The products with the most built-in intelligence are made by PCS. Each switch can be part of 16 separate lighting scenes in your home where the dim level, and ramp rate can be indpendently programmed into the switch.
If you want to independently control 3 switched outlets, but you only have one wall switch, you might do this. Replace the one wall switch with a PCS wall switch. Then decide which of the 3 outlets you want the switch to control. Then remove the other 2 outlets and wire them so both receptacles are not switched. Now the other 2 outlets will be hot all the time and will not function with the wall switch.
Then use either one or two PCS multi-modules. These modules have 4 receptacles, 2 hot all the time and 2 X-10 controlled with independent primary addresess. The two X-10 controlled receptacles can be part of different lighting scenes with different dim levels and ramp rates. Basically, these modules are like two lamp modules in one with all the programmable features of the PCS switches. Now plug the lamps into the X-10 controlled outlets, and your other electrical devices into the 2 non-controlled outlets.
Your Pronto will control all 3 lights independently via an IR543, and you can set up some cool lighting scenes. Your halogen light will work fine with this setup if it doesn't have a built-in dimmer. If it does, you might bypass the dimmer switch by rewiring it, or use a PCS non-dimming multi-module.
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