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Add local dimming capability to an X10 wall switch

electron

Administrator
Staff member
A great tutorial showing how to add local dimming to these cheap X10 switches.
The "vanilla flavored" wall switch from x10.com, the "WS-467", comes without local dimming capability: Though you can dim it from a remote controller, you can't dim it by hand by pressing its button. Strangely, it requires MORE components for them to make it WITHOUT local dimming capability. Shorting across the extra components "restores" local dimming capability to the switch.

http://www.instructables.com/ex/i/6A1D1BCE...E506/?ALLSTEPS#
 

electron

Administrator
Staff member
I figured some would recognize it, but I posted it anyways, in case new cocooners haven't seen this yet.
 

BraveSirRobbin

Moderator
Hehe, this is how I started out in Home Automation. I ordered four of these switches, a palm pad and an RR501! Wow, look at what that lead to, the title of Moosie! :lol:
 
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