AS> I have an interesting problem. I have two lamps on opposite ends of my
AS> living room - one of them is plugged in to a switched socket, the other
AS> is not. Ideally, these lights would turn on and off together, and I'd
AS> like a relatively low tech solution (i.e. not X10).
Personally I'd go with something like X10 too, but what about
modifying a Clapper? ("Clap on! <clap clap> Clap off! <clap clap>")
And speaking of Clappers, I vaguely recall there was a device that
used a 'squeeky' ==> remote and transmitter deal.
As far as 'low tech', maybe plug a relay into the switched outlet
along with the light (cube tap to split -- I use them with the X-10
receivers here). Low voltage wiring along the baseboard and around
the doorframe to a relay by the other lamp. First relay has a 120vAC
coil; second a low voltage coil to match the control signal.
..Actually you don't need the first relay: plug the wall-wart/trans-
former directly into the switched outlet (via the cube tap). This
would provide a control signal directly.
.. Y'know, with the proper X-10-type stuff you could could also dim
the incandescent lights. <ducking Aprotim's swat!><g>
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