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I saw these switches for $22.50 per at Costco. Has anyone used Honeywell Z-Wave or regular Z-Wave switches? 

This represents pretty significant competition for the insteon switches if they are worth a damn. The best I was getting insteon  switches was $27 on sale. 

 

Thoughts welcome! 

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I have some of the Honeywell zWave + switches that I got off Amazon.  Think i paid $28 each.  They are made by Jasco which also makes the GE Zwave + swtiches.  Work great.  You need the Zwave ISY enabled box to use them.

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2 hours ago, TheA2Z said:

 

I have some of the Honeywell zWave + switches that I got off Amazon.  Think i paid $28 each.  They are made by Jasco which also makes the GE Zwave + swtiches.  Work great.  You need the Zwave ISY enabled box to use them.

Do you have Insteon 2477D switches installed too? Do you notice any difference between the two? 

Do you use them with Led bulbs? Any issues? 

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I dont have any Insteon switches.  I do have Insteon leak detectors and a motion detector.

I have about 15 GE, Zoozs, and Honeywell Zwave + switches with most dimming with LEDs.  Work great. 

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1 hour ago, smithlevenson said:

Do you have Insteon 2477D switches installed too? Do you notice any difference between the two? 

Do you use them with Led bulbs? Any issues? 

You should test any led bulb with any dimmer you buy to ensure compatibility. Switch design, tactile feel, installation are subjective and comes into play. At the price point you found them at, I would say give it a try.

My personal experience when using insteon vs zwave leads me to choose insteon for lighting due to robustness of the protocol. While zwave has many neat features (some I wish insteon would adopt), Insteon is better suited for lighting overall due to how it operates. For starters, its easier to build larger scenes with local control (works without the isy) than for zwave (for devices that support the proper associations). The biggest for me is the popcorn effect with zwave. Instead of devices turning off in sync, zwave turns off 1 at a time in no particular order. There are other things but for the most part, Ive simply found insteon better for lighting. I would recommend get a pair and trying them for yourself to compare. The downsides may not bother you personally

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14 hours ago, lilyoyo1 said:

. The biggest for me is the popcorn effect with zwave. Instead of devices turning off in sync, zwave turns off 1 at a time in no particular order. There are other things but for the most part, Ive simply found insteon better for lighting. I would recommend get a pair and trying them for yourself to compare. The downsides may not bother you personally

I think this is what I am worried about. I will give it a whirl and report back.

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Insteon devices seem to cost about twice as much as ZW+.  You are correct when I have a scene of ZW devices like lights turning on, they do turn on serially.  However it is hardly noticeable, subsecond.  I notice it, bit wife and family dont.  Maybe they dont really care.  They think I am obsessed with automation...  ;)

I do have a few insteon devices, leak and motion detectors that I got on sale.  For me, everyone is different, ZW+ works best and is most affordable.

 

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21 minutes ago, TheA2Z said:

Insteon devices seem to cost about twice as much as ZW+.  You are correct when I have a scene of ZW devices like lights turning on, they do turn on serially.  However it is hardly noticeable, subsecond.  I notice it, bit wife and family dont.  Maybe they dont really care.  They think I am obsessed with automation...  ;)

I do have a few insteon devices, leak and motion detectors that I got on sale.  For me, everyone is different, ZW+ works best and is most affordable.

 

The cost friends on the brand that you're comparing it to be zwave+ devices in general. Equivalent quality/performance generally costs about the same price. 

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