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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan68 View Post
    6 can lights total. Light 1, light2, light 4, controlled from first switch. Light 1, light2, light3 controlled by second switch . Only Light 4 controlled by 3rd switch. Any help on this one greatly appreciated the . Need relay of some kind, Right? Customer is willing to pay what's needed to make this happen.
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    get addressable can lights. they make nice LED ones.
    i'm assuming each of those lighting scenes you want
    controlled from a separate location.

    put a switch wherever you want one. if you want more
    than one scene at a location, get a control with multiple
    buttons for that location.

    use the free software and program it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Alwon View Post
    We did the same thing in a masdter bedroom. We had chandelier, 3 rows of track - 2 switches, uplights and sconces. We put in a table top unit by the night table and added a keypad. All the switches were hidden in a closet area. We also added a remote switch.

    Now then can turn on any combination of lights that they want and from the bedside they can do the same. There is also an all on and all off control on the keypad.
    thanks for your help. Lutron wireless control modules installed by each light, with PJ2 push button switches on wall, seem like my best option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nathan68 View Post
    thanks for your help. Lutron wireless control modules installed by each light, with PJ2 push button switches on wall, seem like my best option.

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    Dang another lost sale to a better, more suitable product.

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    The big advantage with using addressable lamps is that the built-in LED ballast receives AC power directly as if they were bulbs on a ceiling fan. Any remote management is done directly at each ballast.

    Lutron makes a remote that works with several different addressable lamps, so presumably you use three of those so lamps 1, 2 responds to remote A and B. 3 to B only. 4 to C only. I haven't been around them long enough to know if they're reliable as wired DALI equivalent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwired View Post
    If you are doing what I think you are doing, you either need some relays, solid state logic relays, or even just some multipole switches and a little know how to draw up the logic needed.
    Quote Originally Posted by peter d View Post
    Why do that when there are ready made lighting control systems available?
    In that case someone else already done "that" and you installed their baby, still needed some more complex controls then a simple switch or two.

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    Call Doug 1615-263-2000 he can program you a smart switch that works off your house neutral. It's a decora style switch that wires like a regular switch. He can basically program it to override the 4th light and still allow it to come on with the other 2 from a different switch. This guy has allowed us to switch items in homes that I didn't know was possible.

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    Use two 2-pole toggle switches and a 1-pole toggle switch. Wire the first pole of each of the 2-pole switches in parallel to control L1, L2. Wire the second pole of first switch to control L3. Wire the second pole of the second switch to control L5, L6. Wire the 1pole switch to control L4. I'm assuming the lights are on one circuit or things might get messy with hots and neutrals.

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    Welp. I left out the most important piece. The big advantage of using addressable lamps is that the each bulb receives utility power directly and the dimming is done at individual L.E.D. ballast so you eliminate dimmer incompatibility issues and usually less ballast buzzing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Alwon View Post
    You need to use a Lutron system with a keypad. You install Maestro type switches and then the keypad gets programmed to control the lighting as you wish. Call Lutron they will set you up with part numbers etc.
    Absolutely! Lurton will make you look like a professional genius. Much better than some homemade lashup that will be hard for others to support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsteed View Post
    Use two 2-pole toggle switches and a 1-pole toggle switch. Wire the first pole of each of the 2-pole switches in parallel to control L1, L2. Wire the second pole of first switch to control L3. Wire the second pole of the second switch to control L5, L6. Wire the 1pole switch to control L4. I'm assuming the lights are on one circuit or things might get messy with hots and neutrals.
    I think that you must have missed the point where the customer wants to be able to turn the appropriate lights either ON or OFF from each location, regardless of the current state of the switches and lights.

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