KeypadLinc Dimmer Insteon Keypad with Dimmer

KeypadLinc Dimmer Insteon Keypad with Dimmer - 6 button control, White

Item#:  S56-1024  | Model#: 2486DWH6

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KeypadLinc Dimmer Insteon Keypad with Dimmer Product Details

KeypadLinc Dimmer Insteon Keypad with Dimmer
Replace an existing light switch with the KeypadLinc Dimmer Insteon Keypad with Dimmer to remotely control lights and appliances from a single wall switch location, all without running new wires. The KeypadLinc Dimmer Insteon Keypad with Dimmer has a built-in 600-watt dimmer that is controlled by the two large buttons. The 4 smaller buttons can be linked wirelessly to control other lights or appliances in other parts of the house. You could install one by your front door and if you forgot to turn off your bedroom light on your way out in the morning, you could simply press the corresponding keypad button to turn it off without having to run all the way back to the bedroom.

What It Is and Why You Need It:

  • Two products in one: In-wall controller and 600-watt dimmer
  • Create whole-house lighting scenes in minutes
  • Monitor and control five different devices or sets of devices
  • Visually displays the status of any linked device with the built-in white LEDs


  • On-Levels 32 locally: 1% increments with software
  • Ramp Rates: (full-ON to full-OFF) 0.125 to 9 seconds if programmed locally, 0.125 seconds to 9 minutes if programmed remotely
  • LED Indicator: One per button; LED reflects status of button
  • Operation Modes: INSTEON only, X10 only, INSTEON and X10 Combo Mode
  • Combo Mode Message Order: INSTEON, X10, INSTEON cleanup
  • Multi-Way Circuit Support: One KeypadLinc Dimmer controls load, Cross-Link any number of KeypadLinc Dimmers or other INSTEON Controllers
  • ON/OFF Button Pairs: 1 Pair (6 button only)
  • Setup Memory: Non-volatile EEPROM
  • Button Type: 6 mechanical momentary contact type buttons
  • Button Appearance: Solid white pre-printed plastic caps, with LED backlighting
  • Wire Nuts: 4 included
  • Mounting Mounts: in single or multiple-ganged junction box.Controls 200 watts less load for each immediately adjacent electronic dimmer installed. For example, 600 watt load capacity becomes 400 watt with another electronic dimmer installed to the immediate right or left. Use a triple-gang box with a mechanical switch in the center to avoid de-rating
  • Operating Conditions: Indoors, 40 to 104°F, up to 85% relative humidity
  • Dimensions: 4.1" H x 1.8" W x 1.2" D
  • Weight: 3.6 oz
  • Supply Voltage: 120 Volts AC +/- 10%, 60 Hertz, single phase
  • Surge Protection: MOV rated for 150 Volts
  • Power Wire Leads: 6", 16 AWG, stranded, 600V, 105°C insulation, ends stripped and tinned, LINE (black), LOAD (red), NEUTRAL (white)
  • Maximum Amps: 5-amps
  • Maximum Load: 600 Watts (uses 12-Amp triac dimmer)
  • Minimum Load: No minimum load required


Custom Laser-Etched Buttons
KeypadLinc comes with a standard set of buttons; however they won't tell you what lights, appliances or scenes they control. Custom etched buttons are available that take the guesswork out of using your KeypadLinc by indicating the exact function of each button. Single button (small or large), 6-button or 8-button configurations are hand printed to your desired text, putting you in control. For the ultimate appearance and ease of use, custom etched buttons will provide a professional finish to any home installation.

Easy To Install
The INSTEON KeypadLinc Dimmer is easy to install and set up and yet so affordable, you'll be able to replace many of your switches with KeypadLinc Dimmers. Just remove the old switch, reattach the line, load, and ground wires with the addition of the neutral wire using the included wire nuts, and you're done. If this is your first INSTEON installation, the best way to purchase a KeypadLinc Dimmer is to buy the complete INSTEON Keypad Dimmer Scene Lighting Starter Kit, which includes everything required to set up your INSTEON network, including two SwitchLinc Dimmers, a pair of INSTEON Access Points to ensure INSTEON network reliability, and the KeypadLinc Dimmer.

Scene Lighting
Scenes allow you to control multiple lights with one button. You can save and control up to five different individual lights, multi-light scenes, or even your whole home. Because the INSTEON KeypadLinc Dimmer can be a member of more than 400 scenes (i.e. "Movie Time," "Party," "Romance," etc.), you'll be able to launch various lighting scenarios with a press of one of the keypad buttons. These are elegant features usually found only in systems costing tens of thousands of dollars and requiring extensive rewiring of your home. All member lights can ramp to your independently desired brightness levels at your chosen ramp rates, so one set of lights can dim slowly while another set turns off instantly, all controlled with one command from one button.

Monitor Other Devices
The buttons on the INSTEON KeypadLinc Dimmer illuminate when ON signals are sent and when signals are detected from other INSTEON devices linked to the KeypadLinc. This allows the KeypadLinc to monitor lights in other rooms, which is incredibly useful if you want to control lights that aren't easily seen from the location, like those in bedrooms, bathrooms, basements, garages, attics, etc.

Beautiful, High-Quality Construction
Unlike other switches, the INSTEON KeypadLinc Dimmer offers the natural feel of high-end dimmers. You'll love the crisp, tactile response with each touch instead of the mushy feeling of other brands. The KeypadLinc is designed and manufactured to high-end specifications and goes through over 10 quality control tests before arriving at your doorstep. The KeypadLinc is also available in other colors. Choose the color that best suits your room's décor: Ivory, Almond, Black, Brown, or Gray. Two frames are included in each color-change set. Don't forget to order a matching wall plate, as well.

Brightness Levels
Adjust the brightness level of the controlled light locally by pressing and holding the top or bottom button. This is especially helpful when you want to create a theatrical experience when watching your favorite movies. You can also adjust and control the brightness levels of linked devices by pressing any of the programmed buttons to send signals to brighten or dim an out-of-the-way light. You can link any of the KeypadLinc's buttons to a tabletop ControLinc so when the light that is being controlled by both of the linked buttons, it will updated the on/off status that device and show on the KeypadLinc button. That way, you won't even have to leave the comfort of your chaise lounge to see the status of the controlled light. When you turn on the INSTEON KeypadLinc Dimmer, it automatically comes on to full brightness. Setting the preset on level will make the dimmer stop at your preferred choice of 32 brightness levels. With software you can control brightness levels in 1% increments for ultimate flexibility. Each button has an elegant white LED that indicates the current on/off status of the lights being controlled.

Adjustable Ramp Rate
You can also adjust the speed at which the controlled light turns on or off, known as the ramp rate. For example, you may want the light in the stairwell to turn on instantly so you can see where you're walking. Alternatively, you may want the light in the master bathroom to ramp up in a soft, gentle fashion so you're not blinded in the middle of the night. The ramp rate is adjustable between 0.1 seconds and 9 seconds if programmed locally. The ramp rate can extend up to 9 minutes (for a simulated sunrise or sunset) if programmed remotely. This is a great addition to your morning alarm, slowly turning the light on to help you wake up. If you have programmed a slow ramp rate and want to make the light come on instantly, simply double tap the top button. To turn the light off quickly, double tap the bottom button.

Create Multi-Way Circuits
The INSTEON KeypadLinc Dimmer allows you to customize your lighting setup no matter how your house is wired. It's simple to create a 3-, 4-, or 5-way circuit. First replace all of the existing switches you want to include in the circuit with either a KeypadLinc, INSTEON SwitchLinc Dimmer, or a INSTEON SwitchLinc Relay (Non-Dimmable). The main dimmer must be connected to the standard wires, load, line, neutral, and ground. The secondary switches only need to be connected to line, neutral, and ground. No traveler wires are needed, so it is easy to place one of the switches wherever you need it. Cross-linking all of the companion dimmers to the master dimmer is the last step in the process. Note: Any time the KeypadLincs are placed directly adjacent to one another or any other electronic dimming switch, you must subtract 200 watts of capacity from each dimmer. If three dimmers are adjacent to one another, then 400 watts must be subtracted from the capacity of the center dimmer.

The INSTEON KeypadLinc Dimmer is fully INSTEON compatible and X10 ready. Homeowners with existing X10 networks can easily migrate to an INSTEON network without having to discard all their existing X10 devices. The KeypadLinc can respond to X10 commands from an X10 controller, and it can send X10 commands to X10 devices. Please note that INSTEON devices repeat INSTEON signals but not X10.

Slim Design
Similar dimmers are up to 50-percent deeper than the KeypadLinc. Thanks to its slim design, it makes installation easy, even in small junction boxes.

Non-Volatile Memory
All KeypadLinc settings are stored in non-volatile memory and are not lost during power failures. Additionally, in the event of a power loss, the KeypadLinc will return to its last brightness level when power is restored.

What's Included

  • INSTEON KeypadLinc Dimmer
  • Quick-Start Guide
  • 2 mounting screws
  • 4 wire nuts
  • White trim frame
  • 6 pre-printed opaque white buttons
  • Manufactured by: Smarthome
    Warranty provided by: Smarthome
    Limited Warranty: 3 months parts; 3 months labor
    Mfg Part No: 2486DWH6
    UPC No: 689076408943
    Box Size: ( Length:7, Width:7, Depth:2)
    Shipping Weight: 0.4000 pound(s)
    Dimensional Weight: 1pounds

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