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How to Install 3-Way RF and Smart Devices for Switching

October 1, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

Tim from Newbury, Ohio asks: How are Master and Slave switches wired to Control Light Fixtures? Wiring RF Smart Switches and 3-Way Switches, Installing Three Way Switches and Smart Switches for Light Fixtures.

Can I Use A Remote Control Switch For Lighting?

April 18, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

How to Wire a Remote Control for Light Fixtures: Installing a Control Module, Wiring the Control Devices, Security and Monitoring Options.

Turn On Outdoor Lights with a Garage Door Opener

May 15, 2017 by: Dave Rongey

How to Operate an Outdoor Light with the Garage Door: How can I turn on an outdoor light with my automatic garage door opener?

Install A Garage Door Indicator Light Using Home Automation

April 5, 2013 by: Dave Rongey

How To Monitor if Your Garage Door is Open or Closed

You Can Control Anything Using X-10 Devices!

December 13, 2012 by: Dave Rongey

X-10 devices can be used for just about anything! I use these devices to automate my home lighting and much more. The system can be set up to monitor any area of your home and view it remotely…

Home Automation Wireless Remote Controlled Outlet

August 15, 2012 by: Dave Rongey

How to Connect LED Lighting to a Remote Controlled Outlet – If the calculated load was too high then a control circuit could be used and the actual circuit load could then be switched by a relay that would be activated by the control circuit.

Installing X-10 Controls For Lighting

August 7, 2010 by: Dave Rongey

I have a single light switch that controls 10 – F40T12 drop in 4 bulb fluorescent light fixtures that, due to a large piece of furniture placed in front of the switch, I cannot easily access it anymore…

Home Automation Devices Can Help Control Our Kids

July 13, 2010 by: Dave Rongey

We would like to install a timer to the power in the living area so all power shuts off at a certain time and then comes back on in the morning…