This article describes how to configure a RemoteLinc Insteon wireless remote control using the ISY-99i Home Automation Controller to manage other Insteon devices. I use it to control the lights around my home. More importantly, it’s an easy and convenient way for my family to control the lights. The “All On” button makes for a [...]
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My garage has a motion sensor floodlight on the corner by the driveway. I upgraded the garage floodlights by: Installing an Insteon In-LineLinc Relay for home automation. Adding a 2nd slaved floodlight at the other end of the garage. The slaved floodlight operates with the primary motion floodlight under control of the In-LineLinc. The details [...]
This article illustrates how to re-wire a Heath® Zenith motion activated floodlight, model SL-5412, with an Insteon In-LineLinc Relay for automation of home lighting. You can also purchase a floodlight kit directly from SmartHome.com including the In-LineLinc. But if you want to retro-fit an existing floodlight or prefer a wider range (150° or 180°) PIR [...]
My front porch has pendant lights suspended by chains and is controlled by a standard light switch. I automated the porch lights with Insteon home automation controls purchased from SmartHome.com. I covered the Insteon ToggleLinc light switch installation in this article. The related ISY-99i home automation controller is discussed here. The Insteon Motion Sensor is [...]
Insteon devices can be linked together to do basic home automation tasks like pressing a single button to dim the lights and turn on a TV. But if you want to run programs on a schedule, create advanced behaviors or access your devices from the Internet via a web browser, a home automation controller or [...]
This article is continued from Part 1. I’m ready to begin wiring in the ToggleLinc for the porch lights and reconnect the 2nd light switch for the interior light in the double gang box. Copyright © 2013 HandymanHowTo.com Reproduction strictly prohibited.
I’ve always liked the concept of Home Automation – it’s really cool (and helpful) to turn on/off lights and appliances remotely over the Internet, from my iPhone or because I’m too lazy to walk over and turn flip a switch! The Insteon® technology by SmartLabs® uses the existing 120VAC electrical wiring in the home and [...]