Automating your lights are a great place to get started with Home Automation. In today’s article, I replaced a traditional light switch with a Z-Wave Plus dimmer switch (GE 14294). Using Home Assistant, my lights automatically dim when someone starts playing content on the Chromecast in my Living Room after sunset. We find it useful to have a very dim light on during the movie so that we can still get up without stepping on stuff and still be able to see what we’re eating.
Some supplies I used:
- Z-Wave Plus Dimmer Switch from GE. Model 14294.
- Dimmable Light Bulbs (I used these)
- Ideal Connectors (optional, but these make it easier)
- A Z-Wave Plus Hub (I use the Aeotec Z-Stack Gen 5)