Wired and wireless control systems11 February 2016
Lighting controls for both wired and wireless solutions, new and retrofit applications, are on show at the Rako Controls stand.
Mood lighting systems offer the user the ability to recall a scene, or mood of lighting, at the touch of a single button despite controlling multiple circuits and lamp types. Circuits are split to define zones and highlight room features and are programmed to suit the different uses of a space.
More complex projects may suit the wired network with centralised RAK units, or possibly combined systems, giving a mix of both. The company says that the ability to offer wireless, wired or combined options means it can offer the
best possible approach for any project and gives the safety net should cables be forgotten, or extra wall-plates be needed after walls are sealed.
With controls for all lighting types, Rako points out that it concentrates on the challenges of dimming LEDs, offering products for direct control of lamps as well as trailing edge, 0-10V and DALI options for dimmable drivers. The world of LED lighting is changing fast, the company believes, and picking a route through the somewhat baffling range of products and confusing terminology is hard.
To assist with this, Rako offers LED lamp testing in its lab facilities, allowing installers and specifiers to be certain of dimming performance before installation. With control options ranging from keypads, remotes, tablets or smartphone Apps, Rako claims that it provides the user with ultimate flexibility.