12-01-2008 01:28 PM
12-01-2008 03:31 PM - edited 12-01-2008 03:33 PM
Any remote control lighting which offers an ir receiver can be controlled with the harmony. X10 and Insteon have ir control capabilities, and I think both are in the current database, but, even if not, the commands can be learned. You will need to have the specific ir receiver in addition to the light switch units you choose.
Smarthome.com is a good starting place to learn what's there.
12-01-2008 05:58 PM
I use the Insteon IRLinc with HL now. So far it has worked like a charm. I can finally after 5 years of dismal and disappointing fits and starts with X10 and Insteon control with SmartHome Houselinc to do X10 to Insteon translation, I can at last control my theater lights like theater lights with my 1000. And with the 1000, I can push a button that says "Start Movie" and it will actually dim the lights and start the movie.
Word of caution, the HouseLinc2 does not fully support the IRLinc yet so trying to use HL2 to program the IRLinc groups won't work till they fix it.
12-10-2008 09:45 AM
I use the Lutron Maestro 600 IR lighting system from Lowes. Works great, but if you have multiple switches that control the same light, make sure you get the Multi-pole version. It was about $50.
When you set up your activity "watch a movie", you can add the lights as a device under "lighting control" i think and program in 'scene 1' or 'dim' depending on the lighting system you choose. It will make more sense when you get your remote and install the software. It's quite easy to control/program. It can also bring the lights back up when you're done if you want. Mine turns everything on, lowers my projection screen, dims the lights, and presses play on the DVD player....all with the push of a button, you'll love it.
12-10-2008 01:15 PM
12-16-2008 12:04 PM - edited 12-16-2008 12:26 PM
12-16-2008 12:28 PM - edited 12-16-2008 12:29 PM
Glad we could help complete a happy Christmas... be sure to hang around here and prepare yourself for what are likely to be minor frustrations later that day.
Hint, hint!!!.... t would really be a great Christmas present if one of the Logitech guys here would "pre" set up a harmony account for you so you could both learn and have a working remote a few minutes out of the box on Christmas day.
12-29-2009 04:47 PM
I am working on setting up a lighting system with my Logitech 1000 remote and have a few questions.
What do I need to set this up.
Here is what I think I need, can someone please confirm?
I am trying to just to the lamps in my house right now. If I wanted to do a light switch can someone help me with that?
Any help would be great.