ALC Lighting Control Board Location
ALC Dimmer Switch Module
ALC Relay Switch Module
Lighting Control system (ALC) provides the homeowner with the ability to
control and program house lighting with more versatility than ever before.
Switches and dimmers can be programmed to control more than a single light
or outlet. Complete "lighting scenes" can be created and stored for
recall at the touch of a switch, time of day or event action.
Dimming levels can be preset or easily changed to new levels by the user.
The ALC Interface module, switches and dimmers are an optional add-on to
either the HMS 925 or 1050 Home Management Systems. In addition, the
ALC can be programmed to work in "House Mode" scenarios. For example,
an "at home" mode would set all indoor and outdoor lighting levels, arm or
disarm the security system, set the heating or cooling level and open the
drapes. Multiple house mode settings are possible with the HMS system.
The HMS / ALC system responds instantly to system commands or a lengthy
System programming (security, energy, appliances, lighting) can be done by
the interested home owner using the OnQ HMS Homeowners Software or the
trained technicians at Carolina Wiring Service, Inc. can do it for you.
Although the HMS system also controls lighting using X10 modules, the ALC
system adds enhancements and versatility above what an X10 system offers.
The ALC interface module for the
HMS 925 system offers 31 points of lighting and/or appliance control. The ALC
interface module for the HMS 1050 system offers 4 branches of 31 points for a total of 124
lighting and/or appliance control points. The ALC Interface Module is mounted onto
the HMS system controller with a jumper connection for power and communications.
Control, status and programming information is entered and displayed on the HMS keypad LCD
ALC wall switches include four
types: Relay Switches (for on-off lighting/power control), Dimmer Switches (for
light dimming control), Auxiliary Switches (for "slave" control of a relay or
dimmer switch) and Program Switches for programmed control of a relay or dimmer switch.