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Re: Instabus and X10 dimming

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  • Subject: Re: Instabus and X10 dimming
  • From: "Timothy Morris" <timmorris@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 31 Mar 1999 18:11:44 +0100
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Raymond [mailto:Reb.barnett@xxxxxxx]
> Sent: 31 March 1999 12:30
> To: 'ukha_d@xxxxxxx'
> Subject: [ukha_d] Re: Instabus and X10 dimming
> > Interesting, it doesn't use a Dimmable in-line bulb does
> it? (4" long
> > tube).
> > These don't seem to need much power to start them up.
> >
> Not quite sure what you mean by dimmable in-line bulb. My not very
> technical description is that I think it is a 4"ish long standard
> 300W tube of the variety you see in floodlamps.
That's the one!
> >
> There is a possibilty that I may be able to use this new fangled
> European Instabus thing controlled from my Comfort alarm in the medium
> term (but it's all very vague). I haven't been able to find
> out much on
> Instabus, other than what has already been posted in this
> group, since I
> don't read German. Does anyone have any experience of Instabus dimmers
> (cost, availability and how well they work)?
Michael Chau, who is also on this list, seems to know more about it than
most, I think that he is going to get himself EIBA certified. I think it is
a great idea, but having read some of the modification pages for X-10, I
really don't understand why Leviton, PCS, X10 et al don't make uprated
versions of their products for the European market, (or perhaps they simply
don't realise that Europe is a large untapped market).


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