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Title: Best choice for lighting controls in north america for use with 810
Post by: Ritmo2k on September 03, 2011, 05:53:01 am
Its been a while since I have been involved with mce, looking through the wiki I gather ZWave would be the best option for a Canadian based home? Anyone have any opinions, I would be grateful.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Best choice for lighting controls in north america for use with 810
Post by: merkur2k on September 03, 2011, 07:18:53 pm
ZWave is indeed one of the best choices currently based on features and price.
Title: Re: Best choice for lighting controls in north america for use with 810
Post by: hari on September 03, 2011, 07:19:54 pm
If you can afford it and if you are able to run the wiring, get KNX.

best regards,
hari
Title: Re: Best choice for lighting controls in north america for use with 810
Post by: Ritmo2k on September 03, 2011, 07:37:19 pm
The wiring is done unfortunately, I had heard of KNX years ago but didn't know that it was available in north america...

According to the wiki, the Aeon Labs Z-Wave Interface usb dongle looks pretty slick.

Thanks guys.
Title: Re: Best choice for lighting controls in north america for use with 810
Post by: purps on September 03, 2011, 08:29:24 pm
The wiring is done unfortunately, I had heard of KNX years ago but didn't know that it was available in north america...

According to the wiki, the Aeon Labs Z-Wave Interface usb dongle looks pretty slick.

Thanks guys.

The Seluxit viaSENS is the recommended interface. Having had both, I would agree. You'll need a separate inclusion remote though.

Cheers,
Matt.
Title: Re: Best choice for lighting controls in north america for use with 810
Post by: Ritmo2k on September 03, 2011, 09:31:34 pm
Appreciate the reco, being in North America that one might be harder to get. I guess the zwave standard should make it safe to use with anything I find here, but I have read some incompatibilities obviously exist between vendors.

I'll get on to looking around for Canadian based vendors.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Best choice for lighting controls in north america for use with 810
Post by: Ritmo2k on September 04, 2011, 03:30:10 pm
Seems both GE and Leviton make zwave products which are easily available to me.
Anyone have experience with their light switches and receptacles for example? I'd still be fine to order a Seluxit viaSENS controller and a Aeon Labs Minimote inclusion remote as Purps uses/

Thanks!
Title: Re: Best choice for lighting controls in north america for use with 810
Post by: tkmedia on September 05, 2011, 08:39:26 am
The aeon Z-stick and the minimote  work very well together.
http://lmcecompatible.com/#ecwid:category=280101&mode=product&product=2269651

Leviton is a very nice product but kinda pricey.
I haven't really  found compatibility issues amongst vendors.

HTH

Tim
Title: Re: Best choice for lighting controls in north america for use with 810
Post by: hari on September 05, 2011, 11:16:28 am
the Seluxit viaSENS is not available with US frequency. So I'd follow tkmedia's recommendation to get the AEON Labs
Title: Re: Best choice for lighting controls in north america for use with 810
Post by: Ritmo2k on September 05, 2011, 04:50:34 pm
Thanks everyone!