HomeWorks QS and RadioRA 2 enhancements provide greater aesthetics and functionality for the connected home
Coopersburg, PA (October 15, 2015) – Lutron Electronics, the leader in wireless lighting and shade control, today announced several expansions to its signature lighting control systems, bringing fashion and functionality to the forefront of lighting control.
Lighting designers are often challenged with finding coordinated architectural finishes that boast a clean look while maintaining the ability to control all load types. HomeWorks QS and RadioRA 2 systems, known for their unparalleled total home lighting control, will now have greater options of architectural accessories, allowing users to have a coordinated, high-end look throughout their home.
The sleek and intuitive design of the Palladiom keypad ties into the HomeWorks QS system, bringing a subtle elegance to any home that is already benefitting from the total lighting control of the HomeWorks QS system. The Palladiom keypad is simple to operate and provides a beautiful architectural aesthetic with a sleek, minimalist design that complements any décor. It is the first of its kind to feature buttons and faceplates made of the same material – plastic, glass or metal – for a coordinated aesthetic. Its customizable button layout and programming accommodates virtually any function. Additionally, it has large, tactile buttons with backlit, engraved text that are simple to operate and easy to find in a darkened room. Its variable backlight intensity controlled through Lutron’s Dynamic Backlight Management™ provides the right brightness for any ambient lighting conditions.
An instant modern design classic, GRAFIK T marries advanced Lutron touch dimming technology with intuitive, minimalist design. Its aesthetic is elegant and timeless, with a faceplate that appears to float off the wall. It has the quiet and modern elegance of Lutron touch technology, no knobs, buttons, or sliders—just touch anywhere along the LED light bar to set lights to the right level. Lutron’s HomeWorks QS and RadioRA 2 systems will feature a new GRAFIK T phase selectable dimmer that not only works with incandescent halogen lights like the previous version, but also practically any load type, including LEDs. The dimmer continues to add the unique, distinct style of this architectural control family to any space.
Up until now, only the GRAFIK T dimmer and switch were available for the HomeWorks QS and RadioRA 2 systems. This keypad replaces a light switch and offers system dimming control of the attached load while also functioning as a keypad. It will boost performance while keeping a consistent, high-end look throughout the home.
“Lutron is a leader in providing sleek designs and aesthetic enhancements to every one of its product lines,” said Rich Black, Director of Residential Business Development at Lutron Electronics. “A focus on fashion is the future of lighting control, and the HomeWorks QS and RadioRA 2 systems just got styled.”
Often times, to have unique aesthetics, users lose the ability to couple devices together. Lutron is now offering new accessory devices, including 15 amp and 20 amp duplex receptacles, USB and GFCI receptacles that allow Palladiom and GRAFIK T to be ganged. The result is a coordinated look throughout the home.
seeTouch® C.L. Hybrid Keypad
The seeTouch® C.L. Hybrid Keypad, known for its easy retrofitting and high-end architectural look, will now have the ability to control LED loads while maintaining its high performance dimming, flexible button configurations and custom engraved buttons with backlighting.
These new products will be available in early 2016 with the following suggested list prices:
the Palladiom keypad: from $300, depending on finish
the GRAFIK T phase-selectable dimmer: $299
the GRAFIK T hybrid keypad: $549
the seeTouch C.L. hybrid keypad: $399 for RadioRA 2 and $499 for HomeWorks QS