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Scenemaster Product History
Originally originally developed by PCS (Powerline Control Systems) these high quality, X10 compatible wall switches are a low cost alternative to hard-wired lighting systems. After PCS ended production they sold this product to OnQ Legrand. Then in 2009 Stewart Electronics bought this product line from OnQ Legrand and moved the manufacturing to the USA.

Changes to the original PCS designs were minimal. Consisting only of minor faceplate and part number changes & packaging. All of the same scene capabilities still exist.

PART NUMBER CROSS REFERENCE

  • ORIGINAL PCS PART # SS1LS-600-X (600W Dimming Loads) = OnQ Legrand/Stewart Electronics PART # 364798-XX
  • ORIGINAL PCS PART # SS1LS-1000-X (1000W Dimming Loads) = OnQ Legrand/Stewart Electronics PART # 364799-XX
  • ORIGINAL PCS PART # SS1F/S-8 (1000W Non-Dimming Loads) = OnQ Legrand/Stewart Electronics PART # 364802-XX
  • ORIGINAL PCS PART # SSR-3-X (Slave Switch) = OnQ Legrand/Stewart Electronics PART # 364800-XX
    • X=(color): White(01), Ivory(02), Almond (03), Brown (05), Black (05), Light Almond (08)

The SS1 Smart Switch can be retrofitted into existing homes to allow for local and remote control capability. The SmartSwitch comes in several variations (600W and 1000W versions) and can be dimmed or set for ON/OFF operation only. It is available in 6 colors (white, ivory, almond, brown, black and Light Almond). All models can control both incandescent and magnetic low voltage loads.

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364798 CLOSE-OUT replacement for PCS part # SS1LS (600 WATT) was made by OnQ with no changes made to product other than faceplates and packaging  *** - SEE 363143 FOR ACTUAL PICTURE ***
364798 CLOSE-OUT replacement for PCS part # SS1LS (600 WATT) was made by OnQ with no changes made to product other than faceplates and packaging *** - SEE 363143 FOR ACTUAL PICTURE ***
List Price: $85.00
Purchase Price: $55.00
Savings: $30.00

CLOSEOUT REPLACEMENT - ALL SALES ARE FINAL Lighting, Switch, PLC / X-10, Dimmer 600 watt, Gloss Finish, Smooth Paddle. Compatible with any Powerline Carrier / x-10 Device or system. WHITE, Replacement foras PCS Scenemaster SS1LS-600 (Scene Learning may not function with some installs).
364799 CLOSEOUT replacement for PCS part # SS1LS (1000 WATT) was made by OnQ with changes made to faceplates and packaging *** NOT AS PICTURED - SEE 363143 FOR ACTUAL PICTURE ***
364799 CLOSEOUT replacement for PCS part # SS1LS (1000 WATT) was made by OnQ with changes made to faceplates and packaging *** NOT AS PICTURED - SEE 363143 FOR ACTUAL PICTURE ***
List Price: $115.00
Purchase Price: $75.00
Savings: $40.00

PCS has been around for several years selling top quality X-10 lighting equipment.

Once thought to be obsolete, the PCS scenemaster switch is now manufactured in the USA by Stewart Electronics

The original features which set PCS apart included soft start, last state restored, brighten from off, preset dimming, low voltage inductive load capability and microstep. The PCS SceneMaster features include:
  1. Sixteen scenes such as 8 whole house scenes 4 room scenes, and 4 special pathway scenes.
  2. Variable receive level from 10mV to 350 mV.
  3. Visual lighting feedback helps installer know if program changes are accepted
  4. Security mode flashes selected lights automatically
  5. Variable scene ramp rates from instant-on to 13 minutes
  6. Channel disable feature to remove selected channels from specific scenes
  7. Simple and fast setting and changing scene levels

PCS sent me 3 pieces of hardware to play with for this review.

Smart Switch SS1LS-600, SS1LS-1000, SS1F/S, SSR-1/SSR-3 (3-way / Aux)

OK ... here's more top quality X-10 switches. Again, it's a bit more money than I'd like to see but as I said in another switch review ... it's a supply and demand world out there and in order for prices to come down we all need to buy more stuff.

The switch is rated at 1000 watts model although (as with other high wattage switches) it is down rated if used in multiple gang situations. It also requires a neutral wire to be present and for multiple switch operation a slave switch is required (Model SSR-1).

This new generation of switches while more expensive, is giving us a multitude of features and higher quality than its predecessors. Here's a list of some of the things the PCS system will do for you:

  • All PCS products contain original PCS features and SceneMaster features listed above.
  • Tap Top Once = gradual rise to last dim setting.
  • Tap Top Twice = On to full bright
  • Tap Bottom Once = gradual dim to off.
  • Hold Top = Brighten
  • Hold Bottom = Dim
  • Firmly press the bottom of the rocker to isolate the switch from the powerline for safety when changing bulbs etc.

All in all another excellent product that does much more than just turn the lights on and off. Retail price for the 1000W switch is $140.

Multi-Module MM2L/S = 12/18/2014 NO LONGER MANUFACTURED!

This module has 4 receptacles and plugs into a standard duplex outlet. The top 2 receptacles are feedthrough only (ie just plug in normal equipment). The bottom 2 outlets are controlled (via any X-10 transmitter) and offer all of the SceneMaster features mentioned above as well as:

  • All PCS products contain original PCS features and SceneMaster features listed above.
  • 800 W/Channel, 800W Total
  • Control 2 Lamp Circuits
  • Center Screw for Secure Mounting

This is a quick and easy way to set up some lighting scenes in your home theater without any wiring whatsoever (using lamps plugged into an MM2). Retail Price = $133.

Lighting Modules LM4L/S, LM1L/S = 12/18/2014 NO LONGER MANUFACTURED!

For higher loads the LM-1 (and its 4 channel LM-4 partner) will control up to 2000 watts of lighting with all the SceneMaster features mentioned above. The units can be programmed using a simple X-10 maxi controller and are controlled by remote switches or an X-10 controller. Designed to be wired directly into the lighting system these modules can be wall or panel mounted in the electrical closet adjacent to the main electrical panel.

  • All PCS products contain original PCS features and SceneMaster features listed above.
  • 2000W or 15Amps
  • Four/One Circuits
  • Mounts on Standard Four Gang Box
  • Internal Fuse Protection
  • Slave Switch Control of each Channel