X10 Automation, your source for home automation since 1978, provides home automation products that send signals through your home’s existing wiring to make your home a safer, more user-friendly, and high-tech place. Let’s take a look at what you’ll need to automate your home’s light fixtures, which is one of the easiest places to start.
Basic Light Control
The LM15A Lamp Module allows you to manage any light bulb in your home, whether it’s in a table lamp, floor lamp, or other fixture. The only limitations are the fixture’s height and the fact that the module will lengthen your light bulb by about 1.25 inches.
It’s simple to set up: To install the LM15A Lamp Module, just screw it into the light bulb socket and then screw in the bulb. Then, using your X10 controller of choice, send three times the “On” code you want. Set the “A3, On” command three times, for example, if you want your light to respond to “A3.” The light will turn on as a result, indicating that the code was received.
Your lamp’s automation will be completely unobtrusive as long as your light fixture allows for the 1.25-inch extension. This hidden method to automation allows you to automate your home without having to install heavy and ugly additions that would ruin your decor plan. The LM15A, like all other X10 home automation products, has a 120-day Manufacturer’s Warranty.
Our most popular lamp module, the LM465 Lamp Module, allows you to manage every light fixture in your home with the push of a button. You’ll also need your favorite X10 controller, just like with the LM15A. It cannot be utilized with mounted fixtures hard-wired into your home’s electrical system, since it must be plugged into the wall before the lamp’s cord can be plugged in; however, it does not have the space limits that the LM15A does.
Unlike the LM15A, the LM465 lets you do more than just turn your lights on and off; it also lets you dim or brighten them remotely (assuming the light bulbs you are using permit dimming). If your lamp employs non-dimmable alternate lighting, you might consider the AM466 Appliance Module instead.
The AM466 3-Pin Plug-In Module, like the LM465 Lamp Module, is connected into the wall, where your light or appliance is plugged in. The AM466 can be used with 3-pin outlets to power lights or other appliances. (The AM486 is the 2-Pin version.) The AM466, unlike the LM465, does not allow for dimming; instead, it just allows you to turn appliances on or off.
It’s simple to set up: Simply plug the AM466 into any 3-pin outlet, connect the appliance you want to operate, and set the code to match your controller. This plug-in module, rated at 15 amps, 500 watts, and 1/3 hp, can be used to control numerous lamps and other appliances throughout your home.
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