--- Mark Lamourine <mlamouri@...> wrote:
> When looking at the pictures of products from X10, Leviton, RCA, IBM and
> others I have noticed that they all seem to use the same enclosures for
> things like lamp modules and appliance/tranceiver modules.
> Do they just all use the same plastic extrusion company, or are they
> really the same devices with different brands stamped on the front?
> Who really makes this stuff?
> Also, does the brand name matter? I have a slick Leviton catalog, with a
> pretty comprehensive list of modules and infrastructure devices (surge
> suppressors and bridge/repeaters). They look like "Brand Name" stuff.
> Does it really matter who you get stuff from?
> - Mark (Who's buying Leviton from Smarthome right now)
I don't really have the answer to who makes the different brands of X10
modules. I always thought that the Leviton brand was manufactured by Leviton.
No idea who makes X10, Radio Shack, IBM, etc. However, I have had better luck
with the Leviton brand of products. I have had X10 brand wall switches fail,
but all my Leviton switches are still working. I tend to buy from Worthington
Distribution http://www.worthdist.com (no connection, just a happy customer). Their
prices are almost always lower than Smarthome. For example, the Leviton 6343
1000Watt Dimming wall switch: $ 79.95 at Smarthome, $74.95 at Worthington.
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