I've been lurking for a few days, and I'm looking for some (mainly) lighting control advice. I've got over 20 years electronics experience and have done my own home wiring, but never dealt with X10 or any of the other lighting control technologies (except switches!)
Of course, every vendor site offers the best thing since sliced bread, and I'm looking to sort out who makes what, and what's interoperable with what, etc.
I want to be able to shut off all lights from one place, to turn on/off the exterior lights singly or in groups, to adjust lighting for TV/movie watching in the family room and rec room, control decorative lighting (my wife decided we had to have the candle lamps in the windows on the front of the house).
I'd also like to be able to control the family room and rec room lighting via wireless remote, perhaps one of the home theater programmable, universal types - I'd like to control AV equipment (via IR) and lighting (via IR or RF, don't care.)