ClareVue Lighting Master Switch and Dimmer Integration Release Notes

Preface

For information on Z-Wave and ClareHome, see Installing Z-Wave with ClareHome.

Notes

  • When installing Z-Wave devices, ensure that there is nothing inhibiting their signal. Z-Wave relies on radio signals. Metal or thick walls may limit their signal strength.
  • We recommend having 2 or more repeating Z-Wave devices.

Introduction

The ClareVue Lighting Master Switches and Master Dimmers integrate with ClareHome via the Z-Wave network. Installers only need to pair (add) the switch or dimmer into ClareHome, and then customize the device.

By integrating the master switches and dimmers into the ClareHome control system, your customers can control the associated lights from their Android or iOS devices.

Installing the switch or dimmer

Only qualified installation technicians should install ClareVue lighting devices. Follow the installation and programming instructions that came with your ClareVue lighting devices.

Note: The switch and dimmer are configurable using the ClareHome app, the Clare Controls Install Assist app, and Fusion.

Pairing and configuring the switch/dimmer in the apps

After installing the switch or dimmer, pair it.

To pair the switch.dimmer using ClareHome and Install Assist:

Note: The pairing process is the same for each device.

1. Access the Clare Controls Install Assist app, and then tap Add Devices.

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Access the ClareHome Mega Menu, and then tap Add/Edit Devices.

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2. At the bottom of the screen, tap the plus icon.

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3. Tap Lighting.

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4. Tap Z-Wave Device - Lighting.

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5. Tap Start Discovery Mode, and then pair the device as per the manufacturer’s instructions.

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6. Enter a name for the keypad, and then select an area.

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7. Tap outside of the area drop-down, and then configure the switch/dimmer settings.

Note: For scene, schedule, notification, and automation configuration, see ClareHome App Guide (DOC ID 1750).

To configure the dimmer settings:

1. Tap Edit Device Settings.

2. Configure the device settings as desired.

Ramp Time: (Dimmer only) The amount of time, in seconds, that it takes the dimmer to get to the set let.

Power Up State: When power is removed from the device, for example - from a power outage, the device turns off. The Power Up Sates is the state that the dimmer returns to when power is returned to the device.

This setting has 3 options: turning on, remaining off, or returning to its last state before it lost power.

Delayed Off: The amount of time, in seconds, that it takes the dimmer to extinguish.

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3. Tap outside of the drop-down menu/text field.

The device information automatically saves.

Pairing and configuring the switch/dimmer in Fusion

After installing the switch or dimmer, pair it.

To pair the device with Fusion:

1. Access your project, and then click the Z-Wave Wizard icon.

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2. The Clare Controls Z-Wave Wizard displays. Click on Z-Wave Devices.

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3. Select the device location, and then enter a name for the device.

Note: We recommend naming the device after its location to avoid confusion. For example, Living Room Switch.

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Note: If you want to add an area, click the green plus icon, enter a name for the area, and then click Add Area.

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4. Click Add It!.

A Z-Wave adding mode dialog displays.

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5. Press the main on/off button on the device.

Notes

  • Once paired, the light stops blinking.
  • The Z-Wave lighting device dialog goes away when the device has been paired.

6. The switch or dimmer appear in the added devices list.

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7. If you added a switch, click the Summary Tab.

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If you added a dimmer or accessory device, click NEXT.

8. On the Configure Devices tab, click the Configurable Properties sub-tab.

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9. Configure the dimmer’s properties.

Note: Neutral dimmers have a configurable ramp time, maximum dimming level, and a minimum dimming level. Non –neutral dimmers only have a configurable ramp time.

Maximum Dimming Level: The highest light level achievable on the dimmer. This level is set to limit the maximum brightness of the bulb.

Minimum Dimming Level: The lowest light level achievable on the dimmer. This level is set to limit the minimum brightness of the bulb.

Ramp Time: The time in seconds that it will take to reach the maximum dimming level when turned on, and the time to ramp down when turned off.

Notes

  • The above options are only available for neutral and non-neutral dimmers.
  • These settings should only be adjusted when the user experiences issues with dimmable LED or fluorescent lights.
  • Adjusting these settings limits the amount of power that flows into the bulb, this may help the user save money on their electricity bill.

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10. Click the Summary tab to view all Z-Wave Wizard added devices and their status.

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11. Click the Close Window icon in the top-right of the wizard to exit and return to the Devices tab.

Note: The Z-Wave devices added with the Z-Wave Wizard are automatically imported on the Devices tab.

Using the device in the ClareHome app

Once deployed, the user can add the device to their space, and then tap the lighting icon in the ClareHome app to display and operate the devices associated with the switch or dimmer, as shown below.

Note: Accessory devices do not have individual UI services. To use accessory devices from the app, control them through their associated master device.

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Full PDF - ClareVue Lighting Master Switch and Dimmer Integration Notes (DOC ID 1236)