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Red Series RGBTW Light Strip Kit • Setup Instructions • Hubitat
Red Series RGBTW Light Strip Kit • Setup Instructions • Hubitat

Setup and Pairing instructions for the Inovelli Red Series RGBTW Light Strip Kit (LZW45) on Hubitat

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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.

This is the digital setup instructions for the Red Series RGBTW Light Strip Kit 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 light strip before and are just looking for some quick pairing instructions. If this is your first time installing the light strip, 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

Let’s begin:

  1. Make sure the controller is plugged in

  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 3x

  7. The light strip should start to pulse blue indicating it's in inclusion mode - it will turn green to indicate it was included successfully as shown in the Video Demonstration

  8. Hubitat will then let you know that the light strip was added (and it should be called, "Inovelli Light")

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

Video Demonstration

If you run into issues where your light strip is not including, you may have to try an exclusion process. To do this, put your gateway in exclusion mode and then tap the config/favorites button 3x. The light strip should start pulsing blue indicating it’s in exclusion mode. If successful, it will turn green and you can try inclusion again.

If this still does not work, then try performing a factory reset.


Prerequisites

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 Edge 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 (https://raw.githubusercontent.com/InovelliUSA/Hubitat/master/Drivers/inovelli-light-strip-lzw45.src/inovelli-light-strip-lzw45.groovy) 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 light strip, it should automatically pick up the Device Driver. Feel free to move onto the next section of the Setup Instructions 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 RGBTW Light Strip Kit

  1. Plug in your light strip controller and attach the light strip to it so that it's lit up

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

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

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

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

  6. While your Hubitat hub is scanning, tap on the Config/Favorites Button 3x as shown in the GIF below. The light strip should start to pulse blue indicating it's in inclusion mode - it will turn green to indicate it was included successfully

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

  8. You can change the name of your light strip by clicking where it says, "Label this device" and then clicking, "Save"

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

Once your light strip is successfully paired, check to make sure you have basic functionality of it by turning it on/off and changing colors


Advanced Feature Setup

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 light strip firmware that allows you to change how the light strip operates.

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 RGBTW Light Strip Kit 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 RGBTW Light Strip Kit Parameter Page

Quick Strip Effect (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 Hubitat 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 • Hubitat

Custom Strip Effect

The Custom Strip Effects are similar our smart switch Animated Notifications, but give you more customization over color/transition, dim level, duration and number of iterations the effect repeats. Some common use examples are:

  • Light Strip pulses orange if the garage door is left open past 10pm

  • Light Strip turns red if the alarm system is armed

  • Light Strip chases green at 10am to remind you to take your medicine

To create a Custom Strip Effect, please follow the directions below:

  1. First, you're going to have to grab the parameter values of your Custom Effect. To see examples of what these effects could look like, check out our Toolbox located here and select the On/Off + Dimmer Switch (VZW31-SN) under, "Z-Wave" and click the dropdown where it says, "Effect": https://inovelliusa.github.io/inovelli-switch-toolbox/

    However, you're going to have to build the Effect by yourself. You'll get four parameter numbers that you're going to put into Hubitat. To get these numbers, please use our LED Strip Toolbox Calculator.

  2. Once you've built your Custom Effect and attained the parameter values, scroll down to where it says, "Custom Effect Start" and enter your values (make sure to put a comma between each value with no spaces)

  3. Click, "Custom Effect Start" to start the effect

  4. To stop the effect, click on, "Custom Effect Stop"

Strip Pixel Effects

The Pixel Effects are pre-installed animations that can quickly be turned on. There are 46 to choose from and they can be found here: Pixel Effects

To turn on a Pixel Effect, please follow the directions below:

  1. OPTIONAL: Select the color you want your Pixel Effect to be (some Pixel Effects allow you to change the color) by clicking on, "Set Color" under the, "Commands" section

  2. Also under the, "Commands" section, scroll to where it says, "Pixel Effect Start"

  3. Enter the number that correlates to the Pixel Effect you want based on the 46 Pixel Effects (ie: enter the number 20 for Sparkle, 24 for Blink Rainbow, etc) followed by the intensity level you want the Pixel to be (ie: 50 = 50%, 100 = 100%)

  4. To turn off the effect, simply click, "Pixel Effect Stop"

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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