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Red Series Fan/Light Switch • Setup Instructions • Hubitat
Red Series Fan/Light Switch • Setup Instructions • Hubitat

Setup and Pairing instructions for the Inovelli Red Series Fan/Light Switch (LZW36) on the Hubitat Elevation 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.

IMPORTANT: Before installing your fan/light switch, please ensure the fan motor is set to high speed. If you notice that after you install your fan/light switch the speeds are not as fast as they were prior to installing your switch, it's likely that the motor was not on high (please adjust if you find this is the case).

This is the digital setup instructions for the Red Series Smart Fan/Light 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 Fan/Light switch before and are just looking for some quick pairing instructions. If this is your first time installing the Fan/Light 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's are 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. Hold down on the top of the light rocker and then tap the light paddle three times consecutively as shown in the GIF below

  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

Video Demonstration

If your LED bar refuses to pulse blue, you may have to factory reset your device by holding down on the top of the light rocker (A) and the light paddle (B) for 20 seconds until the LED Bars turns red and let go. The switch should blink red a few times followed by a reboot sequence indicating it has been factory reset as shown below in the GIF.

Video Demonstration

NOTE: Video shortened to reduce file size


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 Fan/Light 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, hold down on the top of the light rocker and then tap the light paddle three times consecutively.

  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, "Save"

  8. 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.

Advanced Feature Setup

This switch is packed with features and most of them come directly from this community.

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 fan speed or lights dim on and off, the color of the LED bars, minimum dimming or speed 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 Fan/Light 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 Fan/Light 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

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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