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1.2. Light Switch

In the first phase of this project, you will replace the existing conventional wall switch with a one-way X10 switch. The new switch is capable of receiving, but not sending, X10 commands. One-way X10 switches that can receive X10 commands may be turned on, turned off, or dimmed by an X10 transmitter. In this project, the X10 light switch will receive signals from a wireless X10 motion detector. Later projects will show you how X10 can be used to control almost any system in your house. For example, flipping a two-way X10 switch could dim the lights and play your favorite MP3s.

The light switch is the only piece of hardware required for the control mechanism component of this project. It will receive signals from the motion detector and apply power to the light.


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