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Red Series Dimmer Switch • Setup Instructions • SmartThings
Red Series Dimmer Switch • Setup Instructions • SmartThings

Setup and Pairing instructions for the Inovelli Red Series Dimmer Switch (LZW31-SN) on Samsung / Aeotec SmartThings Hub

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Written by Eric Hines
Updated over a week ago

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REMINDER: This switch is only to be used to control lights (except ballasts or any lights connected to a transformer). Do not use the switches on outlets, fans, or any other inductive load.

This is the digital setup instructions for the Red Series Smart Dimmer Switch on the SmartThings platform.

Navigating the Instructions

Please click on any of the sections in the Table of Contents to get started. We recommend working your way down as it follows an intentional flow that is user friendly and hub/gateway specific. As always, any questions, please see the Additional Resources links section or submit a ticket, we’re happy to help.

Quick Setup Instructions

Follow these if you have already installed the Dimmer switch before and are just looking for some quick pairing instructions. If this is your first time installing the Dimmer switch, please skip this section and work your way through the various sections below starting with the Prerequisites.

This section assumes the following:

  1. You’ve installed the Edge Driver

  2. You’ve wired the switch and it works manually

Let’s begin:

  1. Make sure your switch LED is lit up blue

  2. Open up your SmartThings App to the, “Devices” tab and click on the + at the top right

  3. Click, “Add Device”

  4. Then under, “Scan for nearby devices” click, “Scan”

  5. Tap on the config/favorites button three (3) times until the LED Bar starts to pulse blue

  6. SmartThings should then search for, find and let you know that a, "Z-Wave device" was added

  7. Click on, "Setup"

  8. SmartThings will let you know that the device was connected insecurely - click on, "Secure setup"

  9. Scan the QR Code on the light switch (bottom left of the front of the switch) or enter the 5 digit PIN code located on the front of the switch

  10. SmartThings should then initialize and finalize the switch inclusion


The only prerequisite to pairing this switch is the following:

  • Installation of the Device Edge Driver

While this switch will also pair without it, for full functionality, you’ll want to install the Edge Driver.

Device Edge Driver Installation

To install the Edge Driver, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Click on the following link Samsung Edge Driver Access and sign into your Samsung account (you may have 2-Factor Authentication on – if so, please follow the directions Samsung gives you to attain a code)

  2. Next, click, “Enroll” by the hub your devices are paired to

  3. Next, click, “Available Drivers”

  4. Finally, click on the driver you’d like installed by clicking, “Install” (NOTE: In this case, please install, “Inovelli Dimmer Red Series”)

Now when you pair your switch, it should automatically pick up the Edge Driver. Feel free to move onto the next section of the Setup Instructions below.

Installation Instructions

Before setting up your switch within SmartThings, you will have to manually install your switch in the wall and have it powered up. In order to do that, you (or your licensed electrician) will need to follow our Wiring Instructions which can be found below:

Pairing Instructions

The below instructions assume you have installed the Edge Driver prior to pairing.

Please follow the instructions below to include/pair your Red Series Dimmer Switch

  1. Open your SmartThings App and go to the, "Devices" tab

  2. Press the (+) button at the top right of the screen

  3. Click on, “Add Device”

  4. At the bottom of the screen click on, "Scan nearby"

  5. While your SmartThings hub is scanning, press the configuration/favorites button three (3) times as shown in the GIF below

  6. SmartThings will then search for your Inovelli switch and, if successful, will let you know that the device was added (NOTE: Your LED Bar may still pulse blue until it's paired securely).

    We recommend setting this up with full security options - to do this, click on, "Setup" followed by, "Secure Setup".

  7. Scan the QR Code located on the front of your switch (bottom left) or enter in the 5 digit Z-Wave DSK also located at the bottom left of the switch

  8. If your switch was included successfully, the LED Bar should flash green and you should see a confirmation in your SmartThings app. If you'd like to rename the switch and/or change the room it's assigned to, click on, "Edit", change either or and click, "Save" and then, "Done"

Once your switch is successfully paired, check to make sure you have basic functionality of your switch by turning it on/off.

If you'd like to change your switch to a dimmer switch or need to program it to work in a multi-way setup, please move on to the, "Switch Configuration" section below.

Switch Configuration

In this section, we will help you change your switch AC Power Type (ie: Neutral or Non-Neutral) and Switch Type (Single-Pole, 3-Way Aux, 3-Way Dumb/Existing).

Switch AC Power Type (Neutral or Non-Neutral)

To change your Red Series Dimmer switch from a Neutral setup to a Non-Neutral setup or vice versa in SmartThings, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Open your SmartThings App and go to the, "Devices" tab

  2. Find your Red Series Dimmer Switch and click on it

  3. Click on the three dots at the top right and select, "Settings"

  4. Scroll down and click on, "AC Power Type" and then select either, "Neutral" or "Non Neutral" followed by, "OK"

  5. Click on the back arrow "<" and test out your switch

Switch Type (Single-Pole, Multi-Way Aux/Dumb)

To program your Red Series Dimmer switch to operate in a Single-Pole, Multi-Way Aux, Multi-Way Dumb, or Full Sine Mode in SmartThings, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Open your SmartThings App and go to the, "Devices" tab

  2. Find your Red Series Dimmer Switch and click on it

  3. Click on the three dots at the top right and select, "Settings"

  4. Click on, "Switch Type" and then select either, "Load Only" (this is Single-Pole), "3-Way Toggle" (this is Dumb/Existing), "3-Way Momentary" (this is Aux) followed by, "OK"

  5. Click on the back arrow "<" and test out your switch

Advanced Feature Setup

This switch is packed with features and most of them come directly from this community. They've been debated back and forth, added to wishlists, and talked about tirelessly over the years.

Below we will provide a link to all the parameters and show you how to change them from within SmartThings and then we'll go into some of the advanced features and explain how to set them up in SmartThings.

Parameter Explanations

You will need to install an Edge Driver prior to accessing any of these features from within the app. Instructions can be found here: Edge Driver Installation

A parameter is a setting within the switch firmware that allows you to change how the switch operates. For example, you want to change how fast your lights dim on and off, the color of the LED bar, minimum dimming level and much more -- all with a few clicks within the app.

To access your parameters, please follow the steps below (NOTE: Fan switch instructions are shown, but the same procedure applies):

  1. Open your SmartThings App and go to the, "Devices" tab

  2. Find your Red Series Dimmer Switch and click on it

  3. Click on the three dots at the top right and select, "Settings"

  4. From here, you can scroll down, locate and change the various parameters on the switch

For a list of the most up-to-date parameters and the firmware version they are associated with, please visit the Red Series Dimmer Switch Parameter Page

Animated Notifications

Animated notifications are used when you want to have a visual cue on your LED bar notify you of a certain event. A few examples would be:

  • LED Bar pulses purple if your garage door is left open past 9pm

  • LED Bar chases red if your front door is unlocked

  • LED Bar fast blinks orange if a door is opened at night time

These notifications are accomplished by using, "Routines" within the SmartThings App.

For more information about Animated Notifications as well as some examples of how to set them up, please visit the following article: Setting Up Animated Notifications • SmartThings

Scene Control

Scene control, in this context, refers to activating a scene from your light switch via a tap sequence (ie: double-tap, triple-tap, favorites button, etc). This is not to be confused with setting up scenes in your SmartThings app, which is different.

SmartThings Scene vs Inovelli Scene

To learn how to setup multi-tap scene control, please visit the following article: Setting Up Multi-Tap Scene Control • SmartThings

Smart Bulb Mode

Smart Bulb Mode is a special mode that allows you to use your Inovelli smart switch to control smart bulbs. Rather than cutting power to your smart bulbs, Smart Bulb Mode tells the switch to send a digital signal to your bulbs or your hub to turn on/off or dim.

To use Smart Bulb Mode with the Z-Wave light switch and a smart bulb, you'll have to setup multi-tap scenes (ie: Tap up = on, Tap down = off, etc). Please follow the directions in the, "Setting Up Multi-Tap Scene Control • SmartThings" article.

Z-Wave Associations

Z-Wave Associations is when two or more Z-Wave products communicate directly with one another without the need to communicate with a hub. There are two main benefits of utilizing Z-Wave Associations: speed & local control.

From a speed standpoint, cutting out the middle-man (hub) can save precious milliseconds or even seconds depending on your cloud and/or processing power off your hub. Whereas from a local control standpoint, if your hub goes does down and cannot communicate, your products can still talk to each other.

To setup Z-Wave Associations with your SmartThings Hub, please see this article: Setting Up Z-Wave Associations • SmartThings

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