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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…
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Automated Switching for the Home
Home automation is about delivering practical control of your lighting and home electrical devices for your personal lifestyle which provides comfort and control and energy savings.
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Electrical Wiring for Home Automation Systems
I believe that enabling new technologies to customize and schedule common lifestyle activities performed everyday is beneficial in any home.
Simply stated, quality home automation makes life easier. The Home Control Systems are extremely useful, they have been around for years and there are numerous applications for their use, especially with Home Electrical and Automation.
|Controlling lights with single-button scene control and zone control adds new dimensions to a lighting system—a dimension you can’t achieve with a solo dimmer on the wall.
In fact, home automation lighting is one of the most powerful methods Interior Designers use to change moods in a room.
Every room in the home benefits from home control and home automation. Here are just a few examples of popular applications:
Home automation is about delivering practical control of your lighting, home and personal lifestyle.
Automation manufacturers provide a variety of residential home automation products which provide a wide range of powerful levels of control and customization for your home.
Enjoy convenience and energy savings with automated switching of outdoor lighting
Lighting displays have become a staple of American front yards and home automation programmable light switching makes the inconvenience of switching these displays ON and OFF every night a thing of the past… as well as providing an easy way to comply with town restrictions or energy management objectives.
Decorative Lighting In Brief:
NOTE: Do not replace previously installed GFCI Receptacles with home automation receptacles.
• Automate ON/OFF switching of holiday landscape displays
AUTOMATION PRODUCTS FOR HOLIDAY DECORATING APPLICATIONS
Examples shown below can be found from manufacturers such as Leviton, X-10 Home Controls, Lutron and more.
Table of Home Automation Controls
|Purpose or Function
|Wall mounted programmer, (much like a thermostat). Easy program entry for desired home control functions.
|A control station that provides one-touch access for up to 64 home lighting scenes.
|A table top controller provides easy access to control home automation devices.
|Control incandescent or resistive lighting this wall switch receiver (for non-fluorescent lighting)
|Control a lighting scene up to 600 watts with this wall switch receiver .
|Control a lighting scene up to 1000 watts with this wall switch receiver.
15A/120V Split Duplex Receptacle
|The top receptacle is controlled with home automation programming, while the bottom receptacle is energized all the time.
|A plug-in module that can automatically control lighting and provides a full range dimming capabilities.
|A plug-in module that is ideal for automatically controlling appliances with up to up to 15 amp capacity.
|This light fixture control module can be at either an incandescent or fluorescent light fixture and performs On and OFF control functions from controllers.
|This light fixture control module can be installed at an incandescent light fixture and performs On / OFF and Dimming control functions from controllers.
|A module that amplifies and repeats command signals to maintain proper signal strength throughout the Home Automation network.
* Recommended in some installations to ensure system reliability