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Bedroom Lighting Control

Picture of Bedroom Lighting Control

Have you ever lay in bed and wished you had a way to shut off all the room lights?  To dim some of the room lights and shut off other ones?  How about being able to shut off your partners bedside light if your partner falls asleep and leaves their light on?  And then, when you leave the room, to hit a few switches that will shut out all the room lights from one place?

If so, read on.  This bedroom lighting control system is very easy to setup and gives you total lighting control from bedside or door side. 

There is a video showing the bedroom lighting control system in use.  There are also some pictures and a schematic diagram showing the interconnect.  A parts list and cost is included as well.
 
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Step 1: Video and Pictures

Step 2: Schematic Diagram

Picture of Schematic Diagram
Above here is a schematic that shows the Bedroom Lighting Control system.   The track lights are located over the bed.  The RF Bedside controllers are located on either side of the bed.   The RF to Insteon AC Bridge and 2 Insteon to AC Receptacles are located under the bed.  The Insteon AC wall switches are... on the wall.  The Wall lights are Sconces on the Wall.

The downloadable Word doc schematic is here:

Step 3: Parts List and Cost

This project uses Insteon components.  You can buy them at these places:  http://www.insteon.net/wheretobuy.html

  The track lights and sconces are available at a big hardware retailer or lighting store.  I indicate what I used but the lights are an individual choice and not part of the controller Instructable.

Insteon Wall switches (2 @$50.00 each):
http://www.smarthome.com/2477D/SwitchLinc-INSTEON-Remote-Control-Dimmer-Dual-Band-White/p.aspx

Wireless bedside remote controls (2 @$40.00 each):
http://www.smarthome.com/2440BK/RemoteLinc-INSTEON-Wireless-Remote-Control-Black/p.aspx

Wireless to Insteon AC line bridge (1 @$40.00 each):
http://www.smarthome.com/2443/Access-Point-INSTEON-Wireless-Phase-Coupler-Dual-Band/p.aspx

Insteon to AC Recepticle (2 @$35.00 each):
http://www.smarthome.com/2456S3/ApplianceLinc-Relay-INSTEON-Plug-in-Appliance-Control-Module-3-pin/p.aspx

Home Depot tracks (2 @$55.00 each):
http://www.homedepot.com/Lighting-Fans-Indoor-Lighting-Indoor-Ceiling-Lighting-Track-Lighting/h_d1/N-5yc1vZbvmk/R-202351656/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&storeId=10051#.UIYAR2f67wk

Sconces: (2@ $129.00)
http://www.lightinguniverse.com/wall-sconces/justice-design-group-cer-7130-vintage-round-wall-sconce_g113992.html

Total for the controls, (no lights):
$290.00