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Lighting Controls: A Look Into the Future

Whether it was at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES),  the International Builders’ Show, K/BIS, or Dallas Market, most of the technological innovation revolved around controlling everything in our homes via our tablets and smartphones.

Lutron

The company has released two new integration capabilities for its affordable, easy-to-install smart home system Caséta Wireless. The updates include Samsung SmartThings™ – Caséta Wireless customers can connect its system dimmers and Lutron Serena Shades to the Samsung SmartThings app, providing another option of control and convenience for a more complete smart home; and Nest Cam – by leveraging the intelligence of Nest’s person alerts, Caséta Wireless dimmers and switches can now turn on when a person is detected by Nest Cam Indoor or Outdoor providing additional security and peace of mind. www.lutron.com

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Leviton

The company added three new devices – an electronic low-voltage dimmer, a 0-10V LED/
Mark 7® fluorescent dimmer, and a Quiet Fan speed control – to its existing line of Decora® digital controls with Bluetooth® technology.
These devices provide the ability to dim and time lighting or manage a fan’s speed without the need of a hub, gateway, or Internet connection. Users simply pair the device with the Leviton Decora digital dimmer & timer app and use on-screen menu options to control lights or fan speed with Apple or Android smartphones or tablets within a 30-foot range.

“We are pleased to offer these exciting new additions to round out the Decora Digital line of products,” says Randall Rosenbaum, Product Manager/Residential Lighting Controls. “Decora Digital Controls with Bluetooth technology take traditional lighting control to the next level, bringing convenience and security to the home.”

Digital circuitry provides programmable soft-fade on and fade-off as well as the ability to set the maximum light level for energy savings.
The Decora Digital Electronic Low-Voltage Dimmer is compatible with ELV, dimmable LED, dimmable CFL, incandescent, or halogen loads. The Decora Digital 0-10V LED/ Mark 7 Fluorescent Dimmer is designed for use with LED and fluorescent ballasts and fixtures using 1-10V power supplies. It is dual-voltage 120V/277V and requires no power pack for switching. A matching remote for both dimmers is available for 3-way/multi-control applications. www.leviton.com

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Hubbell

The new wiSTAR 0-10V Dimming Relay is designed specifically to enhance dimmable LED lighting. This simple solution for lighting control and daylight harvesting is wireless, self-powered, and features EnOcean technology. From retrofitting older structures to new buildings, wiSTAR is a simple way to ensure flexibility, energy savings, and cost reductions. The wiSTAR products are built with input and insight from Hubbell Lighting to make them “future-proof,” thereby ensuring they won’t be outdated as SSL technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace.n www.hubbelllighting.com

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Legrand

The latest updates to the adorne Wi-Fi lighting system is comprised of the Hub, a backend control center that communicates with all of adorne’s Wi-Fi-ready light switches, and the new Legrand Lighting Control App that together control lights throughout the home from any location, whether the user is at home or away.

The upgraded system makes installation and operation of wireless lighting technology easier and more convenient than ever, keeping in step with today’s technology trends in which homeowners control home systems and products from their smart devices.

“Today’s homeowners are looking for products that add tangible benefit and refinement to the lifestyle in the home — we’re in an era in which innovation is truly elevating the home experience,” says Amy Hahne, VP/Marketing for the adorne collection. “With the new adorne Wi-Fi Lighting System, users can have complete control of the lights in every room from their fingertips. Lights can be dimmed for ambience, turned on for security, and turned off to save energy. It’s a brilliant update that makes homes smarter and more sophisticated.” 

Both the Hub and Lighting Control App are compatible with select light switches in the adorne portfolio. The system works with the adorne sofTap™ Wi-Fi Ready Switch, sofTap™ Wi-Fi Ready Dimmer, Touch™ Wi-Fi Ready Switch, Touch™ Wi-Fi Ready Dimmer, adorne Whisper™ Wi-Fi Ready Switch, and adorne Whisper™ Wi-Fi Ready Dimmer.

The Hub, a black box control center communicates with all the Wi-Fi ready switches in the home. The Lighting Control app enables users to control the lights from wherever they are located. Users can create custom lighting scenes – programmed such as “date night” or “study time” – that automatically dim or brighten lights. The app can also be used to control the lights remotely while away from home. www.legrand.us

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Leviton

The company added three new devices – an electronic low-voltage dimmer, a 0-10V LED/
Mark 7® fluorescent dimmer, and a Quiet Fan speed control – to its existing line of Decora® digital controls with Bluetooth® technology.
These devices provide the ability to dim and time lighting or manage a fan’s speed without the need of a hub, gateway, or Internet connection. Users simply pair the device with the Leviton Decora digital dimmer & timer app and use on-screen menu options to control lights or fan speed with Apple or Android smartphones or tablets within a 30-foot range.

“We are pleased to offer these exciting new additions to round out the Decora Digital line of products,” says Randall Rosenbaum, Product Manager/Residential Lighting Controls. “Decora Digital Controls with Bluetooth technology take traditional lighting control to the next level, bringing convenience and security to the home.”

Digital circuitry provides programmable soft-fade on and fade-off as well as the ability to set the maximum light level for energy savings.
The Decora Digital Electronic Low-Voltage Dimmer is compatible with ELV, dimmable LED, dimmable CFL, incandescent, or halogen loads. The Decora Digital 0-10V LED/ Mark 7 Fluorescent Dimmer is designed for use with LED and fluorescent ballasts and fixtures using 1-10V power supplies. It is dual-voltage 120V/277V and requires no power pack for switching. A matching remote for both dimmers is available for 3-way/multi-control applications. www.leviton.com

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Crestron

The new release of Crestron Studio® Software is complete with new features and system improvements that make it simple to create intuitive touch-screen interfaces, add components, and create custom living solutions — without having to write a single line of code.

Crestron Studio® is fully compatible with Crestron Pyng® software, offering an intuitive, ultra-reliable experience tailored to customers’ needs. Functionalities such as Pyng Smart Graphics™ software applications and Pyng Trigger/Listens can be added to Studio projects, giving customers the lifestyle they demand, at their command.

The remotes work seamlessly, with every button already programmed for every residential feature. If customers require customized solutions, the default programming is easily modified, giving them tailored automation technology. www.crestron.com

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