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    Lighting Control Poll 2015

    Here primarily utilize UPB for light switches. I also utilize X10, Insteon, Z-Wave and Zigbee today.
    182
    X10
    14.84%
    27
    Insteon
    17.58%
    32
    UPB
    6.59%
    12
    Z-Wave
    48.90%
    89
    Zigbee
    2.20%
    4
    Lutron
    0.00%
    0
    VSCP
    0.00%
    0
    Centralite
    0.00%
    0
    Hue
    7.14%
    13
    C-Bue
    0.00%
    0
    KNX
    0.00%
    0
    DMX
    0.55%
    1
    Modbus
    0.00%
    0
    Vantage Controls
    0.00%
    0
    EnOcean
    0.00%
    0
    Bluetooth
    0.00%
    0
    I don't automate lighting
    0.00%
    0
    Other (please post comments)
    2.20%
    4

    The poll is expired.

    - Pete

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    Homeseer 3 Pro - 3.0.0.548 (Linux) - Ubuntu 18.04/W7e 64 bit Intel Haswell CPU 16Gb- Mono 6.12.X - HSTouch on Intel tabletop tablets
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    6.10.0.104
    HS4 Lite -

    X10, UPB, Zigbee, ZWave and Wifi MQTT automation-Tasmota-Espurna. OmniPro 2, Russound zoned audio, Smartthings hub, Hubitat Hub, and Home Assistant

    #2
    My "other" being Arduino using the mysensors.org framework.

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      #3
      @Mattyjee,

      Personally am not familiar with your methodology.

      What is it specifically that you are using to turn on and off the high voltage piece of the lighting?

      Are you doing this? Are you fitting the relay in the light switch / power box in the wall? Are you doing this wirelessly? Can you dim the lamp?

      - Pete

      Auto mator
      Homeseer 3 Pro - 3.0.0.548 (Linux) - Ubuntu 18.04/W7e 64 bit Intel Haswell CPU 16Gb- Mono 6.12.X - HSTouch on Intel tabletop tablets
      Homeseer Zee2 (Lite) - 3.0.0.548 (Linux) - Ubuntu 18.04/W7e - CherryTrail x5-Z8350 BeeLink 4Gb BT3 Pro - Mono 6.12.X
      HS4 Pro - V4.1.11.0 - Ubuntu 20.01/VB W7e 64 bit Intel Kaby Lake CPU - 32Gb - Mono
      6.10.0.104
      HS4 Lite -

      X10, UPB, Zigbee, ZWave and Wifi MQTT automation-Tasmota-Espurna. OmniPro 2, Russound zoned audio, Smartthings hub, Hubitat Hub, and Home Assistant

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        #4
        Mainly PLCBUS, moving to zwave slowly. Also adding Hue now.
        Last edited by LeoS; September 29, 2015, 08:28 AM.
        HW: HS3 w/ Win8.1 on ASRock C2550d4i. Digi AnywhereUSB, Hubport, Edgeport, UZB, Z-trollers, PLCBUS, SONOS, GC-100, iTach IP2SL, WF2IR, IP2IR, RFXtrx433, Harmony Hubs, Hue, Ademco Vista 128BP, NetAtmo, NetAtmo Welcome

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          #5
          Originally posted by Pete View Post
          @Mattyjee,

          Personally am not familiar with your methodology.

          What is it specifically that you are using to turn on and off the high voltage piece of the lighting?

          Are you doing this? Are you fitting the relay in the light switch / power box in the wall? Are you doing this wirelessly? Can you dim the lamp?
          I am 95% Z-Wave but have done one light and and blind controller using arduino basically the same as you have sketched. I fit the relay in the junction boxes in the ceiling (which is also where all my z-wave modules are) this is still switchable from the wall as it is where the wall switch wires, power wires, and light wires all intersect. I don't dim but it is possible if you use external mosfet transistors. Yes it is all wireless. Exact same functionality as z-wave (minus power reporting) but at 20% of the cost. It's not exactly compliant with Australian building standards but my two installs are quickly and easily removable and I don't plan on adding any more to the house itself but I will in the external garage.

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            #6
            Very nice.

            Here I wish someday that the whole house be just LV / DC. It would be much easier.

            I have over the years switched my outdoor LV (AC toroidal transformer) to pure DC and using LEDs. I have one run / zone of 12 gauge wire that is over 200 plus feet and see no loss of voltage at the end of it. I am currently using one automated switch to multiple DIN mounted DC power supplies. It would be nice to automate individual zones of the LED lighting.
            - Pete

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            Homeseer 3 Pro - 3.0.0.548 (Linux) - Ubuntu 18.04/W7e 64 bit Intel Haswell CPU 16Gb- Mono 6.12.X - HSTouch on Intel tabletop tablets
            Homeseer Zee2 (Lite) - 3.0.0.548 (Linux) - Ubuntu 18.04/W7e - CherryTrail x5-Z8350 BeeLink 4Gb BT3 Pro - Mono 6.12.X
            HS4 Pro - V4.1.11.0 - Ubuntu 20.01/VB W7e 64 bit Intel Kaby Lake CPU - 32Gb - Mono
            6.10.0.104
            HS4 Lite -

            X10, UPB, Zigbee, ZWave and Wifi MQTT automation-Tasmota-Espurna. OmniPro 2, Russound zoned audio, Smartthings hub, Hubitat Hub, and Home Assistant

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              #7
              X-10 Motion/Light Sensors with Z-Wave Switches/Dimmers.

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                #8
                Here continue to utilize two W800's for wireless X10. (plus XTB amp and dual phased XTB TW-523 PIM)

                I did upgrade my connected X10 PIMs to Jeff Volp's stuff a few years back and it works great.

                IE: For Christmas decorations I did start with X10 (many many years ago), then tried Insteon, then UPB, then Z-Wave.

                I returned back to using X10 about 3 years ago. I set the 20 plus X10 controllers (inside and outside) to one house code and test them outside with a wireless X10 keypad and geez they all go on at once which is a good warm and fuzzy for me.
                - Pete

                Auto mator
                Homeseer 3 Pro - 3.0.0.548 (Linux) - Ubuntu 18.04/W7e 64 bit Intel Haswell CPU 16Gb- Mono 6.12.X - HSTouch on Intel tabletop tablets
                Homeseer Zee2 (Lite) - 3.0.0.548 (Linux) - Ubuntu 18.04/W7e - CherryTrail x5-Z8350 BeeLink 4Gb BT3 Pro - Mono 6.12.X
                HS4 Pro - V4.1.11.0 - Ubuntu 20.01/VB W7e 64 bit Intel Kaby Lake CPU - 32Gb - Mono
                6.10.0.104
                HS4 Lite -

                X10, UPB, Zigbee, ZWave and Wifi MQTT automation-Tasmota-Espurna. OmniPro 2, Russound zoned audio, Smartthings hub, Hubitat Hub, and Home Assistant

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                  #9
                  old light switches im trying to get my hands on more..

                  togglelinc 23890w 2 way... work great with my LED dimmable lights..

                  2 - HA20c intermatic... they are ok.. 3 second delay sucks...
                  HW - i5 4570T @2.9ghz runs @11w | 8gb ram | 128gb ssd OS - Win10 x64

                  HS - HS3 Pro Edition 3.0.0.435

                  Plugins - BLRF 2.0.94.0 | Concord 4 3.1.13.10 | HSBuddy 3.9.605.5 | HSTouch Server 3.0.0.68 | RFXCOM 30.0.0.36 | X10 3.0.0.36 | Z-Wave 3.0.1.190

                  Hardware - EdgePort/4 DB9 Serial | RFXCOM 433MHz USB Transceiver | Superbus 2000 for Concord 4 | TI103 X-10 Interface | WGL Designs W800 RF | Z-Net Z-Wave Interface

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                    #10
                    This poll prompted me to put up another one but with a twist. I'm interested in the "primary" technology you're using or intending to use. The poll is here:
                    http://board.homeseer.com/showthread.php?t=176267

                    Please post there as well. I'm guessing the results will look a bit different than they do here, particularly with respect to X10.
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                      #11
                      My "other" interface is completely voice activated, but the reliability is hit or miss. Sometimes when I say "turn off the porch light" for example nothing happens. Other times it keeps turning off/on for many minutes prior to the interface doing a self correction. Also, the interface is only available part time, and usually not when light is needed. I was thinking of upgrading this interface, but I'm going to wait as the sales brochure promised that it is a self learning interface that eventually will become completely self sufficient. I'm not sure how popular this interface is, and I doubt there is a plugin for it. I wonder, does anyone else use the Kid interface?
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                      HS3 : HSpro (3.0.0.460) on Win2012 (vm on ESXi)
                      Plugins: HSTouch, UPBSpud, Kinect, Nest, IFTTT, DirecTV, EasyTrigger, Imperihome, Zwave, RFXcom, UltraMon3, UltraWeatherBug3, UltraGCIR3, UltraLog3, UltraPioneer, PHLocation, Pushover, Pushalot, MCSSPrinklers S, JowiHue
                      Jon00 Plugins: Bluetooth Proximity, Performance Monitor, DB Chart, Links

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                        #12
                        Relating to Homeseer 3 check out the Kinect and or Amazon Echo stuff.

                        I think you will like it.
                        - Pete

                        Auto mator
                        Homeseer 3 Pro - 3.0.0.548 (Linux) - Ubuntu 18.04/W7e 64 bit Intel Haswell CPU 16Gb- Mono 6.12.X - HSTouch on Intel tabletop tablets
                        Homeseer Zee2 (Lite) - 3.0.0.548 (Linux) - Ubuntu 18.04/W7e - CherryTrail x5-Z8350 BeeLink 4Gb BT3 Pro - Mono 6.12.X
                        HS4 Pro - V4.1.11.0 - Ubuntu 20.01/VB W7e 64 bit Intel Kaby Lake CPU - 32Gb - Mono
                        6.10.0.104
                        HS4 Lite -

                        X10, UPB, Zigbee, ZWave and Wifi MQTT automation-Tasmota-Espurna. OmniPro 2, Russound zoned audio, Smartthings hub, Hubitat Hub, and Home Assistant

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                          #13
                          Most of my lights/sockets are PLCBUS. I'm moving to Zigbee/Hue to add colors.
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                          stipus

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