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Is there a way to dim the LEDs on a KeypadLinc? My wife says they are too bright at night.


Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:58 pm
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trekinsanity wrote:Is there a way to dim the LEDs on a KeypadLinc? My wife says they are too bright at night.

Depends on which version you have. The newer ones let you set the backlight brightness by:
  • Simultaneously press the 3rd and 6th buttons and releasing, presuming KeypadLinc is in 8 button mode; for 6 button mode it is the same physical buttons but will be the 2nd and 5th physical buttons.
  • Adjust the local load brightness level by holding down KeypadLinc Dimmer’s On/Off Button(s) to brighten or dim the controlled light.
  • Simultaneously press the 3rd and 6th buttons and then release.
  • The LED's will mimic the Brightness Level Percentage of the main load

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Thanks.

Is there a way to set the LED backlighting in Indigo?


Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:28 pm
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No, you have to use the manual steps above.

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Is there a way to have 5.0 dim the keypad LED's now via Action group / Schedule?

I know you can change intensity via the device box manually for newer modules, but can it be automated?

I would like to dim them all the way down once I tell Indigo I am sleeping, then return to full brightness during the day.


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Currently it is a UI only operation, but I'll add creating an action for it to the feature consideration list.

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Thanks!

Looks like the newer Switchlincs also allow dimming of the LED brightness indicator as well.

"Newer SwitchLincs also allow you to change the brightness level of the LEDs."

According to this forum post:

http://www.smarthome.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=8394


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I second this... even with the 10% brightness it's still too bright for us to sleep with our bedroom door open. I cut some paper the size of the keypad button and placed it behind it so it cuts the brightness down to a manageable level (although you still get bleed through around the edge of the button)... unfortunately, this makes difficult to read during the day. Having a simple actionable item that you can trigger with the isDaylight would be awesome.

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+1 vote for this. Being able to have different levels for day, night, sleeping, etc. would be outstanding!


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+1 here too - they are bright indeed at night, would love a tie in to isDaylight!


Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:59 pm
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Post Re: KeypadLinc & LEDs
Indigo only allows dimming down to 10%, but if you use the manual dimming method, you can get all the way down to 0%.
I have it set to 0% in my bedroom and it looks great at night.
I, too, vote for dimming as an actionable item.


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Yes you can dim to zero, but not for a button that is ON ;-)

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It is easy to set to "0" and it works on all models.






Just sleep facing the other direction! :lol:


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Now when i sleep the house all the LED brightness go to 1 and when we wake up in the morning it goes to 100%... this simple thing makes the whole system feel so much more polished and professional!

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