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ICON Dimmer - INSTEON 2856D2B Plug-In Dimmer Module

Economical Plug-In Dimmer Is INSTEON-Compatible for Reliable Remote Control

Item #: 2856D2B

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  • What's Included

  • Easy To Install
    The ICON Lamp Dimmer is easy to plug in and set up and yet so affordable, you'll want to add ICON Lamp Dimmers to all of your lamps. Just unplug the lamp, plug the lamp into the bottom of the dimmer, and plug in the dimmer where the lamp was plugged in. Link the dimmer to an INSTEON controller using the Plug & Tap programming method, you'll be able to turn the lamp on and off, brightening and dimming, as well.

    Learn more about INSTEON here.

    Below is a comparison between the LampLinc and ICON Lamp Dimmer
    Smarthome Product No.:LampLinc Dimmer, 3-Pin 2456D3
    ICON Lamp Dimmer, 2-Pin 2856D2B
    Maximum Load:300 Watts150 Watts
    INSTEON Scenes:41730
    Adjustable Ramp Rate(s):Yes - 0.125 to 9 seconds if programmed locally, 0.125 seconds to 8 minutes if programmed remotely No - 2 second only
    Preset on level(s): Yes - levels from 1% to 100% Yes - levels from 1% to 100%
    Pass through outlet:YesNo
    X10 Ready:YesYes
    X10 Primary Address:1 Optional (comes unassigned), any of 256 possible1 Optional (comes unassigned), any of 256 possible
    X10 Scenes:2550
    Warranty:2 years, limited (Upgradeable to 7 years)1 year
    LED Color:WhiteAmber

    Brightness Levels
    You can adjust the brightness level of the controlled lamp by pressing and holding the on or off button of your INSTEON controller. This is especially helpful when you want to create a theatrical experience when watching your favorite movie. You can also adjust the brightness remotely by sending signals from the controller to brighten or dim the light. You won't even have to leave the comfort of your chaise lounge to dim the light: Your tabletop ControLinc can be placed within arm's reach and plugged into any outlet. When you turn on the ICON Lamp Dimmer, it automatically comes on to full brightness. Setting the preset on level will make the dimmer stop at your preferred choice of 32 brightness levels. With software you can control brightness levels in 1 percent increments for ultimate flexibility. This is a great feature for your bedroom to set the mood.

    Create Multi-Way Circuits
    The ICON Lamp Dimmer allows you to customize your lighting setup no matter how your house is wired. It's simple to create a 3-, 4-, or 5-way controlled lamp. First plug the lamp you want to include in the circuit into the dimmer, then plug in the ICON Lamp Dimmer into an open outlet. Link the dimmer to all the INSTEON-compatible wall switches and ControLinc Tabletop Controllers that you want to control the dimmer for a flexible, fully functional multi-way controlled lamp.

    Scene Lighting
    Scenes allow you to control multiple lights, rooms or even the whole home with a single command. Because the ICON Lamp Dimmer can be a member of 30 scenes (i.e. "Movie Time," "Party," "Romance," etc.), you'll be able to launch various lighting scenarios with a single button press on your INSTEON controller, so one set of lamps turn on to a 73 percent brightness level, while another set turns on to a 27 percent brightness level, all controlled with one command from one controller. If you want to control multiple scenes from one controller, try the KeypadLinc Dimmer.

    Status LED
    Get a visual indication when ApplianceLinc V2 is sending or receiving INSTEON or X10 signals. The Status LED is also used for set up programming.

    The ICON Lamp Dimmer is fully INSTEON compatible and X10 ready. Homeowners with existing X10 networks can easily migrate to an INSTEON network without having to discard all their existing X10 devices. X10 ready means that it can respond to X10 commands from an X10 controller. Please note that INSTEON devices repeat INSTEON signals but not X10. The ICON Lamp Dimmer is not X10 scene compatible.

    Non-Volatile Memory
    All ICON Lamp Dimmer settings are stored in non-volatile memory and are not lost during power failures. Additionally, in the event of a power loss, the ICON Lamp Dimmer will return to its last brightness level when power is restored.

    Certifications and Warranty
    All ICON products are safety approved. The factory for SmartLabs Design products is ISO9002 certified. In order to meet the ISO 9002 standards, the entire factory underwent rigorous inspections of procedures and policies before being certified. The certification received was based on its dedication to high-quality management systems and strict adherence of quality control systems and guidelines. Because of this, Smarthome stands behind the entire ICON line of products with a full 1-year warranty.

  • Specifications

    Manufacturer Product No.:2856D2B, ICON Lamp Dimmer
    Warranty1 year
    Status LEDAmber
    Combo Mode Message OrderINSTEON, INSTEON cleanup, X10
    Preset On LevelYes - levels from 1% to 100%
    Local ControlLoad sensing (can be disabled)
    Setup MemoryNon-volatile EEPROM
    INSTEON Features
    INSTEON Addresses1 hard-coded out of 16,777,216 possible
    INSTEON Links30
    INSTEON Powerline Frequency131.65 KHz
    INSTEON Minimum Transmit Level3.2 Vpp into 5 Ohms
    INSTEON Minimum Receive Level1 mVpp nominal
    INSTEON Messages RepeatedYes
    X10 Features
    X10 Primary Address1 optional (comes unassigned)
    X10 Scene AddressesN/A
    X10 Status ResponseSupported
    X10 Resume DimSupported (by setting X10 Primary Address On-Level to zero)
    X10 Powerline Frequency120 KHz
    X10 Minimum Transmit Level3.2 Vpp into 5 Ohms
    X10 Minimum Receive Level10 mVpp nominal
    X10 Messages RepeatedNo
    Operating ConditionsIndoors, 32 to 104
  • Reviews 1 - 10 of 34

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    Review of 2856d2b Review by KIM
    Review of 2856d2b

    Can't get it to be seen by my Smartlinc (when the Smartlinc worked, that is). I am going to rethink using INSTEON, as it appears your products are not very reliable.

    Posted on 8/2/2012

    Review of 2856d2b Review by BLANE
    Review of 2856d2b

    It did not work with iphone controller, I had to send it all back. I had high hopes, but no luck...

    Posted on 7/18/2012

    Review of 2856d2b Review by C. ROBERT
    Review of 2856d2b

    Returned the product for full refund. I couldn't make it work with my existing 32 module system.

    Posted on 6/2/2012

    Review of 2856d2b Review by BRUCE
    Review of 2856d2b

    the 2476d/2856d2b air worked perfectly, first time out of the box. instructions are fine (but the instructions should explain that the black and white wires power the device, and that the red wire allows a remote lamp to be directly controlled.) and the LED's look cool.

    Posted on 5/30/2012

    Review of 2856d2b Review by CHRISTOPHER
    Review of 2856d2b

    Could not use them, not compatible with LED lights, not clearly described. Your web site is too confusing, very difficult to buy a simple wireless system, hard to know which to buy, where parts are etc. I have looked on you site many times and I still do not know my way around. You need to SIMPLIFY it. I have used wireless systems, mostly x10 (very frustrating) for years so I have some experience with it.

    Posted on 4/14/2012

    Review of 2856d2b Review by DOUG
    Review of 2856d2b

    see above; before I hard wire the house, I'll give Z wave a shot; x-10 and insteon are unreliable.

    Posted on 3/29/2012

    Review of 2856d2b Review by KLAUS
    Review of 2856d2b

    Easy to set up. Love the iPhone app to control my lights.

    Posted on 3/23/2012

    Review of 2856d2b Review by Gio
    Review of 2856d2b

    Every worked for a couple of weeks and was very easy to install. I enjoyed coming home and using my iPhone to turn on all the lights... but one Lamp Dimmer failed today. I tried to return it and was informed by the web site that I can't too late?

    Really disappointed. Now I would have to spend hours on the phone. Too bad: I was ready to buy more!

    Posted on 3/20/2012

    Review of 2856d2b Review by WILLIAM
    Review of 2856d2b

    so far not working

    Posted on 3/20/2012

    Review of 2856d2b Review by DAVID
    Review of 2856d2b

    Work as expected.

    Posted on 2/25/2012

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