Insteon Custom Commands for HouseLinc

Insteon direct commands are used when you want to control a specific device that may or may not be linked to HouseLinc. Also, direct commands can provide access to features of a device that are not currently supported in HouseLinc.

The Custom Commands window is laid out as follows

  • Message type options are Direct Standard or Direct Extended
  • Insteon Device ID (e.g., AA.BB.CC)
  • Start hop should equal the number of hops that your device is away from HouseLinc PLM. If you don't know how many hops away your device is from the PLM, it is recommended you leave this at 3.
  • Command field for specifying the exact commands you want to issue

Commonly Used Direct Standard Commands

NameCommand 1Command 2
ON1100 through FF (see Common Brightness Levels for values)
FAST ON1200
OFF1300
FAST OFF1400
BRIGHT1500
DIM1600
BEEP3001

Common Brightness Levels

LevelCommand
0%00
10%19
25%40
50%7F
75%BF
90%E6
100%FF

Note: On-Levels values range from 0-255, then are converted to hexadecimal. For example, 100% On-Level is 255 (in decimal), and FF (in hex). So, for a 100% On-Level, FF would be entered here.

  • Enter 11, which corresponds to an Insteon On command
  • Enter 7F, which corresponds to a 50% On-Level