Adding a lutron spacer question

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Todd Smigelski, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. Todd Smigelski

    Todd Smigelski Stunt Coordinator

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    Can I control and learn 2 different 'single' spacer units with my remote control? Or would they be on the same frequency?

    I have used the spacer for years but now i'm upgrading my HT and dont want to complicate things too much but i do need to have two separate dimmable zones for my recesssed cans.

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    Todd,
    I have 2 Lutron dimmers and are operated with my Harmony remote. They have 4 settings plus full on & off. They do use the same signal, so I have 4 lighting combinations total. I don't see any use for more presets than that.
    * I have a setting for movies where all lights are on the lowest setting
    * There is a setting with all front lights off and my 2 recessed lights in the back on the lowest.
    * Another is the same as above but the back lights are about 80%. I use this setting when playing games or TV. This way people can interact and see each other with out much light on the screen.
    * The last setting is all lights on 75%. This is good for after a movie when you want to see, but you don't want to blind everyone.
    If I brighten or dim them, they both move together equally from their last setting.
    I went to the Lutron web site and they have a 800 number to call. They guided me to the right dimmers and help me set them up with my remote.
    Dave
     
  3. Todd Smigelski

    Todd Smigelski Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks Dave
    Did your buy your 2 units seperately or did it come as a system? Is it the sps-600 spacer system?

    Todd
     
  4. Jay Mitchosky

    Jay Mitchosky Producer

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    That's a great idea - in retrospect I should have created in independent zone in the back. Sonuva!

    For more on Spacer installation there is a sticky thread that's been around for ages with lots of good discussion.
     
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    I think the number is SPS-600-LA. They can be used by them self or together.
    The cool part is when everyone is seated and it is time to start the movie. Hit the button on the remote and the lights gently go down as the movie is starting.[​IMG]
     

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