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How to Install a Home Automation Lighting System in Your Home PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 29 June 2010 09:22
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Lighting automation is not only to do everything more convenient - it also saves money and energy. If you install the automation system at home just in your home, you can save lots of money each year on your lighting and heating.

There are many different types of home automation system, they are all able to manage a variety of different systems. Automatic lighting systems, for example, use light modules and can be incorporated into a wide range of different modules for more functionality.
Tools and materials needed

* Module X10 Light
* X10 remote and receiver (optional)
* Timers
* X10 Software (optional)

Step 1 - Determine your needs

You must first decide on various X10 modules you need and how you will use them. There are a number of different modules, each of them work in a slightly different way. If you want to automate the main lights in your room, you can either buy X10 switches to replace the existing switch, or you can buy a small module that fits behind your current switch.

If you try to control lamps and additional lighting in your room, you can use a plug in module for controlling the lamp. These plug in takeovers and the lamps in the same way. There are also points that can replace your X10 outlet.
Step 2 - Turn off the power

If you do any wiring in your home, then it is essential that you first stop the machine. Ensure that the circuit you're working on is completely dead and work safely. Either remove the breaker or turn off completely in the room.
Step 3 - Remove switches

Remove the plates from light switches on your wall all you want to change from automatic. Unscrew the terminals and remove the individual son.
Modules Step 4 - Replace Switch or wiring

Either the wire of small modules in the switch or replace the switch with a switch X10 automation news. In either case you will need to wire according to conventional wiring standards.

The switch or the module must also be defined with an ID of household and item ID. This will ensure that you know exactly what you control.
Step 5 - Lamp Modules

lamp modules are small plug in devices that can be plugged into an outlet. They are checked in the same manner and will also be adjusted with the household and item ID.
Step 6 - Control

So far you've installed the modules that are capable of controlling the lights in your house, you will also need to adapt to some form of control panel. For this you can either use timers, remote controls, computers, or a combination of both. Decide what you want to use as good control and follow the instructions.
Step 7 - Testing

Turn the camera on and verify that everything works properly. If the power of travel constantly, this could be because something is wired incorrectly or short-circuited.

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