smart dimmer light switch was purchased to work with my TWC security system and it Rocks! This thing was very easy to remove from the box, plug into an outlet, setup, and then worked great.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Love it, makes life easier. Looking to order more.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Incompatible with ZLL protocol, unable to test
The GE Plug-in smart dimmer is exactly what I was looking for: an easy way to use existing or specialty bulbs (such as incandescent or LED based Edison style bulbs) alongside the rest of my connected bulbs using the Philips Hue bridge (it's all ZigBee, it should work!).
After cycling through every single wireless channel with attempted touch link and force pairings (even resetting the GE dimmer to factory defaults and trying again), I couldn't get it to link up to my system. Upon further research, I discovered the GE dimmer uses the Zigbee Home Automation protocol (version 1.2), while the Philips Hue system is only compatible with ZigBee Light Link (not sure what version). It is simply not compatible unless Philips upgrades their system to ZigBee 3.0 and implements the combined ZHA+ZLL protocol. I hear the hardware is compatible, it's just up to them if they want to or not...and given their current stance on third party expansion, it seems unlikely to happen.
Philips Hue users: look elsewhere, this won't work for you.
Everyone else: no idea if it'll work or not.
Three stars for a lost evening of futile troubleshooting and poor clarity regarding what "ZigBee compatible" actually means.
A:AnswerHello Harvey, thank you for your question. Yes, this item does just plug straight into the wall and does not need to be wired.
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A:AnswerHello Howie, thank you for your question. Since this item is a Zigbee item, you will have to have a Zigbee compatible hub to communicate with it and use the app to schedule you the times you want it got on and off.
A:AnswerHello RS19, thank you for your question. The dimming schedule will depend on the hub provider and what function the app will offer. The switch will have a manual button that you can use to control the switch manually control the brightness of the connected device. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to respond or give us a call between the hours of 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM Central Standard Time, Monday thru Friday at 1-800-654-8483. Thank you.