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joejohns6
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Posted - 04/17/2017 :  12:50:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello,
I have 6 wired deck lights that plug into a remote control adapter which plugs into a 110v outlet (under deck). There is also a motion sensor/spotlight on exterior of house that is hardwired to a single switch in kitchen. Distance between switch and deck outlet is 10ft. Deck lights are currently controlled with RF keyfob, which I love, except when I wash it or the kids hide it. I'd like to make the deck lights smart, and replace single switch in kitchen with double switch, one side for Spot light, the other side with rf or something to control deck lights. It would also be nice to be able to control lights with an app or keyfob, so I don't have to leave deck to operate lights.

Any ideas?

Thanks!!!

stusviews
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Posted - 04/17/2017 :  1:40:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit stusviews's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Insteon can do what you want and more. By "double switch" do you meant the kind that has the shape of a duplex receptacle? If so, then you can accomplish what you want using a KeypadLinc and Micro Module and have the ability to control three more devices, if desired.

An Insteon Hub will give you smartphone control and a Mini Remote is the solution for a key fob.

If you provide more information about the existing system (e.g., brand, model, manual), then I can be more specific.

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joejohns6
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Posted - 04/17/2017 :  6:55:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the quick response. We really don't have an existing system other than an Vista-10 security panel and wiring. My plan is to add the deck lights and exterior garage lights now, then maybe expand in the future.

The existing single light switch runs a wired motion sensor/spotlight. Can the KeypadLinc run that and decklights plugged into an insteon outdoor adapter?

Thanks!

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oberkc
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Posted - 04/17/2017 :  7:29:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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I have 6 wired deck lights that plug into a remote control adapter which plugs into a 110v outlet (under deck).

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We really don't have an existing system other than an Vista-10 security panel and wiring.

In the first post you say you have existing deck lights. I think it is about those lights and remote control that stusviews asked.

If your existing lights can be plugged into an outlet, then they can be plugged into and insteon outdoor adapter, yes. The keypad can control the outdoor adapter, yes. The keypad can also power a load directly, when it is wired to the output wire of the keypad. Make sure your loads are compatible (power, type) based on the specs at the smarthome website for the devices in question.

Is your motion sensor the type that dims then brightens when sensing motion? Make and model number for that could be useful.
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joejohns6
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USA
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Posted - 04/25/2017 :  07:00:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! The existing lights are 6 110v post lights wired into a simple remote switch that plugs into an outlet under the deck. The load I want to power directly is a motion sensor double flood light (may be wired into exsiting security system, I can't tell). To acomplish the setup I'm ordering a Hub, outdoor adapter, a keypad linc, and mini remote. I will followup once I get everything installed. Thanks again for the ideas!!!

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