Project Background Brief
In the perfect showcase for the high-quality, reliable solution that clients love and a strong customer relationship that’s so important for integrators, Suffolk based technology firm, Cerebrum Systems designed and installed a stunning Rako lighting control system for this large residential property.
Having worked with Cerebrum Systems on a previous property, the client was delighted with the simplicity and reliability of the Rako system and its contemporary design credentials. Once again, he invited Cerebrum to design and install a whole home automation system for his home, as part of a major renovation to transform a mock Tudor Manor into a luxurious, prime residence, equipped with all the technology needed for contemporary living.
Phase one of the project was to create a modern and sleek finish to the kitchen/snug area. Within this versatile, entertainment space, the client wanted to effortlessly create and control lighting scenes and AV to suit different uses of the space via a Rako keypad. By simply pressing one button he sought to activate music from his favourite playlist, whilst the space itself would be bathed in scene appropriate lighting. The client also wanted to be able to easily switch off the lighting in the kitchen/snug area with a steady fade down when leaving the room.
Project Solution & Features
Cerebrum retrofitted a wireless lighting control system from Rako. Perfect as a retrofit solution, Rako’s wireless lighting control technology is renowned for its reliability, as well as its ease of installation and integration. With cabling already in place, Cerebrum fitted wireless modules where the cables could be easily accessed, such as behind downlights. The lack of data cabling to the switch positions meant that the wireless keypads were the perfect solution. A Rako wireless HUB was installed to add functionality, bringing advanced lighting, time clock, app control and voice control. This allows the client to easily control lighting to key areas of the house at the touch of a button, either on the app or via Alexa/Google Home.
A Rako RMT500 in-line RF dimmer, RMT-PILL trailing edge wall-box dimmers, RMS800 in-line switching unit for non-dimmable loads and an RLED75CV1 in-line single channel, constant voltage dimming LED driver complete the Cerebrum system. On the front end, Cerebrum introduced the client to Rako’s EOS 6 button keypads in a matt bronze finish. The client loved this look as it fitted perfectly to the interior aesthetic of the kitchen/snug area.
Shown right - Rako's EOS keypad in Matt Bronze