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INSTEON KeypadLinc Dimmer with 6 Custom-Etched Buttons
INSTEON KeypadLinc Dimmer with 6 Custom-Etched Buttons
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KeypadLinc Dimmer - INSTEON 6-Button Custom-Etched Scene Control Keypad with Dimmer
Item# 2486DC6
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  • Now with custom-etched buttons - Save by purchasing together
  • Ships in 10 to 14 business days
  • Two products in one: In-wall controller and 600-watt dimmer
  • Monitor and control five different devices or sets of devices
  • Visually displays the status of any linked device with the built-in white LEDs
  • Easy-to-install dimmer uses INSTEON (patent pending) technology for superior performance and reliability
  • Additional custom-etched buttons available for purchase in large or small
  • Additional Popular Pre-printed Button sets are also available in 25-Button or 50-Button sets (both White)
  • To ensure accuracy of custom etching, orders must be placed on-line (via a form at the end of the order entry process)

Essential Info

The INSTEON-Compatible Keypad & Dimmer With Elegant Custom-Etched Buttons
Fill your entire home with personalized mood lighting for any occasion. The INSTEON KeypadLinc Dimmer is more than an in-wall controller and a 600-watt local dimmer. You have your choice of using the installed 6-button keypad with your personalized, custom-etched button labels or changing it to an included 8-button version for a wealth of control options. You can even use the KeypadLinc as a central monitoring and controlling device: Install one by your front door and link up to eight individual lights or groups of lights, and you'll be able to see the on/off status of each light by looking at the keypad. If you forgot to turn off your bedroom light on your way out in the morning, you could simply press the corresponding keypad button to turn it off without having to run all the way back to the bedroom. This dimmer switch can control incandescent bulbs, low-voltage halogen (e.g. track), and other low-voltage lights with magnetic or dimmable electronic transformers. If you need to control a fluorescent light fixture or a non-dimmable appliance, try connecting it to the INSTEON SwitchLinc Relay (Non-Dimming).

You can also install a KeypdLinc in the bedroom to see if the kids have gotten up in the middle of the night. Each KeypadLinc button can perform up to four different functions, such as on, off, brighten, and dim. When you place your order, you'll be contacted to personalize your keypad buttons ("Home," "Away," "Good Night," etc.), which will arrive with your KeypadLinc in 10-14 business days. This custom device comes with six personalized, custom-etched keypad buttons (two large and four small). You can also order a KeypadLinc with eight small personalized, custom-etched keypad buttons if you prefer that configuration.

Please follow these instructions to order your Custom Keypad Buttons:

1. After submitting your order, follow the link at the top of the "thank you" page to go to the Customization Form.

2. After completing this form, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with your customization order details for your records.

3. Your custom buttons will be created and will arrive along with your KeypadLinc Dimmer via United States Postal Service within 10 to 14 business days.

4. Please note: Due to the nature of the customization of each product, all sales are final. Returns will only be accepted due to an error on the part of Smarthome.

Customization Process Explained
Laser etching your custom labels onto the Custom Keypad Buttons requires a careful, detailed process to ensure your satisfaction. Buttons are secured on a template and placed into our laser etcher. Your designated text is copied directly from the invoice and inputted manually into the computer, and the laser then etches your buttons with your selected text. The template is removed from the laser etcher, and the buttons are prepped, painted, and set to dry. The buttons are polished to a high shine after any excess paint is removed. All Custom Keypad Buttons go through a careful quality-control process before the buttons are packaged and shipped to your home.

When placing your order, please note:

  • Etching space on small buttons is limited to 7 characters per line, with a maximum of 2 lines per button
  • Etching space on large buttons is limited to 14 characters per line, with a maximum of 2 lines per button
  • Keys are available in white, ivory, almond, grey*, black*, and brown*

Custom Etched Keypadlinc - IvoryCustom Etched Keypadlinc - AlmondCustom Etched Keypadlinc - GreyCustom Etched Keypadlinc - BrownCustom Etched Keypadlinc - Black

Click on the colors to see a larger image.

* Please note that at this time Black and Brown buttons completely block the light from the LED indicators. Grey buttons allow only enough light to be seen in a darkened room. It is recommended that you use these colors only in locations where the lights/appliances you are controlling are visible from the controlling keypad.

Each button is laser-etched with your detailed room description. Smarthome is unable to accept returns on special-order items. For more information, please see our return policy.


What's Included

  • KeypadLinc Dimmer
  • Quick-Start Guide
  • 2 mounting screws
  • 3 wire nuts
  • White trim frame
  • 6 custom buttons (2 Large, 4 Small)
  • Specifications

    KeypadLinc Specifications

    Manufacturer:SmartLabs Design
    Manufacturer Product No.:2486D, INSTEON KeypadLinc Dimmer Switch
    Patent No.:U.S. Patent No. 7,345,998, International patents pending
    Warranty:2 years, limited (Upgradeable to 7 years)
    On-Levels32 locally, 1% increments with software
    Ramp Rates, (full-ON to full-OFF)0.125 to 9 seconds if programmed locally, 0.125 seconds to 8 minutes if programmed remotely
    LED Single LED at bottom of unit, indicates supplied power and signals programming cues
    Operation ModesINSTEON only, X10 only, INSTEON and X10 Combo Mode
    Combo Mode Message OrderINSTEON, INSTEON cleanup, X10
    Multi-Way Circuit SupportOne KeypadLinc Dimmer controls load, Cross-Link any number of KeypadLinc Dimmers or other INSTEON Controllers
    ON/OFF Button Pairs1 Pair (6 button only)
    Setup MemoryNon-volatile EEPROM
    INSTEON Features
    INSTEON Addresses1 hard-coded out of 16,777,216 possible
    INSTEON Links417
    INSTEON Powerline Frequency131.65 KHz
    INSTEON Minimum Transmit Level3.2 Vpp into 5 Ohms
    INSTEON Minimum Receive Level10 mV
    INSTEON Messages RepeatedYes
    Button Type6 or 8 mechanical momentary contact type buttons
    Button AppearanceTransparent plastic caps, holding preprinted or custom button labels, with LED backlighting
    Wire Nuts4 included
    MountingMounts in single or multiple-ganged junction box.Controls 200 watts less load for each immediately adjacent electronic dimmer installed. For example, 600 watt load capacity becomes 400 watt with another electronic dimmer installed to the immediate right or left. Use a triple-gang box with a mechanical switch in the center to avoid de-rating
    Operating ConditionsIndoors, 40 to 104°F, up to 85% relative humidity
    Dimensions4.1" H x 1.8" W x 1.2" D
    Weight3.6 oz.
    Supply Voltage120 Volts AC +/- 10%, 60 Hertz, single phase
    Surge ProtectionMOV rated for 150 Volts
    Power Wire Leads6", 16 AWG, stranded, 600V, 105°C insulation, ends stripped and tinned, LINE (black), LOAD (red), NEUTRAL (white)
    Ground Lead6", 18 AWG, stranded, bare copper
    Load TypesWired-in incandescent lighting devices
    Neutral WireRequired
    Maximum Amps5-amps
    Maximum Load600 Watts (uses 12-Amp triac dimmer)
    CertificationSafety tested for use in USA and Canada (ETL #3059287-001)
    X10 Features
    X10 Primary Address1 optional (comes unassigned)
    X10 Scene Addresses255 possible
    X10 Controllable Addresses5 X10 address (one per button sent when pressed)
    X10 Status ResponseSupported
    X10 Resume DimSupported (by setting Local On-Level to zero)
    X10 Powerline Frequency120 KHz
    X10 Minimum Transmit Level3.2 Vpp into 5 Ohms
    X10 Minimum Receive Level20 mVpp nominal
    X10 Messages RepeatedNo

    Keypad Button Specifications

    Manufacturer:SmartLabs Design
    Manufacturer Product No.:2401C6
    Dimensions:Small - 1/2" L x 9/16" W x 1/8" D
    Large - 1 1/16" L x 9/16" W x 1/8" D
    Font:Futura Hv BT
    Font Size:6.8
    Character Limit:Small - 7 characters per line, upper case recommended
    Large - 14 characters per line, upper case recommended
    Line Limit:2
    Production Time:10 to 14 business days


    Linking to a KeypadLinc  KeypadLinc as Transmitter Wiring  Unlinking from a KeypadLinc   
    Linking to a KeypadLinc  KeypadLinc as Transmitter Wiring  Unlinking from a KeypadLinc   


    18 Ratings
    5 star: 39%  (7)
    4 star: 28%  (5)
    3 star: 11%  (2)
    2 star: 6%  (1)
    1 star: 17%  (3)
    Average Customer Rating
    (18 customer ratings)
    Share your thoughts with other customers
    TODD -- carrollton, TX   6/27/2009
    Good with one exception. The lowest LED backlight option is still too bright for use in a sleeping area. I have had to turn the backlight completely off. I wish there was another step between off and LED brightness level 1.
    KEVIN -- valrico, FL   1/3/2008
    I would like to see an option for backlighting ( always On)It is tough to memorize keypad positions throughout the house.
    WAYNE D -- calgary, AB   6/25/2007
    Works great. Easy to program.
    JEFF -- cary, NC   6/20/2007
    Good looking etching... now if only there were a way to dim & change the color of the LED's.
    JAMES -- prescott, AZ   3/26/2007
    After years of working with X-10 Insteon is to easy.


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