Lighting Question

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Gordon Parr, Jul 2, 2003.

  1. Gordon Parr

    Gordon Parr Auditioning

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    Well...I am to that point now where the electrician comes in tomorrow!!!

    I am looking for some help regarding my lighting situation. This will not be a difficult answer I am sure, however I just have a short turn around time in which I am enlisting some quick help from you guys (ladies as well!)

    In my main room I am having 4 canned lights. All I want to do with these lights is to be able to dim to say 10% and raise to 100%. The problem...I do not have a direct view from my seat to the light switch. As you come into the room the you will have to reach around the door and flip the "switch". I do not need an elaborate Grafic Eye system however, I just need something that I can bounce a signal off the wall to the IR switch on the wall.

    Any help here?

    Thanks!

    Gordon Parr
     
  2. Chip_Slattery

    Chip_Slattery Stunt Coordinator

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    Gordon,

    If all four of your cans will be controlled together and you only need to control them from a single location you can probably get by with a Lutron Spacer dimmer:

    Lutron Spacer

    If you need something a bit more involved but not as elaborate as the Grafik Eye you could take a look at the Lutron Spacer "System":

    Lutron Spacer System
     
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  4. Gordon Parr

    Gordon Parr Auditioning

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    Thanks for the info...my electrician has never done this before so I want to somehow know what I want and how HE should install it!!!

    I am looking for only one dimmer to control 4 lights in the room. So I think the Lutron Spacer would work just fine.

    If I installed the IR reciever in the front of the room, how do I get the signal back to the switch?

    Thanks again for all of your help!!!

    Gordon
     
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  6. Gordon Parr

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    Mike,

    Thanks for the link!!!

    My electrician knew exactly what I want now from looking at the diagram...I guess I can't describe things as good as I had thought!!!

    Hopefully everything will work after insulation and drywall!!
     

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