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Zooz ZEN26 Z-Wave Plus Wall Switch - $23.95

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ZOOZ Z-WAVE PLUS S2 ON / OFF WALL SWITCH ZEN26 VER. 2.0 WITH SIMPLE DIRECT 3-WAY & 4-WAY

These are good switches. I have many of the toggle versions ZEN23 and ZEN24 and have never had an issue. No add-on switch required for 3 and 4-way setups!

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Can anybody please compare these to the GE smart switches? Better, worse?
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If they don't require an add on switch, how do the other locations in a 3way or 4way setup work if they still have regular non smart switches in their spots?
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If they don't require an add on switch, how do the other locations in a 3way or 4way setup work if they still have regular non smart switches in their spots?
They require you to rewire the regular switch potentially. Best to look at the wiring diagrams - there are a few of them based on different setups.

Edit: Uploaded the wiring diagram image supplied by Zooz.
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Can anybody please compare these to the GE smart switches? Better, worse?
Not needing the add-on switch is huge for me. I can share that Smartest House has really good support. I believe Zooz is their brand. I just bought a ZEN16 yesterday after a few back and forth emails with them. They answered my questions in a way that I have very good confidence that whatever I get through them will be provided appropriate support. I cannot speak to GE's support..
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Can anybody please compare these to the GE smart switches? Better, worse?
I would say that with the GE most people will ding them for needing their own branded add-on for 3-way setups. But if you are adding on to a dimmer or scene capable GE switch, the dimming and extra taps also work on the add-on switch. That is something you will not get using a dumb switch tied to your Zooz in a 3-way setup.

They both will lend you the same functionality for 95% of use cases. Go Zooz for pure budget reasons. Go GE for pure advanced functionality at all switch locations.
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Not needing the add-on switch is huge for me. I can share that Smartest House has really good support. I believe Zooz is their brand. I just bought a ZEN16 yesterday after a few back and forth emails with them. They answered my questions in a way that I have very good confidence that whatever I get through them will be provided appropriate support. I cannot speak to GE's support..
I can confirm that Zooz is their brand. I have had a great experience with them and the switches. No reason for me to try the GE's.
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If they don't require an add on switch, how do the other locations in a 3way or 4way setup work if they still have regular non smart switches in their spots?
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They require you to rewire the regular switch potentially. Best to look at the wiring diagrams - there are a few of them based on different setups.

Edit: Uploaded the wiring diagram image supplied by Zooz.
Actually one of the nice things about these new Zooz is that they don't require re-wiring of the slave switches. They just work, at least for most set-ups.
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And i can't say enough about customer service with Zooz. i have bought many of the Zen27 which is the dimmer version of these. The first batch i bought had a firmware that did not do scenes. i contacted them and they not only sent me instructions on how to update the firmware myself, but even loaned me a USB z wave stick that is required to do a firmware update with Smart things. They even included a prepaid label to send the stick back. Wow!

I paid this price for the dimmer when they had it on sale last year. You can't beat a switch or dimmer with scenes and no slave replacement or rewiring for under $24 is a steal!

i will never buy another Z wave switch or dimmer without scenes again. There are so many ways to use it, even just for the simple use of double tapping for full brightness.
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Obligatory REQUIRES NEUTRAL WIRE message.
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These are greatness. I recently installed on one a 4-way configuration without having to use the add-on switches like the GE version. Schematics and support are top notch from these guys. Took me a while to figure out which of the 3 switches was the primary one coming from the main panel. Would definitely buy these if there GE anytime!

Yes. it does require the neutral wire!
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Can anybody please compare these to the GE smart switches? Better, worse?
These are great. I have them in three circuits 4 way and 3 way switching. One zooz switch and the rest are standard switches. Wiring was tricky but I figured it out. I use through SmartThings. I couldn't recommend them more!
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Zooz is great. Fantastic customer service. I had issue with advanced control/features with ST and they were beyond helpful.
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Can anybody please compare these to the GE smart switches? Better, worse?
Worse. My house is split between GE switches and Zooz switches and I should have paid the extra premium for GE switches. I'd say about 10% of the time, the Zooz switches will miss the button push. The button pushes are also not as nice from a tactile perspective. The switches are perfect from a zwave perspective. If you don't plan on hitting the switch alot, I'd consider these. High traffic areas... I'd use a GE switch.
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If I have a three-way switch and only 1 of the 2 switches has a dimmer, is it safe to assume the switch with the dimmer is the "primary" switch?
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