GE 14318

Z-Wave In-Wall Smart Switch

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The GE 14318 is a Z-Wave in-wall smart switch that allows you to control your hardwired lights from anywhere. It can easily replace an existing light switch. Pairing the device with your Z-Wave hub will integrate it with the rest of your Z-Wave network. Purchase the GE 14318 from Alarm Grid.
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The GE 14318 Z-Wave In-Wall Smart Switch allows users to control their lights from anywhere using an corresponding mobile app. The device replaces a standard in-wall switch to turn your lights into smart devices. The in-wall switch is easy to install and integrate with your Z-Wave network.

Getting started with the GE 14318 is very simple. Start by cutting power to the light switch where you plan to use the GE 14318. Remove the existing light switch, and install the GE 14318 in its place. The device can easily fit into a single-gang bracket. An included wall bracket ensures a neat installation. You can then pair the in-wall switch with your Z-Wave network. Make sure to exclude the device before attempting the inclusion process.

Please note that you only need to use a traveler wire if the device is being used as part of a multi-switch setup. You will also need the GE Add-On Switch for 3-way or 4-way installations. This product must be purchased separately. You might also consider using the GoControl WT00Z5-1 Z-Wave 3-Way Smart Switch in conjunction with the GoControl WD500Z5-1 Z-Wave In-Wall Dimmer or the GoControl WS15Z5-1 Z-Wave In-Wall Switch. This might be a preferred option if you plan to establish a multi-switch setup.

There are load considerations when using the GE 14318. The maximum load cannot exceed 960W for Incandescent or 1800W for Resistive. Make sure that the lights you want to use will work with these restrictions. The GE 14138 is a Z-Wave Plus device, and it achieves the furtherest signal range when used with a Z-Wave Plus controller. You can use it with a standard Z-Wave controller, but this will limit the maximum range. For best results, use a Z-Wave Plus controller.

Please note that this is a non-dimmable model. GE also offers the GE 14294, which has a dimming function. You should use that model if you intend on using dimmable lights.

Brand: GE

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Great In-Wall Switch
Submitted on 11/01/2019 Alarm Grid

The GE 14318 is a Z-Wave Plus in-wall switch that allows for smart control over your in-wall lights. It replaces your existing in-wall switch to control your hardwired lights. The switch is very easy to install, and it works very well. But it does require a traveler wire for multi-switch configuration. Overall, this is an excellent in-wall switch, and we can recommend it for nearly any in-wall lighting application. That is why we give it a 5-Star Rating.

There are many things to like about the GE 14318. For one, it is easy to install. You just cut power at the breaker, remove the existing in-wall switch, and wire the GE 14318 in its place. This can be done by a DIY user, without having to hire a professional installer or electrician. That's a very nice aspect of this device. There is also a wall bracket included with the device to help ensure a neat and tidy installation. It is also worth mentioning that this device uses Z-Wave Plus communication to provide a longer communication range when the device is used with a Z-Wave Plus hub or controller.

There are a couple of downsides to the GE 14318, but really these would apply to almost any Z-Wave in-wall switch. Although the device can be set up for a multi-switch configuration, you will need a traveler wire to do so. Running a traveler wire can be a difficult task for a DIY installer depending on the location of the lights. Additionally, this device does not support a dimming function. But there really aren't many downsides to the device.

The GE 14318 is easy to use and very effective at its job. We give it 5 Stars.

Good: Easy to Install, Included Wall Bracket, Z-Wave Plus

Bad: Traveler Wire for Multi-Switch Use, No Dimming Function

Bottom Line: 5 Stars

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