Lighting the Future
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a Control4 dealer in possession of an upscale client list must be in want of a more advanced lighting control solution.
For those of you in the audience who aren’t Jane Austen fans, that is of course a joke. But there’s an element of truth in it as well.
Over the past decade, Control4 has made incredible strides in the areas of entertainment control, comfort automation, security integration and monitoring, and even complete compatibility with third-party lighting control systems. But in those 10 years, its own wireless lighting hardware has been a bit minimalist in terms of scope: a dimmer, a switch, a few keypads and tabletop and outlet controls.
Until now, that is. Control4 has introduced a robust new line of fully featured wireless lighting devices, including adaptive phase dimmers compatible with virtually any type of load; wireless ceiling fan speed controls; keypad dimmers that transform any switch into a sophisticated combination lighting and automation controller; auxiliary keypads for three-way dimming; dedicated switches; 10v dimmers; 277v dimmers—everything you could possibly want from an advanced lighting control line, all simply and easily programmed from within the Control4 Composer Pro software.
Add to that complete compatibility with the company’s new panelized solution, and it’s hard to imagine any lighting control situation—residential or commercial—that Control4 can’t handle.
Before you really dig into the technological innovations of Control4’s new wireless lighting solution, though, it’s hard not to notice the stunning aesthetics of the new lineup. Control4 senior product manager Scott Stephenson says of the new design,
“I will be the first to admit that our previous product line—although it’s served us very well—is not something that someone is going to put in a multimillion-dollar house and say, ‘Yes, that looks fantastic!’ So we spent a lot of time upfront on industrial design to ensure that our entire lighting lineup would look gorgeous in any environment.”
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