Question about IQ LIGHTBULB (QZ2110-840)

DIY Home Security Forums Technical Support Question about IQ LIGHTBULB (QZ2110-840)

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  • #180795

    ALB
    Participant

    Due to the layout of the house there is some difficulty in reaching a few door sensors so I was considering the IQ lightbulb. Two Questions:
    1. Does it only work as a repeater while lit?

    2. Is it compatible with a Simon XT panel?

    Thanks

    #180797
    Jason
    Jason
    Surety

    Happy to help! To clarify, sensors on a Simon panel are not Z-wave. A Z-wave bulb does not boost or repeat sensor transmissions.

    If you need to improve sensor communication you would need a sensor repeater like the RE524X.

    Does it only work as a repeater while lit?

    It does not need to be lit, just powered, to function as a Z-wave repeater. If you manually turn off power to the bulb via a switch, it would no longer function.

    Is it compatible with a Simon XT panel?

    Yes the bulb can work with the Simon XT provided you have a Z-wave capable Alarm.com module with appropriate firmware. On a Simon, all Z-wave functions are determined by the Alarm.com module.

    #180825

    ALB
    Participant

    “Yes the bulb can work with the Simon XT provided you have a Z-wave capable Alarm.com module with appropriate firmware. On a Simon, all Z-wave functions are determined by the Alarm.com module.”

    How do I make that determination?

    #180832
    Jason
    Jason
    Surety

    The module firmware reported for your system is 183.a which would be sufficient. You can find this printed on the module sticker itself inside the panel (The X-183 number.)

    In general, most standard bulbs and light switches will be compatible due to their simplicity.

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