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2477S New Paddle Assembly


Brian H

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I saw this mentioned by a Insteon dealer maybe two months back, on the X10 Forums. They are now showing on the Smarthome sales site.

The paddle assembly on the 2477S On-Off Relay Switchlinc. Has been changed. It now only has two single light pipes, On and Off. All the light pipe positions that show light levels when used on a dimmer style are gone.

It was suggested you could buy a paddle change kit and get the old style paddle assembly with all the light pipes on it. I don't think this would work. As the paddle change kits. Required you to remove the light pipes from the old one and use them on the new one. The new style does not have the full light pipe in it to be moved.

The model number is the same just the paddle assembly has been changed. I would expect depending on existing stock in the warehouse. You may still get the older style or be surprised with a new style one.

I just looked at the Smarthome Sales web site. On the top page of the site. There is an announcement of the updated paddle assembly.

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I have two 2476S modules in use since early 2006.

I remember the Icons.  They where a less feature Insteon Module. Though early one where rumored to really be a full function Insteon module. I have a few Icons in storage. Some had a Green LED and some an Amber LED.

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  • 4 months later...

Just received a replacement Switchlinc and was surprised to only see two LEDs instead of a full light bar. This helps indicate if a switch is dimmable or not depending if there is a full light bar or not. I can't imagine anybody running out to change their switches to these new style paddles. I'd rather see some type of redesign of the switches to make them feel more solid like a lutron or leviton. Would also like to see keypads turned into an LED screen for each individual button so you can program the button labels and icons remotely rather than having to buy button kits or custom engraved buttons.

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I saw a complaint on the Smarthome Forums. Seems they changed the plastic color on the Whites again. So now there are more differences between original , later and present white colors. They also indicated they where almost semi transparent and you could see shadows of the LEDs when in a darkened room. Administrator said QC was looking into it.

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3 minutes ago, Brian H said:

I saw a complaint on the Smarthome Forums. Seems they changed the plastic color on the Whites again. So now there are more differences between original , later and present white colors. They also indicated they where almost semi transparent and you could see shadows of the LEDs when in a darkened room. Administrator said QC was looking into it.

Two mentalities there. While one part of SH is concerned about that small of a detail, another section of the brain created a new Leak Detector with components sticking out past the cover, so it can never close.

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8 minutes ago, Brian H said:

I saw a complaint on the Smarthome Forums. Seems they changed the plastic color on the Whites again. So now there are more differences between original , later and present white colors. They also indicated they where almost semi transparent and you could see shadows of the LEDs when in a darkened room. Administrator said QC was looking into it.

At Christmas I bought over one hundred 2477S''s and 2477D's for a new house.  Are they going to be the same color?

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4 hours ago, MustangChris04 said:

Just received a replacement Switchlinc and was surprised to only see two LEDs instead of a full light bar. This helps indicate if a switch is dimmable or not depending if there is a full light bar or not. I can't imagine anybody running out to change their switches to these new style paddles. I'd rather see some type of redesign of the switches to make them feel more solid like a lutron or leviton. Would also like to see keypads turned into an LED screen for each individual button so you can program the button labels and icons remotely rather than having to buy button kits or custom engraved buttons.

All would be nice. The question is whether or not enough people would want to pay what all these would cost. As it is, most people go for the cheapest device. 

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The 2477D dimmer version still has all of the LEDs as far as I can see. So now they actually have two different paddle assemblies. Use to able to buy one color change kit and it would fit either style. Well that is if the color change and light pipe kits are still being sold.

 

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11 hours ago, palayman said:

At Christmas I bought over one hundred 2477S''s and 2477D's for a new house.  Are they going to be the same color?

I suspect if they where all bought at the same time. They would match at least all the of the same  type. Dimmers match dimmers and relay match relay.

Maybe doing a sample of the ones you bought. Will give you more information.

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12 hours ago, palayman said:

At Christmas I bought over one hundred 2477S''s and 2477D's for a new house.  Are they going to be the same color?

I got several of the new 2477s's at the Christmas sale, and the color (light ivory) is the same as the previously installed 2477S's and 2477d's.  Just getting around to installing them now.

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2 hours ago, Brian H said:

I suspect if they where all bought at the same time. They would match at least all the of the same  type. Dimmers match dimmers and relay match relay.

Maybe doing a sample of the ones you bought. Will give you more information.

Thanks. Unfortunately in almost all cases there will be at least one of each next to each other.  Can't do a comparison right now - they are in a storage locker 1000 miles away. 

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  • 7 months later...

The new paddles are interchangeable with old switches and vice-versa.

You can also use light pipes on either or... just use the small ones from the kit on the new paddles.

I just replaced a flakey older single-band switch with a new 2477S and reused the paddle from old switch on it because I have yellow light pipes and it looked funny in a 3 gang wall plate with its single LED holes alongside the older style.

 

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