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By Jeremy J. Glowacki May 7,2013
With its first panelized lighting products already shipping and exceeding sales expectations, Salt Lake City-based Control4 began taking orders today for its completely re-built wireless lighting control family, which replaces its eight-year-old offering. Control4 Wireless Lighting offers a revamped industrial design to reflect today’s projects and has been engineered to address both residential and commercial voltages and the increasing use of LED lighting, while integrating natively with other Control4 automation systems.
The Control4 Wireless Configurable Keypad can be configured with two to seven custom-engraved, LED backlit buttons.
The line includes new adaptive phase dimmers and combination keypad/dimmers, 0-10V dimmers for LED applications, and configurable keypads for control, as well as a broad palette of color and finish options, custom backlit engraved buttons, and programmable status LEDs supporting customizable color hues for at-a-glance feedback. Additionally, each new switch, dimmer, and keypad includes an ambient light sensor to automatically adjust the brightness of status LEDs and button backlighting.
The new Control4 Wireless Lighting product family includes many new customization enhancements, reducing programming complexity for residential and commercial installations, on both retrofit and new construction projects.
The new Control4 Wireless Lighting family includes several engineering innovations, as well. For instance, the Control4 Wireless Adaptive Phase Dimmer (U.S. MSRP $180) eliminates much of the guesswork associated with choosing the right dimmer for a project and alleviates the need to replace the dimmer when the load type changes in the future. The Wireless Adaptive Phase Dimmer is compatible with a broad range of dimmable load types including most LEDs, incandescents, halogens, electronic low-voltage (solid state) transformers, magnetic (iron core) low-voltage transformers, fluorescents, and compact fluorescents, in 120V, 240V, or 277V.
The Control4 Wireless Configurable Keypad (U.S. MSRP $200) can be configured with two to seven custom-engraved, LED backlit buttons, using four different button sizes, for a total of 37 possible configurations. For dealers, project and inventory management is a simplified, because this new wireless keypad can cover all configurations with quick setup for 120V/277V or 240V.
The Control4 Wireless Keypad Dimmer (U.S. MSRP $250, 120V, 240V, or 277V) transforms a standard light switch or dimmer into a fully customizable keypad and dimmer, combining the dimming capabilities of the Control4 Wireless Adaptive Phase Dimmer with the flexibility of the Control4 Wireless Configurable Keypad.
|The Control4 Wireless Configurable Keypad offers four different button sizes, for a total of 37 possible configurations. |
The Control4 Wireless Fan Speed Controller (U.S. MSRP $190) delivers fan speed control of standard paddle-type ceiling fans, with four fan speed buttons and an off button. The 120V Wireless Fan Speed Controller also enables fan speed to be incorporated into Control4 systems for climate control and other automated events.
Control4’s Wireless 0-10V Dimmer (U.S. MSRP $190, 120V/277V or 240V) provides in-wall control of four-wire 0-10V dimmable fluorescent ballasts and LEDs.
Control4’s Wireless Forward Phase Dimmer (U.S. MSRP $140, 120V) delivers an economical solution for dimming forward-phase compatible loads, including incandescents, line-voltage halogens, and magnetic transformers. Particularly well-suited to dimming high-wattage loads such as chandeliers and large banks of recessed lights, the Forward Phase Dimmer is also compatible with forward-phase dimmable LEDs, CFLs, and fluorescents.
The Control4 Wireless Switch (U.S. MSRP $140, 120V/277V or 240V) provides on/off control for virtually every type of load, including LED lights, incandescents, halogens, electronic low-voltage (solid state) transformers, magnetic (iron core) low voltage transformers, fluorescents, compact fluorescents, and motors, including ceiling fans and bathroom ventilation fans. With its robust relay and high amperage rating, the switch can handle high in-rush loads, such as fountain pumps or large banks of fluorescent lights. It can even be used to switch wall outlets.
Control4’s Auxiliary Keypad (U.S. MSRP $40, 120V/277V) provides an economical solution for three-way control of a load. Using the home or business’ existing in-wall three-way wiring, the Auxiliary Keypad wires directly to any compatible Control4 Dimmer, Switch, or Fan-Speed Controller.
The new Control4 Wireless Lighting products are completely compatible and easily integrated with the new Control4 Panelized Lighting products, according to the company. All Control4 Wireless Lighting products are available for immediate order by authorized Control4 dealers and are scheduled to ship in June 2013.