Believe it or not, the IR Com/IR Data connector on the Grafik Eye can pop out to make it easier to install the wiring, then pop
it back in:
The Grafik Eye "four horsemen" (ie the four screws that attached the Grafik Eye to the Raco 698 gang box.
First you have to remove the 1/32" thin bezel that covers the top of the Grafik Eye to gain access to the two top screw holes:
After I fit it in, then had to completely remove the Grafik Eye in order to fix the drywall holes around the gang box:
Here is a sheet with the dimensions of the drywall boards I had to cut to cover the drywall holes:
The back wall (other room):
Before I started sanding the drywall mud, I of course covered the Raco 698 gang box with blue tape (many layers!) in order to
dust from entering the box. We do not want any complications.
After sanding drywall mud, I performed another layer of drywall mud because there were many issues with an uneven surface, then
sanded, then drywall mud, then sand again, wash, rinse repeat. It took about 1 whole week of after hours work to keep trying to
fix this before I could paint:
Then I could finally install the Grafik Eye:
I had a "dumb blond" moment where I had no idea how to install the "scene buttons" on the Grafik Eye.
I thought that you had to install them on the bottom face plate cover and I kept banging my head trying to figure
out how why the bottom face plate cover would not close. It took a few calls to Lutron Tech Support in order for them to get
it through my thick skull that the "scene buttons" get attached to the Grafik Eye itself, after you take off the "fake"
temporary plate that have on there to protect the Grafik Eye during shipping:
Here are the photos of my failed attempts to get the "scene buttons" onto the face plate and as you can see the face plate would
not close: DO NOT DO THIS, THESE ARE EXAMPLES OF WHAT I DID WRONG REGARDING THE SCENE BUTTON INSTALL
This is how the "scene buttons" get attached to the Grafik Eye QS. You have to remove a "plate" that is pre-installed on the
Grafik Eye in order to attached the scene buttons.
Then you put on the top and bottom "cover plates"
As of today I have programmed all 5 scenes.
After stripping the 3.5mm wire that goes into the Harmony Hub, I wired the two wires into the RJ45 Breakout Board in the
component rack area and then connected the "other" end of the blue Cat6 wire to the RJ45 Breakout Board in the component rack
area. I got lucky and on the first try, after programming my Harmony Ultimate to control the Grafik Eye, I was able to turn on
and off Scenes 1-4 through the Harmony Ultimate remote! I couldn't believe it! I was ready for some major head banging
troubleshooting fun but alas it escaped me!!
I have gone as far as when I press the "Play" button on the Harmony remote, the lights slowly dim and when I press "Pause" one
of the scenes goes on and the the lights go to 50% bright. I will share with you all my exact scene programs in a later post.