Saw this pop up on my feed today, compared to the red’s they seem same same only different.
What do people here think of Inovelli? I currently have TP-Link Kasa dimmers throughout the house, but I have been looking to switch for a variety of reasons. When comparing these to Caseta, I feel like trading ClearConnect for a notification bar and more configurable actions seems pretty good, especially if the ZigBee is rock solid (which in my experience it usually is).
Question for the OLL folks: Are you guys in talks with Inovelli directly? IIRC they have a pretty good partnership with Hubitat and I imagine they would be on board with what you guys are trying to do.
I’ve been following the breadcrumbs on the Inovelli site here:
I only have 1 of their Red series switches (the LZW36 combo fan/light switch, zwave). It works reasonably well, but it’s zwave. Tons of configuration options and more features than I could possibly use…
The dimmer and/or switch combo (they call it a 2-in-1) is in beta now. I’ll be picking one up once they hit the market… sounds like May/June timeframe.
Latest from Eric @ Inovelli is pre-orders in April, targeting early May for release. I’ll be getting at least 2 to replace a couple of troublesome z-wave switches that just won’t operate reliably. Inovelli is getting set to have these work right off the bat with HA - a placeholder ZHA quirk is already up on Github. @april.brandt@markus can you tell us how device handlers will work to start with? Will it look something like the quirk system, or do you have a radically different way for us to bring in new devices?
This is the best alternative to Lutron Caseta IMO. Their Z-wave switches are pretty good and they are very active for fixes. I might get a few just for the notification LED and Load bypass for my HUE bulbs.
I only have Caseta switches now and thinking about z-wave switches give me nightmares.
Yeah I agree, except for one point, their dimming performance. IIRC it has always been very choppy and I am not aware of them pushing out a fix yet. I hope they got in under control with the blue series.
owning them is worse. Wish I’d had more options in the zigbee realm when I did my house… now it’s going to cost me more to replace. Lutron will happen when we down-size. I can’t afford to outfit this house with their products, unfortunately.