Originally Posted by WAR_GA
Does each Lutron IR switch have it's own IR setting? I thought I read somewhere that if you had lights on two dimmers that would only operate in unison . . . .
Also, is there any problem fitting them in the same space in the gang box on the wall that the other normal dimmer switches are in?
Thanks for your advice!
You're correct in that the Lutron style IR dimmers are linked, so that if two are within a line of site of each other then they will copy each command sent to it by its controller. Similarly, if your Harmony One sends a command to one Lutron dimmer, it sends the same command to all.
This works for me because I have two spots that shine on the side wall that my monitor is on, and I have 6 directional cans in the ceiling that I use for additional ambient lighting. I have them on separate dimmer switches so that I can manually control them separately if I want to tweak the levels or just need bright light in a separate area of the room but still want dim light on my monitor wall.
Unless you go radio frequency - in which case the Harmony One does not work - I'm guessing most of the IR dimmers out there will link. I could be wrong though, but my only experience is with the Lutrons.
As for the size of the dimmers fitting into one gang box, I wouldn't see it being a problem just so long as your box normally accommodates 2 light switches. The Lutron's are large but still conform to standard ratings.