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Black Series Dimmer Switch • Button Combinations, Quick Tap Sequences & Local Configuration Options

Button combinations, quick taps and local configuration to change settings and parameters locally on your Black Series Dimmer Switch (LZW31)

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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.

Button Combinations

The Black Series Dimmer Switch has many different button combinations that indicate what the switch is doing or what settings and parameters are being changed.

Standard Button Combinations are used to either pair/remove your switch, check Z-Wave strength, or factory reset your switch

Quick Tap Sequences is a quick and easy way to change the important parameters (ie: changing from On/Off to Dimmer, Leading to Trailing Edge, etc).

Local Configuration is a more complex way of changing additional parameters outside of the Quick Tap Sequences.

Standard Button Combinations

Standard Button Combinations for your Black Series Dimmer Switch are used to either pair/remove your switch, check Z-Wave strength, or factory reset your switch.

To see the table, click here: Standard Button Combination Table

Pairing & Removing

To pair your Black Series Dimmer switch, put your hub in pairing mode and tap the configuration (favorites) button 3x and your LED Bar will start pulsing blue - if successful, the LED Bar will then flash green (if unsuccessful, it will flash red).

Checking Z-Wave Strength

To check the strength of your Z-Wave network where your Black Series Dimmer switch is at, hold down on the configuration (favorites) button for 5-10 seconds until the LED Bar turns green. Release the configuration button when the LED Bar turns green and the color of the LED Bar will be the strength of your network: green equals good, yellow equals ok, and red equals poor.

Factory Reset

To factory reset your Black Series Dimmer switch, hold down on the top of the paddle (on button) along with the configuration (favorites) button for approximately 20 seconds until the LED Bar turns red and then release.

Quick Tap Sequences

The Black Series Dimmer Switch has various settings and parameters you can change at the switch itself via the configuration (favorites) button located at the top right of the switch.

To see the table, click here: Quick Tap Sequences Table

Example: If you'd like to enable local protection (ie: disable local control) on your Black Series Dimmer, you would tap the configuration button 8x and the LED Bar will flash red. Conversely, if you'd like to disable local protection (ie: enable local control) on your Black Series Dimmer, you would tap the configuration button 8x again and the LED Bar will flash green.

Enable Local Protection Mode

To enable Local Protection Mode on your Black Series Dimmer Switch, tap the configuration button eight (8) times and the LED Bar should flash red indicating the switch has enabled Local Protection Mode.

NOTE: If the LED Bar flashes green, it means that the switch already had local protection mode enabled.

Video Demonstration

Disable Local Protection Mode

To disable Local Protection Mode on your Black Series Dimmer Switch, tap the configuration button eight (8) times and the LED Bar should flash green indicating the switch has disabled Local Protection Mode.

NOTE: If the LED Bar flashes red, it means that the switch already had local protection mode disabled.

Video Demonstration

Local Configuration

To access additional parameters outside of the Quick Tap Sequences, you'll want to use Local Configuration.

To see the Local Configuration Table, click here: Local Configuration Table

Local Configuration Logic

Here is the logic to change the parameters locally:

  • Locate the Parameter you'd like to change on the Local Configuration Table (ex: Change LED Color = 8)

  • ENTERING LOCAL CONFIGURATION MODE: Hold down the configuration button until the LED Bar turns Yellow and let go

  • ENTERING THE PARAMETER MENU: Press the configuration button as many times as the parameter you've chosen says to from the Local Configuration Table (ex: Change LED Color is 8, so you'd press the configuration button 8x) - you have now selected the parameter you'd like to edit

    • NOTE: The LED Bar will blink to notify you of the parameter you're on.

      • Long Blink = 10's

      • Short Blinks = 1's

      • Ex: 13 = 1x Long Blink + 3x Short Blinks

  • EDITING THE PARAMETER: Tap up/down on the paddle to select the value you'd like the parameter to be - you should see the parameter change in realtime (ie: LED Bar Color will change for you to see, LED Bar Intensity will change on the LED Bar for you to see, etc)

  • SAVING THE PARAMETER VALUE: Hold down on the configuration button until the LED Bar turns Yellow and let go - the LED Bar should then flash Cyan which indicates it was saved successfully

Example: If you'd like to change the color of your Black Series Dimmer switch LED Bar you would hold down on the configuration button until the LED Bar turns Yellow and let go. The LED Bar will blink Yellow 1x to indicate it's in Local Configuration Mode. Using the Local Configuration Table, you will see that to access the LED Bar Color, you would tap the configuration button 8x. After you tap the configuration button 8x, the LED Bar will slow blink 8x to indicate it's on the correct parameter. Next, you will tap the paddle up or down to select the LED Bar color you want. Finally, to save the configuration, you will hold down on the configuration button until the LED Bar turns Yellow and let go. It will blink Cyan to confirm.

Video Demonstration


Black Series Dimmer Button Combination Table

Below you'll find tables for the Standard Button Combinations as well as the Quick Tap Sequences.

Standard Button Combination Table

Desired Outcome

Action

Effect

Color

Notes

Enable Pairing to Network

Enable Removal from Network

Tap Config Button 3x

Pulse

Blue

If successful in starting pairing or removal, your switch will pulse blue. It will turn green if pairing/removal is successful and red if unsuccessful

Check Z-Wave Network Strength at your Switches location

Hold Config Button for 5-10 seconds

Solid

Green

When the LED Bar turns Green, release the config button and note the color of the LED Bar signifying signal strength

Green = Strong

Yellow = Fair

Red = Poor

Factory Reset your Switch

Hold Config Button + Top of the Paddle (On Button) for ~20 seconds

Solid

Red

If successful in factory resetting your switch, the LED Bar will turn Red (if it turns purple, you need to try again and this time make sure to hold down both the top of the paddle and the config button at the same time)

Quick Tap Sequences Table

Here's how you read this chart:

  • Look for the desired outcome you want

  • Follow the Action at your switch

  • Ensure the Effect and Color on your LED Bar match what's on the table

Example: If you'd like to enable local protection (ie: disable local control) on your Black Series Dimmer, you would tap the configuration button 8x and the LED Bar will flash red. Conversely, if you'd like to disable local protection (ie: enable local control) on your Black Series Dimmer, you would tap the configuration button 8x again and the LED Bar will flash green.

Desired Outcome

Action

Effect

Color

Notes

Enable Local Protection (Disable Internal Relay)

Tap Config 8x

Flash

Red

If local protection has successfully been turned on, the LED Bar will flash Red

Disable Local Protection (Enable Internal Relay)

Tap Config 8x

Flash

Green

If local protection has successfully been turned off, the LED Bar will flash Green

Local Configuration Table

Here's how you read this chart:

  • Look for the parameter you'd like to change

  • Write down or memorize the number associated with that parameter (ie: 9 for, "LED Indicator Intensity (When On)")

  • Look at the Values and determine what you'd like to change the parameter to (ie: if you want the dimming speed to take 3 seconds to turn on/off, you'd write down or memorize a value of 3)

Example: Let's say you wanted to change the LED Bar to a color of orange when the load is on. You would see that the #8 is, "LED Indicator Color (When On)". Then the Value column says that Orange is an option and the instructions say to tap up/down the paddle until you find Orange. An example is shown below in the, "Video Demonstration".

Video Demonstration

# Times to Press Config Button

Parameter

Description

Values

1

Dimming Speed

Refers to how fast or slow the light turns on or off when you change the dim level either remotely or locally (at the switch) such as from 10-20%, 60-80%, etc.

Range: 0-10

Interval: 1 = 1 second

Max Taps = 11

Tap down on the paddle initially to change to a value of 0, then up/down to change values after

2

Minimum Dim Level

Refers to the minimum level the light switch will dim to.

Range: 1-50

Interval: 1 = ~1%

Max Taps = 50

Tap up on the paddle initially to start on a low minimum level, then up/down to change values after

3

Maximum Dim Level

Refers to the maximum level the light switch will dim to.

Range: 51-99

Interval: 1 = ~1%

Max Taps = 49

Tap up on the paddle initially to start on a low maximum level, then up/down to change values after

4

Invert Switch

Refers to inverting the switch (where tapping up on the switch will turn the switch off and tapping down on the switch will turn the switch on)

Range: 0-1

0 = Normal

1 = Inverted

Max Taps = 2

Tap down to select 0 and up to select 1

5

Default Level (Local)

Refers to the default dim level the switch goes to when turned on at the switch (ie: if you set the default level to 60%, that's the percentage the switch turns on to when you turn it on).

Range: 0-10

0 = Prior State

10 = 100%

1-9 = Intervals of ~11%

Max Taps = 11

Tap down to select 0 and up/down to select 1-10

6

Default Level (Remote)

Refers to the default dim level the switch goes to when turned on remotely via the app (ie: if you set the default level to 60%, that's the percentage the switch turns on to when you turn it on).

Range: 0-10

0 = Prior State

10 = 100%

1-9 = Intervals of ~11%

Max Taps = 11

Tap down to select 0 and up/down to select 1-10

7

State After Power Restored

Refers to the state the switch will return to when power is restored to it (ie: after a power outage).

Range: 0-2

0 = Off

1 = On

2 = Prior State

Max Taps = 3

Tap down to select 0 and up/down to select 1-2

8

LED Indicator Color

Refers to the LED Bar color

Choose from the following colors:

Red

Orange

Green

Cyan

Blue

Violet

Pink

White

Tap up/down to cycle through the colors

9

LED Indicator Intensity
(When On)

Refers to the intensity level of the LED bar when the load is on

Range: 0-10

Interval: 1 = 10%

Max Taps = 11

Tap down for a value of 0 and up/down to change the intensity

10

LED Indicator Intensity
(When Off)

Refers to the intensity level of the LED bar when the load is off

Range: 0-10

Interval: 1 = 10%

Max Taps = 11

Tap down for a value of 0 and up/down to change the intensity

11

Load Level Indicator Timeout

Changes the amount of time (in seconds) the RGB Bar shows the Dim Level (ie: if you are actively dimming the light, the LED Bar will show you approximately what level the light is at -- the timeout is the time that indicator shows once you let go of the paddle)

Range: 0-11

0 = Always Off

1-10 = Intervals of 1 second

11 = Always On

Max Taps = 12

Tap down on the paddle to change to a value of 0, then up/down to change to other values

12

AC Power Type

Refers to whether or not your switch needs to be changed to a neutral or non-neutral setup

Range: 0-1

0 = Single Pole

1 = Multi-Way (Dumb)

Max Taps = 2

Tap down to select 0 and up to select 1

13

Switch Type

Refers to the type of wiring installation your switch is in: Single Pole, 3-Way Dumb, or 3-Way Aux

Range: 0-2

0 = Single Pole

1 = Multi-Way (Dumb)

2 = Multi-Way (Aux)

Max Taps = 3

Tap down to select 0 and up/down to select 1-2

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