But, I would love it if someone out there told me I was wrong, and that we can use an XBee to control these devices.
I have a number of X10 devices, and I hate all of them. They are very unreliable.
Forget it.It was a bit on ebay. FInal Price was 250 $. (It is cheaper than original).I think the best way for doing my project will be using x10. Or do you know a way how to control the electric outlets using ZigBee?
I hold exactly zero expectations of a wall switch that will work with several manufacturer's controllers.
No, I've never heard of anyone controlling zigbee home automation with an arduino. It may have been done, but I haven't ran across it yet. I have a number of X10 devices, and I hate all of them. They are very unreliable.If you search around this forum though, there are several people that have controlled lights and appliances with various techniques using an Arduino and XBee or other radio device.
XBee can be a solution with normal electric outlets?