Most home automation remote lighting costs an amr and a leg, 1000s of pounds, i found this little gem for the price of a normal switch and i worked it from my sky remote. it dims, switchs on and off and has soft start lighting, very posh and elegant. I control all my lighting from the sofa now. Starts at 11.50 for one switch/gang
i have my spots lights, my lamps and also my plants lighting all controlled by the remote. I simply connect my plants lighting to a 5A point. All costs 15 quid, when i had the quote from the home automation company, they quoted 1200+VAT
(P.S. some folks are reporting B&Q doing these for £5 in the clearance, thats fully automated remote control home dimmer for less than the price of a normal white switch!)
Remote Control and Touch - Chrome
40w - 250w, 400w or 600w
A revolutionary new range of touch and remote control dimmer switches.
A touch sensitive button in the centre of the plate and a tiny lens in the centre of the button
so as to not spoil the overall look of the product.
You can dim the lights using touch control or remotely .
The master dimmer switches are one way but can be used in conjunction with slave units
in a multi-way circuit (including intermediate and 2 way)
so that the lights can be dimmed from more than one location.
In this type of circuit you should use one master dimmer and any number of slave units
with three wires directly connecting each switch (as is usual in a 2 way circuit).
The low-priced slave units are not dimmer switches
and cannot be used on their own without a master dimmer.
Using trailing edge technology, they can be used for mains or low voltage lighting.
Remote control sold seperately
Like the IQ dimmers it also has a soft start to extend lamp life and overload protection with automatic reset.
In learning mode, it can be taught any button of most existing infra-red remote controllers.
(Full clear instructions with diagrams are included with the product)