Control module for lighting system, Linux... recommendations?

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Can anyone recommend a lighting control module that will work via USB on a Linux system e.g. Fedora? Or perhaps something like this can work via an ethernet IP network?

I expect it would be to control around 50 lights, and for each light there would be an ON/OFF control, and for some a dimmer control.

I imagine these control modules control relays that are connected to specific control connections on the light switches, in order to allow manual control as well for a single or range of lights.

An SDK/API is required so the lighting controls can be programmed from whatever language.

The ideal option would be a networked lighting control system with an HTTP API.
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Get Insteon or X10 to send control signals over power lines - see X10.com or smarhome.com
for hardware.  This is old & cheap technology, control modules also are plentiful on ebay.

Look at misterhouse.sourceforge.net for way more control features than you
need, would be easy to extract the few parts you need for lighting only.

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