In the home automation field, the Rako Lighting system leads the way in remote control, digital dimming technology, offering a cost effective and simple to use home lighting system. The fact that it can be retro fitted without the need to re-decorate makes it one of the most popular digital lighting systems. With wireless or wired controls, quick and expert installation by Bert Electrics can bring all the benefits of the Rako lighting control system into your home or business premises.
The most popular keypads for both wired and wireless have 7 buttons – 4 scenes, off, master raise and master lower – but there are also 2-button, 3-button and 6-button versions available which are mainly used for curtains and blinds.
The wired keypads can also have a 10-button version so we can put funky things on the extra keys, or they can do blind control/curtain control as well – with up, down and stop buttons. The wired system allows far greater functionality and we would definitely recommend this for a new-build or major refurb. The wireless system is great and best suited for 2-3 rooms. If more than 4 rooms are being fitted, we would really look to the wired system.
Wireless Rako Lighting System
It uses a RAK system with the RXLink wireless interface which remembers four different levels of settings for each of the four possible lighting scenes. Wall plates can be surface-mounted or flush-mounted into a standard back-box and the control modules with each lighting circuit can be mounted in the ceiling or in the central cupboard.
When a button is pressed on the wall control panel, the signal is transmitted by the radio code to the receivers, which in turn control the individual dimmer and fade the lights to the previously arranged settings. This Rako lighting setup derives from theatre’s complex lighting systems and this sophisticated setup can be now achieved by pressing one button with the preset lighting scene.
The RAK System is perfect for Scene Lighting in the commercial world, finding applications throughout conference facilities, restaurants, clubs and home cinemas. RAK lighting control can also be integrated with home automation and security systems.