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 Posted: Wednesday Nov 27th, 2013 07:14 pm
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I'm upgrading my comfort 1 to a 2 shortly and at the same time think it maybe time to replace my 10 year old X10 modules.
I currently use soft touch X10 light switches and appliance modules around the house.
What is now the most cost effective route to go that the comfort ii will control please?

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Dave.



 Posted: Wednesday Nov 27th, 2013 10:38 pm
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As dimming is a problem now with LED.
I would suggest relays with Comfort
plus contactors where heavy current is needed.
Mike



 Posted: Thursday Nov 28th, 2013 12:57 am
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The closest  replacement for X10 may be Zwave but more complicated to setup and may have problems with certain manufacturers, see the Zwave forum
Other alternatives are Velbus, Cbus, KNX



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As dimming is a problem now with LED

Please expand as im using dimmable LED with zwave.

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Last edited on Thursday Nov 28th, 2013 05:52 am by juwi_uk



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Thanks for the advise. Looks like i will give zwave a go.

Can I use this on my comfort 1 till I install my upgrade?
Is there a simple guide to programming Zwave that you can recommend?

Also Juwi_uk what wave device do you use with Led as I have quite a few LED Gu10's in my house that I can't currently control with an X10 light switch.

Many thanks
Dave



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I am using Fibraro dimmers with bypass module (needed for LEDs if load <25w) fitted. My LEDs are various, some dim some dont. My dimming ones are Philips LedSpot mv gu10 in a couple of variations; some ie kitchen are recessed and others retrofit to existing ceiling fittings.

Julian



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Hi Mcc,

I did same recently (about two years ago) and I went the velbus route and haven't regretted it.

Did an overview on it which you can find here if you are interested https://docs.google.com/a/glenegare.com/file/d/0B1zlDoqP2HdxNWd0LXdhWGRIVW8/edit?usp=docslist_api



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Yes, velbus is an excellent solution if you dont need wireless, very stable and easy to configure



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