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#66565 - 06/08/06 06:04 PM Remote Dimmer  
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I need a remote dimmer that will work around a corner and was wondering if anyone here has installed one with luck.
The switch for a clients kitchen light is in a useless spot and moving the box is out of the question. I was looking at the Maestro IR but it doesn't look like it would work around the corner of the wall where the current switch location is.
I was thinking one more like a fan remote where the relay mounts in the canopy.
Any suggestions?


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#66566 - 06/08/06 07:06 PM Re: Remote Dimmer  
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Try using the X10 wireless control, www.x10.com


#66567 - 06/08/06 09:04 PM Re: Remote Dimmer  
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..., or the next generation after X-10, Insteon: www.insteon.net .

I've tried them out, and they're really nice.

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#66568 - 06/09/06 12:22 AM Re: Remote Dimmer  
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#66569 - 06/10/06 09:18 PM Re: Remote Dimmer  
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I recently saw that Leviton's Aspire line was going to go RF with Zwave technology. That might work for you.


#66570 - 06/10/06 10:22 PM Re: Remote Dimmer  
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Lutron is another one with wireless technology. http://www.lutron.com/homeworks/wireless.asp


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#66571 - 06/11/06 02:26 AM Re: Remote Dimmer  
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The fan remote control should definitely work. I've had to change codes on some because the one in the next apartment was also controlling their fan/light.
Pity you don't live close, I have 2 spares ones somewhere due to an order mixup.


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#66572 - 06/12/06 08:34 AM Re: Remote Dimmer  
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That's the #1 unwritten rule in the world of X-10: never leave your house-code on 'A'.


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