SwitchLinc Dimmer - INSTEON Remote Control Dimmer (Dual-Band), White

SwitchLinc Dimmer - INSTEON Remote Control Dimmer (Dual-Band), White
Item# 71760
$59.99
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Product Description

SwitchLinc Dimmer - INSTEON Remote Control Dimmer (Dual-Band), White
This high-tech yet easy to use dimmer takes your home into the future by giving you the ability to set the speed at which the light fades On and Off, a preset on-level for always remembering your favorite brightness level and best of all being able to remotely control the dimmer from a handheld remote, wall keypad, computer or mobile phone (controllers are sold separately). With high-end quality, at-a-glance LED status and remote controllability, you'll see how easy it is to create your own home of the future.

Similar to the best selling SwitchLinc Dimmer, this newest member of the SwitchLinc family has the ability to communicate using both the electrical wires in the home as well as using radio frequency (RF). This increases reliability not only for the dimmer but for all devices on an INSTEON home control network (similar to the function of an Access Point).

The SwitchLinc installs like a traditional wall switch with the exception of requiring connection to neutral. Most homes have a neutral wire available (see How to check if I have neutral wires?). If you do not have a neutral wire available, use the SwitchLinc 2-Wire Dimmer. Once installed setup is quick and easy using a simple programming.
  • Control this dimmer remotely from anywhere
  • Programmable on-level and fade on/off speed
  • Featuring dual-band INSTEON technology for the fastest and most reliable performance
  • Doubles as an Access Point
Slim Design
Similar dimmers are up to 50 percent deeper than the SwitchLinc Dimmer. Thanks to its slim design, it makes installation easy even in small junction boxes.

Beautiful, High-Quality Construction
Unlike other switches, the SwitchLinc 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 SwitchLinc Dimmer is designed and manufactured to high-end specifications and goes through over 10 quality control tests before arriving at your doorstep. This modern Decora-style switch will blend with any room's design. Additional colors are available and sold separately. Choose the color that best suits your room's decor: Ivory, Light Almond, Almond, Black, Brown, or Gray. Don't forget to order a matching wallplates.

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

Scene Lighting
Scenes allow you to control multiple lights, rooms or even the whole home with a single command. Because the SwitchLinc 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 single button press. 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 rate(s). So one set of lights can dim slowly, while another set turns off instantly, all controlled with one command from one button. If you want to control multiple scenes from one controller, we recommend the INSTEON KeypadLinc Dimmer.

Compatibility
The SwitchLinc 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. X10 ready means that it can respond to an X10 power line command from an X10 controller. Please note that INSTEON devices repeat INSTEON signals but not X10.

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

Note: As with all wall dimmers, the SwitchLinc may feel warm during operation. Rigorously tested and approved to UL-standards, the amount of heat generated falls well within approved limits and poses no threat to your home or the lifespan of the device.

Certifications and Warranty
All SwitchLinc products are safety approved. The factory for SmartLabs Design Products is ISO9001 certified. Because of this passion for quality, Smarthome stands behind the entire SwitchLinc line of products with a full 2-year warranty.

Specification:
Brand: INSTEON
Manufacturer Product No.: 2477D, INSTEON SwitchLinc Dimmer (Dual-Band)
UPC: White - 2477D: 689076401746
Almond - 2477DAL: 813922010534
Light Almond - 2477DLAL: 813922011579
Black - 2477DBK: 813922010541
Gray - 2477DGY: 813922010565
Ivory - 2477DIV: 813922010572
Brown - 2477DBR: 813922010558
Patent No.: U.S. Patent No. 7,345,998, International patents pending
Warranty: 2 years, limited
Operation
On-Levels: 32 locally, increments of 1% 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: 9 White LEDs, Optional Green, Blue, Amber, or Red with #2400L kit
Operation Modes: INSTEON only, X10 only, INSTEON and X10 Combo Mode
Combo Mode Message Order: INSTEON, INSTEON cleanup, X10
Multi-Way Circuit Support: One SwitchLinc Dimmer controls load, Cross-Link any number of SwitchLinc Dimmers or other INSTEON Controllers
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 mV
INSTEON Messages Repeated: Yes
Radio Frequency: 915 MHz
Mechanical
Paddle Type True rocker action
Wire Nuts: 4 included
Mounting: Mounts in single or multiple-ganged junction box. Control 200 W less load for each immediately adjacent SwitchLinc Dimmer installed. For example, 600 W load control becomes 400 W with another dimmer 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
Electrical
Supply Voltage: 120 Volts AC +/- 10%, 60 Hertz, single phase
Neutral Wire: Required
Power Wire Leads: 6", 16 AWG, stranded,600V, 105 °C insulation, ends stripped and tinned, LINE (black), LOAD (red), NEUTRAL (white)
Maximum Amps: 5 amps
Ground Lead: 6", 18 AWG, stranded, bare copper
Load Types: Wired-in incandescent lighting devices
Maximum Load: 600 Watts (uses 12-Amp triac dimmer)
Power Consumption: 0.59 Watts
Certification: Safety tested for use in USA and Canada (ETL #3017581)
X10 Features (applies to power line only)
X10 Primary Address: 1 optional (comes unassigned)
X10 Scene Address: 255 possible
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: 20mV into 5 Ohms
X10 Messages Repeated: No

Xoxide Zach says -

The Insteon Light switch can replace any light switch in your home and then be "connected" or "controlled" by any other Insteon controller. This allows any Insteon Switch to control other Insteon switch allowing you to make any two or more circuits "connected." Need to have both ends of a hallway control the hall light? Turn on the Front lawn light from inside your bedroom so you can look out the window and see what's up? This is the simplest answer and requires no new wires to be run! 

Here's a neat trick! Let's say you want to add a switch in the bedroom to control all the lights in the house but you don't want any other fancy control stuff to do it. You can simply add on a switch to the existing switch!  How? Well each switch has the wiring you need to add the Insteon switches into your home You can easily add an Insteon switch next to an existing switch and then jump the wires over to it. Now you have your regular switch and a smart switch that can be "connected" to do any of your insteon tasks in the house! 

Of course there are several other ways to do this with remotes and even your cell phone, but for situations that might require a simple operation like elderly or children, this is a great solution.