UPB dimmer switch (must be light almond)

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I'm looking specifically for light almond colored UPB dimmer switches but
not having any luck.  Anyone know if they exist?

Thanks



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The only switches that have that fine a range of color selection are those
from Lutron's RadioRA line.  You can get danged near any color.

Tragically, however, they don't eff'ing sell replacement fascia.  So when,
and DO mean WHEN, you or your painter mucks one up you're faced with total
replacement.

Otherwise they're absolutely rock-solid in their automation functions.  Not
cheap, but plenty of colors and THEY WORK.  After more than a decade of
futzing around with X-10 I have to say I'm delighted with how well these
work.

-Bill Kearney


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Bill -

Lutron announced at CES I believe, a new style RadioRA dimmer that is
field-colorizable.

Charlie

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Which is probably geared toward the 'large button' style; not the small
button style I use.  But if they've got 'em for small button master
controllers then I'd certainly be in the market for a few.

-Bill Kearney


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Do you mean "light almond" as in "almond, the color that's lighter than
ivory" or as in "a shade of almond that is lighter than other almond
switches"?

If it's the former, you can get almond UPB switches here:
http://www.digitalavnew.com/UPBprod23.htm

The pricier PCS brand are available at HomeControls and Worthington
too.

- Mark.


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Unfortunately I mean the latter ("light almond" a shade lighter than
almond).

Thanks anyways.

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Have you looked at: homeauto.com?


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I have thanks.  They do have a variety of color samples
(http://homeauto.com/Products/HLC/hlc.asp ) including Ivory and Almond.  I'm
trying to convince my wife that one of the two has got to be a reasonable
match.

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If you give me a list I'll beat their price  ...

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"Brian" wrote in message news:Wu3Ke.931
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Ahem, can we keep the sales chatter down a bit?  It's one thing to add a
little pitch here and there when answering questions in detail.  Let's keep
it non-commercial here, shall we?


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I understand your point, but I don't always know the best sources for buying
gear, so the sales ads do serve a purpose.

True, I do like them better when they're answering a specific question, but
still, it saves us a little time in trying to research the best deal.

Just FYI to Brian, I much prefer businesses who publish great prices to
begin with, rather than make you do a lot of work finding the best price,
and then go to them and ask for something better.  That seems just a little
disreputable to me somehow.  Not trying to be offensive or personal, just
telling you how I like to do business.

Chip




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Are you talking about switches side-by-side on the same wall plate?  If
they're not in the same box (and not directly next to each other) then it's
really not that big a deal to have ivory on one side of a room and almond on
the other.  I have this in one room and never really notice it.  But when
they're together it's nice to have them the same.

Sometimes it's worth yanking everything in the box and replacing them with
matching switches.  I did this even in a wall plate that had a duplex switch
(two switches in a single-gang assembly).  I just got out the sawzall, cut
the old box's mount from the stud and replaced it with a four-gang box
instead of the double-gang box that was there.  The only real hassle was in
carefully repositioning the old BX cabling.  There wasn't quite enough slack
to let me put the switches exactly where I wanted in the new box.
Fortunately the BX runs up into the attic and there was enough slack to feed
a few extra inches down into the wall.  A few strong tugs on the armored
jacket gave me the extra inches needed.  When doing a rework like this
really try to use DEEP gang boxes as you often need to splice in extra leads
and, as a result, use bigger wire nuts.

Since the (soon to be) wife has a tendency to leave lights lit, I'll soon be
replacing a single-gang double-switch and outlet double-gang box in the
kitchen with a triple-gang box containing the outlet and two single-gang
controlled switches.

-Bill Kearney


Re: UPB dimmer switch (must be light almond)
HAI offers a Light Almond color change kit that matches Leviton on thier HLC
line of UPB switches. PLus you dont have to use UpStart to set up the
switches. Thats a big plus.




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