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Lighting Control

RakoLogoLeaders in Lighting

Rako is leading the way in providing state of the art digital dimming technology, providing innovative solutions to meet the needs of a diverse range of applications with lighting systems that are simple to use, creative, easily installed and cost effective.

 

Comprehensive

At Ashway, we realise that planning a project can be confusing, especially with the vast array of lamp types and fittings now available.

Rako’s unparalleled range of innovative solutions help meet the needs of a diverse range of applications by offering lighting systems that are simple to use, creative, easily installed and cost effective.

 

Flexible

A selection of both Wired and Wireless dimmer modules offer solutions for installation into virtually any environment, domestic or commercial, from hotel bedrooms and function rooms to restaurants, churches and of course your own living room!

This huge range of lighting control products can also be expanded to provide further ‘Home Automation’ related features (e.g. curtain/blind control)

 

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wirelessRako lighting systems make the Smart Home dream a reality. Mood lighting systems offer the user the ability to recall a scene, or mood of lighting at the touch of a single button despite controlling multiple circuits and lamp types. Circuits are split to define zones and highlight room features and then programmed to suit the different uses of a space.  Advanced programming features allow master off control from any keypad or maybe a button to create a welcome home scene. The addition of a TCM time-clock module provides ‘Holiday Mode’ security, timed events and astro dawn/dusk programming.

wiredPush button systems allow two, or multi-way control and can be controlled from hand-held remotes, as well as the new generation of Smart phones. Digital communication means system integration is easily achievable, linking lighting to audio-visual, security and home controllers, including control of curtains, blinds and screens.  Advanced technologies allow control of all light fittings, including the dimming of LED’s fluorescent lighting and low voltage fittings, saving energy and increasing lamp life as lamps are dimmed.

combinedRako offers a number of installation options including wireless control for ease of installation and retro-fit applications. More complex projects may suit the wired network with centralised RAK units, or possibly combined systems giving a mix of both. The ability to offer wireless, wired or combined options means Rako can offer the best possible approach for any project and gives the safety net should cables be forgotten, or extra wall-plates be needed after walls are sealed.

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wirelessOffice meeting and conference facilities take on a more professional image with moods for presentations and meetings. Scene changes incorporate fade times giving subtle lighting transitions.  Advanced programming features and the TCM time-clock module can provide timed events, astro dawn/dusk programming, sequenced events and macro commands, thus providing energy savings.

wiredPush button systems allow two, or multi-way control and can be controlled from hand-held remotes, as well as the new generation of Smart phones. Digital communication means system integration is easily achievable, linking lighting to audio-visual, security and building controllers, including control of blinds and screens.  Advanced technologies allow control of all light fittings, including the dimming of LED’s fluorescent lighting and low voltage fittings, saving energy and increasing lamp life as lamps are dimmed.

combinedRako offers a number of installation options including wireless control for ease of installation and retro-fit applications. More complex projects may suit the wired network with centralised RAK units, or possibly combined systems giving a mix of both. The ability to offer wireless, wired or combined options means Rako can offer the best possible approach for any project and gives the safety net should cables be forgotten, or extra wall-plates be needed after walls are sealed.

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wirelessRestaurants and bars can change the environment, enhancing customers’ experience with smooth fading reducing the impact and intrusion of cumbersome switching. Scene changes can be easily selected by staff or automatically from repeatable timed events.  Advanced programming features allow master off control from any keypad and the addition of a TCM time-clock module provides timed events, astro dawn/dusk programming, sequenced events and macro commands.

wiredPush button systems allow two, or multi-way control and can be controlled from hand-held remotes, as well as the new generation of Smart phones. Digital communication means system integration is easily achievable, linking lighting to audio-visual, security and home/building controllers, including control of curtains, blinds and screens.  Advanced technologies allow control of all light fittings, including the dimming of LED’s fluorescent lighting and low voltage fittings, saving energy and increasing lamp life as lamps are dimmed.

combinedRako offers a number of installation options including wireless control for ease of installation and retro-fit applications. More complex projects may suit the wired network with centralised RAK units, or possibly combined systems giving a mix of both. The ability to offer wireless, wired or combined options means Rako can offer the best possible approach for any project and gives the safety net should cables be forgotten, or extra wall-plates be needed after walls are sealed.

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wirelessHotel rooms can add sophistication giving guests a little extra luxury, whilst dining and public areas benefit from a more relaxing feel as scenes become more intimate as the evening progresses.  Advanced programming features allow master off control from any keypad or maybe a button to create a welcome scene linked to the door entry system. The addition of a TCM time-clock module provides timed events and allows sequenced events and macro commands.

wiredPush button systems allow two, or multi-way control and can be controlled from hand-held remotes, as well as the new generation of Smart phones. Digital communication means system integration is easily achievable, linking lighting to audio-visual, security and building controllers, including control of curtains, blinds and screens.  Advanced technologies allow control of all light fittings, including the dimming of LED’s fluorescent lighting and low voltage fittings, saving energy and increasing lamp life as lamps are dimmed.

combinedRako offers a number of installation options including wireless control for ease of installation and retro-fit applications. More complex projects may suit the wired network with centralised RAK units, or possibly combined systems giving a mix of both. The ability to offer wireless, wired or combined options means Rako can offer the best possible approach for any project and gives the safety net should cables be forgotten, or extra wall-plates be needed after walls are sealed.

Product Range

wireless-controlpanelsRako’s wireless system provides all the benefits of a sophisticated lighting control system without the need to re-wire and can be used in both new and retro-fit installations. The wireless capability provides the most cost effective and simple to install solution saving on cabling and re-decoration.

Wireless systems can use either individual modules or Rako’s RAK system with the RxLink wireless interface.

Modules wire in-line with each lighting circuit and can be mounted either in the ceiling or in a central cupboard. Split lighting into circuits to allow independent control and provide the ability to highlight different areas and features within a room. Wall-plates can be flush mounted into a standard back-box or can be surface mounted, requiring no cabling at all as they communicate wirelessly with the receiver modules.

Modules are available to suit all types of load from incandescent, low voltage and fluorescent to the latest generation of LEDs. Systems can be as small as one circuit and one wall-plate up to whole home installations with master house controllers and full system integration. Signal repeaters make wireless practical for the largest of projects.

Simple connection of the Rako Bridge to a wireless router provides programming access via Wi-Fi and allows control from Rako’s iPhone, iPad and Android Apps, giving access to both scene and individual channel control. 

wired-controlpanelsThe Rako wired system is the option for customers who prefer a cabled network. It offers LED backlit buttons with the option for custom etching and ultimately can cope with the largest of projects. Using CAT5 cabling, system components are wired either as a daisy chain network or star arrangement using the RAK-STAR box.

Circuits are wired to a central location or a number of hubs, linked together on the network and connected to appropriate RAK-4 packs which include the silent transistorised RAK-4T, RAK-4F for 0-10V, DSI, DALI or switch control. The RAK-4R is available for curtain and blind control and colour changing can be incorporated using Rako DMX or LED control packs.

User controls, including wall-plates, PIR’s, time-clocks and system interfaces are added to the network and programmed from a PC connected via Wi-Fi to a Bridge unit. Adding a WTC Bridge to the system gives access to timed events, ‘Holiday Mode’, dawn/dusk programming and advanced macros and mapping features. End users can then program scenes for events such as breakfast, lunch and dinner from an iPhone or iPad providing total user control. 

The ability to combine Rako wireless and wired systems provides a unique solution for installers and end-users alike. This amazing flexibility gives a remarkable choice in installation methods allowing the creation of a network of components that interact and work seamlessly together.

softwareProjects started as completely wired systems have the fall-back position that the addition of wireless modules and wall- plates allows, giving the ‘get out of jail free’ card for when the job doesn’t quite go to plan, or when system expansion is required, after cabling is complete. Some projects may just suit the combined approach such as where a new build or extension is added to an existing building and a lighting control system is required in both parts.

The Rako Bridge used to combine the wireless and wired systems also allows complete control from an iPhone or iPad and can provide remote access to the network from a PC. Addition of the ACM audio control module will enable control of a third party audio system from the combined lighting and audio wall-plates. The whole palette of Rako products and the ability to ‘combine’ allows project designers to plan the best possible solution for any project.

Control4-Lighting-on-7-inchWith our Custom Integration Service anything is possible……

As you open the garage door at night, the lights in the house automatically turn on to welcome you home. Touch one button by your bedside and know that all of the lights are off for the evening, and that when your little one makes a run for a midnight snack, the hallway lights will show him the way.

With full integration with the award winning Control4 Home Automation system, any home control interface becomes a light switch – including the TV Graphic User Interface (GUI), iPhone, iPad, Andriod etc.

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