Aeotec Z-Wave NANO In Wall Smart Dimmer
MAKE ALL YOUR LIGHTS SMART LIGHTS. SIMPLY.
Nano Dimmer dramatically improves the lighting in your home. Our 3rd generation of invisible lighting controller outperforms all that has come before it. Dimming is smoother. Compatibility is broader. Lighting is faster and more responsive. Automation and intelligence have never been more powerful. And it comes in such a small size, that you’ll be amazed at just how much functionality we were able to craft inside.
Perfect lighting is a part of every truly smart home. Lighting that is responsive. That is always the right brightness. That is always on when you need it, and off when you don’t. But perfect lighting has never been easy.
Instead, perfect lighting has been too complicated to achieve. In the past, to automate your lights with Z-Wave you’ve had to worry about the type of wiring you have, whether your lighting is trailing or leading edge, and whether you’re using TRIACs or thyristors. Far too complicated. Get any of those wrong and your connected lighting would quickly become a connected headache.
No more. Nano Dimmer offers smart, connected lighting without any of the hassle.
The best wiring
Light bulb compatibility used to be complex. Now it’s never been easier.
Powered by both its dedicated Lighting Engine and a dedicated 32-bit CPU, Nano Dimmer calculates lighting at unparalleled speeds. It calculates perfectly smooth dimming, and it calculates perfect bulb compatibility, self-adjusting its settings whenever a new bulb is attached.
That means that you won’t ever have a problem finding lights that works with Nano Dimmer’s list of compatible bulbs.
- Dimmable LED
And that’s a list that’ll keep on growing. Lighting Engine can be upgraded, meaning that new compatibility calculations are only ever a firmware upgrade away.
Neutral not required.
Nano Dimmer isn’t just better at lighting compatibility, it’s better at wiring compatibility too.
Whether your lights are installed in a 2-wire or 3-wire system, Nano Dimmer is compatible. Lighting Engine auto-detects whether your light switches have a neutral wire or not, then automatically adjusts it settings.
Works with your existing light switch.
Nano Dimmer has been designed to enhance your home, not to completely change it.
That is why it is been designed to work with most of the light switches typically found in homes, new or old. It installs invisibly behind them, enhancing their functionality instead of completely replacing it.
Dimming the lights in a room is beautiful. But it’s also technical. It takes what is known as phase control; the reduction of the amount of voltage a light bulb consumes along its trailing edge or leading edge.You don’t need to know any of that, because Nano Dimmer makes smart lighting simple. It simplifies the wiring, and it simplifies the dimming.Nano Dimmer is compatible with both leading edge and trailing edge.
And because smooth dimming is the definition of beautiful lighting, Nano Dimmer does it perfectly.
Whatever amount of light you need, Nano Dimmer delivers. It can dim your lights from between 0% and 100%. And it can dim them at perfect speed with Nano Dimmer offering an adjustable ramp rate allowing the brightness of your lights to adjust over moments or minutes.
The first Z-Wave in-wall dimmer? That was from Aeotec. We started engineering it in 2006 and then we followed up with the best-selling Micro Dimmer 2E. Now we’re replacing it with our all new Nano range.
To make an in-wall lighting controller this perfect means working from the ground up. But despite now being 60% smaller than our original technology, every single millimetre of Nano Dimmer benefits from our 10 year’s experience in making in-wall dimmers. That decade’s worth of expertise makes Nano Dimmer compact without compromise.
Your lighting may be perfect, but that doesn’t mean the electricity powering it is. Things happen. Surges happen and are common, and Nano Dimmer protects against them. With a in-built surge and overload protector, Nano Dimmer not only keeps your lighting connected it keeps them protected.
Perfect with low voltage lights.
Homes increasingly have low energy lighting that is hard to dim. But not for Nano Dimmer. It can even dim low power LEDs and CFLs that use less than 20 watts through the use of a bypass.
Nano Dimmer installs behind a lighting switch or dimmer. It works with both 2-wire and 3-wire (with or without neutral) lighting setups, though each installation of Nano Dimmer is accordingly slightly different:
First determine if there is a neutral wire present in your gangbox located behind your lighting switch. This will determine if you are wiring under 2-wire or 3-wire.
- If there is a neutral present, you will follow "Wiring diagram of 3-Wire system" under the section "Install Nano Dimmer"
- If there is no neutral present, you will follow "Wiring diagram of 2-Wire system" under the section "Install Nano Dimmer"
- Depending on your load size, you may or may not need to install a bypass load if your minimum load does not meet expectations. To determine if you need a Bypass load, determine if your load meets the minimum power requirements.
|Installation Type||Minimum load power requirement.|
|3-wire Installation with Neutral Wire||10W|
|2-wire Installation without Neutral Wire||20W|
- There are some important electrical specifications you will need to know about Nano Dimmer before installing it to your load:
Power input: 120 to 240VAC, 50/60Hz.
Maximum Rated Current Output: 1.2A maximum
Maximum Rated Power Output: 144W maximum.
If your Load (ie. 4x Incandecent bulbs each 40W each = 160W) exceeds 144W maximum load, your Nano Dimmer will automatically turn itself off after a certain amount of time to avoid any damages to it. In this case, it would be best to replace your load with low power bulbs which will help save power, and ensure that you do not bypass the 144W load.
- Last but not least, please note the Nano Dimmers Supported Loads before you continue on to installation:
|Control ability||Supported load types|
|With dimming function (On/Off/Dim control)||Incandescent bulbs, Halogen bulbs with or without electronic transformer, Dimmable LED bulbs (leading edge and trailing edge), Dimmable Fluorescent lamps.|
|Without dimming function (On/Off control only)||Non-dimmable bulbs, Compact fluorescent lamps with electronic rectifier, Fluorescent tube lamps with electronic ballast, LED Bulbs|
Questions & AnswersAsk a Question
I have a Vera lite if I change my processor to a newer version will this increases the time to turn lights ect on/off
Do you mean if you change the Vera controller to a newer model will it increase the speed that lights turn on or off?
The newer controllers are faster, but unless your controller is really really busy, the biggest factor affecting your light operation is the reliability of your Z-wave network. As soon as you have bad reception and commands need to be retried you'll get delays of several seconds of more.
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