Fibaro Walli Switch
Review of this beautiful built-in switch.
The Fibaro Walli Switch has been on the market for a while, but until now we hadn't had the chance to review it. This product should of course not be missing on our website, so we have made some space to pick up this product.
Fibaro has been making Smart Home products for years and is the market leader in Z-Wave. So we can expect something from this. We're going to put this switch to the test and test it on some different controllers.
With this Switch you can remotely switch a lamp on or off via your Smart Home system. This wireless communication runs via the Z-Wave protocol. The great thing about this system is that you replace your existing switchgear and install this module instead.
This allows you to turn it on or off the old-fashioned way via the wall switch. This status is also passed on to the controller so that it knows it is on as well. This is in contrast to if you use a smart lamp, for example. This removes the power from the lamp, so that it can no longer be reached and therefore cannot request the status.
Easy peasy lemon squeezy
Installing this switch is not very complicated and a connection diagram is included which is easy to follow. It is a matter of connecting the 4 wires. The special thing about the module is that it can control 2 lamps independently of each other.
Because it is continuously supplied with power, you can also use it to expand your network (Mesh). If 1 channel is used, a maximum of 8A can be connected, if 2 channels are used, this is 13A per channel and a maximum of 16A together. This will be more than sufficient for most types of lighting.
You can connect LED, halogen and incandescent lamps to it. A smart bulb is not necessary (nor is it recommended).
As an extra feature, this module has the possibility to measure the current power consumption and total consumption. It is also protected against overload and there is a heat protection. If this occurs, the module will shut itself down.
Let there be color:
An LED ring is built into the button of the Walli. This lights up when you turn it on and you can determine its color yourself. It is also possible to leave it completely off. The LED can also be used as a night light. Handy functionality.
The switch is made of white (not stark white) plastic, which gives it a luxurious appearance. A frame is supplied as standard, so if you use it separately you can start right away. You can also have it connected to your existing switchgear. Various adapters are available for this. With this solution you get a nice whole with your other sockets/switches.
It is for sale for € 76.50.
What do you get:
- Instruction manual
We will install this Walli Switch on the following controllers:
- Homey by Athom
- Fibaro Home Center 2
- Fibaro Home Center 3
- Vera Plus
- Domoticz (in collaboration with the Aeon Labs USB Z-Wave stick)
- Home Assistant (in collaboration with the Aeon Labs USB Z-Wave stick)