Great smart home tech which integrates well with smartthings. Great dimmer that is easy to install and very customisable. I link mine with smartthings and it works really smoothly (though needs a custom device handler). I have installed 6 and one was faulty so was a bit frustrating while working that out, but thankfully buying from amazon they sorted me out (fibaro support is useless). If at all possible i suggest aiming for a three wire installation since that way you should avoid needing to use the bypass device and it will also run more efficiently. If going for a 2-wire installation and you have leds then you must use a bypass otherwise you will find that the lights never turn off completely.
The module auto configured for both and i am happy with the units. I have two of these, paired with my smartthings uk hub running 2 cicuits of led gu10, one circuit is 3 x 7w dimmable leds and the other is 7 x 4w non dimmable leds, the module auto configured for both and i am happy with the units.
I’ve purchased this to run 4 spotlights in the living. I’ve purchased this to run 4 spotlights in the living room. They’ve been replaced with dimmbale led bulbs so i had to purchase the bypass too as the current would be too low to run without. Ive also hooked this up to samsung smartthings – which detected the dimmer but couldnt control it so had to use a custom device handler. I plan on buying several more now that ive proven the concept. Here are the specifications for the Fibaro FGD-212 250 W Universal Dimmer:
- Works with LED Lamps
- Power metering
- Acts as a Z-Wave range extender. Compatible with any Z-Wave or Z-Wave+ Controller.
- Dimmable LED lamps
- Use with any dimmable light source up to 250W
Probably the best uk zwave dimmer – but needs extra unit to work with many leds. Several of these working well installed on 2 wire (no neutral) wall switch positions controlled with smartthings. Check out the smartthings forum for a device handler that works great with this model, the standard driver is for a previous model of dimmer and doesn’t support the 212 at this time (april 2016). Also, although it is very compact, it may not fit in your wall switch backbox unless you have very deep backboxes. I had to add the bg 817 backbox 10mm spacer to create room. With led bulbs i found i needed the fibaro bypass 2 add on as the leds were still glowing when switched ‘off”. I wish fibaro would include low current support in the dimmer out of the box.
Returned as not functional with veraplus controller.
Reviews from purchasers :
- Generally a back-box of 35mm or deeper is a bit fiddly but fine, as long as you don’t have too deep
- I’ve purchased this to run 4 spotlights in the living
- the module auto configured for both and I am happy with the units
Paired with samsung smartthings i own 5 of these dimmers running with led dimmerable bulbs working flawlessly now 🙂 i am running of a 3wire setup.
I installed this today to connect with smartthings. The installation was reasonably straight forward and would suggest watching a few videos on installation before you start. This does work with smartthings straight off the bat, however the default functionality isn’t the best. Suggest installing a custom divice driver and use the custom code discussed on the st community forum. Had issues with the custom code to start with, however after a few changes got it working spot on.