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Leviton Vizia RF+ (Z-WAVE) — Best Lighting Control System?

Home Automation
April 27, 2009 10 Comments


I get asked often what I recommend for lighting controls for home automation systems.  My answer, Z-WAVE.   I’ve been really happy with Leviton’s Vizia RF+ controls.  In my own home I went with Lightolier’s Compose PLC system which I’ve been happy with, however, the price of the controls are much higher than the Leviton Vizia RF+ equivalents.   The reliability hasn’t been an issue and the speed of the controls seems faster than traditional PLC systems.   I’d love to hear your thoughts or recommendations so post a comment or two.   

For more information check out Leviton’s Vizia RF+ site.

P.S.  Leviton Vizia RF+ is a great match with HAI’s OmniPro II

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Square D Lighting Control Products

Home Automation
April 24, 2009 No Comments


It’s great seeing traditional electrical companies supporting home automation. It just makes sense to bring a certain level of smarts to your home. Your car already has more technology than your home if you think about it — from climate control to entertainment to engine and tire pressure sensors.

Square D which it typically known for your electronic panel circuit breakers now has a new line of LCD lighting controls called the Clipsal Saturn Keypads. The keypad feature a “Dynamic Labeling Technology” (DLT) and combine a Saturn style cover plate, programmable keypad buttons, and easily customized labels on a backlit LCD screen. The five keypad buttons are lit with cool blue LEDs that complement the keypad’s sleek lines and show the status of controlled devices.

Square D Lighting Controls

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