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#167221 - 05/02/07 12:43 AM Harmony Remote and Light Control
framer2180 Offline
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Registered: 03/16/07
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Loc: West Kelowna, BC
Is anyone using a Harmony remote to control lighting. I would be interested in what you devices you used. Thanks

Greg

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#167222 - 05/02/07 06:44 AM Re: Harmony Remote and Light Control [Re: framer2180]
bhull Offline
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Registered: 02/21/07
Posts: 46
Funny you asked, I just ordered one off Amazon and it should be here tommarow. The WAF went to the gutter when she saw the 4 remote controls (Pre/pro, satellite, tv, dvd) and we would have been up to 6 after the Tivo and the HD/Blu ray player!

I ordered the 980. She wants one-control, one-button HT bliss.

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#167223 - 05/02/07 07:46 AM Re: Harmony Remote and Light Control [Re: framer2180]
a401classic Offline
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Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 1328
Loc: Alpharetta, GA
Not a Harmony, but a HTMaster that came with my Emo equipment. I've got a Lutron IR dimmer ($39 at Lowes) that I operate (along with all the equipment in my signature). I tried to do the conservation thing and use those new spiral fluoro's, but that created quite a buzz at the wall plate. I, too, thought the WAF was at rock bottom til I got that remote programmed - now all is good.

Scott

[EDIT: Oh, yeah, really nice fade to black features on this dimmer.]


Edited by a401classic (05/02/07 07:48 AM)
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#167224 - 05/02/07 08:39 AM Re: Harmony Remote and Light Control [Re: a401classic]
skyhawk669 Offline
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I agree! I have a Lutron dimmer too and I really like the effects. By the way neon lightbulbs won't work well with standard dimmers and shouldn't be used, no wonder it acted up on you!

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#167225 - 05/02/07 08:54 AM Re: Harmony Remote and Light Control [Re: a401classic]
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If you want to use a compact fluorescent bulb in a dimmer switch, you have to buy one made specifically for dimmers. Fluorescents, in general, do not work with dimmers.
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#167226 - 05/02/07 08:02 PM Re: Harmony Remote and Light Control [Re: framer2180]
oldskoolboarder Offline
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Registered: 05/25/03
Posts: 2181
Loc: Menlo Park, CA
Use the 688 w/ the Lutron dimmers. Works great.

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#167227 - 05/03/07 02:15 AM Re: Harmony Remote and Light Control [Re: bhull]
KC23 Offline
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Registered: 12/03/05
Posts: 212
Loc: Southern California
I have had the harmony 985 for about a year or so now. Been great. I have a wife and 3 daughters that are all remote challenged and all has been bliss since about a month or so after I got it. Took em a while to get used to it, but now it is the only remote they grab for.

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#167228 - 05/03/07 03:10 PM Re: Harmony Remote and Light Control [Re: KC23]
framer2180 Offline
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Registered: 03/16/07
Posts: 98
Loc: West Kelowna, BC
Just installed the Lutron IR dimmer and setup the device on my 880 and it works great. Thanks for the advice.

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#167229 - 05/03/07 06:40 PM Re: Harmony Remote and Light Control [Re: framer2180]
HomeDad Offline
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Registered: 12/29/05
Posts: 3301
Loc: Central,California
I'm thinking of trying one of the Lutron dimmers, I've got a wall switch that turns on two wall lights when switched on, is there a specific product for this or will the one pole unit work with two bulbs.
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#167230 - 05/03/07 10:05 PM Re: Harmony Remote and Light Control [Re: HomeDad]
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Loc: Fresno, CA
Now all we need is a remote that can turn off our wives/girlfriends...
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