Lighting question (Pronto related)....

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Joe McCabe, Nov 13, 2001.

  1. Joe McCabe

    Joe McCabe Second Unit

    May 6, 1999
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    Ok, I need to know what remote system I should buy to enable me to have the lights go down, when I push "play" on my Pronto.
    I have read that this is possible with a certain remote dimmer systems.
    Does anyone have advice?
  2. Scott-C

    Scott-C Supporting Actor

    Jul 23, 2001
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    Hi Joe,
    Yes, this is not only possible, it's not that difficult or expensive. I'm sure there are many ways to automate lighting and incorporate it into a macro on your Pronto. I chose to purchase a Lutron Spacer lighting package, installed the dimmer, then taught my Pronto the codes for the lights. The codes can then be incorporated into macros. In my case, I have a "Cinema" button on my Pronto that turns down the lights, starts some "Showtime" music, then switches the inputs and starts the DVD.
    I bought my Lutron package (remote control dimmer, accessory dimmer, remote control) online for around $75 (can't recall exact price).
    As I've said, I'm sure there are others ways to accomplish your goal. I know some of the members use X-10 hardware but I'm not too familiar with it so I can't comment on it.
    Hope this helps. If you have more questions, I'd be happy to help out.

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