Project Challenge

As part of a renovation of their luxury condo on Siesta Key Beach, Florida, the homeowners wanted to upgrade their Vantage lighting control system with modern keypads to complement the home’s new look. Vantage newest EasyTouch Glass keypads offered a more elegant look and fewer buttons for a less complicated control experience. To cut down on the buttons needed and simplify the control experience, one-touch scenes were programmed. These scenes allow for control over entire rooms, while still maintaining discrete control over a few choice lighting loads, like the dining room chandelier. In addition, the condo’s existing lighting scenes — “All On” and “All Off” — required modifications to provide independent lighting control for the owners’ children in the guest suites. ​​​

The Solution

For higher processor speed and reliability, Lighting & Control Partners upgraded the condo’s controller to the next-generation InFusion Controller II. To provide the sleek, contemporary design the owners were looking for, the BrightStyle units were replaced with 26 EasyTouch Glass keypads. Thanks to a proprietary Vantage technique, EasyTouch Glass offers a highly reflective, glass-like look with a smooth touch surface for a one-of-a-kind aesthetic. The keypad is available with up to five programmable buttons for different scenes, incorporating control over both lighting and other components. Vantage offer a custom color palette to match or mix finishes for the device’s trim, buttons, and faceplate, and users can select the button’s backlighting color.

Taking advantage of EasyTouch Glass’ customization, Lighting & Control Partners Design and Programming Specialist Kallin Horne created one-touch scenes to simplify control throughout the condo, including “Good Morning” and “Good Night” scenes. When these buttons are pressed, the lights in the main part of the condo turn on or off, respectively, leaving lighting in the guest suites unaffected. A quick double press of the buttons reverts to the “All On” or “All Off” scenes, a handy feature if the owner is there alone and wants to ensure no lights have been left on in the guest suites.

Project Benefits

  • Elegant and polish design
  • High functionality
  • Customizability
  • Easy system programming according the needs

Project Management: Lighting & Control Partners

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