KeypadLinc Dimmer - INSTEON 8-Button Scene Control Keypad with Dimmer, White

KeypadLinc Dimmer - INSTEON 8-Button Scene Control Keypad with Dimmer, White
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KeypadLinc Dimmer - INSTEON 8-Button Scene Control Keypad with Dimmer, White
INSTEON KeypadLinc Dimmer - Keypad & Dimmer All In One! Replace an existing light switch with KeypadLinc to remotely control lights and appliances from a single wall switch location, all without running new wires. The KeypadLinc has a built-in 600-watt dimmer that is controlled by the top left button. The 7 other buttons can be linked wirelessly to control other lights or appliances in other parts of the house. All buttons feature backlit status LEDs so you can see at a glance which lights have been left on (or off). Imagine turning your master bedroom light switch into a control station where, as you are going to bed, you can see that the kids left their bathroom light on and turn it off, check the status of the garage door, dim down the plug-in lamps on either side of your bed or create an "Goodnight" scene that turns off key lights throughout your home. Install one by your front door and if you forgot to turn off your bedroom light on your way out in the morning, you could simply press the corresponding keypad button to turn it off without having to run all the way back to the bedroom.

The keypad installs like a traditional wall switch with the exception of connecting to neutral wires (typically 2 or more capped white wires found in the back of a switch box) and communicates to other devices in the home using a technology called INSTEON. This wireless technology uses the homes existing wires to transfer commands to and from other INSTEON-compatible devices such as plug-in modules, wall switches, thermostats and even low-voltage control.
  • Two products in one: In-wall controller and 600-watt dimmer
  • Monitor and control eight different devices or sets of devices
  • Create whole-house lighting scenes in minutes
  • Visually displays the status of any linked device with the built-in white LEDs
  • Award-winning INSTEON technology: the ultimate in simplicity and reliability
  • 6-button KeypadLinc Dimmer also available!
Customizing Your KeypadLinc Buttons

Popular Pre-printed Buttons

We have compiled data on our most commonly requested custom etched buttons (below) and put together two affordable, convenient multi-packs. The 25-pack features the most popular rooms and devices requested by customers, while the 50-pack includes the same as the 25-pack but with an additional 20 names and 5 duplicate named buttons for those more common rooms/devices in the home. Give your KeypadLinc the ultimate in custom personalization, without the custom price tag! Available in White.

Custom Laser-Etched Buttons

KeypadLinc comes with a standard set of buttons; however they won't tell you what lights, appliances or scenes they control. Custom etched buttons are available that take the guesswork out of using your KeypadLinc by indicating the exact function of each button. 6-button or 8-button configurations are hand printed to your desired text, putting you in control. For the ultimate appearance and ease of use, custom etched buttons will provide a professional finish to any home installation. Available in White, Black, Almond, Light Almond, Ivory, Gray and Brown.

Clear KeypadLinc Buttons

Replace the included opaque buttons with clear buttons, which allow you to print your own labels for easily identifying lights and scenes. This complete set of clear buttons includes two large and eight small buttons, so you'll have enough to personalize your KeypadLinc whether you have a 6-button or 8-button configuration. 6 or 8-Button Change Kit for KeypadLinc, Clear

Blank KeypadLinc Buttons

This Blank 10-Button Set is great way to replace the standard buttons with blank buttons that offer a clean look and finish. These blank buttons can also be used to indicate an unused button or as a placeholder for a future INSTEON application. Only available in White. Blank 10-Button Set for KeypadLinc, White

LED Color Change Kit

Don't want White LED backlights? Perhaps you want to make a red backlight for the button that controls your security lights. Or maybe you just want to match a particular style of the room. This kit comes with colored diffusers that allow you to change the color to Red, Green, Amber, or Blue. Each kit includes diffusers to change the colors of up to four KeypadLincs - one in each color. LED Color Change Kit for KeypadLinc, 4-Color

This dimmer can be used with dimmable LED bulbs to help you save even more energy.

Easy To Install

The INSTEON KeypadLinc Dimmer is easy to install and set up and yet so affordable, you'll be able to replace many of your switches with KeypadLinc Dimmers. Just remove the old switch, reattach the line, load, and ground wires with the addition of the neutral wire using the included wire nuts, and you're done.

Scene Lighting

Scenes allow you to control multiple lights with one button. You can save and control up to eight different individual lights, multi-light scenes, or even your whole home. Because the INSTEON KeypadLinc Dimmer can be a member of more than 400 scenes (i.e. "Movie Time," "Party," "Romance," etc.), you'll be able to launch various lighting scenarios with a press of one of the keypad buttons. These are elegant features usually found only in systems costing tens of thousands of dollars and requiring extensive rewiring of your home. All member lights can ramp to your independently desired brightness levels at your chosen ramp rates, so one set of lights can dim slowly while another set turns off instantly, all controlled with one command from one button.

Monitor Other Devices

The buttons on the INSTEON KeypadLinc Dimmer illuminate when ON signals are sent and when signals are detected from other INSTEON devices linked to the KeypadLinc. This allows the KeypadLinc to monitor lights in other rooms, which is incredibly useful if you want to control lights that aren't easily seen from the location, like those in bedrooms, bathrooms, basements, garages, attics, etc.

Flexible Setup

The KeypadLinc gives you tremendous flexibility with controlling your lighting system. Other wall-mounted keypads only provide on/off control, each KeypadLinc button can perform up to four different functions. Press a button once for ON; press again for OFF. Press and hold to brighten, press and hold again to dim. If you prefer, turn off the toggle feature to send the same command every time. This is a helpful feature when programming an "all on" command button to press when you get home or "all off" command button to press when you leave for the day.

Beautiful, High-Quality Construction

Unlike other switches, the INSTEON KeypadLinc Dimmer offers the natural feel of high-end dimmers. You'll love the crisp, tactile response with each touch instead of the mushy feeling of other brands. The KeypadLinc is designed and manufactured to high-end specifications and goes through over 10 quality control tests before arriving at your doorstep. The KeypadLinc is also available in other colors. Choose the color that best suits your room's décor: Ivory, Almond, Light Almond, Black, Brown, or Gray. Two frames are included in each color-change set. Don't forget to order a matching wall plate, as well.

Brightness Levels

Adjust the brightness level of the controlled light locally by pressing and holding the top or bottom button. This is especially helpful when you want to create a theatrical experience when watching your favorite movies. You can also adjust and control the brightness levels of linked devices by pressing any of the programmed buttons to send signals to brighten or dim an out-of-the-way light. You can link any of the KeypadLinc's buttons to a tabletop ControLinc so when the light that is being controlled by both of the linked buttons, it will updated the on/off status that device and show on the KeypadLinc button. That way, you won't even have to leave the comfort of your chaise lounge to see the status of the controlled light. When you turn on the INSTEON KeypadLinc Dimmer, it automatically comes on to full brightness. Setting the preset on level will make the dimmer stop at your preferred choice of 32 brightness levels. With software you can control brightness levels in 1% increments for ultimate flexibility. Each button has an elegant white LED that indicates the current on/off status of the lights being controlled. To match your room's décor, a 4-Color KeypadLinc LED Kit is available with four colors: red, blue, amber, and green.

Adjustable Ramp Rate

You can also adjust the speed at which the controlled light turns on or off, known as the ramp rate. For example, you may want the light in the stairwell to turn on instantly so you can see where you're walking. Alternatively, you may want the light in the master bathroom to ramp up in a soft, gentle fashion so you're not blinded in the middle of the night. The ramp rate is adjustable between 0.1 seconds and 9 seconds if programmed locally. The ramp rate can extend up to 8 minutes (for a simulated sunrise or sunset) if programmed remotely. This is a great addition to your morning alarm, slowly turning the light on to help you wake up. If you have programmed a slow ramp rate and want to make the light come on instantly, simply double tap the top button. To turn the light off quickly, double tap the bottom button.

Create Multi-Way Circuits

The INSTEON KeypadLinc Dimmer allows you to customize your lighting setup no matter how your house is wired. It's simple to create a 3-, 4-, or 5-way circuit. First replace all of the existing switches you want to include in the circuit with either a KeypadLinc, INSTEON SwitchLinc Dimmer, or a INSTEON SwitchLinc Relay (Non-Dimmable). The main dimmer must be connected to the standard wires, load, line, neutral, and ground. The secondary switches only need to be connected to line, neutral, and ground. No traveler wires are needed, so it is easy to place one of the switches wherever you need it. Cross-linking all of the companion dimmers to the master dimmer is the last step in the process. Note: Any time the KeypadLincs are placed directly adjacent to one another or any other electronic dimming switch, you must subtract 200 watts of capacity from each dimmer. If three dimmers are adjacent to one another, then 400 watts must be subtracted from the capacity of the center dimmer. If more capacity is needed, try a higher-rated High-Wattage INSTEON SwitchLinc Dimmer.


The INSTEON KeypadLinc Dimmer is fully INSTEON compatible and X10 ready. Homeowners with existing X10 networks can easily migrate to an INSTEON network without having to discard all their existing X10 devices. The KeypadLinc can respond to X10 commands from an X10 controller, and it can send X10 commands to X10 devices. Please note that INSTEON devices repeat INSTEON signals but not X10.

Slim Design

Similar dimmers are up to 50-percent deeper than the KeypadLinc. Thanks to its slim design, it makes installation easy, even in small junction boxes.

Non-Volatile Memory

All KeypadLinc settings are stored in non-volatile memory and are not lost during power failures. Additionally, in the event of a power loss, the KeypadLinc will return to its last brightness level when power is restored.

Certifications and Warranty

All KeypadLinc products are safety approved. The factory for SmartLabs Design Products is ISO9001 certified. In order to meet the ISO 9001 standards, the entire factory underwent rigorous inspections of procedures and policies before being certified. The certification received was based on its dedication to high-quality management systems and strict adherence of quality control systems and guidelines. Because of this, Smarthome stands behind the entire KeypadLinc line of products with a full 2-year warranty.

Manufacturer Product No.: 2486D, KeypadLinc Dimmer - INSTEON 8-Button Scene Control Keypad with Dimmer
UPC: White - 2486DWH8: 689076409049
Almond - 2486DAL8: 718122387410
Light Almond - 2486DLAL8: 813922011593
Black - 2486DBK8: 718122387618
Gray - 2486DGY8: 718122388011
Ivory - 2486DIV8: 718122388219
Brown - 2486DBR8: 718122387816
Patent No.: U.S. Patent No. 7,345,998, International patents pending
Warranty: 2 years, limited
On-Levels: 32 locally, 1% increments with software
Ramp Rates, (full-ON to full-OFF): 0.125 to 9 seconds if programmed locally, 0.125 seconds to 8 minutes if programmed remotely
LED Indicator One per button; LED reflects status of button
Operation Modes INSTEON only, X10 only, INSTEON and X10 Combo Mode
Combo Mode Message Order INSTEON, INSTEON cleanup, X10
Multi-Way Circuit Support One KeypadLinc Dimmer controls load, Cross-Link any number of KeypadLinc Dimmers or other INSTEON Controllers
ON/OFF Button Pairs 1 Pair (6 button only)
Setup Memory Non-volatile EEPROM
INSTEON Features
INSTEON Addresses 1 hard-coded out of 16,777,216 possible
INSTEON Links 417
INSTEON Powerline Frequency 3.2 Vpp into 5 Ohms
INSTEON Minimum Receive Level 10 mV
INSTEON Messages Repeated Yes
Button Type 8 mechanical momentary contact type buttons
Button Appearance Solid white pre-printed plastic caps, with LED backlighting
Wire Nuts 4 included
Mounting Mounts in single or multiple-ganged junction box.Controls 200 watts less load for each immediately adjacent electronic dimmer installed. For example, 600 watt load capacity becomes 400 watt with another electronic dimmer installed to the immediate right or left. Use a triple-gang box with a mechanical switch in the center to avoid de-rating
Operating Conditions Indoors, 32 to 104°F, up to 85% relative humidity
Dimensions 4.1" H x 1.8" W x 1.2" D
Weight 3.6 oz
Supply Voltage 120 Volts AC +/- 10%, 60 Hertz, single phase
Power Wire Leads: 6", 16 AWG, stranded, 600V, 105°C insulation, ends stripped and tinned, LINE (black), LOAD (red), NEUTRAL (white)
Ground Lead: 6", 18 AWG, stranded, bare copper
Load Types Wired-in incandescent lighting devices
Neutral Wire Required
Maximum Amps 5-amps
Maximum Load 600 Watts (uses 12-Amp triac dimmer)
Power Consumption 0.88 Watts
Certification Safety tested for use in USA and Canada (ETL)
X10 Features
X10 Primary Address 1 optional (comes unassigned)
X10 Scene Addresses 255 possible
X10 Controllable Addresses 5 X10 address (one per button sent when pressed)
X10 Status Response Supported
X10 Resume Dim Supported (by setting Local On-Level to zero)
X10 Powerline Frequency 120 KHz
X10 Minimum Transmit Level 3.2 Vpp into 5 Ohms
X10 Minimum Receive Level 20 mVpp nominal
X10 Messages Repeated No