after working with DDamron this last week I'm very excited to have my new Insteon controlled lights up and running. I do feel like there is some functionality that could be added though, and that is will the speed the lights dim and the level they return to when the event ends.
For example: It would be nice to have the lights blink before a movie starts (like real theater) but then dim slowly rather than simply flipping off. When the movie is over, my eyes are not ready for a full on bright light. It would be nice to bring the lights up to 50% or just really brighten slowly rather then quickly flipping on.
Again, just a feature request.
I've noticed that default ramp rates are different for different devices. LampLincs have a slow ramp rate, while switchlincs and keypadlincs have instant (very fast) ramp rates.
now, what you can do, if you want a specific light to be a slow ramp rate, program the ramp rate in that device as per the instructions.
the nice thing about slow ramp rates, is that it also tends to 'hide' the 'ladder' effect.
I'm also currently working on another device template defined as an Insteon Group. When that device (it has it's own device) is changed, it will utilize Insteon's Group functionality, and change all lights at the same time.
As far as blinking the light, I'm not sure, but I'd think you could chain a few lighting commands to the scenario... worth a shot.