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I have three RGBW controllers, each controlling three mono-chrome LED strips. Control using the app or GUI works fine, both on/off and dimming. For direct physical control, I use switch number 2 on a Fibaro dimmer installed in a wall box behind a double momentary switch. Switch number two on the dimmer is associated with the appropriate output channel on the RGBW controller. The way this is supposed to work, is as follows: When the switch is operated, the information is "shared" through the association, instructing the RGBW to act accordingly. For on/off this works fine. For dimming, however, I am not able to control the RGBW. When I push-and-hold the switch, the LED strip starts to change after a short delay, but then quickly "jumps" to the extreme position (0 or 100%). It seems the z-wave communication between the dimmer switch and the RGBW controller is too slow to handle a dynamic dimming situation. There is no load connected directly to switch number 2 on the dimmer. I have tried to alter the parameters on the RGBW controller, but I have found no setting that allows me to do a controlled dimming of the LED strips by using the switch. Any suggestions? I may add that for one LED strip, I tried a similar setup but with a Fibaro double switch (not a dimmer) as the parent device. This did not work at all, so in this case I use a work-around through a script triggered by the switch actions (push, push-and-hold etc.). But for the ones with a dimmer as the parent device, it seems I am very close to making it work properly and I would like to keep the "association" method if at all possible.
Hi I've got a Dimmer 2 with bypass and I have problems with the LED bulbs not dimming low enough. I've tried several bulbs, including some Philips that the distributor has tested himself and reported should work. When doing the calibration is selects a trailing edge dimming, which is in accordance with the bulb manufacturers instructions, but still the lowest setting is quite bright. I then tried to use parameter 30 to force the dimmer to use leading edge - and that makes a big difference! The LED bulbs can now be dimmed much lower. But why is this the case? And what are the dangers of using the leading edge mode?
Hi, Is there a way to associate a RGBW controller (FGRGB-101) as a master, with a Dimmer 2 module (FGD-212) as a slave, either as a Z-Wave direct association or with a LUA script on the main controller? My goal is to dim LEDs connected to 110-240V AC, with a distant low voltage RGBW module. LEDs are connected to a Dimmer 2 module. 30 feet away, a 12V DC RGBW controller interprets the variable output of an analog sensor. I'd like to dim the distant LEDs accordingly to the level the RGBW module would set if it was directly connected to equivalent 12V DC LEDs. In other words, can the dimming level information of an RGBW controller be passed to a Dimmer 2? I know that two RGBW modules can be synchronised, but I don't know if an RGBW module and a Dimmer 2 module can be synchronised.