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Re: Flourescent kills X10

These flourescent lights are high-end, 13 watt, quick start lights for
under counter use.  I'm not sure that replacing the bulbs would make
much difference, but I may try as a last resort.

I guess I was looking for something like some sort a band-pass filter
or something that I can put in the up-stream outlet that will bypass
the flourescent light when on and pass the X10 signal down-stream to
the next outlet.

Any other ideas?  Maybe my macro idea is the only practical solution.


BruceR wrote:
> Certain loads create line noise that interfere with X10 signals. You
> might try a different brand bulb as that can make a significant
> difference. X10 is a 30+ year old technology that has always been a bit
> buggy. Newer technologies like Insteon, Zigbee, and UPB advertise that
> they don't suffer the same problems.
> From:kviator
> kviator@xxxxxxxxx
> > Arrrrgh.  I finally got one flourescent light to work on an appliance
> > module and not blink, turn back on when turned-off, etc...   What a
> > PAIN IN THE A$$!!!!
> >
> > Now, the stupid appliance module on the same circuit down the line
> > will not receive X10 commands whenever the one up-stream is on, only
> > when the flourescent up-stream is off!!!
> >
> > The sad thing is that controlling these flourescent lights are WHY I
> > BOUGHT this X10 crap!  All the marketing SPAM said it would work.  The
> > just didn't mention that you couldn't control two modules on the same
> > line if the first one is already on.
> >
> > So now I've spent hours searching mods and trying to figure out which
> > ones would work just to get to this point.
> >
> > Anyone know what I can do short of replacing the lights with
> > incandescent to make this crap work?  I guess I could write a macro to
> > always control the upstream module first for all commands.  Maybe that
> > might work, but I'm sure there's some problem that I'll run into!
> >
> > Extremely frustrated,
> > Keith

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