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ISY-994i QuickStart: scenes and link tables

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I’ve written extensively about Insteon Scenes, and discussed some things to consider when diagnosing problems with scenes, but I thought for the sake of completeness in the ISY-994i QuickStart mini-series, scenes should be included. So here’s a question from reader

Posted by Matt Chiste
November 7

When is an Insteon scene not a scene?

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When setting up my Insteon can lights with Insteon scenes, I had a revelation that might seem obvious, but is worth mentioning because I know I spent a lot of time pulling my hair out on this one. In a

Posted by Matt Chiste
October 12

Multi-bulb scene control via an Insteon KeypadLinc

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Now that we’ve changed the wiring in our switch to leave the power to our ceiling lights always-on, we need a way to actually operate them. Because you’ve invested in these relatively expensive lights, you probably don’t just want all

Posted by Matt Chiste
September 22

Insteon can lights make for easy scenes not previously possible

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A relatively new device added to the Insteon stable is the LED Bulb for Recessed Lights: They’re great additions in larger rooms with multiple lights where you would like individual lights to turn on for different reasons – something not

Posted by Matt Chiste
September 18

Emulate an 8-button RemoteLinc with a 4-scene device

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The portable Insteon RemoteLinc is a great device that allows you to add control to your Insteon system from virtually anywhere in the house, whether or not you have a light switch nearby. While there are actually two versions of

Posted by Matt Chiste
June 20

Insteon-enabled your garage doors

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We’ve controlled lights, checked our mail, connected our doorbell, and wired our smoke detectors, so let’s take a look at another device to connect to our Insteon system: the Insteon garage door control and status kit. Really, this device is

Posted by Matt Chiste
March 16

Insteon TriggerLinc

Today’s feature is a simple addition to our home automation system – the Insteon TriggerLinc. This device is about as simple as they come: it’s a magnetic sensor that reports its open-closed status to your Insteon network via scenes or

Posted by Matt Chiste
July 30
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