illumino Dimmer Switch has been crafted to power connected lighting using SmartStart, S2 framework, and Z-Wave Plus. It is powered by Aeotec’s S2 technology. 


To see whether illumino Dimmer Switch is known to be compatible with your Z-Wave system or not, please reference our Z-Wave gateway comparison listing. The technical specifications of illumino Dimmer Switch can be viewed at that link.




Get to know your illumino Dimmer Switch.



Load compatibility.


illumino Dimmer Switch isn't compatible with all lighting, Below is a list of all the bulb types that are compatible with Dimmer Switch.

  • Incandescent bulbs
  • Halogen bulbs
  • Trailing-Edge Dimmable LED Bulb

Some LED Bulbs are Leading Edge instead of Trailing Edge, if a dimmable LED bulb is flickering it is highly likely that the bulb is Leading Edge or not dimmable.


These bulb types are not compatible:

  • Leading-Edge Dimmable LED Bulbs
  • Low Voltage Lighting
  • Smart LED Bulbs (WiFi, Zigbee, or Z-Wave as these devices have their own dimming circuits)


Unfortunately, most bulbs are not explicit about what type of dimming property they use in dimmable LED bulbs, but fortunately, most bulbs are Trailing Edge.



Minimum and maximum load. 


illumino Dimmer Switch has a small minimum load and will typically work with most low powered dimmable LED Bulbs:

  • Minimum Power from Load required: 5 W


It also has a maximum output depending on the type of bulbs that are used. 

  • Maximum power using Incandescent/Halogen: 500 W
  • Maximum power using Trailing-Edge dimmable LED Bulbs: 150 W



Button Presses and LED reaction.


In or out of network

Action Button Press (Any Button/ Top / Bottom)

LED Indication

Function/Description if the button is held and released.

Out (initial boot up or factory reset)

N/A

LED fades in and out once every second.

Ready to be paired.

Out

1x tap Any Button

White LED quick flash (once every 300ms)

Attempting to pair to a hub. (Send NIF), can be used to be factory reset by hub or paired to a hub.

 

Default Switch Reaction Top

The button turns ON switch, the bottom button turns OFF switch.

 

 

If successful - the LED becomes solid green for 2 seconds, then deactivates.

Successful pair

 

 

If failed - LED becomes solid Red for 2 seconds.

Failed, return to inactive ready to pair state.

IN

1x tap Any Button

(Default) Follows state of output LED is based on parameter 84, blinks once.

Central Scene (button 1,2) 

1x tap scene

 

Default Switch Reaction Top

The button turns ON switch, the bottom button turns OFF switch.

IN

2x tap Any Button

Flashes color based on parameter 85 setting – Blinks 2x

Central Scene (button 1,2) 2x tap scene

 

Default Action Parameter 111 – Double Tap behaviour.

IN

3x tap Any Button

Flashes purple color for 10 seconds.

Send NIF to unpair; if a hub is attempting to exclude, it will reset and factory reset this device.

IN/OUT

4x tap Bottom Button

Blinks blue LED based on value setting:

0 = solid 2 seconds

1 = blinks 1x quickly

2 = blinks 2x quickly

3 = blinks 3x quickly

Adjust paddle output, toggles parameter 121 value from value 0, 1, 2, 3.

IN/OUT

5x tap Bottom Button

Blinks Green LED based on value setting:

0 = solid 2 seconds

1 = blinks 1x quickly

2 = blinks 2x quickly

Toggle paddle switch controls via Parameter 122 between values 0, 1, 2.

IN/OUT

6x tap Bottom Button

Blinks orange LED based on the value set

0 = solid 2 seconds

1 = blinks 1x quickly

2 = blinks 2x quickly

Toggles power restore state via parameter 20 between values 0, 1, 2.

IN/OUT

1. 8x Bottom Tap 

2. Hold on 8th 

3. Then release on desired minimum calibration level

 

(if not held, then calibration does not happen)

Solid Pink LED while calibrating

Calibrates minimum brightness level on Parameter 131, when released, saves set brightness as the minimum brightness level.

 

Starts ramp down from current output level.

 

– Ramps speed at 5 seconds to 100%.

 

IN/OUT

9x Bottom Tap

Blinks cyan LED based on the value set

0 = solid 2 seconds

1 = blinks 1x quickly

2 = blinks 2x quickly

3 = blinks 3x quickly

Set Double-tap behavior via Parameter 111; toggles between 0, 1, 2, 3

IN/OUT

4x tap Top Button

Displays output LED for 2 seconds then follows output status of the switch.

Toggles 0%, 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100% LED brightness (Parameter 86)

IN/OUT

5x tap Top Button

Displays LED color set for 1 second, then reverts to output LED status.

Toggles parameter 84 from value 0 – 9.

IN/OUT

6x tap Top Button

Displays LED color set for 2 seconds, then reverts to output LED status.

Toggles parameter 85 from value 0 – 9.

IN/OUT

7x tap Top Button

Blinks Green based on value setting:

0 = solid 2 seconds

1 = blinks 1x quickly

2 = blinks 2x quickly

Toggles Parameter 83 from values 0, 1, 2. 

IN/OUT

1. 8x Top Tap 

2. Hold on 8th 

3. Then release on desired maximum calibration level

 

(if not held, then calibration does not happen)

Solid Pink LED while calibrating

Calibrates maximum brightness level on Parameter 132, when released, saves set brightness as the maximum.

 

Starts ramp up from current output level. brightness level. 

 

– Ramps speed at 5 seconds to 0%.

 

IN/OUT

9x Top Tap

Blinks cyan LED based on the value set

0 = solid 2 seconds

1 = blinks 1x quickly

2 = blinks 2x quickly

3 = blinks 3x quickly

Set Single tap behavior via Parameter 110; toggles between 0, 1, 2, 3

IN/OUT

10 Tap (either button)

Blinks white LED based on the value set

0 = solid 2 seconds

1 = blinks 1x quickly

2 = blinks 2x quickly

3 = blinks 3x quickly

Set the 3-way switch type via Parameter 120; toggles between 0, 1, 2, 3

IN

Press and Hold (1-15 seconds)

Flashes color based on parameter 85 setting

Central Scene (button 1,2) Press and hold scene.

IN

Release

Flashes color based on parameter 85 setting

Central Scene (button 1,2) Release scene

IN/OUT

Press and hold (16-19 seconds)

Flashes Red LED rapidly.

Nothing

IN/OUT

1. Press and hold (20 seconds)

2. Release

3. Quick tap the button again.

Solid Blue for 2 seconds.

Manual Factory reset -> Send gateway RESET DEVICE LOCALLY

 

Note: When the LED turns Blue, it will remain blue for 2 seconds, during the 2 seconds, tap the button again to begin the factory reset process.


If successful, it will start factory reset LED status.








Important safety information.


Warning:  Risk of electrical shock. The main circuit breaker or fuse must be shut off during installation. Do not operate or install with wet or moist hands. A licensed electrician with knowledge and understanding of electrical systems and electrical safety should complete the electrical installation. A faulty connection or use may result in fire or electrical shock. Observe local, regional, national, and other legal regulations and electrical codes. Note that even when turned off, the voltage may be present in the device's electrical terminals. Any maintenance introducing changes into the configuration of connections or the load must be always performed with a disabled circuit breaker or fuse.

Maximum load: Dimmer Switch current can not exceed 4.16 amps. Its maximum rated power output is 500 watts for 110/120V using incandescent/halogen type bulbs or 150W using LED-type bulbs.






Pre-installation checks.

  • illumino Dimmer Switch is designed only for use with permanently installed fixtures
  • Works with regular 3-way on/off for 2 locations control. Can only be connected with a regular 3-way on/off switch; do not use to control a smart switch or any other kind of connected or remotely controllable switch or dimmer switch

  • The colors of your wires may not match those in our diagrams; ensure you've identified all wires correctly based upon their source and not just their color

  • Dimmer Switch requires a Neutral for installation. 

  • Do not use with fans.

  • Use 14 AWG solid core wires

  • Ensure Load compatibility (Must not exceed the maximum load)

    • Dimmable lighting only.

    • Not to be directly used with wireless smart bulbs.

    • Voltage: 110/120VAC only

    • Maximum Load

      • 500W using incandescent/halogen bulbs.

      • 150W using LED bulbs (Trailing Edge supported).




Wire illumino Dimmer Switch.


There are 2 methods to wiring illumino Dimmer Switch. You can view their direct instructions and videos at the links below:



Before you wire.

  1. Life-saving: Shut off electricity at the circuit breaker. If installed in a multi-switch box, turn off all circuits. Confirm power is off using a voltage tester to check the live wires and terminals for power. 
  2. Detach any existing light switch you are replacing.
  3. Wire your Dimmer Switch using the diagram that follows as it befits your installation.

    Note: When wiring, make sure that you pull all wire ends into the holes rather than around the screws.

    Note: Ground wire is not used in any of the diagrams below; be sure to safely cap them in your gangbox.


Single pole wiring.



3-way wiring.



4-way wiring.



Finalize your wiring.


4. Make sure all screws are tightened.

5. Fit Dimmer Switch within the wall box, affix it in place, and then install any faceplate as needed.

6. Turn electricity back on at the circuit breaker.

7. Test Dimmer Switch by tapping the top and bottom paddles to turn the wired lights on or off. 






Connect illumino Dimmer Switch to a hub.


  1. Aeotec AutoPilot:

    1. Select DEVICES.

    2. Select + Add new.

    3. Select +.

    4. Select + Add.

    5. Tap the top or bottom switch of illumino Dimmer Switch once. The LED will flash its white LED while attempting to connect. 

    6. If prompted by AutoPilot, enter the 5 digit DSK or scan Dimmer Switch’s QR code.

  2. Aeotec Smart Home Hub or SmartThings

    1. Open SmartThings app.

    2. Tap +.

    3. Tap Device.

    4. Find and select Aeotec.

    5. Tap Switch/Dimmer.

    6. Tap Aeotec Switch/Dimmer.

    7. Tap Start, then follow the remaining instructions to pair illumino Dimmer Switch

    8. When prompted by your hub, tap the top or bottom switch of illumino Dimmer Switch once. The LED will flash a white LED while attempting to connect.

    9. If prompted, enter the 5 digit DSK if on a browser, or scan Dimmer Switch’s QR code.

  3. Z-Stick Gen5 or Z-Stick Gen5+

    1. Unplug Z-Stick Gen5, then press its Action Button to put it into its ‘add device’ mode.

    2. Tap the top or bottom switch of illumino Dimmer Switch once. The LED will flash a white LED while attempting to connect. 

  4. SmartStart QR code scanning

    1. If your Z-Wave gateway supports SmartStart you can scan the QR code on illumino Dimmer Switch using the gateway’s app. Your sensor will join your Z-Wave network automatically.

  5. For most other hubs;

    1. Set your Z-Wave hub to connect new Z-Wave devices.

    2. Tap the top or bottom switch of illumino Dimmer Switch once. The LED will flash a white LED while attempting to connect. 

    3. If prompted, Scan the QR code or enter the 5 digit DSK number on your Dimmer Switch.


Connection LED states.


If the connection steps were followed correctly, the LED will change from a flashing white to one of these LED states depending on success or failure. 


  • Success: LED will be a solid green LED for 2 seconds.
  • Fail: LED will be solid red LED for 2 seconds.





Advanced functions.


Removing your illumino Dimmer Switch.


Your Smart Switch can be removed from your Z-Wave network at any time. You’ll need to use your Z-Wave network’s main controller to do this.


Using your existing Z-Wave Controller:


1. Set your Z-Wave Controller into 'Remove Device' / 'Unpair Device' mode. Refer to the Controller's manual if you are unsure of how to perform this step.

2. Tap top or bottom switch 3x times within 2 seconds on illumino Dimmer Switch. The LED will blink purple to indicate it is attempting to remove itself. 

  • If successful, the LED will fade in and out to indicate it is ready to be connected to a new hub.



Reset your illumino Dimmer Switch.


If the primary controller is missing or inoperable, you may need to reset the device to factory settings.

Make sure the product is powered. If not, plug it into a wall socket and power on. To complete the reset process manually: 

  1. Press and hold the Action Button for at least 20 seconds once the LED lights up as a solid blue color.
  2. Release the button, the LED will remain solid blue for 2 seconds.
  3. Quickly tap the button once while the LED is blue.
  4. The LED indicator will fade its LED in and out slowly; this indicates the reset operation is successful.