UPB isn't perfect. Perhaps the most annoying thing is there is a noticible delay between turning a switch on (by tapping the top) and when the light actually comes on.
I'm just starting to get into home automation, and the first thing I want to start working with is lighting control.
I have about 5 X10 devices in my house right now, but I wanted to investigate all the different technologies before I spend serious cash on it.
The 2 I'm considering right now are Insteon and UPB. This thread scares me away from Insteon a bit.
How big of a delay is there when turning on a light? That's one of the points I liked about Insteon - they say the delay is much shorter than x10. Is UPB quicker than x10, or about the same?
Lastly, what advantages will I see if I move from x10 to UPB if x10 has been reliable to me so far (since I purchase a dryer outlet amplifier/bridge, x10 has been like 99% reliable).? It seems like you can find some good quality x10 switches (Switchlink?). What are the disadvantages right now of just going all x10?
Thanks in advance!