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    Default Double button Appliance Wall Switch

    Im lookign in to controlling my lights via x10 and i am not sure which light switches or components to use but i need them to control the following.

    1st Switch - Porch -(energy saving bulb) hall way light - ( halogen )
    2nd switch - hall way - 1st floor landing both halogen spot lights
    3rd switch - 1st floor landing 2nd floor landing again same halogen lights
    4th Switch - 2nd floor landing , just single light switch
    Ive been looking at double button Appliance Wall Switch below.

    http://x10-hk.com/store/product_info...products_id=56

    Will this light switch be sufficent to work the energy saving light bulb and 40w G9 halogen lighbulbs,or will i need another module fitted inline as well. The hallogen lights are supposed to be dimmable.

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    Bretc

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    Just so I've got it.
    The hall lights are controlled by Switch 1 and Switch 2.
    1st floor landing lights are controlled by Switch 2 and 3
    2nd floor landing lights are controlled by switch 3 and 4
    Best way I think is similar to the suggestion I gave Sonix.
    Fit a double button appliance wall switches in Switch locations 1 and 3. In locations 2 and 4 use a scene control module. Like this one
    http://x10-hk.com/store/product_info...products_id=63
    Low energy / energy saver bulbs can not be dimmed. So its probably better to go for appliance modules.

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    Thanks for the quick reply, would the halogen lights be ok with the scene switches as i might use them on all three floors. To be on the safe side could i fit applicance switches to control all the lights or would this not work. Im not worried about dimming just on/ off.

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    BretC

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    Using appliance modules is not a problem. And will work with halogens.
    As a note. The scene modules only send out a sequence of preprogrammed commands that you have programmed in to them. So you still need the normal appliance modules as these will actually switch the lights on.

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    Ok i think ill go with the appliance and the scene controller, just one more question, does the appliance module need a neutral wire as i believe that my house will not have one in the switch. If this is the case wil i need to fit appliance modules or something simular in the light rose.

    Thanks

    BretC

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