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Video from my Lutron Excellence entry this year
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Post 31 made on Thursday September 21, 2017 at 22:49
Mr. Brad
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Excellent, as usual.
Post 32 made on Friday September 22, 2017 at 10:33
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Outstanding attention to detail. Just amazing.

What brand/model ceiling fans? They don't look like pull-chain fans.
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Post 33 made on Friday September 22, 2017 at 15:26
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They look like Big Ass Fans, Haiku model.

Could be wrong though. A bunch of different manufacturers are starting to make them look like that.
Post 34 made on Friday September 22, 2017 at 16:59
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Very nice. Professional quality for sure.
OP | Post 35 made on Sunday September 24, 2017 at 10:52
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Thanks guys... yes, the fans are Haiku.
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Post 36 made on Monday September 25, 2017 at 20:04
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I would have a wrangled a drive in the 918 Spyder as part of the deal.
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Post 37 made on Tuesday September 26, 2017 at 10:48
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On September 24, 2017 at 10:52, SB Smarthomes said...
Thanks guys... yes, the fans are Haiku.

With 'SenseMe' functionality? Controlled with HW, toggle on/off, speed controlled with app?

Fans have been a thorn in my side for some time.
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Post 38 made on Tuesday September 26, 2017 at 20:59
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Great work as always. How do you feel about the geofencing, it seems to me it could be annoying if someone is already home and it activates the welcome scene, etc or do you use the setting where it asks to run the scene before hand?

I wonder how many times you had to modify the proposal because of technology changes from when you started.
OP | Post 39 made on Thursday September 28, 2017 at 18:02
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On September 25, 2017 at 20:04, Dean Roddey said...
I would have a wrangled a drive in the 918 Spyder as part of the deal.

Was wondering if anyone noticed the car...
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OP | Post 40 made on Thursday September 28, 2017 at 18:13
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On September 26, 2017 at 10:48, Neurorad said...
With 'SenseMe' functionality? Controlled with HW, toggle on/off, speed controlled with app?

Fans have been a thorn in my side for some time.

The fans were purchased early on in the project and in storage for over 2 years so they are older models with the IR remotes.

Original plan was to take the guts out of the fans and use Lutron fan speed control RPM.  The electrical contractor and I spent half a day dissecting one.  These are complex fans so while it could have probably been done, it wasn't as simple as just removing a speed control unit like most less expensive fans have.

The electrician and contractor were also concerned about modifying the fans and nullifying the UL listing.  In the end, they were just switched with a relay module RPM to turn them on & off from the Lutron keypads and app.  Client has a remote hidden in drawer in each room if they want to change speed or rotation... the fans remember the last known setting when power is cut.

Hopefully the newer fans with SenseME and Alexa/Nest integration will open up some future integration options...
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OP | Post 41 made on Thursday September 28, 2017 at 18:23
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On September 26, 2017 at 20:59, designed said...
Great work as always. How do you feel about the geofencing, it seems to me it could be annoying if someone is already home and it activates the welcome scene, etc or do you use the setting where it asks to run the scene before hand?

You're correct that the Geofencing home/away feature doesn't allow for any conditional logic which is a real bummer.

My work-around was to use a QSE-IO module. I wired a relay output right back into an input on the same unit.

When Geofencing activates a home event, it doesn't trigger an actual lighting scene, it just closes the relay. When the relay closes, that triggers the input on the QSE-IO module and that's what I apply my conditional logic to.

I don't remember all the details, but when HWQS see that input close, it changes a home/away variable to "home" which alters some time clock events and also turns on some lights, but only if it's dark outside.

With this simple setup, it's working really well. The house automatically goes into home mode and the client's never arrive to a dark house.

Without doing something like this the Geofencing feature isn't very useful...
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Post 42 made on Wednesday December 6, 2017 at 16:47
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On September 14, 2017 at 13:20, SB Smarthomes said...
Here's the video I submitted as part of my Lutron Excellence award entry this year. I've won two previous Lutron awards including Project of the Year last year, but didn't win this year. The level of projects entered this year were astounding... I think 5-6 of the 12 awards went to projects from other countries.

Our very own audiox99 won best commercial project with a very cool 58,000 sq ft mixed use building!


Paul
Just curious how you are panning the camera in your video. Is it just done by manipulating a stationary video position, or are you actually panning the camera/phone.
OP | Post 43 made on Wednesday December 6, 2017 at 17:14
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I have a motorized camera slider from a company called Konova:

[Link: konovaphoto.com]
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Post 44 made on Thursday December 7, 2017 at 08:02
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Cool

Since you've done a lot of lighting, what have you discovered as far as keypad button layouts?

What do people seem to appreciate, and what is lost on them in terms of scene buttons etc.
OP | Post 45 made on Thursday December 7, 2017 at 11:48
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On December 7, 2017 at 08:02, andrewinboulder said...
Cool

Since you've done a lot of lighting, what have you discovered as far as keypad button layouts?

What do people seem to appreciate, and what is lost on them in terms of scene buttons etc.

I think there have been some threads on this recently, but might have been over on one of the other forums.

I just keep it simple, most rooms/areas have a "Lights On" button at the top and a "Lights Off" button on the bottom.  The "Lights On" isn't everything to 100%, but sets lights in that area to the most used scene.

Other buttons might be dedicated to individual loads, pathways or scenes.  I also do lots of HomeWorks integration so I end up with buttons for fans, infrared heaters, electric skylights, electric windows, electric sliding doors, fireplace/firepit, water features, pool control, Sonos control, etc.  I've even integrated Lutron controls to automate the rotation of a sculpture.
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