Enbrighten 55256 Z-Wave Plus Smart Receptacle, Works with Alexa, Google Assistant, Tamper-Resistant, 1 ZWave 1 Always On Outlet Hub Required, White
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||1.75 x 2.1 x 4.2 inches|
|Total Power Outlets||2|
|Voltage||120 Volts (AC)|
- 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, HomeSeer, Vera and more.
- OUTLET OPTIONS – Use one grounded Z-Wave controlled outlet to wirelessly schedule and operate a lamp or small appliance from anywhere at any time with a mobile device. The always-on outlet provides continuous power for traditional use.
- TAMPER RESISTANT – For increased safety, tamper-resistant outlets prevent foreign objects from being inserted any slot individually. The smart device is ideal for homes with pets or small children and protects against common injuries associated with electrical receptacles.
- INSTALLATION AND USE – In-wall installation with hardwired connections, including a neutral wire, is required. The duplex outlet fits rocker-style wallplates – not included – and works with all types of light sources as well as other devices.
- HASSLE-FREE OPERATION – Control the Z-Wave outlet remotely with your smartphone and voice commands when connected to a compatible hub or enjoy manual ON/OFF operation from the smart device. With a 150ft. Z-Wave range, home automation is simple through custom scenes, versatile scheduling and convenient alerts.
Device detailed description
Life is automatic with the Enbrighten Z-Wave Plus In-Wall Smart Tamper-Resistant Outlet. When paired with a compatible hub, the smart outlet controls and schedules plug-in devices through ON/OFF commands and programmed settings. Wirelessly operate lamps, fans, small appliances and more for effortless management of your home. Your automation possibilities are seemingly infinite when connected to hubs from Wink, SmartThings, HomeSeer, Vera, Nexia and more.
Features and specification
|Integration Supported smart home integration|
|Interface Smart device connectivity interface|
|Manufacturer Smart device manufacturer|
|Country of Origin|
|Color Available colors|
|Material Smart home device material|
|Item Package Quantity||
1.75 x 2.1 x 4.2 inches
1 Receptacle Outlet
Frequently asked question
The GE 14288 does not offer energy monitoring at this time.
The bottom outlet of the GE 14288 is Z-Wave controlled. The top outlet is always-on.
Per the specs on the box... Maximums: 960W Incandescent … see more Per the specs on the box... Maximums: 960W Incandescent 1/2 HP Motor 1800W (15A) Resistive Please check the specs of your space heater to make sure it falls with in the listed specs above.
Z-Wave products like this GE 14288 are not Wi-Fi enabled, they require a Z-Wave hub, and would use the Hubs application for operation. Unless the Smart Life app integrates with some type of Z-Wave hub to share devices, it cannot operate on that application.
6 reviews for Enbrighten 55256 Z-Wave Plus Smart Receptacle, Works with Alexa, Google Assistant, Tamper-Resistant, 1 ZWave 1 Always On Outlet Hub Required, White
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Single Pole Only
This isn’t a review of the outlet, per se, but a frustration that this smart outlet is only available as a single pole outlet. As best I can tell no one makes a dual pole z-wave smart outlet, which is frustrating. I’m sure I would have loved the item if I only had a single pole outlet. I cannot speak to Alexa Integration, leading me to the three star rating. If you make a dual pole smart outlet I will purchase it!09/14/2022Verified Purchase
Less is More
This review is for the Z-Wave Plus in-wall outlet only. Other Jasco/GE product perform differently.
Gotta hand it to Jasco (formerly GE, formerly Edison General Electric) less really is more. It has 1 programmable parameter to change the way the indicator LED works (On-On, On-Off, Always Off). It has clamp style terminals (hot, neutral, ground) that will hold 2 wires each (12 awg solid tested). Top outlet is always on, bottom is z-wave controlled. Button in the middle with a blue LED behind it sends program signal and changes state On-Off. Press 10 times quickly and it changes the way the LED works. It has a factory reset with that button as well. This is about as simple as a z-wave device can get. The Jasco products are simple by comparison to other z-wave devices I own, but you don’t have to learn Machine Language to figure out how to program and use them (like I did trying to get devices (Aeotec) to work with HomeSeer that said I was too stupid to use their products). The instructions are a little lacking as to explaining how to wire the outlet. It took searching on the multi-language instruction sheet for me to determine how to get it to respond to the add node (hardware). A simple put controller in Add Node-Device-Hardware mode and press button once would have sufficed. Less is More did not help on this point.
It is terribly expensive for what you get. Other wireless protocol outlets are much less expensive. Given a typical TR Decora outlet costs 2 dollars (or less) and it will likely die in about 2-3 years from failure of the electrolytic capacitors it is pretty pricey. But, professional automation is tremendously costly (you have to pay them to come out and fix anything or add any programming), so go with what you feel works best. You could use a relay that fits in the box, but those are limited to 10A or less.
Be careful…. Make sure you know how to wire that outlet correctly when (notice I didn’t say if) your computer controlled automation fails so you get back that other outlet. Make sure you have good surge protection or kiss it goodbye….
Overall, so far works as advertised. Stupid simple to add to Domoticz (v4.970). Works fine with a 1.2w LED lamp. Will update if it dies sooner than expected or causes my network to go nuts.
Update Jul 2020: The Outlet has stopped working once or twice since installed. It appeared to lose communication with the controller. I Turned it On and Off with the front mounted switch and it resumed working as normal within a few minutes. This could be the nature of Z-Wave, device error, controller error, or control program error. If it happens to you there is an option to explore.09/04/2022Verified Purchase
Manual override capable
manual override on/off button
easy to install
none at the moment
Outlet works great. Install was easy, just like any other outlet. Programing it to the existing zwave network went just as expected. There is a blue led that is on when the controlled outlet is on, some might not like that. Just like all the other zwave outlets out there, only one is controlled and the other is always on.08/26/2022Verified Purchase
Good Zwave outlet, white ONLY
Bought this because in the Q&As and in reviews customers said the face plate could be swapped with almond color. However this out does not have an interchangeable faceplate… it’s white ONLY. Mea culpa… don’t trust reviewer with product facts. 🙂 otherwise it installed quickly and paired easily.07/30/2022Verified Purchase
Easy to install and works well
I replaced an older Smarthome technology with this unit. It has the added benefit that off means off. I’ve had issues with some smart on/off modules where they leak current when ostensibly off. That’s a real problem if the load is an LED light as they will glow at a low level. In a bedroom that’s no bueno as it disturbs my sleep. This unit is fast and when off leaks no power. Very happy!07/16/2022Verified Purchase
Worked well for a while
This is a review for the in-wall zwave outlet. I have purchased about 20 GE / jasco outlets switches etc for my house. The specific outlet in the video is one that I purchased about three and a half years ago.
As you can see it is randomly flicking on and off- from what I can tell based on online data, a capacitor has failed and now it just clicks on and off constantly. I’ve already had the same thing happen with one switch, and I am going to be very surprised if I go the year without having another one go out.
Given that these are in-wall installs, this could give very expensive if you’re having to pay an electrician. I would strongly not recommend these based on the reliability issues I have seen already. A 10% failure rate in less than 4 years is not great.
I am not yet 100% sure if it is just bad capacitors, bad design, or bad luck. I will update my review once I replace the capacitors in the broken devices and see if that fixes things.
It was very handy to set up automated lamp on and off for bedtime routines, things of that nature. But given how quickly it broke I would not recommend it.05/18/2022Verified Purchase