Leviton VRE06-1LZ Installation Manual and Setup Guide
1. Single Pole (One location) or 3-Way (Multi-location)Electronic Low Voltage DimmerCat. No. VREØ6-1L, 600W (Lighted)120VAC, 60HzINSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONSDI-000-VRE06-02AINSTALLING YOUR DIMMERNOTE: Use check boxes when Steps are completed.√BkRDYL/RDCoordinating Remote DimmerWh21 435BlackGreenRedYellow/Red132White45Hot (Black)Neutral (White)DimmerCoordinating Remote (no LEDs)YL/RD Yellow/RedRDWhiteRedBlackBlackBKWHWhiteGreenGroundGreenGroundElectronicLow VoltageTransformerPrimarySide(unused)(unused)Line120VAC60HzTools needed to install your DimmerSlotted/Phillips Screwdriver Electrical Tape Pliers Pencil Cutters Ruler3-Way Wiring with Coordinating Remote(no LEDs) Application:Step 4bDimmerInsulatingLabelBlackPrimarySideElectronicLow VoltageTransformerhot (Black)BlackLine120VAC, 60hzNeutral (White)RedYellow/RedWhiteWhiteGreenGroundSingle-Pole Wiring Application:Step 4aBlackGreenRedYellow/RedInsulating Label:This wire is used in3-way installations only.For single pole installations,do not remove thisinsulating label.4132WhiteIMPORTANT: For 3-Way applications, note that one of the screw terminalsfrom the old switch being removed will usually be a different color (Black)or labeled Common. Tag that wire with electrical tape and identify as thecommon (Line or Load) in both the dimmer wall box and remote wall box.Step 2 Identifying your wiring application(most common):NOTE: If the wiring in the wall box does not resembleany of these configurations, consult a qualifiedelectrician.2431 241533-Way1. Line or Load (See important instruction below)2. Neutral3. Ground4. First Traveler – note color5. Second Traveler – note colorSingle-Pole1. Line (Hot)2. Neutral 3. Ground4. LoadINTRODUCTIONLeviton’s Vizia RF +TMcomponents are designed to communicatewith each other via Radio Frequency (RF) to provide remote controlof your lighting. Using RF technology allows Leviton to provide thegreatest signal integrity possible. Each module in Leviton’s ViziaRF +TMcomponent line is a Z-Wave®enabled device. In a Z-Wave®network, each device is designed to act as a router. These routerswill re-transmit the RF signal from one device to another until theintended device is reached. This ensures that the signal is receivedby its intended device by routing the signal around obstacles andradio dead spots. The Electronic Low Voltage Dimmer is compatiblewith any Z-Wave®enabled network, regardless of the manufacturerand can also be used with other devices displaying the Z-Wave®logo.CAUTION:Remember to exercise good common sense when using the Timerfeatures of your remote, especially when scheduling unattendeddevices. There can be some unexpected consequences if not usedwith care. For example, an empty coffee pot can be remotely turnedon. If that should happen, your coffee pot could be damaged fromoverheating. If an electric heater is turned on by remote controlwhile clothing is draped over it, a fire could result.• This is a Z-Wave®controller• Controls dimming of load• ON/OFF LED and Brightness LED• Two way communication• RF reliability• Ease of installation - No new wiring• Compatible with other Z-Wave®enabled devicesFEATURESChanging the color of your Dimmer:Your device may include color options. To change color of theface, proceed as follows:Line up tabsand press insides one at atime to attachPush inside at tabto releaseInstalling Dimmer by itself or with other devicesIf installing Dimmer in a single device application, proceed with theInstalling your Dimmer section. If installing Dimmer in a multi-device application, proceed as follows:Multi-device Application:In multi-dimmer installations, the reduction of the dimmer’s capacity isrequired. Refer to the chart for maximum load per dimmer.MAXIMUM LOAD PER DIMMER FOR MULTI-DEVICECat. No.VREØ6 600WSingle500WTwo Devices400WMore than 2 DevicesHot (Black)Neutral (White)DimmerMatching Remote (with LEDs)YL/RD RedYellow/RedWHBK BlackBlackWhiteElectronicLow VoltageTransformerGreenGroundGreenGroundWhitePrimarySideLine120VAC60HzAdditionalNeutral WireBkRDYL/RDMatching Remote43125DimmerWhBlackGreenRedYellow/Red32White451Step 4c 3-Way Wiring with Matching Remote(w/LEDs) Application:Strip Gage(measure barewire here oruse gage onback of thedimmer)5/8”(1.6 cm)cut(if necessary)Step 3 Preparing and connecting wires:• Make sure that the ends of the wires from the wallbox are straight (cut if necessary).• Remove insulation from each wire in the wall box as shown.• For Single Pole Application, go to Step 4a.• For 3-Way Coordinating Remote (no LEDs) Application, go to Step 4b.• For 3-Way Matching Remote (with LEDs) Application, go to Step 4c.Step 1 WARNING: To avoid fire, shock, or death; turn off powerat circuit breaker orfuse and test that power is offbefore wiring!Remove allinner sidesectionsDo notremoveouter sidesectionsWIRE NUT / # OF CONDUCTOR COMBINATION CHART1- #12 w/ 1 to 3 #14, #16 or #182- #12 w/ 1 or 2 #16 or #181- #14 w/ 1 to 4 #16 or #182- #14 w/ 1 to 3 #16 or #18For non-standard wiring applications, referto Wire Nut and Conductor Size ChartWIRING DIMMER:Connect wires per WIRING DIAGRAM as follows:• Green or bare copper wire in wall box to Green dimmer lead.• Line Hot wall box wire to Black dimmer lead.• Load wall box wire to Red dimmer lead.• Line Neutral wall box wire to White dimmer lead.• Yellow/Red dimmer lead should have Red insulation label affixed. NOTE: If insulating label is not affixed to Yellow/Red dimmer lead,use electrical tape to cover.• Proceed to Step 5.WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS:• To be installed and/or used in accordance with appropriate electrical codes and regulations.• If you are unsure about any part of these instructions, consult a qualified electrician.• To avoid overheating and possible damage to this device and other equipment, do not install to control a receptacle, fluorescent lighting, a motor- or a transformer-operated appliance.• Use with electronic low voltage transformers only. Do Not use to control a magnetic low voltage transformer. Use a Leviton magnetic low voltage dimmer to control magnetic low voltage transformers.• This dimmer provides protection from overheating. An excessive load applied to the dimmer will cause the dimmer to overheat. The excess load must be removed to resume proper operation.• Vizia RF +™ dimmers are not compatible with standard 3-way or 4-way switches. They must be used with compatible Vizia +™ remotes or Vizia RF +™ controllers for multi-location dimming.• Use only one (1) Vizia RF +™ dimmer in a multi-location circuit with up to 9 coordinating remotes (without LEDs) or up to 4 matching remotes (with LEDs). The remote(s) will turn the light on at the brightness level selected at the dimmer.• Lighting fixture and dimmer must be grounded.WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS:• This dimmer must be installed in a wall box with a neutral connection.• Consult fixture manufacturer to determine if their solid state transformers can be dimmed.• Total minimum load must exceed 40W.• Dimmer may feel warm to the touch during normal operation.• Recommended minimum wall box depth is 2-1/2".• Maximum wire length from dimmer to all installed remotes cannot exceed 300 ft (90 m).• Disconnect power at circuit breaker or fuse when servicing, installing or removing fixture.• Use this device only with copper or copper clad wire. With aluminum wire use only devices marked CO/ALR or CU/AL.WIRING DIMMER:Connect wires per WIRING DIAGRAM as follows:NOTE: The dimmer must be installed in a wall box that has a Line Hotconnection.NOTE: Maximum wire length from dimmer to all installed remotes cannotexceed 300 ft (90 m).• Green or bare copper wire in wall box to Green dimmer lead.• Line Hot (common) wall box wire identified (tagged) when removing oldswitch to Black dimmer lead.• First Traveler wall box wire to Red dimmer lead (note wire color).• Remove Red insulating label from Yellow/Red dimmer lead.• Second Traveler wall box wire to Yellow/Red dimmer lead (note wirecolor). This traveler from the dimmer must go to the terminal screw on theremote marked "YL/RD".• Line Neutral wall box wire to White dimmer lead.WIRING coordinating remote:Connect wires per WIRING DIAGRAM as follows:NOTE: "BK" and "RD" terminals on coordinating remote are unused. Tighten both screws.NOTE: Maximum wire length from dimmer to last remote is300 ft (90 m).• Green or bare copper wire in wall box to Green terminal screw.• Load wall box wire identified (tagged) when removing old switch to FirstTraveler (note color as above).• Second Traveler wall box wire (note color as above) to terminal screwmarked "YL/RD". This traveler from the remote must go to the Yellow/Reddimmer lead.• Remove White insulating label from terminal screw marked "WH".• Line Neutral wall box wire to terminal screw marked "WH".• Proceed to Step 5.NOTE: The dimmer must be installed in a wall box that has a Loadconnection. The matching remote must be installed in a wall box witha Line Hot connection and a Neutral connection. A Neutral wire to thematching remote needs to be added as shown.If you are unsure about any part of these instructions, consult aqualified electrician.NOTE: Maximum wire length from dimmer to all installed remotescannot exceed 300 ft (90 m).Wiring Matching Remote (wall box with line hotconnection):Connect wires per WIRING DIAGRAM as follows:• Green or bare copper wire in wall box to Green terminal screw.• Line Hot (common) wall box wire identified (tagged) when removingold switch and First Traveler to Remote terminal marked BK.• Second Traveler wall box wire from dimmer to remote terminal screwmarked "YL/RD" (note wire color). This traveler from the remotemust go to Yellow/Red dimmer lead.• Line Neutral wall box to remote terminal screw marked "WH".Wiring Dimmer (wall box with load connection):Connect wires per WIRING DIAGRAM as follows:• Green or bare copper wire in wall box to Green dimmer lead.• Load wall box wire identified (tagged) when removing old switch toRed dimmer lead.• First Traveler Line Hot to Black dimmer lead.• Remove Red insulating label from Yellow/Red dimmer lead.• Second Traveler wall box wire (note color as above) toYellow/Red dimmer lead. This traveler from the dimmer must go tothe terminal screw on the remote marked "YL/RD".• Line neutral wall box wire to White dimmer lead.• Proceed to Step 5.
2. Including Scene Capable Dimmer intoZ-Wave®Network:Restore Power: Restore power at circuit breaker or fuse. Installation is complete.D) The Programmer/Controller will assign a node ID number (Name) forthis module. NOTE: This ID number (Name) will be stored in the controller libraryto be used for future reference. NOTE: You may name or edityour device at this time.E) The dimmer is now installedin the network.NOTE: If a dimmer has beensuccessfully Included in thenetwork and the user tries toInclude it again without firstexcluding it from the network, themodule will retain the first nodeID it had received and ignore thesecond.Testing your Dimmer prior to mounting in wall box:LIMITED 5 YEAR WARRANTY AND EXCLUSIONSLeviton warrants to the original consumer purchaser and not for the benefit of anyone else that this product at the time of its sale by Leviton is free of defects in materials and workmanship under normal and proper use for five years from the purchase date. Leviton’s only obligation is to correct such defects by repair or replacement, at its option, if within such five year period the product is returned prepaid, with proof ofpurchase date, and a description of the problem to Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc., Att: Quality Assurance Department, 59-25 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, New York 11362-2591. This warranty excludes and there is disclaimed liability for labor for removal of this product or reinstallation. This warranty is void if this product is installed improperly or in an improper environment, overloaded, misused, opened,abused, or altered in any manner, or is not used under normal operating conditions or not in accordance with any labels or instructions. There are no other or implied warranties of any kind, including merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, but if any implied warranty is required by the applicable jurisdiction, the duration of any such implied warranty, including merchantability and fitness for a particularpurpose, is limited to five years. Leviton is not liable for incidental, indirect, special, or consequential damages, including without limitation, damage to, or loss of use of, any equipment, lost sales or profits or delay or failure to perform this warranty obligation. The remedies provided herein are the exclusive remedies under this warranty, whether based on contract, tort or otherwise.• Restore power at circuit breaker or fuse.• Press pad until locator light is OFF. Lightsshould turn ON. If lights do not turn ON,press the right half of DIM/BRIGHT bar untilthe lights brighten. If lights still do not turn ON, refer to theTROUBLESHOOTING section.NOTES:• If using a non-Leviton Programmer/Controller,refer to the Programmer/Controller instructionsheet for Including a device.• If using the VRCPGs Install Checklist feature,go directly to Step B.A) If using a Leviton Z-Wave®Programmer/Controller, Cat. No. VRCPG, press the Menubutton and scroll down to System Setup.Press the center button to select SystemSetup Menu. Choose Advanced Settings.Press the center button to select Network.B) While standing close to the module(approx. 1 ft), press the center button to device in the network. NOTE: Only one device may be included at a time. DO NOT putmultiple devices into the Inclusion mode at any time.C) While the Programmer/Controller is in the Inclusion mode and theLocator LED is ON on the dimmer, push the push pad to turn ONthe dimmer. The Programmer/Controller will verify inclusion andthe locator LED will turn OFF on the dimmer. If the dimmer is flashing Amber while in the Inclusion mode, theProgrammer/Controller is still trying to communicate with thedimmer. Wait until the device stops flashing,then press push pad. NOTE: If the locator LED on the dimmer turns solid Red whileincluding, there has been a communication error. Refer toTroubleshooting section. DI-000-VRE06-02AProtected under U.S. Patent Number 6,388,399 and patents pendingand licensed under U.S. Patents Numbers 5,905,442, and 5,982,103Programmer/ControllerCat. No. VRCPGMenuButton1 ON2 ON3 ON4 ONOFFOFFOFFOFFCenterButtonFor additional information, contact Leviton’s Techlineat 1-800-824-3005 or visit Leviton’s website atwww.ViziaRFplus.comNOTE: The locator light will illuminate whenthe load is in the OFF position to facilitateaccess in the dark.NOTE: If using the dimmer in a 3-wayapplication, the lights will turn ON atbrightness set on dimmer’s DIM/BRIGHT bar.The lighting can be controlled from either thedimmer or the remote location.Push Pad (Default settings)Turn ON from OFF position:Tap – Lights turn ON to preset level.Press and Hold – Lights turn ON to full bright.Turn OFF from ON position:Tap – Lights turn OFF.LED BrightnessDisplayDIM/BRIGHTBarPushPadLocatorLightOPERATIONInstallation may now be completedby tightening mounting screws intowall box. Attach wallplate.Dimmer Mounting:Turn off power atcircuit breakeror fuse.Step 7Step 6NOTE: It is very important to accurately Exclude devices from thenetwork when moving or removing a device from a Z-Wave®network.This ensures that all information has been removed from yourProgrammer/Controller’s information table and is not counted on to be apart of the mesh network.A) If using a Leviton Z-Wave®Programmer/Controller, Cat. No. VRCPG,press the Menu button and scroll down to System Setup. Pressthe center button to select System Setup Menu. Choose AdvancedSettings. Press the center button to select Network.B) While standing close to the dimmer, press the center button to device from the network. While the Programmer/Controlleris in the Exclusion mode and the locator LED is ON on the dimmer,press the push pad on the dimmer. The Programmer/Controller willverify Exclusion and the locator LED will turn OFF on the dimmer. If the dimmer is flashing Amber while in the Exlusion mode, theProgrammer/Controller is still trying to communicate with the dimmer.Wait until the device stops flashing, then press the push pad.Factory Default:If your dimmer is not responding, or you are unable to control it afteryou have tried to Include/Exclude it multiple times, it may be necessaryto reset the dimmer to its original factory settings. To accomplish this,proceed as follows:• On the dimmer, engage he air-gap switch (refer to Operationsection) and wait 5 seconds. Press push pad back into frame andhold push pad until the locator LED turns Amber and then turnsRed. The dimmer is now reset. Once the dimmer is reset, it will benecessary to Re-Include it to a network before it can be used.CAUTION: SETTING A DEVICE TO A FACTORY DEFAULT DOESNOT EXCLUDE THAT DEVICE FROM A NETWORK. THE EXCLUSIONPROCEDURE MUST STILL BE FOLLOWED TO REMOVE THE DEVICEFROM THE PRIMARY CONTROLLER’S INFORMATION TABLE.FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN A SYSTEM THAT IS SLOW TORESPOND, OR MAY FAIL TO RESPOND TO SOME DEVICES.Step 9 Excluding Dimmer from Network:Step 8 NOTE: Dress wires with a bendas shown in diagram in order torelieve stress when mountingdevice.• Position all wires to provide room in outlet wall box for device.• Ensure that the word “TOP” is facing upon device strap.• Partially screw in mounting screws in wallbox mounting holes.Step 5A-2) The Locator LED will blink 2 times per second to indicate thedevice is in Program Mode A-2, Minimum Brightness Level.To change the Minimum Brightness Level from 1-50%, usethe DIM/BRIGHT Bar. The light output will reflect the minimumbrightness level selected. By tapping the Push Pad this setting willautomatically be saved and the device will advance to the nextprogramming mode, A-3.A-3) The Locator LED will blink 3 times per second to indicate ProgramMode A-3, Preset ON Level. To change the current Preset ONLevel from 1-100%, use the DIM/BRIGHT Bar. If this feature isnot desired, press and hold the left half of the DIM/BRIGHT Bar(v) until no LED is lit (default setting). By tapping the Push Padthis setting will automatically be saved and the device will exitProgramming Mode A.Program Mode BTo enter Program Mode B:Press and hold the Push Pad and then the left half of theDIM/BRIGHT Bar (v) for 5 seconds until the Locator LED and rightmostLED (LED 7) begin to blink.B-1) Upon releasing the Push Pad and the left half of theDIM/BRIGHT Bar (v), the Locator LED will continue to blink onceper second indicating he dimmer is in Program Mode B-1, ONFade Rate. To change the ON Fade Rate, use the DIM/BRIGHTBar to move the LED to the desired preset level according to ChartB. By tapping the Push Pad this setting will automatically be savedand the device will advance to the next programming mode, B-2.B-2) The Locator LED will blink 2 times per second to indicate ProgramMode B-2, OFF Fade Rate. To change the OFF Fade Rate, usethe DIM/BRIGHT Bar to move the LED to the desired preset levelaccording to Chart B. By tapping the Push Pad this setting willautomatically be saved and the device will advance to the nextprogramming mode, B-3.LED BrightnessDisplay1 2 3 4 5 6 7Definition of A ModesA-1) Energy Save: Sets the maximum brightness level for energysavings.A-2) Minimum Brightness Level: Sets the minimum dimming level.A-3) Preset ON Level: Sets the turn on brightness level regardless ofthe previous set light level (formerly Dim Lock).Definition of B ModesB-1) ON Fade Rate: Sets the amount of time in seconds it takes thelights to turn ON to maximum brightness.B-2) OFF Fade Rate: Sets the amount of time in seconds it takes thelights to turn OFF from maximum brightness.B-3) LED Options: Sets the time period in seconds the Locator LEDand Brightness display will stay on before extinguishing.Definition of LEDsLeftmost LED = LED 1Rightmost LED = LED 7NOTES:• The device will exit programmingmode after 3 minutes of inactivity.• Pressing the push pad at any timeduring programming will advance thedevice to the next programming mode.ADVANCED PROGRAMMING FEATURESProgram Mode ATo enter Program Mode A:Press and hold the Push Pad and then the right half of theDIM/BRIGHT Bar (^) for 5 seconds until the Locator LED andleftmost LED (LED 1) begin to blink.A-1) Upon releasing the Push Pad and the right half of theDIM/BRIGHT Bar (^), the Locator LED will continue to blinkonce per second and the rightmost LED will illuminate todisplay the device is in Program Mode A-1, Energy Save. Thedefault energy save mode is 100% i.e. full bright. To changethe Energy Save level, use the DIM/BRIGHT Bar to movethe corresponding LED to the desired discrete preset levelaccording to Chart A. By tapping the Push Pad this setting willautomatically be saved and the device will advance to the nextprogramming mode, A-2.B-3) The Locator LED will blink 3 times per second to indicate ProgramMode B-3, LED Options. To change the LED Options settings,use the DIM/BRIGHT Bar to move the LED to the desired presetsetting according to the Chart B-3. By tapping the Push Padthis setting will automatically be saved and the device will exitProgramming Mode B.LEDLED 1LED 2 (Default)LED 3LED 4LED 5LED 6LED 7FADE ON0 seconds (instant)0.5 seconds1.5 seconds3.0 seconds6.0 seconds10 seconds25 seconds0 seconds (instant)0.5 seconds1.5 seconds3.0 seconds6.0 seconds10 seconds25 secondsFADE OFFChart BWhen indicatorlight is at LED #7654321Light output is at100%97%95%90%85%80%75%Energy consumptionsavings amounts to0%5%8%11%14%17%20%Chart A Chart B-3LEDLED 1(default)LED 2LED 3LED 4LED 5LED 6LED 7LOCATOR LED TIMEOUTActiveActiveActiveActiveTurns off 5 sec. after useTurns off 5 sec. after useTurns off 5 sec. after useLED BRIGHTNESS DISPLAY OPTIONSActiveTurns off 5 sec. after useActiveTurns off 5 sec. after useLED Bar activeLED Bar turns off 5 sec. after useLED Bar turns off 5 sec. after useVRCPGProgrammer/ControllerNOTE: Remote must be in closeproximity to dimmer when includingin network.DIM/BRIGHT BarBRIGHTEN:Press right half of DIM/BRIGHT Bar – Lights brighten to desired level.DIM:Press left half of DIM/BRIGHT Bar – Lights dim to desired level.If you continue to hold the left half of the DIM/BRIGHT Bar, the lights willDIM to minimum level and then turn OFF.NOTE: When lights are OFF you can change thelight level that the lights will turn ON to using theDIM/BRIGHT Bar.If there is a power outage, when the power isrestored the lights will return to the last settingbefore the power interruption.Air-Gap Switch: On the dimmer only, engagethe air-gap switch by gently pressing thetop of the push pad until the bottom liftscompletely out of the frame and a click isheard (refer to Figure). LEDs will turn OFF.This will cut power to the fixture to replacethe bulb. After servicing is complete, push thepush pad back for normal operation.Cleaning: Clean with a damp cloth. DO NOTuse chemical cleaners.Gently press topof push padThis equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limitsfor a Class B Digital Device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection againstharmful interference in a residential installation. This equipmentgenerates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if notinstalled and used in accordance with the instructions, may causeharmful interference to radio communications. However, there is noguarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. Ifthis equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or televisionreception, which can be determined by turning the equipment OFFand ON, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference byone or more of the following measures:• Reorient or relocate the receiving Antenna.• Increase the separation between the equipment and thereceiver.• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different fromthat to which the receiver is connected.• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/tv technician forhelp.FCC COMPLIANCE STATEMENTTROUBLESHOOTING• Lights Flickering - Lamp has a bad connection.- Wires not secured firmly with wire connectors of dimmer or terminal screws of remote. - Verify load type is electronic low voltage.• Light does not turn ON and Locator LED does not turn ON - Circuit breaker or fuse has tripped. - Lamp is burned out. - Neutral not wired to Dimmer (White wire).• Intermittent dimmer operation - Minimum load is under 40W.• Remote does not operate lights - Ensure that total wire length does not exceed 300 ft (90 m). - Ensure wiring is correct.• Lights cycle ON and OFF - Remove excess load.2008 © Leviton Mfg. Co., Inc.