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Power Insteon wireless devices with a DC adapter

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Tired of replacing batteries in your wireless Insteon devices like motion sensors or hidden door sensors? Power them from the wall with a 9v wall adapter. The process is similar to what we did making a USB connector, splicing the

Posted by Matt Chiste
April 19

Provide indirect lighting anywhere with an LED light strip and Insteon

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I’m a huge fan of LED lights, whether the application is to save electricity, run Christmas lights, or provide indirect pathway lighting. Today’s project is along the same vein as the pathway lighting, but with LEDwholesalers‘ color-changing LED strip. This

Posted by Matt Chiste
February 7

Powering your LED pathway lighting with Insteon OutletLinc

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Let’s take a moment to revisit the light strip mini-series of posts – we’ve covered a lot on the topic and it’s time to wrap it all up. We started with the selecting a location and installing a strip of

Posted by Matt Chiste
November 21

Battery-powered motion sensor for LED light strip

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It’s been a little while since we covered installing LED Light Strips on stairs for pathway lighting. This concept has evolved over time, starting with wiring the LED lights down a plastic cable run trimmed to direct the light down:

Posted by Matt Chiste
November 11

Programming an ISY-994i for Motion-Controlled Lights

As discussed in an earlier post on the Insteon Motion Sensor, the most basic of setups for having a motion sensor control a light switch is through the use of a scene. You would create a new scene that included

Posted by Matt Chiste
July 9

Insteon Motion Sensor

As we continue to add to our Insteon Network, let’s toss an Insteon Wireless Motion Sensor into the mix. This motion sensor operates on a 9v battery (which is helpfully included), is wireless, and can be unobtrusively mounted in a

Posted by Matt Chiste
July 3
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