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garsal

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how do I turn on a cieling lite that has no wall switch with a remote control? THANKS




(I merged the two topics into this one. There is no need to duplicate postings as those who have the real answers read everything )
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Re: [How-Do-I] Convert a Pull Chain Ceiling Light to Remote Control?
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2007, 04:34:26 PM »

how do I turn on a cieling lite that has no wall switch with a remote control? THANKS

Sorry, but I don't understand this installation.  Assuming that this light isn't on 24/7, what controls it now (pull chain, wired in motion sensor)?

What type of remote control are you looking for (wired in X10, plug in X10, RF remote)?

We could use a bit more info here.
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Re: [How-Do-I] Convert a Pull Chain Ceiling Light to Remote Control?
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2007, 05:16:47 PM »

Light on ceiling is pull chain. There is no wall switch. I would like to turn it on and off with a remote.
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Re: [How-Do-I] Convert a Pull Chain Ceiling Light to Remote Control?
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2007, 06:20:22 PM »

You can use the inline module XPDF if you want to control it from X10.
If it has a fan also, you'll need to use the XPFM instead.
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Re: [How-Do-I] Convert a Pull Chain Ceiling Light to Remote Control?
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2007, 07:37:18 PM »

Light on ceiling is pull chain. There is no wall switch. I would like to turn it on and off with a remote.

Steven's recommendations on the XPDF (dimmable) and XPDM (on/off) should work for most installations.  These modules "may" be small enough to fit inside the ceiling electrical box for your existing light.  If you ever plan on installing a compact fluorescent bulb in this location, use the XPDM module.  The XPDF will not operate correctly with a compact fluorescent bulb installed.

Still not sure what type of remote you want to use.  The most prominent are RF remotes (keychain, Palmpad- HR12a, Combination IR/RF remotes - numerous models UR74a is one model, Stick a switch).   All of these will require a RR501 or TM751 transceiver to translate the RF from the remote into X10 that the modules (that Steven has recommend) can understand.
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Re: [How-Do-I] Convert a Pull Chain Ceiling Light to Remote Control?
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2007, 07:40:45 PM »

If you don't want to dig into the house wiring, you could simply screw in a "Socket Rocket" between the socket and bulb.
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Re: [How-Do-I] Convert a Pull Chain Ceiling Light to Remote Control?
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2007, 07:56:01 PM »

Bill,

Man I totally missed that one - keep it simple.  I guess that's why you're a CO.
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Re: [How-Do-I] Convert a Pull Chain Ceiling Light to Remote Control?
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2007, 07:56:52 PM »

If you don't want to dig into the house wiring, you could simply screw in a "Socket Rocket" between the socket and bulb.
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Thanks Bill! So often we forget the KISS principle. As long as it's just one bulb and you don't need to dim it, this is the easiest and cheapest solution.
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Re: [How-Do-I] Convert a Pull Chain Ceiling Light to Remote Control?
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2007, 09:11:47 PM »

Simple is good!   :D
I like simple.  The older I get, the more I like it!   ;)   :D

Bill,

Man I totally missed that one - keep it simple.  I guess that's why you're a CO.

No, not really.  I just like to help and I was stupid enough to forget what I learned in the Navy, (N.A.V.Y. Stands for Never Again Volunteer Yourself)!    ;)  ;D

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