The Linear LBR30Z-1 is an indoor, dimmable flood light bulb that speaks Z-Wave. Z-Wave is an RF technology that offers wireless control of things like lights, locks and thermostats. What makes the LBR30Z-1 so unique is that the Z-Wave chip is installed directly in the light bulb itself. Traditionally, the Z-Wave tech lives in a light switch or dimmer that controls a load of light bulbs. Well this device cuts to the chase and offers discreet control of the individual light bulb itself!
If the bulb was not cool enough it only draws 7.5 watts of power and offers as much light as commonly found in a 65 watt incandescent bulb. The bulbs will fit in a recessed lighting can of 4" or larger. The dimensions of the bulb are 3.75" diameter by 5.375" high. The color of the light is a medium-cool that gives us a soft daylight feel.
What makes this particularly convenient is that anyone can replace a light bulb. Simply spin out the old bulb counter clockwise and turn in the new one clockwise. No high voltage wiring. No concerns of which switch is the master or slave on a 3-way circuit. Just swap in the LBR30Z-1 and you have a Z-Wave controllable flood light in your backyard, porch or driveway.
Since we specialize in alarm systems, the most common way our customers utilize this type of device is integrating it into a scene. First, you will need to put your Z-Wave controller in inclusion mode and learn in the device on the mesh network. Then, you can create a scene to turn on, off or set a dim percentage on the light. Lastly, you can create a rule where you can specify trigger point (s) such as arming/disarming or zone faults that will automatically execute the rule. Yes, this is cool and you should try it.