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 2-wire, *non*-dimmable, switch for X-10
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ProfJonathan
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Posted - 10/10/2012 :  1:10:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My house is old, and thus has no neutral wiring to the light switches. I'm set up in an X-10 installation. One of my ceiling fixtures has 3 "dimmable" LED bulbs in it, but they don't play well with either an older X-10 or the newest 2-wire dimmer switches from Smarthome: at lowest power, it flickers, and at highest, it flickers; it also won't accept X-10 power-on commands. I don't really need or want dimming; what I want is a 2-wire, non-dimmable wall switch that is X-10 compatible. The one that Smarthome used to offer is no longer available, so I'm wondering what (if any) options I have. Thanks. {Jonathan}

stusviews
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Posted - 10/10/2012 :  3:46:55 PM  Show Profile  Visit stusviews's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Not much. That's because 2-wire switches get power from the "bleed" through an incandescent filament. You could install a SwitchLinc at the wall and an In-LineLinc at the fixture, but that'd cost more than a Benjamin.

You could also try replacing only one of the LED bulbs with an incandescent.

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ProfJonathan
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Posted - 10/10/2012 :  6:01:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks--I'd thought about replacing one of the bulbs; will try. {Jonathan}
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