Enbrighten, White & Light Almond, Z-Wave Plus Smart Fan Control, Works with Alexa, Google Assistant, 3-Way Compatible, ZWave Hub Required, Repeater/Range Extender, 55258
|Current Rating||2.5 Amps|
|Operating Voltage||120 Volts (AC)|
|Contact Type||Normally Open|
- Switch upgrade – Easily replace any standard in-wall switch to remotely turn on or off and adjust speed levels – high, medium and low settings – of a ceiling fan.
- Multiple fans – Wirelessly control and schedule up to two identical fans from the same in-wall device
- Dedicated device – The smart control is specifically designed to operate fan speeds. It cannot be used with lighting. Lights on fans with 3 wires – usually red, black & white – can be controlled using a separate Enbrighten Z-Wave smart switch or dimmer.
- Range extender – The fan control repeats your Z-Wave signal from your hub or other Z-Wave devices to extend your range by up to 150ft. Extended signal range increases your home automation coverage to enhance your control.
- Changeable paddles – White and light almond paddles are included to match your existing switches. Additional colors of the easily changeable paddle are also available.
Device detailed description
Transform any home into a smart home with the in-wall Enbrighten Z-Wave plus wireless smart fan speed control switch. The one-of-a-kind fan switch easily replaces any standard in-wall switch and enables wireless control of ceiling fans anywhere in the world, at any time of the day. It also features a three-speed control system, integrated LED indicator light and requires in-wall installation with hardwired connections for full control from smartphones, tablets, PCs and Z-Wave enabled wireless remotes. Take control of your home with Enbrighten Z-Wave Smart Controls
Features and specification
|Brand Smart devices brand|
|Integration Supported smart home integration|
|Interface Smart device connectivity interface|
|Manufacturer Smart device manufacturer|
|Color Available colors|
|Item Package Quantity||
2-year limited warranty
4.2 x 2.2 x 2.2 inches
1 Smart Switch
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|Lower Temperature Rating|
Frequently asked question
The default speed is high. There is a 'favorite' button in the center of the switch that can be programmed for the speed of your choice when that button is pushed, otherwise, the 'on' panel of the switch will default to the high speed when pushed. I use my switch with Google Assist and it turns on at the high speed. We… see more The default speed is high. There is a 'favorite' button in the center of the switch that can be programmed for the speed of your choice when that button is pushed, otherwise, the 'on' panel of the switch will default to the high speed when pushed. I use my switch with Google Assist and it turns on at the high speed. We normally have Google turn it down a notch to 'medium-high'. The switch has four speeds. This switch will fit in a normal box, but you'll have to get the placement of switch, wires, and wire nuts just right. Great switch!
The GE 14287 is designed for ceiling fans, and wouldn't be recommended to control a bathroom vent fan. It may also be necessary to identify the bathroom fan you currently have installed as it may not be constructed or designed to have its speed adjusted.
The GE 14287 is a Fan Speed Only control. It controls the fan speed by adjusting the power to the fan directly. If your fan speed and light are controlled by the same switch, then you cannot use this by itself, or with smart bulbs. Smart bulbs require constant 120VAC power, the fan speed control would reduce that power… see more The GE 14287 is a Fan Speed Only control. It controls the fan speed by adjusting the power to the fan directly. If your fan speed and light are controlled by the same switch, then you cannot use this by itself, or with smart bulbs. Smart bulbs require constant 120VAC power, the fan speed control would reduce that power to the bulbs causing standard bulbs to dim, or smart bulbs to work erratically or not at all.
When you press and hold up, it will cycle from slow, medium, then high. You can see the speed at the switch by the speed of the blinking indicator light. Similarly if you press and hold down, it will slow down from the current speed all the way to low. If you press and release the top button when off, it will turn the … see more When you press and hold up, it will cycle from slow, medium, then high. You can see the speed at the switch by the speed of the blinking indicator light. Similarly if you press and hold down, it will slow down from the current speed all the way to low. If you press and release the top button when off, it will turn the fan to the last known speed setting, and when you press and release down, it will turn the fan off.
4 reviews for Enbrighten, White & Light Almond, Z-Wave Plus Smart Fan Control, Works with Alexa, Google Assistant, 3-Way Compatible, ZWave Hub Required, Repeater/Range Extender, 55258
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Great switches for your $$
Fan Switch only review: So far, I have installed four of these smart switches for fans. GE recently changed the model (new # 14287) so that there are three (not so distinct) settings as opposed to a continuous adjustment (aka dimmer). Each position is denoted by the rate at which the LED flashes. There is NO tactile feedback when you move the speed setting. Thus, you need to pay attention to the flashing light. This can be a learning curve for the those people who have not used these (GE Z-Wave dimmer) switches. As my latest installs are at a house still under construction, I have not yet paired,or used them with a smart hub. The planned controller hub is a Vera hub.
The older style fan switch (GE # 12730) adjusted the fan from zero to 100% speed. On some fans this was a problem as the motor needed to operate at a specific speed/voltage, otherwise the fan made a buzzing noise. But, it was easy to adjust the fan speed when controlled by Alexa. For example: Alexa, set bedroom fan to 40%. I have two of these switches installed using a SmartThings controller coupled with Alexa.
GE Z-Wave On/Off switches: 12722, 12727
These are great for creating smart circuits. I prefer using the paddle type over the toggle, I have installed both. I found some of the toggle types don’t seem to line up with face plate holes. These can be the master in a multi switch circuit.
GE Z-Wave Dimmers: 14294, 12729
Same comments as above. In addition, you may have to educate the end user on how to set the dimmer. It may not be intuitive, particularly the toggle switch. These can be the master in a multi switch circuit.
GE Z-Wave Dimmers: 14289 (Edit 1/21/2019)
This is a new model dimmer switch that uses a smooth face. You tap the surface for on/off and drag a finger for dimming. An interesting design, yet, I find that it falls short in execution. One tap executes on/off. When you raise your finger to and retouch the switch for dimming, or just touch it to adjust the lights, the go off! My first install has been pretty frustrating. (Edit: 2/6/2019) The female occupant in this house absolutely doesn’t like it. I expect to replace it soon.
GE Z-Wave Add-On: 12723, 12728
These switches are used as part of completing a 3-way, or 4-way circuit. They are NOT stand alone switches. They MUST be used in conjunction with one of the above switches (not the fan switch). When converting a 3-way circuit from analog to digital, it can be tricky. If you are not comfortable with doing this type of work, hire an electrician. And, one that understands how to install these switches. These add-on switches require a neutral and a trailer wire from the master (where the load is located) switch to function.
ALL of the above switches require a neutral wire to function.
All of these switches require competent electrical skills to install. However, if you plan to convert your home or office to a smart home, and want the least amount of transition issues and the most out of reusing existing wiring, these are the best bang for your buck.
I had no pairing issues with any of these. I do recommend that when pairing, add them one at a time, and name them immediately, or it is easy to mix up switch locations.
Edit 2/9/18 – 14289 Smooth Dimmer switch only — OK, the frustration level has exceeded my patience level. This switch gets removed and replaced TODAY. This idea looks cool but is ROTTEN in execution. The wife has long been frustrated, and my patience is gone. DO NOT buy this product Smooth Dimmer #14289! Every time you touch it, it turns on/off — it is almost impossible to control as a dimmer. Your best bet on controlling the dimmer level is to use Alexa or an app. GE — go rethink this one!10/18/2022Verified Purchase
Good, but cryptic programming, needs more documentation, and conformity to Decora standards
These appear to be good fan switches. Recently installed two to replace Insteon Fanlinc (under the canopy) controllers that 3 out of 5 failed in 8 years. I wanted a wall switch controller solution instead of needing to climb up a ladder to replace the Fanlinc controller under the ceiling fan canopy whenever one fails… if one of these fails, simply replace it on the wall instead of risking your life climbing a ladder to reach 14 feet… these are simple to install, but I have 3 complaints… first is, the depth of these switches. They are about 1/2” deeper than my Insteon dimmer switches, and with this extra depth, you need to really plan how you are going to stuff all the wires back into the box to have enough room. You will need to attach pigtails to your hot (line), neutral, and ground connections, which may make it difficult to get all the wires back into the box out of the way. Second, what is the point of the break-off tabs? Just get rid of them! And third, these don’t seem to conform to the Decora paddle switch “standards” exactly, so if you are using one of these in a box that has another smart home brand of dimmer, you will have to fiddle with tightening the screws to mount the switch to the box to get the paddles to line up correctly with each other so the wall plate fits correctly.
Other than that, using a Universal Devices ISY-994-Zwave-pro controller, it was discovered immediately by my ISY and the fan control is simple… except… oh one more complaint… there is little to no programming information on either GE’s or Jasco’s site. The ISY created three “multilevel” switch devices, two “ctl” devices and a button 1 and button 2 device. You can go on smartthings.com and sign up for their developers account and start reading about zwave protocols and stuff and dig on forums, but I managed to write four programs for high, medium, low, and off, and integrate with Alexa and everything works using just the primary “multilevel switch” device. Good luck!08/19/2022Verified Purchase
Worked good at first.
Worked good at first. Now the switch will only control properly from the App. Fan keeps running and will not shut off from the switch. Also now difficult to change speeds from the switch.05/23/2022Verified Purchase
Unreliable state reporting, unintuitive physical controls
The fan controller is unfortunately one of the few (maybe the only) Z-Wave fan controllers on the market even in 2022. It works well enough.
However, the controls are very strange. You hold down the buttons to change the speed, and the only indication of the speed is judging the speed at which the blue LED blinks. It jumps from speed 1 to speed 3 unless you let go very quickly. The LED blink rate makes it very hard to tell the difference between speed 2 and speed 3. Needs better controls and indicators.
When the switch is controlled, physically or over Z-Wave, it takes its sweet time to update its state, so your controls show it “snapping back” to the old state before changing back again to the state you set it to. Sometimes, it doesn’t update at all, and the state it reports and the actual physical fan state become unsynced. Disgusting
Also, $50 is a bit much for this. It’s getting more expensive too, since I first bought one.04/13/2022Verified Purchase