The clients wanted a personalised smart lighting solution that met their expectations of desirable light, responded intuitively to their changing needs as they moved from room to room and effectively managed the outside light, heat and glare. We recognised instantly that Lutron was the ideal solution as it offered all the required lighting scenarios with the high performance LED lighting fixtures and it responded well to the client’s desire to have a solution that offered ‘best in class’ quality and performance.
The lighting, incorporated mains dimmable, 0-10 volt dimming and switched only light fittings. The main rooms incorporated many circuits to give the clients maximum choice on scene sets and create the desired ambiance. For example, there is 19 circuits in the master bedroom & ensuite, 14 circuits in the open plan living space and 7 in the hallway. The switching of all these circuits would have been quite a challenge to coordinate with a conventional system. The clients wanted a contemporary space and to avoid a bank of switches on the walls, so Lutron lighting control was the perfect solution to accurately manage all the lighting and from one convenient keypad, with the flexibility to change settings easily though the App. The penthouse had limited space, so the flexibility of the system to support module panels being housed in several locations was essential for a discreet solution.
there was no delay on all the adjacent strips functioning at the same time. There were many very low watt LED fittings colour washing walls, highlighting artwork and low level fittings. The Lutron system enabled the clients to select the low level LEDs at night time to provide safe passage and provide the exact level of dimming to highlight paintings and other artwork.
The clients wanted an easy to use solution and embraced the International seeTouch keypads as they could be engraved and set up so they could have the desired lighting at the touch of a button. They wanted elegant and stylish keypads to match their white electrical accessories, so they selected the clear glass faceplates, which they particular liked as ‘fingerprints’ were not apparent even with regular use. On completion, they were delighted how easy the Lutron application was to use to change scene settings and keypad functionality.
In the hallway, they created a walkway of art and when they come home, we installed a motion sensor, so that the ‘welcome’ mode is instantly initiated to reveal the stunning hallway.
It was vital that the system allowed for integration, from extractor fans in bathrooms, the Coolmaster heating and cooling system installed, alarm system, future automation TV lifts, audio system through to management of all the systems with Control 4. Convenience and simplicity of use was essential to the clients, so the less steps to achieve the goal the better, from the simplest solution of extractor fans being initiated when the lights were turned on, to being able to control the Nuvo audio and the TV lift on the Lutron keypad to provide an instantaneous response.
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