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Old 08-31-2017, 05:33 AM
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Morning guys - in the process of renovating my master bathroom.... Does anyone know of a touch screen product for the lighting ?

4 lights and a fan to control - with dimming capability ... Would like a cool flat panel with touch screen..

searching now and its a bit confusing .....

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How many circuits for the lights? All 4 on the same one?
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Originally Posted by dropthatpuck View Post
How many circuits for the lights? All 4 on the same one?
5 total....

1 - High hats with dimmer
2 - Vanity light
3 - Fan
4 - fart fan
5 - something else - forgot

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Lutron lighting products
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Not touch screen but I use Lutrons Grafik Eye's. Up to 6 zones with time delay fades.

I have 4 in my current house.
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Originally Posted by triplenet View Post
5 total....

1 - High hats with dimmer
2 - Vanity light
3 - Fan
4 - fart fan
5 - something else - forgot

I think he's asking how many circuits... not how many loads.

In other words, how many breakers control those 5 items?
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Originally Posted by triplenet View Post
5 total....

1 - High hats with dimmer
2 - Vanity light
3 - Fan
4 - fart fan
5 - something else - forgot


Find a real good commercial electrician in your area that deals with A/V controls and be prepared to spend thousands. Crestron makes what you're looking for, but that will need to interface with a lighting control center and you'll need relays and other things for each item you listed. It's not easy...and you may as well replace the fixtures with LED's with the proper drivers while you're at it so everything works properly together.


I'd stick with Lutron products. You can control all of the things you want, sans the fancy touch screen panel for a few hundred bucks.


That thing you forgot about is worth at least $2k to control


My advice is to save the $ for an MFD for the boat!
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thanks guys - I spoke to my electrician today and he agreed with you ..

Lutron it is
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Originally Posted by triplenet View Post
thanks guys - I spoke to my electrician today and he agreed with you ..

Lutron it is
FWIW - you can do all of this cheap and fast with smart home items.

I just dropped a SmartThings Hub in, and it can control lights, dimmers, electrical outlets, and fan controls.

You use it right from the screen on your smartphone Or you could get a cheap dedicated tablet to put on the wall.

Dimmable LED bulb runs $20, switches the same, dimmers a bit more.

Works great. Pair it with motion sensors and you don't even need to touch your phone!

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