Virtual device for dimmers, to make a 3-way dimmer?

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Virtual device for dimmers, to make a 3-way dimmer?

My house came with a number of switches configured as 3-way circuits. I've replicated it as best I can with Insteon dimmer switches. The switches are linked to each other so that when one is turned on, the other mirrors it. I have one of the switches hidden in the UI so that I don't see 2 switches for the same light. The issue is, if I want to adjust the light through Indigo, then the hidden switch doesn't update its state to reflect the light. I tried using a virtual device for this, but that acts like an on/off switch, not a dimmer.

Is there a simple way to create a virtual dimmer that keeps the two switches in synch with each other?

Thanks,
-Mike

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Re: Virtual device for dimmers, to make a 3-way dimmer?

You don't need a virtual device - just create a trigger such that when the one that's visible in Indigo has any change it then triggers a Match Brightness action for each of the other lights. See this wiki article for details.

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Re: Virtual device for dimmers, to make a 3-way dimmer?

jay (support) wrote:
You don't need a virtual device - just create a trigger such that when the one that's visible in Indigo has any change it then triggers a Match Brightness action for each of the other lights. See this wiki article for details.


Thanks for the quick reply - I'll give that a try.

-Mike

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Re: Virtual device for dimmers, to make a 3-way dimmer?

Just a quick note that I got that to work for everything but a FanLinc, as I don't think the FanLincs support AppleScript to get the speed of the fan in order to update keypad button lights. I posted that question in a separate thread here: http://forums.indigodomo.com/viewtopic.php?f=78&t=15055

-Mike

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Re: Virtual device for dimmers, to make a 3-way dimmer?

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Just a quick note that I got that to work for everything but a FanLinc, as I don't think the FanLincs support AppleScript to get the speed of the fan in order to update keypad button lights.


No need for AppleScript (or, for that matter, any script). See the KeypadLinc & FanLinc article for details.

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Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:45 pm
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Re: Virtual device for dimmers, to make a 3-way dimmer?

jay (support) wrote:
webdeck wrote:
Just a quick note that I got that to work for everything but a FanLinc, as I don't think the FanLincs support AppleScript to get the speed of the fan in order to update keypad button lights.


No need for AppleScript (or, for that matter, any script). See the KeypadLinc & FanLinc article for details.


Thanks. Got it working.

-Mike

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