The i3 Paddle is everything you need in one package: It can either be configured as an on/off switch or a dimmer switch with an all new clean design.
- Family-friendly design works like a standard switch; the top turns the light on, and the bottom turns it off – When in dimming mode, press and hold top to brighten, press and hold bottom to dim
Can be set for either on/off or dimming control for various fixture compatibility
On/Off mode supports switching up to 9A, 1/3 HP – Great for non-dimmable lighting or ceiling fans and exhaust fans
Dimming mode supports up to 150 Watts of dimmable LED bulbs or up to 400 Watts of incandescent or halogen bulbs
- Control one fixture or an entire room from one switch; pairs with other Insteon products for multi-switch circuits—with or without a Hub
Insteon products work together with or without a Hub. Add the Insteon Hub 2 and Director app to simplify setup, run your lighting schedules and control your lights from anywhere with an app or with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
Requires a subscription to Insteon Hub Account Access.
Simple and intuitive
The i3 Paddle is designed for everyone in your household, taking the guesswork out of setting the scene or creating the perfect mood.
With patented dual-mesh technology, even if your Wi-Fi is down, your switches still work.
The i3 Paddle is sleek and understated to blend into any decor.
i3 devices use the same unique dual-mesh Insteon technology that other Insteon products use. This means that out of the box, you can manually link i3 devices to virtually any Insteon device. Also, many of the local settings are similarly configurable. Read more about how to manually configure this and other Insteon devices.
i3 devices are supported using Insteon Hub 2 and the Director app. If you use 3rd party hardware/software (eisy, Indigo, Homeseer, etc), features may be limited as we work with those developer partners to support these new devices.
Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns
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Returns & Exchanges
New items have a 30-day return window and are warrantied for 2 years from the purchase date.
Refurbished items are guaranteed to be in good working condition but may have physical imperfections and/or may not include original packaging and documentation. If the product fails to work, you may exchange it for like product within 30 days of receipt.
Clearance items are sold as-is and do not carry a warranty.
I replaced two failed ancient 2476D Insteon switches, wired for 3-Way setup, with a pair of i3's. The were real easy to setup and pair with each other and my hub. The linking steps happened much faster than the old series switches do.
I purchased the i3 switch and i3 wall socket and they work perfectly together. I needed to replace an old dual outlet socket which was controlled by a wall switch with a wall socket where one outlet was controlled by a wall switch and the other outlet was always onl I have a similar set up in another room using the previous version the the i3 switch and socket that continue to work well after many years of use. My only complaint is that there was no "quick/simple" set up instruction for pairing the i3 switch and i3 socket. Once I paired them though, everything worked perfectly. For the convenience of controlling the wall socket the way I needed, the i3 pair was well worth the price.
Home automation needs to transcend from being geek-centric to being acceptable for home-makers. This product makes that transition well. The new management at Insteon clearly gets that.
Thank you for the review!
I have lots of Insteon products. This was my first i3 Paddle. I replaced a bedroom light fixture with a ceiling fan/light combination. Most ceiling fan/light combinations that I have recently seen have DC motors for the fan. They typically have some type of black box that serves as the receiver for a RF remote. Many of these units also don't have bulbs but have a panel consisting of several leds. Some even change color temperature or are RGB.
After I got the unit all mounted I noticed that when I turned on the SwitchLinc 2477D the light on the fan would flicker. I removed the 2477D and direct wired the fan/light and the flicker went away. The 2477D was an older revision so I brought a brand new one and still had the same issue. Set the ramp rate as low as possible and tried some other things and still had the issue.
I then thought I'd give the i3 a try since the ad copy said it could work as a dimmer or just an on/off switch. Comes set as an on/off switch. I hooked it up and the issue went away. I then went to my ISY 994 and made a change on the i3 which must have put it in dimmer mode and the issue came back again. Read the i3 directions and set it back to being an on/off switch and the issue disappeared again.
So, short story long :-) the i3 works great on DC fan/light devices if set up correctly. I'm happy with the look of the i3 even though it doesn't match exactly to every other switch in my house. As my SwitchLincs die I'll replace them with i3 switches but being that I've had some SwitchLinc switches for over 10 years and it doesn't appear I can get the i3 in ivory yet, this probably won't be happening any time soon.
The new i3 paddle is a nice update to the original Insteon switches. I installed them in a new master bathroom, and I’ve received several compliments on them. They’re elegant, clean, and fit into any decor. From a functional perspective, I LOVE the fact that I can change the operation from on/off to dimmer without haven’t to worry about which device version I’m buying. I highly recommend these new paddles and will start replacing my very old (10+ years) switches.
Thank you for your kind words and for sharing such a good looking photo. They do look great in your home.