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Get Started with Lighting Controls

For those who are just getting their feet wet with home automation. A great wireless solution for controlling a space heater, fan, air filter or any plug-in appliance or light, is pictured below.

Insteon Lighting Controls

Shown are one wireless appliance module (ApplianceLinc), an Access Point, and a RemoteLinc handheld controller. This represents a simple Starter Kit for one device you want to turn On/Off remotely. This kit gives you everything you need to control your device with the handheld remote. The ApplianceLinc plugs into an electrical outlet. The device it controls plugs into the bottom of the device. Note the top center 2-prong receptacle provides an "always on" plug for other use. The Access Point, along with the RemoteLinc comprises the INSTEON wireless network, and function as wireless RF signal receiver/transmitters.

KeypadLinc w/Timer If expanding the system to control more than a single appliance or light, we recommend purchasing one more Access Point to ensure reliable communication.

Consider the energy saving KeypadLinc Countdown Timer shown at right. This wall-mounted unit is perfect for areas where lights normally only need to be left on for a short period of time, like the laundry room, garage, kitchen, mud room, bathrooms, closets, and anywhere else you can imagine.

INSTEON has the following advantages over legacy X10 networks:

  • Increases the number of controllable devices in the home from 256 max to 417
  • Provides more reliable operation when sufficient Access Points are installed by avoiding the signal propagation issues common with X10 technology
  • RF signaling provides "instant" on/off operation eliminating the delay time associated with transmitting X10 signals through your house wiring (typical RF signal propagation time is 51 msec)
  • Eliminates the need to manually set X10 addresses via codewheels on each lighting switch or lamp/appliance module
  • Supports "lighting scenes" much more economically than typical X10 solutions
  • Comes with a 2 year warranty instead of the 1 year warranty on most X10 devices
  • Expand your INSTEON network reach in larger homes easily by installing additional Access Points
  • Shorter solution installation time

If your interested in controlling your INSTEON devices with an existing Universal Remote check out the new INSTEON IRLinc as an alternative to the RemoteLinc.

New! If you would like to schedule and control your INSTEON devices from your iPhone or iPod, web-enabled cell-phone, or PDA check out the new INSTEON Hub central controller.

New! If all you really need to do is automate a few daily-use lighting loads in your home, an alternative solution could be the GE 7-Day Smart Digital Timer Switch.

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HomeSeer Software v3.0, $249.95
If you have broadband Internet access and you want to control and monitor your home while you're away, HomeSeer's built-in Web server brings you full control of all your Insteon or X10 devices through a password-protected Web page or by e-mail. .. more info
New Insteon Remote Control Kit, $119.99
* Insteon Mini-Remote controls up to 8 scenes
* Easy Plug-In Installation - nothing to hard-wire
* Insteon On/Off Module supports any type of light or appliance
* Expandable to support more INSTEON-compatible devices .. more info
INSTEON Keypad Dimmer, $79.99
* Six button controller and 600-watt dimmer
* Create whole-house lighting scenes in minutes
* Monitor and control six different devices or lighting scenes
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LampLinc - INSTEON Plug-In Lamp Dimmer, $49.99
* Control a light remotely, turning it on and off and adjusting brightness levels
* Full local control (Dim/Bright, On/Off)
* Incorporate a lamp into multiple
lighting design scenes in minutes .. more info
OutletLinc Dimmer , $49.99
* clean and professional look for remote control of lamps
* One remotely controllable outlet and one standard (always on) outlet
* Tamper-resistant shutter mechanism for protection against improper object insertion and electric shock
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OutletLinc Switch, $45.99
* Clean in-wall design blends in anywhere in your home
* Manual ON/OFF button for added convenience
* Built-in switch allows you to connect devices of any type
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In-LineLinc Relay, $59.99
* Control hardwired lights and appliances without running wires for a wall switch
* Fits inside a standard electrical box
* Controls up to 20 Amps or 1800 Watts (incandescent) at 120 or 277VAC
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INSTEON Mini Remote - 8 Scene, $44.99
* Provides wireless remote control for INSTEON controlled lighting and appliances
* Elegant design and super-easy setup
* Raise and lower lighting levels or recall a favorite lighting level - wirelessly!
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SwitchLinc On/Off - INSTEON Switch (Dual-Band), $59.99
* Remotely control any load type, such as fluorescent lights, fans and motors
* Powerful 1800 Watt capacity
* Perfect for commercial and residential applications (100-277VAC) .. more info
INSTEON On/Off Module, $49.99
* Control a non-dimming flourescent light or appliance, turning it on and off remotely
* Integrated relay lets you remotely control up to 15A appliances or 1800W of lighting
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PowerLinc Modem - INSTEON USB Interface, $79.99
* Now works with HouseLinc - a free INSTEON software solution for PC
* Easy, trouble-free USB connection
* Control INSTEON and X10 devices from compatible HA software
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INSTEON PowerLinc Serial Modem, $79.99
* Powerline interface uses simple RS-232 commands, allowing any device with a programmable serial port to send INSTEON commands
* Interface supports INSTEON extended messages
* Use with HomeSeer v2.0 software on Windows Vista PCs .. more info
INSTEON Hub, $129.99
* Control your entire INSTEON network
* Receive cloud-based email and/or text alerts
* Free iOS and Android apps available .. more info
GE 7-Day Smart Digital Timer Switch, $45.99
* 7-day programmable timer
* Random vacation setting for extra security
* Automatically adjusts for daylight-saving time
* Replaces a standard wall switch .. more info
Access Point - INSTEON Wireless Phase Coupler, $39.99
* Bridges RF-only INSTEON devices with power line-only INSTEON devices
* Uses 915MHz band for fast, reliable communication
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* Create whole-house lighting scenes in minutes
* Lights gently ramp and fade - greatly extending bulb life and reducing eyestrain
* 2-Way communication ensures reliability
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INSTEON SwitchLinc Dual-Band Dimmer 1000W, $79.99
* Create whole-house lighting scenes in minutes
* Lights gently ramp and fade - greatly extending bulb life and reducing eyestrain
* 2-Way communication ensures reliability
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IRLinc - INSTEON IR Receiver, $99.99
* Control any INSTEON-compatible device from your universal remote control
* Compatible with most programmable remote controls
* Discreet wide-angle IR receiver gives you maximum flexibility
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Lighting Control Installation Support, $19.99
Up to an hour of telephone support during your lighting control solution installation. .. more info

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