Lutron Abella – dimmer with extended functions

Lutron Abella

Lutron Abella is not just a simple dimmer. Except possibility to set lighting level it offers another good feature. If the on/off button is pressing till the LED flashes and then releasing, the Abella dimmer gives you 30 seconds delay before your lights fade to off. It might be useful if you don’t have emote control but don’t want to go to bed in the dark. The Abella has buttons featuring a sleek, curved design that is comfortable on your fingertips. Built-in LED which moves as you change the light level, makes the lighting control more user friendly. Included power-failure memory will save your preferences even power will be down some time.

Play with flash demo of Abella dimmer from Lutron. You can see it in action.

Dimmers save our environment

Lutron demonstrates on its new site how using dimmers (and especially produced by Lutron) instead of ordinary switches can reduce the energy consumption. As result CO2 emission should be reduced as well. So, we save our environment from pollution.

To be honest using of dimmers produced by other companies gives you the same result. So, it doesn’t matter what brand you’ll choose.

Stylish dimmers from Leviton Acenti

Leviton Acenti Dimmer

Lighting control is one of the most important aspects of home automation. Its elements (switches, dimmers etc) should be not only good designed inside but they have to look nice and stylish. Dimmers from collection Acenti produced company Leviton can be a good example of that thesis. Highlight of control bar, indication of dimming level, memorization of last level and stylish design will help you feel comfortable in your home.

The Leviton Acenti dimmers is available on Smarthome site at price $39.99 in six colors: Natural, Driftwood, Onyx, Slate, Quartz, and Alabaster.

Z-Wave devices for Europe

European Z-Wave module
Recently INNOVUS have announced a complete home control product family based on the Z-Wave standard for Europe. As you may know Z-Wave is one of popular modern technology for wireless home automation.

The INNOVUS products include:

  • MYHOMEGUI which can easily configure any of the Z-Wave devices and control of processes via PC or laptop;
  • House Control – the heart of the smart home. Information is sent continuously from wall switches, light dimmers and sensors etc. to the INNOVUS House Control, which reacts according to your settings or if something out of the ordinary occurs;
  • RAone Smart Dimmer – a dimmer which includes finger touch panel supporting many different light scenarios;
  • SmoothRemote – remote control which offer easy control all INNOVUS devices as well as other Z-Wave devices offered by third-party vendors;
  • Smart Switch – multi-functional controller offers a compact mini distribution center for the home;
  • SmartPower – an on/off switch, designed to reduce consumption in devices consuming energy in standby mode and features a finger touch panel for local control.

The good advantage of Smart Switch and RAone Smart Dimmer is built-in a power meter, enabling measurement of energy consumption. So, you’ll see how many energy you use. All INNOVUS products look very attractive and can be part of your modern home design.

All INNOVUS devices are compatible with products of other companies within the Z-Wave Alliance including Merten, Danfoss, Logitech, or ACT who use the Z-Wave standard within their solutions. They will be available from September 2007 with price €199.

[via AutomatedHome]

LED Dimmer by Lutron

LED Dimmer by Lutron

Lutron presented its new Vierti LED Dimmer. It allows to adjust lighting levels at the touch of a finger. The control element looks like a single vertical bar of light divided into two sections. The small bottom section can be pressed to turn the light on and off, while the long top section controls the light’s intensity. The Vierti looks clean and intuitive with LED lights which provide an interactive display visually indicated the light’s current setting.

Vierti is available with LED lights in blue, white and green with wall plates in a selection of finishes. So, it brings precise control and a wonderful technical style to your modern house.

[via Trendir]

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