1. Replacing a Single 2-way (up\down or on\off) light swtich that controls a light fixture only. Choices and benifits of a perticular choice over another?
--Intermatic HA06C - 300W I assume this is fine for this purpose like a single 60w bulb or 3 of them in 1 fixture.
2. Replacing a Single 2-way (up\down or on\off) switch that currently controls a standard ceiling fan (has 2 pull strings for the light and fan respectively)
--Not sure if there is an option for this at all other then replacing the fan with one that requires seperate light and fan switches? if anyone could clarify
3. Replacing a Single 2-way (up\down or on\off) switch that currently controls a wall receptacle.
--Best to get a on\off switch without DIM functions or can DIM be disabled or not used?
--Other options for this type of situation
4. Replacing Wall receptacles
--I cant think of anything specific to ask on these, so anything current users want to add?
1.) If the light/fixture supports dimming, I'd recommend the HA06C which is on backorder, but only $15 at homeseer right now. You can generally go with the lower rated (300w) switches, unless you've got a heavy load on it. For example, I used one of the HA06C switches in a room with 4 lights on the line just fine, but it wouldn't work in a room with 8 can lights (too high of a power draw for the switch).
2.) For fans/flourescent lights, I think you have to use a "relay" switch as opposed to a dimmer: http://store.homeseer.com/store/Relay-Wall-Switches-C63.aspx
You'd still have to split the controls into both a fan and a light switch, but you could at least control each individually.
3. & 4.) You can either replace the receptacle switch with one of the above relay switches, or the receptacle itself with one of these: http://store.homeseer.com/store/Receptacles-C126.aspx
I'd recommend the HA01C
5.) I went with the HA07C remote and HA-22 usb stick when I bought my stuff and they both work just fine with LMCE (other than something I'm trying to track down in 0810, but I don't think it's z-wave related). Someone else could probably tell you for sure, but I think the micasaverde stick (http://shop.micasaverde.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=110&products_id=151
) works as well. With the micasaverde stick, you don't have to put all of the devices into a remote, then transfer the info to the usb stick, it's all done in one step.
For compatibility, you can look at the micasaverde shop (their system is built off of linuxmce), but the Homeseer store seems to have better prices for somethings: http://store.homeseer.com/store/index.aspx
Hope this helps.