Does anyone have recomendations for comercial room lighting controls?
We are Expanding a meeting room that has a Crestron System 7(?). It has (1) 7 button preset switch control and a dimmer box. I don't know if the system is still made. Another switch location is needed as well as more lighting. The loads would most likely be incondescent & low voltage (both types).
I am thinking about a Lutron graffik eye with hi power dimmers. I have not done any G-eyes but I used the Hi-power dimmers. I worry about the dimmers because the modules don't have load side protection. I guess I could add fuses.
The Leviton architectural dimmer has load side circuit breakers. But their over all system looks to be too complex of a set up for what is needed.
Any other companies?
I am just tring to avoid using about (10) 3 way dimmers and something that I can mannage to hook-up. They don't need any PC controlled lighting.
I was thinking maybe you could expand the existing Crestron system. Maybe not. But think about this. Sell the customer the best option. If they want to spend the money go with the Grafik eye. It can be expanded if needed. It is far more versitle and it will look hell of alot better than 10 dimmers. Most importantly 10 3 way 1000 watt dimmers $500. 40% markup would be $200 made on the dimmers. Grafik eye maybe $2,000. Not sure about real price. 40% markup $800.00 plus more labor to install. Plug in your own numbers but either way I'd try to sell the graphic eye. What is the thinking behind the load side fuses? If you contact Lutron they will connect you with a local rep who will help you design a system for your application.
[This message has been edited by Electricmanscott (edited 07-03-2004).]