Insteon Direct Commands Part 2

In my article Insteon Direct Commands, I showed you how to turn devices off and on as well as set brightness levels. In this article I’m going to cover how you can control Insteon Scenes using the same technique.

Again, let’s talk about the format of the URL. The command below is the format to use when you want to turn on a scene.

The username and password are the username and password for the controller.

The is the IP address and port number assigned to the controller.

The /0?1113 is the part that turns on the scene. The 1113 simply means turn on (11) scene (13).

You can identify the scene number that you want to control by editing the scene in the Android app, and finding the Group Number. That Group Number is the scene number.

The 11 in the command can also be set to the following depending on what you want to do. Even though you can brighten and dim the scene in increments I could not find a way to set the brightness level specifically as we can with devices. If anyone knows how to do this, please post in the comments.

Fast On 12
Off 13
Fast Off 14
Brighten 15
Dim 16

Turn a Scene On:

So for example, lets assume the username and password is admin and password respectively, the Hub IP is, the port is 25105, the Insteon Scene to control is Group Number 13, and we want to turn on that scene to full brightness. The above command would look like this:


Dropping that command in the browser would turn on the specified scene. It’s worth mentioning that you do not need to specify the username and password. If they’re omitted, you will be prompted for the credentials when you send the command, and any subsequent commands you send will work without re-typing them during the current browser session.

Turn the Scene Off:


Brighten the Scene load:


Dim the Scene load:


Fast On:


Fast Off:



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