LampLinc - INSTEON Plug-In Lamp Dimmer Module (Dual-Band), 2-Pin

LampLinc - INSTEON Plug-In Lamp Dimmer Module (Dual-Band), 2-Pin
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Product Description

LampLinc - INSTEON Plug-In Lamp Dimmer Module (Dual-Band), 2-Pin
  • 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
  • Transmits and receives INSTEON commands via powerline and RF
  • Doubles as an Access Point
  • Award-winning INSTEON technology: the ultimate in simplicity and reliability
The INSTEON LampLinc Dimmer (Dual-Band) is a full-featured plug-in lamp dimmer that can be remotely controlled by a RemoteLinc, KeypadLinc, or any other INSTEON controller. This simple-to-use plug-in dimmer has advanced features like an adjustable ramp rate that slowly brings the lamp on, a preset dim level that stores your preferred choice of 32 brightness levels when turning the lamp on initially, as well as local control, so you can still use the lamp's built-in switch to turn the light on and off. This LampLinc is made to be plugged into any wall outlet. This dimmer can control incandescent loads up to 300 watts.

Until now, lamp and appliance controllers only received INSTEON signals via the powerline. Now with the dual-band LampLinc you not only receive RF commands directly from any RF INSTEON component (RemoteLinc, Thermostat adapter) but the device doubles as an Access Point - relaying RF and powerline signals to other INSTEON-compatible devices in the home.

A LampLinc - INSTEON Plug-In Lamp Dimmer Module, 2-Pin is also available without without the RF capabilities if you already have other RF INSTEON devices in place.

The original LampLinc - INSTEON Plug-In Lamp Dimmer Module is still available. It features a larger case, 3-pin plug, and a pass-through outlet. For a lower cost option with fewer features, try the ICON LampLinc, 2-pin instead.

Never come home to a dark house again: Install HouseLinc 2 - INSTEON Desktop Software on your computer to schedule any LampLinc or any other INSTEON-compatible device to turn on or off at any specific time or even at sunrise and sunset.

What's Included
  • LampLinc - INSTEON Plug-In Lamp Dimmer Module (Dual-Band), 2-Pin
  • Quick-start Guide
Easy To Install
The LampLinc is easy to plug-in and set up that you'll want to add LampLinc dimmers to all of your lamps. Just unplug the lamp, plug the lamp into the bottom outlet of the dimmer, and plug in the dimmer where the lamp was plugged in. Link the dimmer to an INSTEON controller using the Plug & Tap programming method, and you'll be able to turn the lamp on and off, brighten and dim.

Brightness Levels

You can adjust the brightness level of the controlled lamp by pressing and holding the on or off button of an INSTEON controller. The brightness level can also be adjusted on the module via the Up/Down buttons. Adjusting brightness levels is especially helpful when you want to create a theatrical experience when watching your favorite movie. Use a RemoteLinc or pair your universal remote control with an IRLinc, and you won't even have to leave the comfort of your couch to dim the light. When you turn on the LampLinc 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 one percent increments for ultimate flexibility. This is a great feature for your bedroom to set the mood.

Adjustable Ramp Rate

Adjust the speed at which the controlled light turns on or off, also known as the ramp rate. For example, you may want the lamp in the kids' room to turn on instantly so you can see where you're walking. Alternatively, you may want the lamp in the master bedroom to ramp up in a soft, gentle fashion so that you're not blinded when you wake up in the morning. The ramp rate is adjustable between 0.1 seconds and 9 seconds if programmed locally; this can be done by using the convenient Up/Down buttons located on the module. 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 lamp come on instantly, simply double tap the controller's on button. To turn the light off quickly, double tap the controller's off button.

Red/Green Status LED

The Status LED is used for setup programming. It is now located at the top of the module for easier viewing when programming or troubleshooting.

Create Multi-Way Circuits

Want to be able to synchronize a wall switch with your lamp so that when your recessed lights are controlled at the switch, your floor lamp follows along? You can do it with INSTEON. Simply link your LampLinc with an INSTEON-compatible wall switch and in seconds you're done.

Scene Lighting

Scenes allow you to set unique lighting levels across multiple lights and trigger them with a single command. Because the LampLinc 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 single button press on any INSTEON controller. These are elegant features usually found only in systems costing tens of thousands of dollars and requiring extensive rewiring of your home. All scene member lights can ramp to your independently desired brightness levels at your chosen ramp rate(s), so one set of lights can dim slowly while another set turns off instantly, all controlled with one command from one button.


The INSTEON ApplianceLinc (3-Pin) 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. X10 ready means that the module can respond to X10 commands from an X10 controller. Please note that INSTEON devices repeat INSTEON signals but not X10.

Non-Volatile Memory

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


Smarthome stands behind the entire INSTEON LampLinc line of products with a full 2-year warranty.

Manufacturer Product No. 2457D2 - LampLinc - INSTEON Plug-In Lamp Dimmer Module (Dual-Band), 2-Pin
UPC 813922010183
Patent No. U.S. Patent No. 7,345,998, International patents pending
Color White
Warranty 2 years
Industry Canada 5202A-2457D2A
Status LED Red and Green
On-Levels 32
Preset On Level Yes - levels from 1% to 100%
Ramp Rate (full-ON to full-OFF) 0.125 to 9 seconds if programmed locally, 0.125 seconds to 8 minutes if programmed remotely
Local Control Load sensing (can be disabled) + On/Off buttons on the unit
Operation Modes INSTEON only
Combo Mode Message Order INSTEON, INSTEON cleanup
Setup Memory Non-volatile EEPROM
INSTEON Features
INSTEON Addresses 1 hard-coded out of 16,777,216 possible
INSTEON Links 417
INSTEON Powerline Frequency 131.65 KHz
INSTEON Minimum Transmit Level 3.2 Vpp into 5 Ohms
INSTEON Minimum Receive Level 10 mVpp nominal
INSTEON Messages Repeated Yes
Radio Frequency 915 MHz
X10 1 optional (comes unassigned)
Operating Conditions Indoors, 32 to 104 F, up to 85% relative humidity
Dimensions 3.2" H x 2.05" W x 1.05" D
Weight 3.3 oz
Supply Voltage 120 Volts AC +/- 10%, 60 Hertz, single phase
Power Plug 2-pin polarized
Controlled Outlet 2-pin polarized
Pass-through Outlet No
Load Types Plug-in incandescent lighting devices
Maximum Load 300 Watts
Power Consumption 0.84 Watts
Certification Safety tested for use in USA and Canada (ETL #3193579)