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Which Lighting Control System to use?
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Post 1 made on Sunday April 22, 2012 at 17:05
Suelondonuk
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Hi Everyone

We need to make decision as to whether to use Philips Dynalite system for our home and wanted to know how well it works?
We would also like to know how it compares to Lutron?
Is the wiring the same for both so if we want to change it over it won't be a problem later?
Post 2 made on Sunday May 6, 2012 at 08:59
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Hi sue . I'm not familiar the the Philips but I am familiar with many systems. The fact that it is so non-mainstream gives me pause.

I'm not sure of your system size but if those are your two choices then lutron with hesitation. Fwiw I have been installing lighting control for over a decade. Lite touch was my goto for centralized systems but will be moving to lutron homeworks.
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Post 3 made on Sunday May 6, 2012 at 09:06
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I see my problem. Dynalite is not a us product.

I would find a local dealer/integrator in your area that you are comfortable with. Then see what lines he offers. It has been my experience that starting with a great dealer and working within his product mix works better than finding product you like then seeking a dealer.

Ymmv
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Post 4 made on Saturday June 30, 2012 at 02:54
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Hello. My name is Derek Cowburn and I developed a lighting product called LumenCache. We're building a dealer network now so not sure if it will work with the timing of your home project but if you're a few weeks out for wiring then please check it out at http://www.lumencache.com .

It is very different from traditional AC lighting control systems and is designed around the capabilities and native power requirements of LEDs.
Post 5 made on Saturday June 30, 2012 at 11:36
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Derek, Is your product rated to work in the UK? Is it even available there?
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Post 6 made on Saturday October 6, 2012 at 02:12
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I recently purchased a Harmony One controller and have been pleased thus far. I have a wall box which contains 3 dimmer switches in my room. One switch controls the ceiling fan, one controls my spots, and the last controls wall sconces.

Thanks for any advice!
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Post 7 made on Saturday October 6, 2012 at 05:38
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We install Control4, as a home control system its brilliant but sadly we prefer to use third party lighting control and interface it with Control4, such as Clipsal C-Bus. The Din rail Control4 lighting is a mixture of RF and bus wired, the switches use Zigbee Pro and on some buildings this could lead to problems with the mesh, whereas C-Bus is a standalone bus wired system.
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Post 8 made on Monday October 15, 2012 at 18:30
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On October 6, 2012 at 02:12, dillondays42 said...
I recently purchased a Harmony One controller and have been pleased thus far. I have a wall box which contains 3 dimmer switches in my room. One switch controls the ceiling fan, one controls my spots, and the last controls wall sconces.

Thanks for any advice!

What advice do you want? You have asked no questions.
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Post 9 made on Saturday January 17, 2015 at 20:32
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On April 22, 2012 at 17:05, Suelondonuk said...
Hi Everyone

We need to make decision as to whether to use Philips Dynalite system for our home and wanted to know how well it works?
We would also like to know how it compares to Lutron?
Is the wiring the same for both so if we want to change it over it won't be a problem later?

Go with Lutron. Established company, and support is available everywhere. Sure, it may not be as elaborate or expensive as Vantage or Crestron, but maintenance down the road will be much easier. Everyone knows Lutron, and support is the most important thing. You don't want to be in the position we're in now, trying to find support from a few local guys who can work with Vantage. Don't get me wrong, the system has been stable with a few hiccups along the way, but if we could do it again - I would've gone with Lutron a million times over.
Post 10 made on Saturday January 31, 2015 at 11:41
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On January 17, 2015 at 20:32, flaudia402 said...
Go with Lutron. Established company, and support is available everywhere. Sure, it may not be as elaborate or expensive as Vantage or Crestron, but maintenance down the road will be much easier. Everyone knows Lutron, and support is the most important thing. You don't want to be in the position we're in now, trying to find support from a few local guys who can work with Vantage. Don't get me wrong, the system has been stable with a few hiccups along the way, but if we could do it again - I would've gone with Lutron a million times over.

I may be off on this assumption, but I'm guessing they didn't go three years with no lighting. My guess is they finished their project LONG ago
Post 11 made on Tuesday September 6, 2016 at 02:35
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I have recently installeld lightwave RF home automation lighting control systems which is retrofit,wireless system.The lightwave RF products are plug-in sockets such  as sockets,dimmers etc are wire free switches. The light wave link provides app in your smartphone,gives the full control of your home lighting which once can control from anywhere,anytime.It has saved my power consumption, and bills.
Post 12 made on Thursday October 13, 2016 at 12:20
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On October 6, 2012 at 02:12, dillondays42 said...
I recently purchased a Harmony One controller and have been pleased thus far. I have a wall box which contains 3 dimmer switches in my room. One switch controls the ceiling fan, one controls my spots, and the last controls wall sconces.

Thanks for any advice!

how did u bring an existing ceiling fan with remote into harmony sync?
Post 13 made on Tuesday March 28, 2017 at 15:02
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Lighting Control System or Home Automation Lights are now getting common day by day. A lot of sellers are there in the market namely Silvan, Cubical and many more.... I will suggest to go with lights provided by AOTNext.
Post 14 made on Wednesday April 12, 2017 at 02:03
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AOTNext lighting is pretty good I will say


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