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Home Automation Made Easy: Do It Yourself Know How Using UPB, INSTEON, X10, and Z-Wave by Dennis C. Brewer

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Chapter 6. Project 3, Controlling Lighting: Indoors and Outdoors

In the preceding chapter X10 control devices were used to turn things on and off, and to dim lights and lamps. The existing house wiring played only a modest role in that chapter as to what could be done with home automation. In this chapter we move beyond one-location on/off/dim control points to installing and using UPB controls in more complex wiring situations where indoor or outdoor lighting fixtures must be controlled from more than a single location. This part of the project requires you to have an understanding of your existing home wiring. Additionally, having multiple locations to control a light or device requires a three-way or four-way switch installed in the home. ...

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