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Installing the GE 12722 In Wall Smart Switch

Today we are installing two GE 12722 in wall smart switches, side by side in a two-gang switch box. You will need tools for this episode, including a phillips screw driver, flat-head screw driver, small flat-head jeweler’s screw driver, and a pair of plyers. It’s a good idea to have extra wire nuts and a pair of wire strippers. To ensure you have a good understanding of the switch, you will find a detailed overview of the switch and a detailed explanation of the terms used by the manufacturers instructions.

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Connect Wink, Amazon Echo & GE Outdoor Smart Switch

The DIY Smart Home Guy is adding a new water feature. In this episode we plan to hook this into our Wink smart home system and then into our Amazon Echo. To do this we will add a second GE Outdoor Zwave Smart Switch (GE 12720). We already have a fountain in the back yard. Our goal is to allow for independent control of each water feature as well as group control via the Echo.

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Smart Home Wall Switch Comparison

In today’s episode we are going to compare GE, Leviton, and Lutron smart switches, both dimming and non-dimming. When selecting a wall switch for your smart home, it is important to know what type of switch you need and what look you want.

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GE Z-Wave Smart Dimmer (in wall) 12724

Transform any home into a smart home with the GE Z-Wave Smart Lighting Control Dimmer Switch. The GE Z-Wave Smart Lighting Control Dimmer Switch enables wireless control of on/off and dim functions of hard-wired incandescent lighting. The dimmer switch replaces your current light switch, uses your existing wiring, and provides Z-Wave wireless and in-wall control of overhead lighting.

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GE12722 Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Control On/Off Switch

Transform any home into a smart home with the Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Control On/Off Switch. The on/off switch replaces your current light switch, uses your existing wiring, and provides Z-Wave wireless and in-wall control of overhead lighting. The switch enables wireless control of on/off functions of direct wire incandescent, LED, xenon, halogen and fluorescent lighting. Providing ultimate flexibility, the Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Control On/Off Switch allows you to operate the switch by itself or easily integrate the switch with two-way, three-way or four-way wiring configurations by adding the GE Auxiliary switch for Z-Wave. Two-way wiring configuration turns the light or appliance on/off from one location.

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Lutron PD-6WCL-WH Caseta Wireless 600/150-Watt Single Pole In-Wall Dimmer, White

Bring technology and style to your home with the Caseta Wireless In-Wall Dimmer; the dimmer that is compatible with all of today’s bulb types, including dimmable CFL and LED, halogen and incandescent. The wireless dimmer gives you the ability to set the right light for any activity whether it’s reading, watching TV, entertaining, or having a casual dinner. Conveniently control the dimmer with a Lutron Pico remote control, sold separately. Wall plate sold separately.

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Leviton VRS15-1LZ Vizia RF + 15A Scene Capable Switch, White/Ivory/Light Almond

The Leviton VRS15-1LZ is a switch from Vizia RF+ product line. It is known for its all-digital design with a simple user interface. This particular model comes in white. With the energy safe mode of this switch you can reduce energy use and extend the life of a light bulb. Vizia+ lightning controls collection is perfect for new construction and retrofit applications. You can use this switch in a host of commercial applications, from medical offices and restaurants to office buildings and hotels. Some models have a built-in LED locator light. Leviton brand provides only high-quality products, while enhancing safety.

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