Installing X-10 Controls For Lighting
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…
Can I Use a Wireless Remote Switch to Control My Lights?
Background: Michael, a Homeowner from Drumright, OK
Question: 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. I am wanting to install a wireless remote toggle switch to control these lights. I want on or off only, no dimmer needed, but would like to control them from 2 separate locations, front & back (3-way?). I have looked on the web, but am overwhelmed with different products & am not sure what I need. Any advise or direction would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.
Additional Comments: Looks great! Hope it works!
Thanks for your electrical question Michael.
I have instructed Michael to consider installing X-10 Home Automation devices for this application.
Specifically a addressable Control Module for the light fixtures and two 3-way addressable switches, one slave and one master.
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