Old fashioned switches with automated lighting control system ?

putschkiJune 21, 2012

We are building a new home what will have Savant automation for many systems, including some lighting control. (I don't need automated lighting but apparently my husband loves the idea of controlling room by room lights when walking out the door or when away on vacation). Our automation sub in SF Bay Area is spec'ing Lutron for our project.

I do NOT want each room to have a "smart" push-button control pad. Call me old school, but it bugs me when I enter a room and have to ponder which button to push to turn on/off/dim a light. I am also not fond of the look/feel of Lutron's "more simple" dimmable light switches...hate the tiny row of LED lights and the lack of tactile on/off experience. Give me a basic toggle (or rocker) on/off switch with a tiny dimmer sidecar--this is what looks and feels most classic and intuitive to me. I wouldn't mind having several such switches on one wall, which I do realize represents "wall acne" to some folks.

Our sub claims that old fashioned switches are not an option for homes that have smart lighting control systems like Lutron. Is this true ?? Thank you if you can debunk or confirm this.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I ended up not going with it, but I think you would really come to like the Lutron Radio RA2 pads, if you have several light zones in a room. You can have the buttons screen with the function. You can also program in multiple ways, like having an "all on" button as well as individual zone control.

    Bookmark   June 21, 2012 at 9:06PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Is it ok to install ceiling lights in the slab itself?
I'm getting a new house built and trying to figure...
Need help identifying chandelier
Hello, I recently saw a chandelier that I really liked,...
is there any solution for this problem?
Have a new ceiling fan in the kitchen which I bought...
thoughts on WAC Lighting LEDme Pro Light Bars
title says it all - any feedback on this brand and...
i found this on ebay
its a led strap very nice anf beautiful Specifications: Ø...
Ran Peretz
Sponsored Products
Progress Lighting Outdoor Lanterns. 2-Light White Wall Lantern
$85.23 | Home Depot
Pavia Opal Fluorescent Cone Wall Sconce
$318.96 | Bellacor
Progress Lighting Outdoor Lanterns. Polycarbonate Collection 1-Light Outdoor Whi
$24.30 | Home Depot
Fire Magic Aurora A430s In-Ground Post Mount Grill - A430S-1E1N-G6
DC60 Ceiling Fan by Monte Carlo Fans
$445.00 | Lumens
White Coral Turquoise Shade Lamp
Top Wall II Sconce - Halogen by LBL Lighting
$268.00 | Lumens
Mission Bay Two-Light Outdoor Wall Mount
$133.90 | Bellacor
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™