Control Lights With RF Switches
How to Use RF Switches to Control Lights – Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition systems are extremely useful, they have been around for years and there are numerous applications for their use, especially with Home Electrical and Automation.
X-10 Control RF Switches and Home Automation
I have a garage 400 ft. from my house, which has a 100Amp sub-panel from the house service.
- Is there an RF switch or any other device I can use to turn the outside light on mounted on the garage?
This electrical wiring question came from: John, a Electrician from Johnsburg, IL
Dave the Electrician’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question John.
How to Use RF Switches to Control Lights
- John, you can use the X-10 modules to control the lighting and much more.
- I have personally installed these devices with very good results.
- Other lighting control options would be a time clock or photo cell.
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