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  • kenm
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    I got a quote today on a system based on FX Luminaire and it's just too costly for my budget. I'll be sticking with the relay controlled zones with bulk transformers.

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  • Michael McSharry
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    What are you looking for in landscape control beyond timed control of lighting zone such as is used for an irrigation controller? For dynamic control then WLED as a direct controller or as a front end to DMX is a cost-effective solution that already has the Home Automation integration.

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  • kenm
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    Originally posted by willyv1004 View Post
    Hello,
    I am in the middle of completely gutting my landscape and starting from scratch. I am considering the lighting and thinking about the FX Luminaries Lux-300-M controller which has Wi-Fi capabilities.

    Then I was wondering if anyone has a plug-in for that controller? it would be cool to have control over the zwave system.
    Good timing. I was just looking at one of these to add to my existing system. I've emailed support regarding an API but haven't heard back yet. I'm hoping it's a simple API that can be implemented in scripts or using Node-RED. Unfortunately, from looking at their website, it appears to be cloud based, so unless they have local control, it will be out for me.

    Like Pete , my current system is zoned using relays fed by a pair of 300W transformers. They are LED, but not color.

    EDIT: Leave it to someone over at home assistant to get something going.

    https://community.home-assistant.io/...gration/173350

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  • Pete
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    Here went to using 12 guage wire in zones with runs past 300 feet then a transition from Incandescent to LED. Initially had 3 300 Watt multiple zone toroidal AC transformers controlled by X10 high amperage switches in zones. I then went to using high end multiple DIN mounted 12VDC transformers with automation provided by UPB relays. No dimming nor colors and it was more than 50 LED lamps. Today can convert over to 2 wire dimming LED lamps per zone outside. RGB 2 wire is just the controller and the LED lamps.

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  • willyv1004
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    Landscape Lighting Plugin Search

    Hello,
    I am in the middle of completely gutting my landscape and starting from scratch. I am considering the lighting and thinking about the FX Luminaries Lux-300-M controller which has Wi-Fi capabilities.

    Then I was wondering if anyone has a plug-in for that controller? it would be cool to have control over the zwave system.
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