illumino Switch has been crafted to power connected lighting using SmartStart, S2 framework, and Z-Wave Plus. It is powered by Aeotec’s S2 technology. 


To see whether illumino Switch is known to be compatible with your Z-Wave system or not, please reference our Z-Wave gateway comparison listing. The technical specifications of illumino Switch can be viewed at that link.






Get to know your illumino Switch.



Basic important buttons presses. 


In or out of network

Action Button Press (Any Button/ Top / Bottom)

LED Indication

Function/Description if the button is held and released.

Out (initial boot up or factory reset)

N/A

White LED fades in and out once every second. 

Ready to be paired to a new Z-Wave hub.  

Out

1x tap Any Button

Blinks white color LED quickly (once every 300ms).  

1. Attempting to pair to a hub. (Send NIF), can be used to be factory reset by hub or paired to a hub.

 

2. Default Switch Reaction Top

  • The top button turns ON the switch.
  • The bottom button turns OFF the switch.


If successful - the LED becomes solid green for 2 seconds, then deactivates.

Successful pair



If failed - LED becomes solid Red for 2 seconds.

Failed, return to inactive ready to pair state.

IN

1x tap Any Button

Default White color LED will turn on and off based on the output state of illumino Switch.

Configurable:
  • Indicator LED color can be configured via Parameter 84 [1 byte].
  • Indicator LED activity state can be configured via Parameter 83 [1 byte].

1. Central Scene (button 1,2) 

  • 1x tap scene.

 

2. Default Switch Reaction Top

  • The top button turns ON the switch.
  • The bottom button turns OFF the switch.

IN

2x tap Any Button

Default White color LED color will blink twice. 


Configurable: 

  • Indicator LED color can be configured for Central Scene report via Parameter 85 [1 byte]. 

Central Scene (button 1,2) 

  • 2x tap scene.


IN

Press and Hold (1-15 seconds)

Default White color LED color will blink rapidly while the button is held down. 


Configurable:

  • Indicator LED color can be configured for Central Scene report via Parameter 85 [1 byte].

Central Scene (button 1,2) 

  • Press and hold scene.

IN

Release

LED indicator stops flashing and resumes normal indicator LED state. 
 

Central Scene (button 1,2) 

  • Release scene



Configuration button presses. 


In or out of network

Action Button Press (Both Buttons/ Top / Bottom)

LED Indication

Function/Description if button is held and released.

IN

3x tap Any Button

Flashes purple color for 10 seconds while attempting to unpair.

Send NIF

Used to exclude/remove device from the network if the hub is in removal/unpair mode.

IN/OUT

4x tap Bottom Button

Blinks blue color LED based on value set:

0 = solid 2 seconds

1 = blinks 1x quickly

2 = blinks 2x quickly

3 = blinks 3x quickly

(Parameter 121 [1 byte]) - Adjust paddle control of illumino Switch. 


Value definitions:

  • 0 = disabled
  • 1 = enable local control
  • 2 = enable central scene
  • 3 = enable local 

IN/OUT

5x tap Bottom Button

Blinks Green LED color based on the parameter setting value set:


0 = solid 2 seconds

1 = blinks 1x quickly

2 = blinks 2x quickly

(Parameter 122 [1 byte]) - Configure how up/down paddle switch:


Value definitions:

  • 0 = up/ON, down/OFF
  • 1 = up/OFF, down/ON
  • 2 = toggle (up/down paddle controls are the same and will  toggle state regardless)

IN/OUT

6x tap Bottom Button

Blinks orange LED color based on the parameter setting value set: 


0 = solid 2 seconds

1 = blinks 1x quickly

2 = blinks 2x quickly

(Parameter 20 [1 byte]) - Toggles power restores state upon re-power. 


Value definitions: 

  • 0 = load remains OFF
  • 1 = load turns ON upon re-power
  • 2 = load returns to the last known state before power off

IN/OUT

4x tap Top Button

Displays LED indicator brightness on illumino Switch for 2 seconds then follows output status of the switch. 

(Parameter 86 [1 byte]) - Toggles 0%, 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100% LED indicator brightness on illumino Switch when load is turned on. 


Value definitions:

  •  Range = 0 - 99 
    • 0 = 0% brightness / disabled
    • 1 - 99 = LED indiator brightness
    • (Determines the output of illumino Switch at 1% from your Z-Wave interface). 

IN/OUT

5x tap Top Button

Displays LED color set for 1 second, then reverts to original or new LED indicator status.

(Parameter 84 [1 byte]) Set the color shown on illumino Switch LED indicator.


Value definition:

  • 0 = Disabled
  • 1 = Red
  • 2 = Blue
  • 3 = Green
  • 4 = Pink
  • 5 = Cyan
  • 6 = Purple
  • 7 = Orange
  • 8 = Yellow
  • 9 = White

IN/OUT

6x tap Top Button

Displays LED color set for 2 seconds, then reverts to its original LED status.

(Parameter 85 [1 byte]) - Set the Central Scene color to display when Central Scene is sent by illumino Switch.


Value definition:

  • 0 = Disabled
  • 1 = Red
  • 2 = Blue
  • 3 = Green
  • 4 = Pink
  • 5 = Cyan
  • 6 = Purple
  • 7 = Orange
  • 8 = Yellow
  • 9 = White

IN/OUT

7x tap Top Button

Blinks green color LED based on value set:


0 = solid 2 seconds

1 = blinks 1x quickly

2 = blinks 2x quickly

(Parameter 83 [1 byte]) - Determines how the LED indicator on illumino Switch will react. 


Value definitions:

  • 0 = disabled completely
  • 1 = Momentarily turn the LED indicator on for 5 seconds, then turn off.
  • 2 = LED follows the output state of illumino Switch. 

IN/OUT

10x Tap (Top or Bottom buttons)

Blinks white LED based on the value set to the parameter setting. 


0 = solid 2 seconds

1 = blinks 1x quickly

2 = blinks 2x quickly

(Parameter 120 [1 byte]) - Set the External Switch type connected to illumino Switch. 


Value definitions: 

  • 0 = toggle switch (single pole switch)
  • 1 = Normally Open (NO) Momentary Switch
  • 2 = Normally Closed (NC) Momentary Switch / 3-way bridged traveller terminals.. 

IN/OUT

Press and hold (16-19 seconds)

Flashes Red LED rapidly.

Nothing

IN/OUT

1. Press and hold either the Top or bottom button for 20 seconds. 

2. When LED changed to Blue color

  • Release 
  • Then quickly tap within 2 seconds of releasing. 

Solid Blue color for 2 seconds. 

Manual Factory reset -> Send gateway RESET DEVICE LOCALLY

 

Note: When the LED turns Blue, it will remain blue for 2 seconds, during the 2 seconds, tap the button again to begin the factory reset process.


If successful, it will start factory reset LED status.






Pre-installation checks.

  • Works with regular 3-way on/off for 2 locations control. Can only be connected with a regular 3-way on/off switch; do not use to control a smart switch or any other kind of connected or remotely controllable switch, nor a dimmer switch

  • The colors of your wires may not match those in our diagrams; ensure you've identified all wires correctly based upon their source and not just their color

  • Check your original 3-way wiring circuit prior to installation and then follow the wiring diagram options in this manual

  • The switch requires a Neutral for installation

  • Do not use with fans, tube lights or power outlets

  • Use 14 AWG solid core wires.

  • Ensure Load compatibility (Must not exceed maximum load)

  • Voltage: 110/120VAC only

  • Maximum Load

    • 960W LED, CFL, Halogen, Incandescent

    • ½ HP Motor

    • 1800W (15 A) Resistive






Wire illumino Switch.


There are 3 methods to wiring illumino Switch. You can view their direct and more detailed instructions and videos at the links below:



Before you wire.

  1. Life saving: Shut off electricity at the circuit breaker. If installed in a multi-switch box, turn off all circuits. Confirm power is off using a voltage tester to check the live wires and terminals for power. 
  2. Detach any existing light switch you are replacing.
  3. Wire your Switch using the diagram that follows as it befits your installation.

    Note: When wiring, make sure that you pull all wire ends into the holes rather than around the screws.


    Note: Ground wire is not used in any of the diagrams below; be sure to safely cap them in your gangbox.


Single pole wiring.


Video for single pole wiring.



Diagram for single pole wiring.


 The below diagram utilizes colors that are typical to live and neutral and general wiring in US homes, but in some cases, some wires do not use the typical color. If in case this happens, please consult an electrician to see if it is possible to wire illumino Switch into your walls. 




3-way wiring.


 The below diagram utilizes colors that are typical to live and neutral and general wiring in US homes, but in some cases, some wires do not use the typical color. If in case this happens, please consult an electrician to see if it is possible to wire illumino Switch into your walls.


Wiring Method 1 - If Load and Breaker are separated in different gang boxes. 


  • Gangbox 1 - contains AC Live and Neutral.
  • Gangbox 2 - contains Load and external switch.




Wiring Method 2 - If Load and Breaker are present in the same gangbox.


  • Gangbox 1 - contains AC Live, Neutral, and Load.
  • Gangbox 2 - contains an external switch. (can be 2-way, 3-way, or momentary push button)






Finalize your wiring.


4. Make sure all screws are tightened.

5. Fit Switch within the wall box, affix it in place, and then install any faceplate as needed.

6. Turn electricity back on at the circuit breaker.

7. Test Switch by tapping the top and bottom paddles to turn the wired lights on or off. 






Connect illumino Switch to a hub.


This section will go over brief steps to connecting illumino Switch, with brief details on connecting this switch to your hub, click on the hub that you have to access more detailed steps. 


  1. Aeotec AutoPilot:

    1. Select DEVICES.

    2. Select + Add new.

    3. Select +.

    4. Select + Add.

    5. Tap the top or bottom switch of illumino Switch once. The LED will flash its white LED while attempting to connect. 

    6. If prompted by AutoPilot, enter the 5 digit DSK or scan Switch’s QR code.

  2. Aeotec Smart Home Hub or SmartThings: 

    1. Open SmartThings app.

    2. Tap +.

    3. Tap Device.

    4. Find and select Aeotec.

    5. Tap Switch/Dimmer.

    6. Tap illumino Wall Switch.

    7. Tap Start, then follow the remaining instructions to pair illumino Switch

    8. When prompted by your hub, tap the top or bottom switch of illumino Switch once. The LED will flash a white LED while attempting to connect.

    9. If prompted, enter the 5 digit DSK if on browser or scan Switch’s QR code.

  3. Home Assistant with Z-Wave JS:

    1. Open Home Assistant Interface: http://homeassistant:8123/.
    2. Click on Configuration at the bottom left of the page.
    3. Click on Integrations.
    4. Click on Configure under your Z-Wave JS integration.
    5. Click on ADD NODE.
    6. Click on START EXCLUSION - Your Home Assistant should start scanning for device button presses.
    7. Now tap the top or bottom Button once on illumino Switch.

  4. Z-Stick Gen5 or Z-Stick Gen5+

    1. Unplug Z-Stick Gen5, then press it’s Action Button to put it into its ‘add device’ mode.

    2. Tap the top or bottom switch of illumino Switch once. The LED will flash a white LED while attempting to connect. 

  5. SmartStart QR code scanning

    1. If your Z-Wave gateway supports SmartStart you can scan the QR code on illumino Switch using the gateway’s app. Your sensor will join your Z-Wave network automatically.

  6. For most other hubs;

    1. Set your Z-Wave hub to connect new Z-Wave devices.

    2. Tap the top or bottom switch of illumino Switch once. The LED will flash a white LED while attempting to connect. 

    3. If prompted, Scan the QR code or enter the 5 digit DSK number on your Switch.



Connection LED states.

If the connection steps were followed correctly, the LED will change from a flashing white to one of these LED states depending on success or failure. 


  • Success: LED will be solid green LED for 2 seconds.
  • Fail: LED will be solid red LED for 2 seconds.






Advanced functions.



Removing your illumino Switch.


Your Smart Switch can be removed from your Z-Wave network at any time. You’ll need to use your Z-Wave network’s main controller to do this.


Using your existing Z-Wave Controller:


1. Set your Z-Wave Controller into 'Remove Device' / 'Unpair Device' mode. Refer to the Controller's manual if you are unsure of how to perform this step.

2. Tap top or bottom switch 3x times within 2 seconds on illumino Switch. The LED will blink purple to indicate it is attempting to remove itself. 

  • If successful, the LED will fade in and out to indicate it is ready to be connected to a new hub.




Reset your illumino Switch.


If the primary controller is missing or inoperable, you may need to reset the device to factory settings.

Make sure the product is powered. If not, plug it into a wall socket and power on. To complete the reset process manually: 

  1. Press and hold the Action Button for at least 20 seconds once the LED lights up as a solid blue color.
  2. Release the button, the LED will remain solid blue for 2 seconds.
  3. Quickly tap the button once while the LED is blue.
  4. The LED indicator will fade its LED in and out slowly; this indicates the reset operation is successful.




Advanced configuration sheet.


illumino Switch has a plethora of configuration settings that allow you to configure your illumino Switch how you want it to. You may download the PDF file containing all command classes supported and potential configuration settings past what this user guide provides you. 


Click on the download file below: