Help with Lutron Maestro IR dimmers
The room itself is quite big, it is essentially the entire basement - and its pretty much configured as 3 seperate living areas. Its roughly U-shaped due to a utility room that is enclosed in the center (boiler, water heater, slop sink area, etc) And since the three areas have their own recessed lights and dimmers (a total of about 14 recessed lights) the idea was to control the lights seperately so that in the home theater area we could dim the lights when watching movies, and control the 2 other 'rooms' remotely as well
I installed a Maestro IR dimmer in the home theater section already. It works great, via my universal remote. We hit the lights from the remote, and watch tv and its really exactly what I wanted. However, from the home theater section of the basement, the remote can also reach the 3-gang wall plate that controls the stairs/landing area, as well as home office side of the basement. With identical Maestro's, when I hit the home theater lights via remote, Im likely to also dim/raise the lights in the rest of the basement which I dont want.
But, it may work fine based on the fact that the wall that breaks the home theater area off from the other parts (a leg of the 'U' shaped room if u will) may prevent the IR from reaching the other master dimmers.
Im going to see how the IR responds once I install a second at the base of the stairs. Careful aiming is going to be far cheaper than RF system.