Indigo control of 12VDC lighting?

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Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:44 am
mprusse offline
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Indigo control of 12VDC lighting?

I want to add some 12VDC lights to my deck. I understand this will require a transformer. I also want to be able to use Indigo to control and dim these lights but not sure how that works. Can I use standard Insteon outlets and keypads to control the power to the transformer to activate & dim those lights? That's what I would like but since I'm new to this I'm not sure where to learn about how to do this. Thank you for any direction or reading material you can provide.

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Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:05 pm
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Re: Indigo control of 12VDC lighting?

You should look at Shelly devices.
They have led rgb drivers,
Switches that work at low voltages as well as 110, 220

And you have 2 plugins that can be used to integrate into indigo

Karl


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Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:09 pm
auto_man offline
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Re: Indigo control of 12VDC lighting?

I use Insteon receptacles in outdoor weatherproof boxes connected to standard 12v magnetic landscape lighting transformers.. This has worked well and has been very reliable, although I do not dim the landscape lights. The landscape lighting fixtures have LED bulbs. I used magnetic transformers, since then generate less line noise than electronic transformers,

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Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:39 pm
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Re: Indigo control of 12VDC lighting?

You could also use the 8 Channel IP relay- it has a plugin and is relatively inexpensive, albeit you need an ethernet drop to wherever it goes. The Insteon IOLinc could also handle the 12VDC load from a transformer.

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