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Red Series Dimmer Switch • Setup Instructions • Hubitat
Red Series Dimmer Switch • Setup Instructions • Hubitat

Setup and Pairing instructions for the Inovelli Red Series Dimmer (LZW31-SN) Switch on Hubitat Elevation's Hub

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Written by Eric Hines
Updated over a week ago

DISCLAIMER: You may notice there are a lot of over-used keywords or phrases as well as English that seems a little off. This is because these articles are used to feed our AI Robot (Ira) and she needs the data to be structured in a certain way.

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 Hubitat 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 Device 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 Hubitat Web App and click on the, “Devices” tab

  3. Click, “Add Device”

  4. Then under, "Add device manually:", click on, "Z-Wave"

  5. Click on, "Start Z-Wave Inclusion"

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

  7. Hubitat should then search for, find and let you know that a device was added

  8. Feel free to label the device and, if applicable, add it to a room


The only prerequisite to pairing this switch is the following:

  • Installation of the Device Driver

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

Device Driver Installation

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

  1. Open up your Hubitat web app and click on, "Drivers Code" in the menu (you may have to click on, "Advanced" if you don't see this option)

  2. Click on, "+ New Driver"

  3. Click on, "Import" and a box should appear that says, "Import Code from Website" and it will ask you for a URL

  4. Paste the following URL ( into the section titled, "Insert URL to Import Text into Code Editor" and click, "Import" (followed by, "OK" when asked if you want to override the text in the editor)

  5. Click, "Save"

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

Installation Instructions

Before setting up your switch within Hubitat, 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 Device Driver prior to pairing.

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

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

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

  3. Under, "Add device manually:", click on, “Z-Wave”

  4. Click on, "Start Z-Wave Inclusion"

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

  6. Hubitat will then continue to search for your Inovelli switch and, if successful, will let you know that the device was found and ultimately added

  7. You can change the name of your switch by clicking where it says, "Label this device" and then clicking, "Next"

  8. Optional: You can add this device to a room by creating/selecting a room - then click, "Next"

  9. To view your device and change any of the parameters, click on, "View device details"

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 type (Single-Pole, 3-Way Aux, 3-Way Dumb/Existing).

If you are trying to setup your switch in Smart Bulb Mode, please still select the Switch Mode and Type from the below instructions, and then follow the directions to setup Smart Bulb Mode

AC Power Type (Neutral or Non-Neutral)

NOTE: If you have a neutral wire installed, you can skip this step.

To change your Red Series Dimmer switch from a Neutral Wire Installation (which is the default) to a Non-Neutral Wire Installation or vice versa in Hubitat, please follow the instructions below:

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

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

  3. Scroll down to where it says, "Preferences" and find, "21. AC Power Type" and select, "Neutral" or "Non Neutral" followed by, "Save Preferences" at the bottom

  4. Test your switch to make sure the setting applied

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 Hubitat, please follow the instructions below:

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

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

  3. Scroll down to where it says, "Preferences" and find, "22. Switch Type" and select, "Load Only", "3-Way Toggle" (Dumb/Existing) or "3-Way Momentary" (Aux/Add-On) followed by, "Save Preferences" at the bottom

  4. Test your switch to make sure the setting applied

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 over the course of 4+ years.

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

Parameter Explanations

You will need to install a Device Driver prior to accessing any of these features from within the app. Instructions can be found here: Device 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 find all the parameters, please follow these steps:

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

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

  3. Scroll down to where it says, "Preferences" - here is where all the parameters are listed out and can be changed via the drop-downs

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

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 • Hubitat

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 Hubitat app, which is different.

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

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 • Hubitat" 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 Hubitat Hub, please see this article: Setting Up Z-Wave Associations • Hubitat

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