Programmable wallbox dimmer

  • US 7,663,325 B2
  • Filed: 02/05/2007
  • Issued: 02/16/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/15/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A wallbox dimmer for controlling a light intensity level of a lamp, the wallbox dimmer having a normal operational mode and a programming mode, the wallbox dimmer comprising:

  • an intensity level switch; and

    a microcontroller operatively coupled to the intensity level switch,wherein, in the normal operational mode, the microcontroller causes the light intensity level of the lamp to vary in response to an actuation of the intensity level switch, and, in the programming mode, the microcontroller enables a user to program any of a plurality of programmable features provided by the wallbox dimmer and causes the wallbox dimmer to vary between a feature selection mode and a value selection mode in response to an actuation of a control switch, andwherein, in the value selection mode, the intensity level switch enables user-selection of a desired one of a plurality of programmable feature values associated with a desired one of said plurality of programmable features.

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