How does Z-Wave work?
GE Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Controls use an exciting new wireless home control technology called Z-Wave, created by Zensys. Z-Wave uses a special radio frequency to relay a wireless signal from one Z-Wave product to another. Because all Z-Wave products use the same language, it is easy for them to communicate with each other.
Z-Wave technology is unique because the system doesn't require a central control unit or power line to run the system. Think of how standard home security alarms need a hard-wired control center and power supply for operation. For most home automation systems, these types of computer control centers are expensive and require professional installation. But your Z-Wave products work independently from a central unit! You still operate the system features using a remote, but the remote itself does not power the system. It sounds confusing, but this feature equals big cost savings.
Now lets build on the idea that all Z-Wave products are independently powered. How do they all work together? They all use the same language. When you select a lighting control operation from your remote, like 'turn on kitchen lights,' the signal wirelessly relays the message through a select path of Z-Wave enabled modules to reach the module that turns on the kitchen lights. But what happens if the signal doesn't reach the kitchen module? Because Z-Wave modules work independently, the signal uses a different path to reach the end module. This is called a mesh system. What does this mean? Your signal is more reliable than other wireless lighting controls on the market.
Z-Wave products go through a rigorous certification process that guarantees all Z-Wave products work together, regardless of the manufacturer. And to ensure dependability, GE remotes offer two-way visual feedback to let the consumer know if the system is set up properly and if the signal is received.
||Jared: I did my homework before purchasing our GE Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Controls and decided that Z-Wave technology was the right fit for my family's needs with it's affordable price, straightforward installation, and easy system expansion. Plus, all Z-Wave certified products work together.
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