When you need remote control of your incandescent and CFL bulbs, take a look at this product, the SK-1 from Skylink. This is a kit that features everything you need to remotely turn your light on/off, and dim your light (bulbs must have dimming capability).
Set up of this kit is easy. Simply plug the receiver module (PL-318) into a standard wall outlet, then plug the lighting device into the receiver. Next, use the supplied remote control device (TC-318) to turn your light on or off, and also to dim the light.
You can use this product as a simple way to control your lights, however, there the system is capable of much more when used in conjunction with other Skylink Home automation receivers. When controlling 3-zones, the remote control can control an unlimited number of devices per zone.
The remote control used in this device is the TC-318 by Skylink. There are three different commands the remote can transmit:
Individual operation used to control one device, ie., one lamp.
Zone operation used to control a group of devices, ie., all the lamps in the living room
All on or all off command which turns all connected devices on or off
The receiver used in this kit is the PL-318, plugs into a standard AC outlet, and is used to operate incandescent lights or dimmable CFL (compact fluorescent light) with a maximum load of 300W at 120VAC. For the dimming function to work, bulbs must be dimmable.
Like the remote control featured in this kit, the PL-318 receiver has three operating modes:
Regular mode allows the receiver to turn the bulb on/off and adjust the brightness (dimming). This is the most common setting for use in day to day operation.
Flashing/Alert mode is used when you want a lamp to serve as more of a notification. The receiver will make the lamp flash for a specific period of time as defined by the timer operation (see manual.) For this mode, use a Skylink transmitter recommend for this type of operation.
Countdown timer mode allows you to set the lighting device to stay on for a period for time; 1, 5, 15, 30, or 60 minutes for energy saving.
This is a starter kit. Although you never have to expand it, you can create a robust home automation system by adding more transmitter and receivers.
Kit features 1 x TC-318-7 Remote Control Transmitter, 1 x PL-318 Light Control Receiver, 1 x mounting bracket for remote control, lithium battery (CR-2032) installed, and user instructions
Range from transmitters to receiver is up to 500 feet (line of site)
Transmitter/Remote is the size of a credit card
7-Button remote control transmitter may control devices and/or up to 3 zones, with unlimited devices per zone
All on/off, zone on/off and dimming capability for dimming bulbs
Rolling code technology
No wiring needed, set up is a cinch
Expandable by adding more receivers and transmitters