ZEN22 VER. 2.0 VS ZEN27: What's the Difference

Wondering which dimmer switch will work best for you? Here are the main comparison points between ZEN22 VER. 2.0 and the S2 Dimmer ZEN27. 

Start with answering a few basic questions:

  1. Is this for a single pole or multi-point control (3-way, 4-way, etc.) installation? If it's multi-point, go with ZEN27, if a single pole, go with ZEN22.
  2. How much load will be connected to the dimmer? If it's just a couple of bulbs, go with the ZEN27, if it's 5 or more bulbs, go with ZEN22.
  3. Are your LED bulbs on this list? If not, go with ZEN27, if they're there, you're good to go with the ZEN22.

Not sure which version or model number you have? Just see the back of your dimmer for model and version information.

If something in this article is confusing or if an attribute is missing from the chart, please let us know and we'll make it better!

ZEN22

ZEN27 (S2 NEW MODEL)

3-Way

Rewire both boxes

Rewire one box only

4-Way

Load and line in same box only

Load and line can be in separate boxes

5-Way

Load and line in same box only

Load and line can be in separate boxes

Neutral/Power

Required

Required

Security

X

S2

Min Load

20W

X

Max Load

300-500W incandescent, 150W LED

100-300W incandescent, 100W LED

LED bulbs

Compatible with most dimmable LED’s

Compatible with all dimmable LED’s

Controller

TRIAC

MOSFET

Color

White only

White only

LED Indicator

Blue

White (sold at TSH) / Blue (on Amazon)

Signal Repeater

Yes

Yes

Double Tap

Double tap to full brightness

Double tap to any brightness level

Ramp Rate

2 speeds available

Fully adjustable

Z-Wave Plus

Yes

Yes

Instant Status

Yes

Yes

Certification

UL

ETL

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