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Enviroscene

Powerful yet compact, the Enviroscene multi-channel dimming controller creates atmospheric lighting environments on any scale for luxury residences (as well as restaurants, bars and cinemas, conference rooms and other commercial applications).

The Enviroscene controller is a modular system of dimmers and switch panels installed throughout the home, with a convenient master switch panel at the front door or elsewhere. Additional master switch panels can be installed wherever desired,

Designed to provide an affordable intelligent dimming system for larger installations, the versatile Enviroscene is built around a range of standard modules of 4 circuits x 10A or 8 circuits x 5A. The system is easily programmed using the optional remote control, a laptop or PC, or the new Futronix Home-Icon© TFT Colour Touch Screen Controller.

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Offering much more than just intelligent dimming, the Enviroscene system can also control a host of other programmable home automation features – including curtains and drapes, TV and screen lifts, even water features – and can interface with security and alarm systems to provide intelligent home automation.

The Enviroscene is installed out of view and operated by the (optional) remote control or wall-mounted switch panels. Standard size switches with stylish hand-finished solid-metal face plates complement any décor. Other convenient options include a 24-hour 7-day timer that schedules selected scenes for wake-up, welcome, and security settings, giving even more control over lifestyle and home security.

Versatility

Multi-room control is simple with Enviroscene – individual rooms are wired to the system, then configured at installation time using the remote control. Each lighting circuit can be set to be in any room or zone, with each room working – with full scene setting – independently of any other. During programming, lighting circuits in an area are set to any desired level of dimming from 0 to 100%, and the levels are automatically stored as a scene. Scenes can be set for entertaining, relaxing, watching TV or reading – or for security or energy saving. A generous twenty scenes – each providing a completely individual look to the room – can be programmed, then recalled at any time by the touch of a button on the wall panel or remote control unit.

Click here to see a 'Demonstration of Scene Dimming

Programming & Setup
Programming and setting up by remote control keeps switch plates simple and attractive. Wiring switch panels on one 4-core low voltage cable ‘daisy-chained’ from one panel to the next minimizes cabling and simplifies maintenance. During installation each switch panel can be configured to operate a single zone or any number of zones, or to act as a master to them all.

Zones & Expansion
A distinctive feature of the Enviroscene dimmer is its ability to set up multiple lighting zones, where a zone corresponds to a room or area. The Enviroscene Master comes complete with either 4 channels of 10A or 8 channels of 5A dimming on board, and up to 16 circuits can be controlled using a range of add-on slaves available in 4 x 10A and 8 x 5A formats. For bigger systems with even more flexibility, Enviroscene Masters can be connected together to form systems with 32, 48, 64 or more channels of lighting.

Switchplates

Switchplates

Outstation switchplates for the Enviroscene dimmer can be used as multi-location switches to select the scenes in any or all of the different rooms or areas. Futronix’ elegant switchplates are crafted of robust 2mm solid metal and individually hand-finished in lacquered polished brass, polished or brushed stainless steel, and stylish white metal (white powder-coated brass with engraved logo). Also available is the new Futronix ‘Eclipse’ range of switchplates and accessories. Switchplates are standard single gang UK size.

Timer (optional)
The Enviroscene’s (optional) timer can be programmed to select any scene at any time or day of the week – up to 70 different events each week (10 per day). Uses range from ‘welcome’ scenes – which automatically switch on selected house lights for your return home – to security settings. For bedrooms, a convenient sleep delay feature switches off lights after a pre-set delay of up to 2 hours, and the timer can be set to fade up bedroom lights in the morning with a ‘wake-up’ scene.

Security
Programme a security lighting sequence that lasts a few minutes or many hours – automatically sequencing through pre-set scenes and displaying each one for any variable length of time – to give the impression that the property is occupied.

Display
Create subtle or dramatic lighting displays to draw attention to an area or to pick out certain items in a display by linking a series of scenes and programming the duration and fade rate. Residential applications include home cinemas – to create a ‘transition’ light show before and after a film – and architectural or landscape lighting. Commercial uses include retail displays and exhibitions.

Remote Control

Remote control

Dimming levels, master raise and lower, fade rate and sleep timer duration can all be programmed and selected from the convenient remote control handset. Lighting levels can be temporarily adjusted without storing them. The Enviroscene also can be controlled by 3rd party remote control devices, including touch screens via the industry standard interface.

A major benefit of the remote control is in commissioning and programming of systems where the Enviroscene dimming equipment and the lighting are some distance apart. Any element of the system can be programmed using the remote control handset, eliminating the need to carry around a laptop vulnerable to damage or theft.

Remote control units for the Enviroscene are available with 2 levels of capability. Limited reprogramming is available from the basic [20 key] RC20 unit, while advanced programming can be performed with the [50 key] RC50 unit. Both remote controls offer password protection, meaning that after handover the homeowner or staff can make an alteration to lighting – either temporary or permanent – using only the remote control unit (no laptop required), while the commissioning engineer can set access priority levels and limits to reprogramming.

Home-Icon Color Touch Screen Controller

Icon Color Touch Screen

Programming and operation of the Enviroscene system can all be done from the Futronix Home-Icon© TFT Colour Touch Screen Controller. This dynamically updated interface links dimmers together and provides for multiple functions, with one-touch macros to run pre-set ‘environments’ for lighting and for whole-house ambient control.

Fluorescent dimming
8 channels of 1-10v industry standard fluorescent dimming control are available via an optional card (either an internal card which is pre-wired if ordered with the Enviroscene, or a wall-mounted add-on unit), and each of the 8 channels can control up to 30 fluorescent ballasts. A relay switching unit is available to provide ‘positive on/off switching’ supply power to the ballasts.

Remote Install Location
Installation out of sight means that equipment, wiring and accessory components can be arranged for easy cabling, installation and programming, at the same time simplifying inspection and maintenance.

Rugged Quality & Durability
For luxury homes with comprehensive dimming requirements, or for light commercial installations, the Enviroscene’s all-digital design and commercial build-quality assure extremely reliable, trouble-free operation. Designed and fabricated for commercial use, the Enviroscene dimmer features generously rated heatsinks, a very high level of short circuit protection, and robust construction with stainless steel chassis. Futronix designs and manufactures all of its own products, guaranteeing superior quality, proven reliability and extended life.

Backward Compatibility
Since 1994, when Futronix first introduced the digital dimmer, all Futronix products have been designed to be fully compatible both backwards & forwards. In addition to the reliability provided by Futronix advanced all-digital design and superb build quality, Futronix policy of always maintaining backward compatibility means that a substantial investment in a dimming system will retain its value over the years, with maintenance, service and spare parts always available.

Energy
Dimming lighting saves energy. With the Enviroscene, up to 98% of unused lighting energy is saved through dimming, and because fading a lamp digitally is gentler on the filament than just switching it on or off, bulb life is prolonged by 30% or more.

ENVIROSCENE Specifications
Enviroscene Master units (ENV410 & ENV 805) have a control card which operates 16 channels of dimming; with actual power dimming available in 4 or 8 channels versions. The remaining spare control channels can be utilized by adding Enviroscene Slave Units (S410, S805) available with in-built dimming for either 4 or 8 channels. More master units can be added as required.
Control up to 128 circuits of lighting or switching
20 programmable scenes per zone or area
No minimum load on any channel
Infra-red remote control (optional)
Variable fade rates from 0.5 seconds to 2 hours (to gradually turn lights on/off)
Temporary circuit adjustment without save

Master raise and lower

Exit Delay & Sleep Timer
Built-in 24-hr 7-day event timer (battery backed)
Security settings
Communication port for PC or color touch screen interface (Futronix Home-Icon)
Permanent memory (in the event of a power blackout pre-set scenes are not lost, and the dimmer does not need to be re-programmed)
Table 1

ENVIROSCENE Specifications
Mains supply input voltage
& frequency
220-240V ac @ 50Hz
208-270V ac @ 60Hz
120V ac @ 60Hz

Mains supply input current
40A (Max) incoming supply
Output
4 channels @10A (2.4kW) each, or
8 channels @ 5A (1.2kW) each

Load type
tungsten, mains halogen, neon/cold cathode, fluorescent high frequency (1-10V), low voltage (magnetic & leading edge dimmable transformers)
Communications
RS485-PC / touch screen interface port
Chassis
stainless steel, seam welded and powder coated
Dimensions (W,H,D)
425mm x 265mm x 110mm
Network connection
X-bus protocol 12V four core non twisted pair
Protection
Fuses - 4 x 10A, or 8 x 5A, slow blow type
Approvals
UL, CE, VDE
Table 2

Futronix also produces the PFX System Commercial Dimming System. There is a comparison sheet showing the different capabilities of the two types of systems.