Wall switch with 0%-10%-100% only?

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I'd like a wall switch that only has three settings: 0%, 10%, and 100%. It
would be used for a bathroom. Of course any dimming switch could be used,
but it would be more convenient to just have the settings needed.

Don <www.donwiss.com> (e-mail link at home page bottom).

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If you want to spend piles of money, Lutron has a series of dimmers that you
can program "scenes" any way you like



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This would be easy with an Insteon dimmer switch.  Pressing the top of the
switch once lights the bulb at dim level, pressing the top again makes it full
bright and pressing the bottom turns it off.  You may be able to use the new
Icon switch.

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Manny Bhuta
Randolph, NJ USA



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Manny Bhuta wrote:
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...or UPB switch, or high-end X-10 switch (e.g. PCS, SwitchLinc) with
"preset dim" option.

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Maybe... the double-tap for full ON feature is not mentioned in the
ICON manual though. Also there's a limit of 300 watts with that switch.

- Mark.


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Remember this is a bathroom. 300 watts is more than enough.

Don <www.donwiss.com> (e-mail link at home page bottom).

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There are plenty of dimmers with on/off while the dim setting remains
the same.

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How does that help me? You mean there is an full on in addition to the
preset dim on? An example? All I've seen is the on goes to the preset dim
on.

Don <www.donwiss.com> (e-mail link at home page bottom).

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With the Insteon and Icon SwitchLincs, you can program a preset dim on-level
(no computer required).  Tap the top of the switch, and it goes to that
level.  Tap the top again, and it goes to full on.  This would seem to meet
your requirements, and you can do it with a $20 Icon (and Real Soon Now, you
can buy the Icon at your local Home Depot).

    - Dennis Brothers



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This will NOT work with Icon switches. I have confirmed this with
Smarthome.


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Mark, It WILL work on ICON switches. Whoever you spoke to at Smarthome
fed you some bad info. I installed an ICON dimmer yesterday and it has
both local and remote preset dim and tapping the top half will bring it
to full bright. See details on pages 18 & 24 of this ICON manual:
 http://www.smarthome.com/manuals/2876db.pdf
 You can also program a different preset dim from each controller that
it's linked to.

From:Mark Thomas
mrt@thomaszone.com

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Are you sure you're not mistaken? The documentation only states that
pressing the top of the paddle sets the light to the local ON level. It
says to "press and hold" the paddle top to brighten from there.

Here's a test you can perform:

1. Set the Local ON level to 10% or so via the instructions on page 18
(heed the 4-minute wait).
2. Turn the light off.
3. Tap the top. The light should turn on at 10%
4. Tap the top again. What happens?


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If you want it full on you turn the knob all the way to the right.

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If you want it at the same level of dimness as the last time, you just
push the knob and you don't twist it.

This has the advantage that you can change the preset for next time in
less than a second.

That's what I do with my dining room chandelier and it works fine.

Some dimmers require going all the way to zero before you can turn the
light off, but many others don't.

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Since this list moves so fast, II would have emailed you a copy, but
you're making it too much work.  Other people here hide their email
address in a way that it is not too much trouble to find.

Remove NOPSAM to email me.  Please let
me know if you have posted also.

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I just use 2 separate lights on different switches; on-off for the night
light and on-off for the main light.  Works great, you never turn the
main light on accidentally.

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