The X10 Wall Switch Module replaces an existing light switch to provide both local and X10 control of the connected light. This module controls incandescent lights rated between 40W and 500W. Anyone in your home can control your fixtures locally with the simple and accessible wall switch. But with an X10 remote, like the PalmPad Remote Control, the Switch will respond to the All Lights On and All Units Off commands. X10 wireless remotes and plug-in controllers, like the Mini Controller allow you to remotely dim and brighten incandescent bulbs. The Switch can be installed on an outdoor fixture. Turn on your porch light with the Keychain Remote to avoid navigating steps in the dark. Indoor fixtures on the Switch give any room in your house a relaxed, inviting atmosphere by dimming bulbs that were only on/off lights in the past. Convert all your old switches, and light up the whole house with a single command for an instant welcome or increased safety. With your X10 wireless remote or timed plug-in controllers, like the Mini Timer, connecting you to the fixtures in your home, the Switch makes turning everything off when it's not in use a breeze. The X10 Wall Switch Module enhances your home lighting further with the new Soft Start feature. Lights fade up gradually in about 2 seconds to soften that sudden brightness that can be uncomfortable, and even disorienting. And with Resume Dimming, your lights will remember the level they were previously dimmed to and will brighten to that level on their next use. When the time comes to shut your lights off, a gradual fade of approximately 2 seconds will dim down to off, for a pleasant effect as opposed to instant darkness.