INSTEON® OutletLinc™ Dimmer Named Electronic House Product of the Year


INSTEON® OutletLinc™ Dimmer Named Electronic House Product of the Year
Remote Control Dimmer Receptacle Tops Lighting Controllers Category

IRVINE, Calif., January 11, 2012 -- Las Vegas, NV - Electronic House (EH) announced that SmartLabs' OutletLinc Dimmer - INSTEON Remote Control Dimmer has been awarded its Product of the Year in the Lighting Controllers Category.

Each year, EH kicks off the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with its awards that are selected by a panel of industry leaders and the Editors of Electronic House and CE Pro. SmartLabs has garnered product of the year awards from EH in the past for its HouseLinc - INSTEON Desktop Software (2006) and RemoteLinc - INSTEON Wireless Remote Control (2007).

"We are very excited to be recognized by Electronic House," commented Mike Scharnagl, Director of Marketing at SmartLabs. "Electronic House truly covers all aspects of the electronics industry, so for their panel and editors to recognize OutletLinc Dimmer among the best products of the year is tremendous."

OutletLinc Dimmer can be remotely activated from any INSTEON controller, providing a clean, low-profile alternative to the standard plug-in modules. OutletLinc Dimmer uses a simple magnetic key to only provide power (and dimming) to lamps that you want to control. The key easily attaches to any lamp plug with no cutting of wires or modifications. The bottom outlet functions as a standard receptacle, rated at 15 Amps. Both top and bottom outlets are tamper resistant.

The simple-to-use OutletLinc Dimmer has advanced features like an adjustable ramp rate that slowly brings the lamp on and a preset dim level that stores your preferred choice of 32 brightness levels when turning the lamp on initially. The product is made to be installed in place of any wall receptacle and controls incandescent loads up to 300 Watts.

The OutletLinc Dimmer is available through retailers such as and for $59.99.


INSTEON is the best selling Home Area Networking (HAN) technology on the market. It is the only mesh network capable of utilizing two independent means of communication, RF and powerline thus also making it the most reliable technology. With over 200 products on the market, INSTEON makes it is easy to link together home systems such as lighting, security, HVAC (comfort control), A/V, appliances, and sensors, allowing them to be controlled or monitored from anywhere in the world.

About SmartLabs, Inc.
Founded in 1992, SmartLabs, Inc. is an integrated technology company in the Home Area Networking (HAN) and Building Automation System (BAS) markets. SmartLabs is organized into three divisions: SmartLabs Technology, the pioneering architects of INSTEON wireless HAN technology; SmartLabs Design, which designs and develops Smarthome® products; and Smarthome Direct, which sells its own, as well as, third-party products to consumers via its award-winning website -, through their direct mail catalog and via their brick and mortar retail store located in Irvine, CA.

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