Enbrighten Z-Wave Plus Smart Motion Sensor Light Switch, On/Off, Vacancy / Occupancy Sensor, Includes White and Lt. Almond, Zwave Hub Required, Works with SmartThings, Wink, and Alexa, 26931
|Current Rating||15 Amps|
|Operating Voltage||120 Volts|
|Switch Style||Motion Switch|
- VOICE CONTROL – ALEXA & GOOGLE ASSISTANT COMPATIBLE (requires a Z-Wave certified hub). Works with the following Z-Wave certified hubs: SmartThings, Ring Alarm, Wink, ADT Pulse, ADT Command, Trane, Vivint, Nexia, Honeywell, Home Seer, Harmony Home Hub Extender, Vera and more.
- SELECTABLE MOTION CONTROL – Personalize the switch with three motion-detection options – occupancy, vacancy and manual. Occupancy mode turns lights ON/OFF automatically, while lights are turned on manually and off automatically in the vacancy setting. To deactivate the motion sensor, select manual operation. With five time-out duration options ranging from five seconds to 30 minutes and up to 180-degree detection coverage, the switch accommodates any room with varying amounts of activity. Additionally, enjoy custom scenes, versatile scheduling and convenient alerts with remote operation and voice control when connected to a compatible hub.
- 3-WAY READY – The smart device operates perfectly on its own or seamlessly integrates into multi-switch setups with required add-on switches – models 12723, 12728, 46199 or 46200. Up to four add-on switches can be connected to the same device.Voltage:120 volt
- FULL-HOME COVERAGE – Z-Wave Plus works with all previous Z-Wave generations to allow continued expansion of your home-automation network. The switch is capable of controlling indoor or outdoor fixtures for whole-home automation and repeats your Z-Wave signal from your hub or other devices to extend your range by up to 150ft. Extended signal range increases your home automation coverage to enhance your control.
- EASY INSTALLATION – Requires indoor in-wall installation with hardwired connections. NEUTRAL WIRE REQUIRED. Includes white and light almond cover buttons (wall plate not included). Works with all LED, CFL, incandescent and halogen bulbs as well as other devices. Operating temperature range 32-104 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Please refer user guide below for better use
Device detailed description
Put home automation into motion with the Enbrighten Z-Wave In-Wall Smart Motion Switch. When paired with a compatible hub, the hardwired motion-detecting smart switch operates ceiling lights, wall fixtures and more through individual commands and programmed settings. Wirelessly control and schedule indoor or outdoor fixtures for effortless management of your home. Your automation possibilities are seemingly infinite when connected to hubs from Wink, SmartThings, Home Seer, Vera, Nexia and more.
Features and specification
|Brand Smart devices brand|
|Integration Supported smart home integration|
|Interface Smart device connectivity interface|
|Manufacturer Smart device manufacturer|
|Country of Origin|
|Color Available colors|
|Item Package Quantity||
2-Year Limited Warranty
1.5 x 1.5 x 3 inches
1 In-Wall Sensor
Frequently asked question
Technically you could use 2 of these switches together in a pseudo-3-way setup. In your current setup one of your 3-way switches directly controls the load. The 'master' switch would go there. In the other box you would put the second switch, but you do not hook up any load. You also don't hook up the traveler to eithe… see more Technically you could use 2 of these switches together in a pseudo-3-way setup. In your current setup one of your 3-way switches directly controls the load. The 'master' switch would go there. In the other box you would put the second switch, but you do not hook up any load. You also don't hook up the traveler to either switch. The second switch can control the master through automation.
Yes, however to clarify this and another answer already posted, you must have a hub that supports this functionality. The GE 26931 is utilizing the Z-Wave Multi-Channel Command class to be able to address both the motion and the switch function seperately. At this time, only the Lowes Iris and SmartThings (using a comm… see more Yes, however to clarify this and another answer already posted, you must have a hub that supports this functionality. The GE 26931 is utilizing the Z-Wave Multi-Channel Command class to be able to address both the motion and the switch function seperately. At this time, only the Lowes Iris and SmartThings (using a community created device handler) can achieve this. It is necessary for the hubs to allow this command class and functionality before it can be taken advantage of. If you are using the Lowes Iris system, you would need to manually use button presses to put the GE 26931 into Manual mode, and then you can set rules to perform actions when motion is detected. For SmartThings, it would be necessary to locate a community device handler to properly take advantage of setting the functions of the GE 26931. We continue to work with other hub manufacturers, however at this time, those are the only devices we are aware of that can utilize the features we have created to perform as you have requested.
Yes, it can judge if it is daytime and respond by not automatically turning on the light. You just have to set it up that way. There are several options available. You just need to hold one of three certain buttons down on the switch to program it the way you want it. You can NOT connect the sensor independently to the… see more Yes, it can judge if it is daytime and respond by not automatically turning on the light. You just have to set it up that way. There are several options available. You just need to hold one of three certain buttons down on the switch to program it the way you want it. You can NOT connect the sensor independently to the HUB though, only the actual switch.
Yes, all of the GE/Enbrighten Z-Wave lighting controls will work with SmartThings on any smart device that supports the SmartThings app.
3 reviews for Enbrighten Z-Wave Plus Smart Motion Sensor Light Switch, On/Off, Vacancy / Occupancy Sensor, Includes White and Lt. Almond, Zwave Hub Required, Works with SmartThings, Wink, and Alexa, 26931
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This Smart Switch Is A Great Improvement To Almost Any Home
Over the past few years I have been replacing some of my high trafficked ‘regular’ light switches with ‘Smart’ switches. The benefit has been easy to see, my exterior lights turn on and off based on sunrise and sunset and I personally don’t have to worry about them. This was my first motion activated smart switch and I can tell you this product is extremely impressive. I purchased the motion activated smart switch for my garage because when I go in and out I am typically holding something, someone or in other-way occupied that it is difficult to turn on the light. After about 40 minutes of rewiring the switch to accommodate the new smart switch I was good to go. After installing I was able to change the sensitivity of the motion to capture my dogs as well, which was nice because the standard setting did not activate when my dogs went by the switch originally. Another feature that I like is that the switch can also be turned off independent of the timer either through the switch itself or through an app.
If you are planning to put this in yourself, make sure you know how to read a wiring diagram or know someone who does if you are going to install this yourself. I wired this up as a 3-way switch and it was completely different than the existing 3-way switch previously installed. Changing out the regular switches to smart switches is not as easy as you might expect so don’t be afraid to ask for help. I am handy around the house and I still felt that installing this switch was not as straight forward as the old switch. The new smart switches are nice but make sure that you have it installed correctly whether you do it yourself or get a professional.
If you are installing/replacing a 3-way make sure to get the Add-On switch
Yes, especially in high traffic areas.
Motion activated sensor is a great addition
Motion sensitivity can be adjusted based on what you require
Connection to an app helps let you know if the light has been left on
Turning off the switch independent of the motion sensor is really nice to save energy
Switch can be used as a single or 3-way which really makes it versatile
Can be difficult to install on an existing 3-way setup
Takes more time to install and setup than a regular switch because of the extra connections
Deep switch may not fit easily in a shallow electrical box (my box was deep because it was a junction for the garage)08/18/2022Verified Purchase
I love this switch!
Yes, I am aware of how silly it is to get excited about something like a light switch, but here we are. I’m excited, and I’m going to tell you all about it.
When I started my home automation journey a few years ago, I decided to go with Samsung SmartThings, but I got tired of how hiccups on Samsung’s servers could make things in my house not work.
But I had a house full of Samsung and GE hardware, and I wanted a solution that could use it, so I moved to Home Assistant. I deployed HA as a VM on an ESXi host in my basement (don’t judge me) with a USB zwave/zigbee dongle (linked below) passed through. Home Assistant is amazing, but this is not an HA review, so we’ll move on.
Initially, I had a bunch of Samsung motion sensors programmed in automations to control GE zwave in-wall toggle switches, much like this one. But those switches were just toggles, and did not include a motion sensor. This switch does. It includes a motion sensor. It includes a mains-powered motion sensor.
Now, I read a lot of reviews here on Amazon before I bought this switch, and several did mention that the switch doesn’t work like you think it should – that it doesn’t register as two different devices when you pair it with your zwave controller, or how it doesn’t clear motion when motion is clear, or, whatever. I assume that those reviews are absolutely correct for those people, but most of the writers of those reviews identified the systems they were using, and I’m not using any of those, so I bought the switch and figured I could make it work somehow, even if it didn’t work the way I wanted.
It turns out that I needn’t worry, it works perfectly. It works beautifully. Home Assistant sees it as a single device with both on/off and motion entities, and can interact with those entities independently of one another, triggering actions that are unrelated if you so choose.
The reason this is so exciting is that most zwave/zigbee motion sensors are battery-powered, so you have to replace the batteries from time to time – and in areas with a lot of traffic (like my kitchen) those batteries need to be replaced every 6 months or so. It’s exhausting. It’s wasteful. It’s dumb.
This switch resolves that. You don’t need a switch AND a motion sensor. This switch provides both independently of one another. I could program HA to use the motion sensor in this switch to turn on the lights in the living room if I wanted to. That would be weird, but I’m saying this as an example. The motion sensor triggers and clears regardless of what the state of the switch is – at least in Home Assistant.
I’ve included a photo of the switch installed at the top of my basement stairs because I’m waffling on where to move the current zwave switch in my kitchen to. For my basement, I used to have an open/close sensor on the door that would trigger the lights because my spouse and I often have our hands full when going into the basement and it’s easier to have the lights come on automatically.
Out of the box, this switch supports this functionality without a zwave controller, but I wanted my controller to control on/off because I’m often in the basement longer than any of the hardware settings on the switch. So I set the switch to manual (do nothing) and programmed Home Assistant to turn the light on when motion was detected, and to turn it off after 90 minutes via a timer helper. It works exactly how I’ve programmed it in HA. It really is exciting, because now I’m going to need more of these switches so that I can ditch my battery-powered motion sensors.
Also, the printed instructions that come with the switch are pretty clear on how to change modes/sensitivity/etc. And it supports multiple add-on switches (3-way, 4-way, etc.) which will come in handy when I replace the switches in my upstairs/downstairs hallways with these.
I literally have nothing bad to say about this switch.
For tech-minded people:
I’m using Home Assistant OS 6.1 with supervisor-2021.06.8 and core-2021.7.4
HA is deployed as a VM via ova on ESXi 7.0.0
Although I assume you could install HA on a pi or vbox host or whatever and still have the same experience.
And it’s using this zwave/zigbee dongle: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01GJ826F8/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_T52NBE63V5YZTJR7W5NN?_encoding=UTF8&psc=106/06/2022Verified Purchase
A good switch made great with custom device handler!
This is a review for the 26931 switch. I’ve had for about a month now installed. This is a great integrated motion switch for your z-wave setup. I no longer have to fiddle with an independent motion sensor, worry about powering it or swapping battery or deal with the additional delay due to the switch and motion sensor being separate. Now here’s the thing, the default GE device handler (DTH) for SmartThings is extremely basic. I think this has turned a lot of people off because they think they can’t tweak the motion detector settings all that much (based on some reviews stating this). There is a custom DTH for SmartThings out there. Just go to the SmartThings community forum and search for ‘GE Motion Switch (26931) and Motion Dimmer (26933)’ by MichaelS. Follow the instructions to install it (very easy) and you’ll now have a ton more knobs/levers to tweak the switch and motion sensor. Be sure to drop the author a few bucks for his effort.
I love that the motion sensor can also be used as part of other automations (if needed). I use these in my bathrooms and stairways where it makes sense for these types of switches. No fiddling with swapping the battery out of the sensor and the ‘lights on’ function is super fast. I have a zooz motion sensor on another switch and there’s a noticeable delay between the motion sensor and the light coming on. I don’t have that delay with this GE switch. Build quality feels really good and it looks really nice.
Definitely recommended04/25/2022Verified Purchase