Clare Controls ships ClareVue Lighting, touts price as differentiator
Clare Controls said its ClareVue Lighting Z-Wave product line is now shipping. And it's betting that its products will cost half as much as its "luxury" competitors' do.
The line features master and accessory dimmers and switches, receptacles and programmable keypads that network together. And of course, it integrates with the ClareHome automation system.
From the press release:
ClareVue lighting offers many benefits to integrators. It delivers easily customized, luxury performance across all lighting types, including dimmable LED/CFL, incandescent, halogen, magnetic low-voltage, and electronic low-voltage loads. The components do not require special house wiring and—since Z-Wave technology is built into Clare’s CLIQ hosts—a separate lighting controller is not required. This allows for easy scalability in new and retrofit installations.
With the ClareVue Lighting Wizard built into the latest release of Clare’s Fusion Configuration Tool, integrators will find it simple to create sophisticated lighting applications. Installation is reduced to a three-step “add–configure–deploy” process, with built-in best practices helping to assure that all required parameters are entered, and that they are correct.
Advanced features include reliable synchronized feedback mechanisms that reflect lighting conditions instantly via LEDs in both master and accessory components, and in the Clare user interface.
The system is based on Z-Wave mesh networking, the leading wireless automation technology. Powerful, reliable, and secure, ClareVue smashes the troublesome 50-device / 30-foot range limitations inherent in “hub and spoke” wireless lighting architectures.
Clare VP of Sales Jeff Zemanek, a longtime employee of Lutron, is spearheading the push. "The convenience of lighting controls is no longer for just the wealthy,” he said. “A low cost, reliable system like this, one that is easy to install and program, will finally allow our partners to make lighting control a standard in all homes."