Multi-room lighting control is simple with Enviroscene – individual rooms are wired to the system, then configured at installation time using the remote control. Each lighting circuit can be set to be in any room or zone, with each room working – with full scene setting – independently of any other. During programming, lighting circuits in an area are set to any desired level of dimming from 0 to 100%, and the levels are automatically stored as a scene. Scenes can be set for entertaining, relaxing, watching TV or reading – or for security or energy saving. A generous twenty dimmer scenes – each providing a completely individual look to the room – can be programmed, then recalled at any time by the touch of a button on the wall panel or remote control unit.
Programming & Setup
Programming and setting up by remote control keeps switch plates simple and attractive. Wiring switch panels on one 4-core low voltage cable 'daisy-chained' from one panel to the next minimizes cabling and simplifies maintenance. During installation each switch panel can be configured to operate a single zone or any number of zones, or to act as a master to them all.
Zones & Expansion
A distinctive feature of the Enviroscene dimmer is its ability to set up multiple lighting zones, where a zone corresponds to a room or area. The Enviroscene Master comes complete with either 4 channels of 10A or 8 channels of 5A dimming on board, and up to 16 circuits can be controlled using a range of add-on slaves available in 4 x 10A and 8 x 5A formats. For bigger systems with even more flexibility, Enviroscene Masters can be connected together to form systems with 32, 48, 64 or more channels of lighting.
The Enviroscene's (optional) timer can be programmed to select any scene at any time or day of the week – up to 70 different events each week (10 per day). Uses range from welcome scenes – which automatically switch on selected house lights for your return home – to security settings. For bedrooms, a convenient sleep delay feature switches off lights after a pre-set delay of up to 2 hours, and the timer can be set to fade up bedroom lights in the morning with a 'wake-up' scene.
Programme a security lighting sequence that lasts a few minutes or many hours – automatically sequencing through pre-set scenes and displaying each one for any variable length of time to give the impression that the property is occupied.
Create subtle or dramatic lighting displays to draw attention to an area or to pick out certain items in a display by linking a seriesof scenes and programming the duration and fade rate. Residential applications include home cinemas – to create a 'transition' light show before and after a film – and architectural or landscape lighting. Commercial uses include retail displays and exhibitions.
Dimming levels, master raise and lower, fade rate and sleep timer duration can all be programmed and selected from theconvenient remote control handset. Lighting levels can be temporarily adjusted without storing them. The Enviroscene also can be controlled by 3rd party remote control devices, including touch screens via the industry standard interface.
A major benefit of the remote control is in commissioning and programming of systems where the Enviroscene dimming equipmentand the lighting are some distance apart. Any element of the system can be programmed using the remote control handset, eliminating the need to carry around a laptop vulnerable to damage or theft.
Remote control units for the Enviroscene are available with 2 levels of capability. Limited reprogramming is available from the basic [20 key] RC20 unit, while advanced programming can be performed with the [50 key] RC50 unit. Both remote controls offer password protection, meaning that after handover the homeowner or staff can make an alteration to lighting,either temporary or permanent – using only the remote control unit (no laptop required), while the commissioning engineer can set access priority levels and limits to reprogramming.
Home-Icon Color Touch Screen Controller
Programming and operation of the Enviroscene system can all be done from the Futronix Home-Icon© TFT Colour Touch Screen Controller. This dynamically updated interface links dimmers together and provides for multiple functions, with one-touch macros to run pre-set 'environments' for lighting and for whole-house ambient control.
LED / Fluorescent dimming
8 channels of 1-10v industry standard led fluorescent dimming control are available via an optional card (either an internal card which is pre-wired if ordered with the Enviroscene, or a wall-mounted add-on unit), and each of the 8 channels can control up to 30 fluorescent ballasts. A relay switching unit is available to provide 'positive on/off switching' supply power to the ballasts.
Remote Install Location
Installation out of sight means that equipment, wiring and accessory components can be arranged for easy cabling, installation and programming,at the same time simplifying inspection and maintenance.
Rugged Quality & Durability
For luxury homes with comprehensive dimming requirements, or for light commercial installations, the Enviroscene's all-digital design and commercial build-quality assure extremely reliable, trouble-free operation. Designed and fabricated for commercial use, the Enviroscene dimmer features generously rated heatsinks, a very high level of short circuit protection, and robust construction with stainless steel chassis. Futronix designs and manufactures all of its own products, guaranteeing superior quality, proven reliability and extended life.
Since 1994, when Futronix first introduced the digital dimmers, all Futronix products have been designed to be fully compatible both backwards & forwards. In addition to the reliability provided by Futronix advanced all-digital design and superb build quality, Futronix policy of always maintaining backward compatibility means that a substantial investment in a dimming system will retain its value over the years, with maintenance, service and spare parts always available.
Lighting dimmers save energy. With the Enviroscene, up to 98% of unused lighting energy is saved through dimming, and because fading a lamp digitally is gentler on the filament than just switching it on or off, bulb life is prolonged by 30% or more.