Memorial Day Weekend Push - Grafix Eye Systems
Finally time to get in the AV closet and wrangle those 12 zones of 12ga wiring into two six-zone Lutron Grafix Eye units. Oh how I hate working with 12ga wiring. The stuff just doesn't want to bend!
Below is the before pic of a few switches I was using to fire up the lights over the past many months. Blue wire is one of the GE communication lines that goes between the units and over to the wall switch at the entrance.
An hour and a half later, and it becomes...
I had a brain fart moment when I was testing out all the zones and my back wall bar 4" can lights wouldn't dim. They would just go off and on. I checked wiring and the settings in the GE, all to no avail. I then decided that I must have a bad zone in the GE unit and decided I could just swap the units since I could use an off/on zone on the with the bottom unit. So off I went to reinstall them, only to find out it made no difference! Finally I woke up and took a look at the cans and realized I had stuck those stupid CF bulbs in there when I ran out of standard bulbs a couple months ago. Changed them out, and of course, all is good!
Installed the wall switch by the door and played around with all the settings and levels for a while. Very nice!