Want advanced multi-room lighting control, but just don’t know what products you need to get started? You’re not alone. That’s why we offer the Multi Room Lighting Control Kit, a complete, budget-friendly starter kit that includes everything you need to automate the lighting in two rooms (a total of 4 built-in light fixtures and 2 plug-in lamps). Once installed, you’ll not only be able to control lights in either room, from either location, you’ll also be able to fill either room with eight distinct mood-lighting scenes with the press of a button. Installation is as easy as replacing a standard light switch; only basic installation skills are needed. All the equipment communicates over the power lines already installed in your home, so you won’t need to run new wires!
With scene lighting, a single press of a button is all that’s needed to adjust all the lights in either room to match your activity or mood preference. For example, you may want to create a movie-watching scene called “Movietime” that illuminates the room with a soft, gentle glow. Or you may want to create a scene called “Reading” that dims the overhead light fixture, but puts the lamp next to the easy chair at full brightness. Scenes can be configured and named any way you choose. Custom labels can be inserted behind the buttons of the two included keypads, so you can see which scene you’re choosing (pre-printed labels are included of the most commonly used functions, but you can also print your own on any computer printer).
If you decide you like automated lighting control â€” and we’re confident you will â€” integrating additional lights throughout the house is easy with Smarthome’s wide array of expansion plug-in dimmers, keypads and dimmer switches. In fact, the entire Smarthome Design product line can be mixed and matched to create a custom lighting solution for the whole-house. And if you expand with Smarthome Design products that support scene lighting, you can add up to 60 additional lighting scenes, for a total of 64.
The Multi Room Lighting Control Kit includes:
- 2 KeypadLinc 6 Keypads w/ Integrated Dimming (#12073W) â€” These elegant keypads with dimming replace ordinary light switches. They not only directly control the lights controlled by the original switches they replace, they also allow you to activate mood lighting scenes or control lights other lights in the system. They use the same wires that your old light switch connected to (requires the neutral wire found in most homes). Installation usually takes no more than 15 minutes a piece.
- 2 SwitchLinc Plus Wall Dimmers (#2386W) â€” SwitchLinc Plus Wall Dimmers replace ordinary light switches. They not only directly control the lights connected to that circuit, they can also be controlled remotely via KeypadLinc keypads. Built with the highest level of craftsmanship, with a crisp, clickable feel. SwitchLincs also have built-in memory, allowing you to automatically turn lights on to your preferred dim level every time. You can also program the SwitchLincs to turn on with a gentle fade, which is easier on your eyes and expands the lifespan of light bulbs. 600W maximum.
- 2 LampLinc Plus Plug-In Dimmers w/ Scenes (#2000SLS) â€” These plug-in dimmers do exactly as the name implies: plug into any standard AC outlet. Then simply plug the lamp you want to control into the outlet on the bottom of the LampLinc. The LampLinc even offers a pass-thru outlet on the front, so you’ll still have a non-automated plug available when you need one. LampLincs also have built-in memory, allowing you to automatically turn lamps on to your preferred dim level every time. You can also program the LampLincs to turn on with a gentle fade, which is easier on your eyes and extends the lifespan of light bulbs. 400W maximum.
- 1 SignaLinc Plug-in Phase Coupler (#4816B2) â€” Because the KeypadLincs, SwitchLincs and LampLincs communicate through the two-phase wiring that’s already installed in your house, you may encounter communication difficulties if the units are connected on two different phases (a common occurrence). The SignaLinc corrects that problem by creating a pathway between the two phases. It connects into the 3-prong electric dryer 220V outlet found in most homes (built prior to 1996). A pass-thru outlet on the front allows you to keep the SignaLinc and your all-electric dryer plugged in simultaneously.
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)