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[Amazon.ca] GE 45609WB Z-Wave On/Off Switch (12722) $40.88

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[Amazon.ca] GE 45609WB Z-Wave On/Off Switch (12722) $40.88

Amazon.ca has the GE 45609WB Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Control On/Off switch (part number 12722) currently for $40.88.
This is the lowest price recorded by the dromedary triplets.
If you are into home automation, this is a nice deal on some quality switches.

Notes:
This switch uses Z-wave communication (not WiFi). Thus it will need a home automation hub such as SmartThings, Wink, a Raspberry Pi with a Z-Wave dongle, etc. in order to use it remotely.
With one of the above hubs, if the hub supports Google Home or Alexa, then you can control it by voice. It cannot be controlled without a hub.
This is the on/off relay switch only. This does not dim.
A neutral wire is required. Check your home wiring to make sure this will work for you.
This switch uses Decora/Decorator style faceplates and does not come with one. It will work in a multi-gang box which has multiple switches if you get the appropriately sized faceplate.
If you have three-way or four-way switches (2 or more switches) controlling the same light(s), you need one of these for the main switch, and GE 12723 add on switches for the additional switches (you can't use a regular switch for the extras). The add-on switch is currently $28.95 (12% off) although isn't really close to the lowest Amazon price of $24.69
https://www.amazon.ca/GE-Bluetooth-Wire ... B00RKJS8MQ
The switch has a blue light. Normally this light is on when the switch is off (so you can see it in the dark to press it), but you can change this so that the light is on when the switch is on in your home automation hub, or from the switch itself. Rapidly press on 3 times then off 1 time to toggle the mode.
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Great find, I've been waiting awhile for a significant drop to pull the trigger on these switches and saved a good chunk of change.
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Well done OP!
Great for controlling other devices as well since this is mechanical contact relay, so auto bathroom fans when you step in the shower and so on.
Also folks, no need for the GE /Jasco 12723 remote switch for multiple / 3way installation, these are ripoff first class at $30 piece. Get the Rogers version for $14 they are exactly the same switch Winking FaceThumbs Up Sign
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Thanks OP! Been waiting for a Z-wave switch deal for a while now to replace the Wemo Switch I use.
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Too bad it's the older discontinued model and not Zwave Plus but still a good deal for top quality switches.
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swales wrote: Too bad it's the older discontinued model and not Zwave Plus but still a good deal for top quality switches.
You will not find any difference when installed unless your zwave mesh is not robust enough to cover far away spots.
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lifeisfuneh wrote: Well done OP!
Great for controlling other devices as well since this is mechanical contact relay, so auto bathroom fans when you step in the shower and so on.
Also folks, no need for the GE /Jasco 12723 remote switch for multiple / 3way installation, these are ripoff first class at $30 piece. Get the Rogers version for $14 they are exactly the same switch Winking FaceThumbs Up Sign
Can you buy direct from rogers or have to sign up for their plans?
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lifeisfuneh wrote: Well done OP!
Great for controlling other devices as well since this is mechanical contact relay, so auto bathroom fans when you step in the shower and so on.
Also folks, no need for the GE /Jasco 12723 remote switch for multiple / 3way installation, these are ripoff first class at $30 piece. Get the Rogers version for $14 they are exactly the same switch Winking FaceThumbs Up Sign
Wait, which switches are these? Where can you get them?
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Where on the Rogers website can you buy this? I couldn't find it on there website
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notchy wrote: Where on the Rogers website can you buy this? I couldn't find it on there website
Thanks to lifeisfuneh for the info

There doesn't seem to be a direct link, but you can get there by doing the following.

Go to the Rogers web site, then Shop->Home Monitoring at the top of the page.
Click the "Home Monitoring Menu" button then select "Hardware".
It is at the bottom of the page, "In-wall Auxiliary Switch"
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I wonder how the Zooz brand of Z-wave switches allows you to use a regular 3-way switch instead of these companion switches that Lutron, GE and Jasco require?

So..for those that need a 3 way Switch solution, there are two options:
1. Get this GE Z-wave Switch for $40.88 plus the Rogers companion switch for $15 plus tax. Total = $55.88 + tax....or
2. Zooz Z-wave Plus regular or Dimmer Switch for $41.48 + $13.57 shipping + tax. Total = $55.05 + tax

Both will require rewiring both 3 say switches.

https://www.amazon.ca/Z-Wave-Dimmer-ZEN ... B074V8PG51 $41.48 + $13.57 shipping
https://www.amazon.ca/Z-Wave-Switch-ZEN ... B074CJ1ZRF $45.32 + $12.07 shipping
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Hobbesgsr wrote: I wonder how the Zooz brand of Z-wave switches allows you to use a regular 3-way switch instead of these companion switches that Lutron, GE and Jasco require?
Its just a matter of the features the different manufacturers wanted. The features that GE/Jasco,Leviton,GoControl,Lutron,etc. wanted couldn't be handled by simple mechanical switches. To get the added benefits means that you can't use standard switches, and adds cost. How they do it is different - GE/Jasco and Leviton use control signals over the traveler wire, GoControl uses Zwave wireless commands, Lutron uses their own wireless commands.

1. Due to how they are wired to have two switches control the same light, normal 3 way switches aren't necessarily up=on, down=off, because of the position the other switch was last left at. So it is not consistent, you have to feel the switch to find out what position it is in and click it the other way to toggle it - sometimes you have to counter-intuitively press down to turn the light on, or up to turn it off. The smart auxiliary switches are always up=on, down=off, so pressing up will always turn it on, etc.

2. The smart auxiliary switch can also control a main dimmer switch. For example for the GE/Jasco switches it can determine when you long press the switch up or down to dim up or dim down and send that appropriately to the main dimmer switch. A regular switch would not be able to do that.
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lifeisfuneh wrote: Well done OP!
Great for controlling other devices as well since this is mechanical contact relay, so auto bathroom fans when you step in the shower and so on.
Also folks, no need for the GE /Jasco 12723 remote switch for multiple / 3way installation, these are ripoff first class at $30 piece. Get the Rogers version for $14 they are exactly the same switch Winking FaceThumbs Up Sign
What is the difference between an auxiliary (14$) and the regular switch (50$)

Control your lights from multiple locations in your home (such as the top and bottom of your staircases) with this In-wall Auxiliary Switch in combination with an In-Wall Switch or In-wall Dimmer Switch in your home’s existing multi-way lighting control set-up. Note: the In-wall Auxiliary Switches must be used with at least one SHM In-Wall or In-wall Dimmer Switch.
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Hobbesgsr wrote: I wonder how the Zooz brand of Z-wave switches allows you to use a regular 3-way switch instead of these companion switches that Lutron, GE and Jasco require?

So..for those that need a 3 way Switch solution, there are two options:
1. Get this GE Z-wave Switch for $40.88 plus the Rogers companion switch for $15 plus tax. Total = $55.88 + tax....or
2. Zooz Z-wave Plus regular or Dimmer Switch for $41.48 + $13.57 shipping + tax. Total = $55.05 + tax

Both will require rewiring both 3 say switches.

https://www.amazon.ca/Z-Wave-Dimmer-ZEN ... B074V8PG51 $41.48 + $13.57 shipping
https://www.amazon.ca/Z-Wave-Switch-ZEN ... B074CJ1ZRF $45.32 + $12.07 shipping
You will most likely pay tax and CP fee as well since it will ship from US
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irodeo wrote: What is the difference between an auxiliary (14$) and the regular switch (50$)

Control your lights from multiple locations in your home (such as the top and bottom of your staircases) with this In-wall Auxiliary Switch in combination with an In-Wall Switch or In-wall Dimmer Switch in your home’s existing multi-way lighting control set-up. Note: the In-wall Auxiliary Switches must be used with at least one SHM In-Wall or In-wall Dimmer Switch.
There is no controller in the aux switch it's basically push button
Yes it will allow you to dim up and down with the master dimer.
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lifeisfuneh wrote: You will most likely pay tax and CP fee as well since it will ship from US
You can usually buy the Zooz switches from Amazon.ca but they ran out of stock over the holidays so no extra fees.
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swales wrote: You can usually buy the Zooz switches from Amazon.ca but they ran out of stock over the holidays so no extra fees.
They show as shipped from us on Amazon.ca
BTW I presume you can manually dim u and down only from one location on the zooz dimmer if you use regular switch as remote?
That must be pita.
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lifeisfuneh wrote: Well done OP!
Great for controlling other devices as well since this is mechanical contact relay, so auto bathroom fans when you step in the shower and so on.
Also folks, no need for the GE /Jasco 12723 remote switch for multiple / 3way installation, these are ripoff first class at $30 piece. Get the Rogers version for $14 they are exactly the same switch Winking FaceThumbs Up Sign
How do you buy the Rogers ones? Went on their site and they wouldn't let me buy them unless I either commited to an assessment or paid a monthly fee.

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