Interoperability has long been a high-priority attribute for integrators when selecting products and designing control systems for customers. Legrand’s lighting control brand Vantage continues to ensure that the company’s lighting controls work seamlessly with a wide range of products, introducing a new Keypad Alliance that complements its ever-growing Fixture Alliance.
The recent announcement means that in addition to Vantage’s portfolio of keypads, specifiers and installers using a Vantage system can now select from even more keypad options to best fit the project.
“Vantage’s intention has always been to ensure the greatest freedom of design, which we introduced with our Fixture Alliance,” says Richard Laliberty, product marketing manager, Shading and Residential Controls, Legrand North America.
“The Vantage Keypad Alliance strengthens our commitment toward that mission. We are thrilled to launch this alliance with three design-focused keypad brands and support its growth with other trusted vendors in the industry in order to help specifiers and integrators achieve complete unity between design and integration.”
Programming the keypads is simple using the latest version of Vantage’s Design Center software, the company says. The intuitive nature of Design Center allows Vantage dealers to provide a complete solution for any home’s needs, the company touts.
Via Design Center, integrators can employ the same lighting control programming as Vantage keypads to create robust user interfaces and preset scenes on a job.
Vantage Keypad Alliance & Fixture Alliance Expand LHUMAN Options
Of course, a major attraction to integrators’ deployment of Vantage systems is the company’s relatively recent introduction of its LHUMAN human-centric lighting solution, which combines lighting control with motorized window shading and lighting fixtures to create an environment centered on life and well-being.
LHUMAN automatically adjusts a customer’s home lighting throughout the day, fully synchronized to the natural daylight from the sun, while allowing changes on the fly with preset scenes to deliver the color temperature and intensity to meet their current activity, need, or mood.
All it takes is the touch of a button on the lighting control keypad from Vantage – or, now, from a Vantage Keypad Alliance member.
As part of the LHUMAN ecosystem, automated shades can be programmed to raise and lower at any time of day, synced with lighting in preset scenes or manually controlled using Vantage touchscreens or keypads. The LHUMAN system also recently introduced its KOLORTUNE library of preset lighting profiles, allowing integrators to mix and match fixtures while still maintaining consistent CCTs.
The aforementioned Vantage Fixture Alliance further streamlines LHUMAN lighting control integrations, the company notes. Introduced in 2021, the Fixture Alliance enables partnerships with leading light fixture manufacturers to give integrators, interior designers, architects, and other home design professionals a broad choice of color-tunable fixtures to fit any project need.
The alliance has bolstered to include AiSPiRE (a WAC Company), Circa Lighting, Colorbeam, Lucetta from Elemental LED, DMF Lighting, ELEMENT fixtures from Tech Lighting, Environmental Lights, LF Illumination, Lucifer Lighting Company, No. 8 Lighting, Proluxe by American Lighting, PureEdge Lighting, Specialty Lighting Industries, and Soraa Lighting.
And now, the controls side is augmented with keypad vendors Meljac, Forbes & Lomax, and Basalte, and more to come.
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