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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on December 18, 2010
I have an Insteon home, but there were a few places where I didn't want to dig into the switch boxes. In those sites, I needed a product that could go on the wall like a normal switch. There is no equivalent product in the Insteon world.

So I got a few of these very inexpensive switches and a costly EZX10RF unit to translate their signals to Insteon codes for the powerline. These switches work as advertised and I've had no issues with range.

They are a little finnicky about how long you hold the button while programming them. Also, they don't seem to have non-volatile memory, so if the battery runs out or is removed you'll have to re-set the house code and number. But it's not a long or difficult procedure. The battery is a CR2026 watch battery, the same as taken by many car fobs these days. Available at any Radioshack.

The switches are a little on the white side for my aesthetic sensibilities but don't look overly cheap and don't stick out too far. The adhesive pads they come with are fine.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 1, 2013
I live in an old house. The house was not built with wall switches and overhead lights in every room. I also added on an attic fan to pull air into the house instead of an expensive air conditioner. This device allows me to plug lamps and the fan into the X10 wall modules and just treat them as if I'd pulled the wires through the walls. Saved me hundreds of dollars and time! Better still, I can velcro-tape it to the wall, and move it around with me if I need to turn the light on from another location!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 28, 2012
Ordered a few of these to place in some areas with no wall switch. They have worked great. Programming was easy and they have enough range to operate the lights I needed to operate via my existing X10 receivers. Easily 30 feet plus a wall or 2 to the receiver. Very thin and don't look like something stuck on the wall until you are right on top of them loking from the side. Will please those that require things to look built-in and not patched on.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
It's very useful when it works. And it does work pretty well. It's just a fact that X10 will not work at great distances, and sometimes your house wiring may involve some distance you didn't know. I've used my two to switch on on and off for bed for over 5 years. Try it. Cheap and fun. Chicks did it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 3, 2012
This does the job, but there are 3 weaknesses to the switch, IMO:
1. the adhesive strips on the back won't hold it to a painted wall,
2. the switches are 'on' to the left and 'off' to the right, and
3. the battery falls out when it falls off the wall, so you have to reprogram it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 28, 2013
double stick tape the unit comes with is a little weak, but works if surface is perfectly smooth. Also the unit is controlling light modules in the same room, but sometimes takes several presses to activate the module. But all in all it works as expected, and has a nice slim profile.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 7, 2013
Does what it's intended and looks nice. However, after a month being on the wall, it started falling off. Maybe the sticky pad was not strong enough? Other that, I have been satisfied with the unit.
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on November 14, 2014
Very thin and compact. If you want to add some X-10 light switches to the wall and have it look like a conventional wall plate then this is the way to go.

My GF was shocked to see how thin and compact this remote is.

The double stick tape did not adhere to our walls very well and the switch plate fell off the wall, currently we're looking for some better tape to remount it. Meanwhile it's sitting on a bookshelf near where it would be mounted, we're using it anyway.

Love my X-10 gadgets and glad the new owners have kept it inexpensive and useful.

Happy remote controlling to all!
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on November 18, 2013
These X10 wireless wall switches are great. I have installed almost ten of them over the years. They are very handy for remote switching. The range in a partitioned house is limited to about 15' from the transceiver. I often replace a wired switch with one of these to control three circuits. I usually remove the wired switch and stick the wireless unit on the wall plate. However, I have discovered that a metal wall plate will block the signal totally. I have also learned to keep several replacement batteries handy.
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on November 29, 2011
Have used this before. I could not run wires (steel studs, no clearances for running wires, etc.). However, this switch is easy to mount on a wall space, and then all you have to do is place lamp or other modules where you want. Viola, you have switch and dimmer control anywhere! Easy, quick, and sure saved on my scrapped knuckles trying to run impossible wires. I recommend this as an easy alternative when you cannot do the standard wiring for lights, or other appliances (low current items).
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