dimmer

Introducing the New Insteon Ballast Dimmer for Commercial-Centric Fluorescent Lighting Applications

July 29, 2013

IRVINE, Calif. - Insteon, manufactures of the best-selling home automation and control technology, have released a unique commercial-centric fluorescent lighting control module, the Insteon Ballast Dimmer. Two units in one, the Insteon Ballast Dimmer works with electronic dimmable ballasts supporting a 0-10V control signal to dim compatible fluorescent fixtures to as low as 3%. When not using the dimming function, the new Insteon Ballast Dimmer includes two relays that can switch two non-dimmable ballasts.


“Ballast Dimmer further enhances the power of Insteon in a commercial environment: offices, lobbies, conference rooms – anywhere there are overhead fluorescents can now benefit from discrete fixture-by-fixture control and dimming. We think integrators and custom installers are really going to love this product.” Joe Dada, CEO, Insteon.

Specifically designed for large fluorescent light fixtures, Ballast Dimmer’s small size allows for installation within the light’s wiring valley; there is no need to remove the fixture or run additional electrical wiring. Once installed, Ballast Dimmer can be controlled from any Insteon Switch, Keypad or smartphone when used with the Insteon Hub.

Supporting energy efficiency with occupancy sensors has never been easier as Ballast Dimmer includes a built-in RJ10 port for hard-wired motion and occupancy sensors. And to ensure the best compatibility with commercial building mains power, Ballast Dimmer features an auto-detecting 100-277VAC, 50/60Hz power supply and Dual-Band Insteon technology, enabling communication with Insteon devices all over your building, regardless of their installed powerline phase.

The dual-band Insteon Ballast Dimmer retails for $79.99. For more information about Insteon or the dual-band Insteon Ballast Dimmer, visit www.insteon.com.

With its simple installation and setup process and trustworthy communication, Insteon has become the industry’s premier remote control networking technology. Plug-in modules and in-wall switches make it possible to add wireless control to any appliance in a home or business without having to hire a contractor. By making every networked device talk to each other via radio frequencies and existing electrical wiring, Insteon eliminates the need for custom wiring.

 ###

About Insteon
Developed in Irvine, California, the award-winning Insteon remote control product line includes more than 200 devices, from lamp dimmers to thermostats and LED bulbs. Insteon delivers the fastest, most reliable wireless device communication in the industry with its innovative dual-band and simulcast mesh technology, creating the optimum platform for the coming Internet of Things. Insteon products are available throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as internationally. For more information about Insteon®, please visit www.insteon.com, or connect with Insteon on Facebook (www.facebook.com/insteon) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/insteon).


Media Contact

Insteon
Isaac Sanz, 1-949-221-0037 x187
pr@insteon.com

The New Dual-Band Insteon Keypad Dimmer Has Arrived

June 26, 2013

IRVINE, Calif. - Insteon, manufacturers of the best-selling home automation and control technology, today announced an updated scene control keypad and integrated dimmer. This new keypad features dual-band technology which vastly improves communication and a new 100-270V 50/60Hz compatible power supply.

“With six or eight buttons and the ability to control an entire house of devices, our Insteon Keypads are among the most powerful products in the Insteon line. With the addition of dual-band communication, it’s easy to see how Insteon is hands-down, the most reliable home control technology on the market. This is a great addition to our dual-band product family.” Joe Dada, CEO, Insteon.

The dual-band Insteon Keypad Dimmer can control any hard-wired dimmable load including many dimmable LED fixtures. The addition of a red/green status LED makes programming the device much easier and an enhanced power supply makes it possible to use the Keypad in rough power environments from 100-270VAC at 50/60Hz. And of course, Keypad Dimmer maintains the fantastic feature set of its predecessor, offering customizable keypad buttons, color change kits for the button LED backlights and remote control through the Insteon Hub and mobile applications.

The dual-band Insteon Keypad Dimmer retails for $79.99. For more information, visit www.insteon.com.

With its simple installation and setup process and trustworthy communication, Insteon has become the industry’s premier home control networking technology. Plug-in modules and in-wall devices make it possible to add wireless control to any appliance in a home or business without having to hire a contractor.

With Insteon every networked device talks to each other via radio frequency and/or existing electrical wiring which eliminates the need for costly, custom wiring.

 ###

About Insteon
Developed in Irvine, California, the award-winning Insteon remote control product line includes more than 200 devices, from lamp dimmers to thermostats and LED bulbs. Insteon delivers the fastest, most reliable wireless device communication in the industry with its innovative dual-band and simulcast mesh technology, creating the optimum platform for the coming Internet of Things. Insteon products are available throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as internationally. For more information about Insteon®, please visit www.insteon.com, or connect with Insteon on Facebook (www.facebook.com/insteon) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/insteon).


Media Contact

Insteon
Isaac Sanz, 1-949-221-0037 x187
pr@insteon.com

Smarthome™ Introduces New OutletLinc™ Dimmer - Insteon® Remote Control Dimmer Outlet (Dual-Band)

June 27, 2011

IRVINE, Calif. - Smarthome announces the release of the new OutletLinc Dimmer - Insteon Remote Control Dimmer Outlet (Dual-Band) - the world's first remote controllable dimmable receptacle. The product is a great alternative to the popular OutletLinc Relay - Insteon Remote Control On/Off Outlet, which has been a popular seller since its launch in 2007.


The new product is a full-featured dimmer receptacle that can be remotely controlled by powerline and radio frequency (RF) Insteon controllers, and also doubles as an Access Point, relaying RF and powerline signals to other Insteon-compatible devices. The dual-band technology not only increases the reliability of the dimmer, but for the user's entire Insteon network.

The simple-to-use OutletLinc Dimmer has advanced features like an adjustable ramp rate that slowly brings the lamp on, a preset dim level that stores your preferred choice of 32 brightness levels when turning the lamp on initially, as well as load sense, so you can still use the lamp's built-in switch to turn the light on and off. It's made to be installed in place of any wall receptacle and controls incandescent loads up to 300 Watts. The OutletLinc Dimmer also features a standard (always on) outlet rated up to 15 Amps.

"The new OutletLinc Dual-Band Dimmer Outlet is the world's first remote controllable, dimmable outlet," commented Laurie Maroni, Vice President of Marketing at Smarthome. "Our patent pending design allows a user to replace any outlet in their home and instantly turn it into a dimmer. OutletLinc is controllable by any Insteon controller such as a wall keypad or even the user's smartphone." 

Safety features include:

  • Tamper resistant outlets
  • Over-heating protection
  • Dimmer Key


The OutletLinc Insteon Dual-Band Remote Dimmer Outlet, which passed stringent certification and beta tests, is currently available for pre-order, starting at $59.99 at Smarthome.com, and is expected to begin shipping at the end of July.

All Insteon products can be purchased at www.smarthome.com/insteon

 ###

About Insteon
Developed in Irvine, California, the award-winning Insteon remote control product line includes more than 200 devices, from lamp dimmers to thermostats and LED bulbs. Insteon delivers the fastest, most reliable wireless device communication in the industry with its innovative dual-band and simulcast mesh technology, creating the optimum platform for the coming Internet of Things. Insteon products are available throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as internationally. For more information about Insteon®, please visit www.insteon.com, or connect with Insteon on Facebook (www.facebook.com/insteon) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/insteon).

 

About Smarthome™ 
Smarthome was created based on the realization of a need for automated products that make lives easier, safer and more enjoyable. Today, Smarthome sells more than 13,000 hard-to-find products, including home automation solutions featuring award-winning Insteon technology. Smarthome sells online through its award-winning website at Smarthome.com, its direct mail catalog, its partners - such as Amazon, New Egg, Crutchfield and Tiger Direct, and its brick and mortar retail store located in Irvine, CA.

 

Media Contact

Insteon
Isaac Sanz, 1-949-221-0037 x187
pr@insteon.com