I agree, I'm tempted to switch out to these from my x10 switchlincs. The cost reduction makes it even sweeter (and the smaller size means I don't need to replace electrical boxes).Steve said:Boy that makes it tempting to just go Insteon instead of UPB - switches are half the price!
Yes, I've already done two of these over the last few days. Except I cut an extension cord in half instead of using a double gang box.smee said:I'd like to create a box with a cord that plugs into the wall. The two-gang box would contain one of these switches and a normal $0.39 outlet - the switch controlling the output of the outlet.
Is everything (electrical) I need to wire the switch available from the outlet?
From what I seen and heard, UPB is popular with installers because its a fairly well proven system. Its not the cheapest by far, but it is a known quanity. UPB has its roots in heavy duty commercial/industrial lighting systems (aka "Pulseworx").Steve said:Martin,
Do you see UPB mfg's lowering their prices to compete at all or is this a way of saying Insteon is for the DIY market and UPB is for pro installs?
My current inclination is to use Insteon wall switches and UPB for everything else. How's that for messed up? And of course, start looking for somewhere to dump my 1-year-old switchlincV1's