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Old 02-16-2011, 03:50 PM   #1
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Iím in the process of switching my outside lights to LEDs. However, I have light switches in different parts of the house (front door, back door, garage) that I would like to control from one location.
Would be nice if I could also control them on a timer as well. Any ideas?
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:27 PM   #2
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Need some more info. I am guessing that these are all on different circuits? If they are on the same, ( I am guessing that this is not the case) you could put a timer or main switch down by the panel. If they are on separate circuits you are going to have a much harder time controlling them together. One simple way would be to just use lights with independant photo eyes, and leave them on at all times.

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Old 02-16-2011, 07:19 PM   #3
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Have you considered replacing the switches with Insteon or X-10 or other home automation? Then one could control the lights remotely from another switch, computer, or even a smart phone. They make timer remote controls. Obviously the computer can do a timer function.
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Have you considered replacing the switches with Insteon or X-10 or other home automation?
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This is how I do it. I highly recommend this approach.
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