NOTE: If you are controlling X10 units with this device, please see the bottom of this desription page for brief instructions on doing so. You MUST already have an X10 controller to send X10 signals to this unit. if you do not have one you can purchase the SC503 controller for a small cost.
INSTEON KeypadLinc Dimmer - Keypad & Dimmer All In One!
Fill your entire home with personalized mood lighting for any occasion. INSTEON 6 Button Keypad Controller with On/Off Switch is more than a local controller. You can use this 6-button controller to monitor and control five different devices or sets of devices in and around your home. You can even use KeypadLinc as a central monitoring and controlling device: Install one by your front door and link up to five individual lights or groups of lights, and you'll be able to see the on/off status of each light by looking at the keypad. If you forgot to turn off your bedroom light on your way out in the morning, you could simply press the corresponding keypad button to turn it off without having to run all the way back to the bedroom.
You can also install a KeypadLinc in the bedroom to see if the kids have gotten up in the middle of the night. Each KeypadLinc button can perform up to four different functions, such as on, off, brighten, and dim. For the ultimate in elegance, custom laser-etched 4 small, 2 large keypad button sets are available.
INSTEON 6 Button Keypad Controller with On/Off Switch allows you to include fluorescent or non-dimmable lights, fans, and other appliances in your INSTEON network. KeypadLinc is made to run silently no matter what kind of device you connect to it. KeypadLinc functions only as an on/off switch for local load, but allows On/Off Bright/Dim control to other linked INSTEON devices. If you need to control incandescent bulbs, low-voltage halogen (e.g. track), and other low-voltage lights with magnetic or dimmable electronic transformers, try connecting it to the KeypadLinc Dimmer.
How many times have you jumped into bed and forgotten to turn the lights off? With INSTEON 6 Button Keypad Controller with On/Off Switch you have the convenience of built-in status LEDs so you can see which light has been left on.
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Note: As with all wall dimmers, the KeypadLinc Dimmer may feel warm during operation. Rigorously tested and approved to UL-standards, the amount of heat generated falls well within approved limits and poses no threat to your home or the lifespan of the device.
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Easy To Install
The INSTEON KeypadLinc Dimmer is easy to install and set up and yet so affordable, you'll be able to replace many of your switches with KeypadLinc Dimmers. Just remove the old switch, reattach the line, load, and ground wires with the addition of the neutral wire using the included wire nuts, and you're done.
Scenes allow you to control multiple lights with one button. You can save and control up to eight different individual lights, multi-light scenes, or even your whole home. Because the INSTEON KeypadLinc Dimmer can be a member of more than 400 scenes (i.e. "Movie Time," "Party," "Romance," etc.), you'll be able to launch various lighting scenarios with a press of one of the keypad buttons. These are elegant features usually found only in systems costing tens of thousands of dollars and requiring extensive rewiring of your home. All member lights can ramp to your independently desired brightness levels at your chosen ramp rates, so one set of lights can dim slowly while another set turns off instantly, all controlled with one command from one button.
Monitor Other Devices
The buttons on the INSTEON KeypadLinc Dimmer illuminate when ON signals are sent and when signals are detected from other INSTEON devices linked to the KeypadLinc. This allows the KeypadLinc to monitor lights in other rooms, which is incredibly useful if you want to control lights that aren't easily seen from the location, like those in bedrooms, bathrooms, basements, garages, attics, etc.
The KeypadLinc gives you tremendous flexibility with controlling your lighting system. Other wall-mounted keypads only provide on/off control, each KeypadLinc button can perform up to four different functions. Press a button once for ON; press again for OFF. Press and hold to brighten, press and hold again to dim. If you prefer, turn off the toggle feature to send the same command every time. This is a helpful feature when programming an "all on" command button to press when you get home or "all off" command button to press when you leave for the day.
Beautiful, High-Quality Construction
Unlike other switches, the INSTEON KeypadLinc Dimmer offers the natural feel of high-end dimmers. You'll love the crisp, tactile response with each touch instead of the mushy feeling of other brands. The KeypadLinc is designed and manufactured to high-end specifications and goes through over 10 quality control tests before arriving at your doorstep. The KeypadLinc is also available in other colors. Choose the color that best suits your room's décor: Ivory, Almond, Black, Brown, or Gray. Two frames are included in each color-change set. Don't forget to order a matching wall plate, as well.
Adjust the brightness level of the controlled light locally by pressing and holding the top or bottom button. This is especially helpful when you want to create a theatrical experience when watching your favorite movies. You can also adjust and control the brightness levels of linked devices by pressing any of the programmed buttons to send signals to brighten or dim an out-of-the-way light. You can link any of the KeypadLinc's buttons to a tabletop ControLinc so when the light that is being controlled by both of the linked buttons, it will updated the on/off status that device and show on the KeypadLinc button. That way, you won't even have to leave the comfort of your chaise lounge to see the status of the controlled light. When you turn on the INSTEON KeypadLinc Dimmer, it automatically comes on to full brightness. Setting the preset on level will make the dimmer stop at your preferred choice of 32 brightness levels. With software you can control brightness levels in 1% increments for ultimate flexibility. Each button has an elegant white LED that indicates the current on/off status of the lights being controlled. To match your room's décor, a 4-Color KeypadLinc LED Kit is available with four colors: red, blue, amber, and green.
Adjustable Ramp Rate
You can also adjust the speed at which the controlled light turns on or off, known as the ramp rate. For example, you may want the light in the stairwell to turn on instantly so you can see where you're walking. Alternatively, you may want the light in the master bathroom to ramp up in a soft, gentle fashion so you're not blinded in the middle of the night. The ramp rate is adjustable between 0.1 seconds and 9 seconds if programmed locally. The ramp rate can extend up to 8 minutes (for a simulated sunrise or sunset) if programmed remotely. This is a great addition to your morning alarm, slowly turning the light on to help you wake up. If you have programmed a slow ramp rate and want to make the light come on instantly, simply double tap the top button. To turn the light off quickly, double tap the bottom button.
Create Multi-Way Circuits
The INSTEON KeypadLinc Dimmer allows you to customize your lighting setup no matter how your house is wired. It's simple to create a 3-, 4-, or 5-way circuit. First replace all of the existing switches you want to include in the circuit with either a KeypadLinc, INSTEON SwitchLinc Dimmer, or a INSTEON SwitchLinc Relay (Non-Dimmable). The main dimmer must be connected to the standard wires, load, line, neutral, and ground. The secondary switches only need to be connected to line, neutral, and ground. No traveler wires are needed, so it is easy to place one of the switches wherever you need it. Cross-linking all of the companion dimmers to the master dimmer is the last step in the process. Note: Any time the KeypadLincs are placed directly adjacent to one another or any other electronic dimming switch, you must subtract 200 watts of capacity from each dimmer. If three dimmers are adjacent to one another, then 400 watts must be subtracted from the capacity of the center dimmer. If more capacity is needed, try a higher-rated High-Wattage INSTEON SwitchLinc Dimmer.
The INSTEON KeypadLinc Dimmer is fully INSTEON compatible and X10 ready. Homeowners with existing X10 networks can easily migrate to an INSTEON network without having to discard all their existing X10 devices. The KeypadLinc can respond to X10 commands from an X10 controller, and it can send X10 commands to X10 devices. Please note that INSTEON devices repeat INSTEON signals but not X10.
Similar dimmers are up to 50-percent deeper than the KeypadLinc. Thanks to its slim design, it makes installation easy, even in small junction boxes.
All KeypadLinc settings are stored in non-volatile memory and are not lost during power failures. Additionally, in the event of a power loss, the KeypadLinc will return to its last brightness level when power is restored.
Certifications and Warranty
All KeypadLinc products are safety approved. The factory for SmartLabs Design Products is ISO9001 certified. In order to meet the ISO 9001 standards, the entire factory underwent rigorous inspections of procedures and policies before being certified. The certification received was based on its dedication to high-quality management systems and strict adherence of quality control systems and guidelines. Because of this, Smarthome stands behind the entire KeypadLinc line of products with a full 2-year warranty.
To make a scene button control an X10 device:
- Hold the desired scene button on the Insteon Keypad for 10 seconds (unit will flash)
Press the X10 code you wish that scene to control on your existing X10 controller until the Insteon Keypad turns off.
- That scene button on the keypad should now send that X10 code when pressed.