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Using Insteon with the LOR program

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Is there any way for the LOR program to turn on an insteon product? I hate running extension cords over a driveway in the winter where we have snow and ice and delivery vehicles coming in. That way, during the program, an insteon device could go on and a preprogrammed unit could then go on.

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55 minutes ago, Dale R said:

Is there any way for the LOR program to turn on an insteon product? I hate running extension cords over a driveway in the winter where we have snow and ice and delivery vehicles coming in. That way, during the program, an insteon device could go on and a preprogrammed unit could then go on.

What are you trying to turn on power to controllers or start a show .

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I have some of the old DASHERs that I use as stand alone. I do use the light linkers, but they only turn on a 16 unit LOR. I have just a few lights that I want to go on from the stand alone DASHER in the center of our driveway where the cars stop to see my light show. Next Christmas I wanted to have just a few things go on right beside their car. This past winter I ran outdoor extension cords as high as I could, but they brushed the UPS truck's roof and I was always worried they'd be pulled down.

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Insteon  is supposed to respond to some X10 commands. You just need to bridge LOR to the Insteon powerline module

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Where is that in which settings in the LOR control panel?

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30 minutes ago, Dale R said:

Where is that in which settings in the LOR control panel?

Network Configuration.

 

In the LOR help (on the Windows programs menu), search for X10

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I had a couple X10 devices in mine years ago, but they were very slow.   I ended up using them for more simple stuff like the FM Radio sign that just needed to turn on once (and off once).

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I use Insteon to control some static items.  Radio sign, blow molds, etc...

I just use the timer feature in my Insteon Hub.

Jerry

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On 2/26/2018 at 7:38 PM, TheDucks said:

Insteon  is supposed to respond to some X10 commands. You just need to bridge LOR to the Insteon powerline module

Uh, good idea, but if he does that, then he needs to be sure and get an OLDER Insteon device that supports X10.  When insteon came on the market, they supported X10 as an upgrade path.  That was over 12 years ago and many new Insteon devices no longer support X10.  Need to check.   In my experience, X10 is not reliable at all.

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Richard is right on this.  Insteon was a step up from X-10 and is still sort of a relevant technology.    This may be able to do what you are looking for  (SMARTENIT 5010N ZBPLM).

However, for that cost I would explore light linkers or a WI-FI solution that will be able to respond quick enough to support your blinky-blinky christmas light needs.

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