If you are new to home automation, INSTEON DIY Starter Kit – Ultimate – is the perfect foundation for your INSTEON enabled smart home.
The Perfect Place to Start
The INSTEON DIY Starter Kit – Ultimate – includes what you need for a basic INSTEON setup components: An INSTEON Hub, a LED Light Bulb, a Mini-Remote with 4-scenes functionality, a Plug-in Dimmer module, a Plug-in Relay (On/Off) module, Door/Window Open/Close Sensor module and a Motion Sensor.
This great little starter with the added power of smartphone / tablet interaction is a wise way to get started with INSTEON. Set up automated scheduling based on time or motion detection, and take advantage of lighting scenes to create the perfect mood.
The INSTEON Hub allows control of an INSTEON network from anywhere, through a smartphone, tablet or web browser. It also controls schedules, scenes, SMS/email alerts and more.
It all starts with the Hub. The new INSTEON Hub controller connects you to your home from any smartphone, tablet or web browser. You can then control your INSTEON home from across the room or across the world. You can even choose to receive instant event emails or text alerts. What will you do with your INSTEON home?
- Control an entire INSTEON network
- Easily add and control INSTEON devices, setup scenes and run timers
- Receive event triggered emails and/or text alerts
- Do all of this from a mobile device (iOS or Android) – from anywhere
- Free iOS and Android apps for phones and tablets
It all starts at the Hub
The INSTEON Hub connects you to your home from any smartphone or tablet. Control INSTEON light bulbs, wall switches, outlets and thermostats. Receive instant email or text alerts from motion and door/window sensors while you’re away.
Just start with the Hub, select the INSTEON devices for your home or business and enjoy.
Light up your smart home with the new INSTEON LED Bulb: the world’s first remotely controllable, fully dimmable networked light bulb. With the innovative INSTEON LED Bulb, you directly control the bulb itself – no need for plug-in modules or hardwired switches.
- The World’s first networked dimmable LED light bulb
- Easy DIY “plug and play” setup – as easy as changing a light bulb
- Energy-saving, 8W LED bulb shines as brightly as a 60W incandescent bulb
- Easily add to INSTEON scenes and customise ramp rates and brightness levels
- INSTEON dual-band technology for the fastest and most reliable performance
Now available in Australia and New Zealand
This revolutionary LED bulb is the first of its kind to offer networked remote control. Now you can easily build your own home control system without having to ever replace a wall switch. Easily link to all INSTEON controllers, including handheld remotes, wall keypads or even the INSTEON Hub, which turns your smartphone or tablet into a fully functioning remote control for not only the INSTEON LED Bulb, but your entire home network (via the free iOS/Android INSTEON app).
Built with simplicity in mind, the INSTEON LED light bulb glows as brightly as a conventional 60W-100W incandescent bulb while only consuming 8W of power. Super simple setup that literally takes seconds to get up and running. Control using any INSTEON controller from anywhere in the house or over the Internet.
How it works
Featuring INSTEON’s patented dual-band technology, wirelessly controlling your lights has never been more accessible or economical. Simply put your chosen INSTEON controller into linking mode, screw INSTEON LED Bulb into a light socket and the two are instantly linked. Installing the INSTEON LED Bulb is as easy as 1-2-3:
INSTEON Dimmer Module – Easy “Plug & Play” Installation
The sleek, discrete INSTEON Plug-In Dimmer makes adding customisable, fully dimmable remote control to your lamps as easy as plug and play. It’s home automation at its simplest and most convenient.
How it works
Simply plug the module into a power point and then connect a lamp or other light fitting (up to 300W max) into the module. You’ll then have control of the light from any INSTEON Controller, including remote control, automated (scheduled) control and scenes. Combine this INSTEON module with the INSTEON Hub for control via your computer or Apple / Android smartphones and tablets – from around your home or anywhere in the world.
INSTEON Relay (On/Off) Module – Easy “Plug & Play” Installation
The sleek, discrete INSTEON Plug-In Relay (On/Off) module makes adding customisable remote control to your lamps and appliances as easy as plug and play. It’s home automation at its simplest and most convenient.
How it works
Plug the module into any standard power outlet and then plug the device that you want to control into the module. Pair or add the module to your INSTEON Controller and then you’re done…it’s that easy!
What it can do
Adds INSTEON on/off control to any plug-in appliance or lamp. Here are just a few ideas…
- Non-dimmable lamps
- Audio/visual equipment
- Plug-in air conditioners
- Fountains & pool pumps
- Heated towel rails
- Electric blankets
- Plug-in fans
- Plug-in heaters
- Coffee makers
The INSTEON Mini Remote (4-Scene) is an easy-to-use remote that allows you to control INSTEON dimmers, switches and plug-in or receptacle dimmers. Now you can raise and lower light levels and program scenes for multiple lights and appliances from anywhere. Mount it to the wall to create a traditional switch in the perfect location – without having to rewire (wall mount bracket and wallplate sold separately). You can also make it a tabletop control for your nightstand, counter or coffee table by attaching it to a tabletop stand (sold separately); turn on your house lights from the car by attaching it to a visor clip (sold separately); or even use it as a lightweight handheld remote. The INSTEON Mini Remote is ultra-easy to install and operate, giving you the most flexibility for a truly smart home with INSTEON.
How it works
Each key is divided into two scene controls (left hand side is one scene, right hand side is another). Tapping the scene controller toggles between ON and OFF. Pressing and holding the scene controller will send BRIGHT or DIM commands depending upon the previous command (e.g., Last command ON, press and hold DIM. Last command OFF, press and hold BRIGHT). The LED status indicator blinks green for ON commands and red for OFF commands. The LED indicator will also let you know if a device did not acknowledge the command. Other handy features include:
- Power switch for disabling buttons (“vacation” or “pocket” mode)
- Stuck Button Mode – saves battery life by going to sleep if button stuck down
- Built-in battery charge LED indicator
Use this INSTEON Motion Sensor for indoor or outdoor applications, and link it to INSTEON relay or dimmer modules. You can even have the motion sensor trigger your INSTEON Thermostat to a favourite comfort level when you enter your home or any room in your house.
Additional features include an adjustable ‘Off’ countdown timer delay, night-only mode with adjustable light sensitivity settings, adjustable motion sensitivity, wireless range of up to 45m, 12m field of vision and a pivoting mounting bracket. INSTEON Motion sensor is a must-have for any INSTEON home automation network as an addition that will make your life more convenient, fun and energy-efficient. A 9 Volt battery is required and included.
How it works
When the INSTEON Motion Sensor detects motion it sends a wireless RF signal to the nearest INSTEON dual-mesh module which in turn relays the signal to turn on linked INSTEON devices such as lamps or appliances. After a selectable time of no motion, you can even have the sensor turn those same lights (or appliances) off.
The INSTEON Motion Sensor also features a secondary dusk / dawn control feature that is accessible with computer controllers. It allows you to set a device or group of devices to activate when the photocell detects a change in light or dark conditions for more than 3.5 minutes. Great for automatically controlling landscape lighting and more.
INSTEON Open/Close Sensor is a magnetic contact sensor that wirelessly controls lights and appliances throughout a house. When the magnetic contact is broken, such as a door or window being opened, Open/Close Sensor can do things like turn on lights, set the thermostat to its comfort setting, or trigger a custom event or scene.
- Automatically control lights and appliances when doors open and close
- Combine with the INSTEON Hub to receive SMS and email alerts
- Battery-operated for easy installation
- Excellent range – up to 45m from nearest INSTEON dual-mesh device
- Award-winning INSTEON technology provides superior reliability
Open ~ Close – On ~ Off – Simple
Simply install a battery (included), adjust the settings (jumper) based on your application, link Open/Close Sensor to other device(s) on your INSTEON network, and then it is ready for mounting. Simple.
How it Works
Simply install a battery (included), adjust the settings (jumper) based on your application, link Open/Close Sensor to other device(s) on your INSTEON network, and then it is ready for mounting. The INSTEON Open/Close Sensor has been pre-configured (default setting) to turn on a light (or other INSTEON controlled device) when your door is opened (magnetic contact is open) and off when the door is closed (magnetic contact is closed). This default setting is great for doors, windows, garage doors, sheds or closets where you want the lights to turn on when the door is opened and you can be sure the lights are off when the door is closed. Open/Close Sensor’s second setting allows for a more custom type of control: Turn on (or off) one set of lights or devices when the door is opened and turn on (or off) another set of devices when the door is closed. For example, this feature provides uses such as:
- Have lights turn on when you open the door, but leave them on when you close it
- Have lights turn on to full bright when you open the door, and dim them to 50% when the door is closed
- Combine with the INSTEON Hub to receive sms and email alerts when a door or window is open or closed
- Plus many more uses
The INSTEON Open/Close Sensor also contains an input so you can wire standard security sensors directly in so you can monitor many doors / windows from a single Open/Close Sensor.
INSTEON DIY Starter Kits Comparison
|INSTEON DIY Kit||Remote Control||Lite||Deluxe||Premium||Ultimate||Ultimate HD|
|LED Light Bulb||–||1||1||–||1||1|
|Plug-In Dimmer Module||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|Plug-In Relay (On/Off) Module||1||–||–||2||1||1|
|Wireless Indoor IP Camera – HD||–||–||–||–||–||1|
|App Control via smartphone / tablet||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Warranty||2 Years||2 Years||2 Years||2 Years||2 Years||2 Years|
|DIY Kit Price||$189||$259||$379||$449||$499||$659|