NEW Touch Screen Controller now comes as standard with Hamilton’s Mercury® Lighting Control kits

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    The Mercury® DK1 and the DK1E lighting control kits from Hamilton present an ideal ‘out-of-the-box’ opportunity for electrical installers to exploit the growing trend towards a smarter home. Touch here to get started
    Described as entry-level systems, both the DK1 and the DK1E kits contain everything needed to control one lighting circuit with the now standard ‘Touch Screen’ control plate. The DK1 kit is controlled using a wired touch screen plate, and the DK1E has built-in Ethernet and enables wireless control via iPad and iPhone using Hamilton’s downloadable APP, available on the APP Store.

    Taking the first step to a smart home just got easier.
    The customer benefits of installing a smart lighting control system are compelling: controlling ambiance and mood light levels at the touch of a button to enhance carefully planned living space; satisfying the insatiable appetite to remotely control all aspects of our homes/lives via an app, and of course the possible significant energy savings makes lighting control a natural choice.

    Setting the scene
    Everything about this smart lighting control solution just looks and feels right: simplicity is at the forefront of its design making it easy to install. Basic day-to-day lighting scenarios, from simple dimming to scene-setting programmes, can be set, stored and recalled – all at the touch of a button.

    Start small and think big
    The encased dimmer hub is straightforward to access and wire-in and for simple 4-channel applications can work ‘Out of the box’. For projects that require more circuits, say in a kitchen, lounge and dining room, the dimmer packs can be linked together and configured using simple dip switch settings – NO PROGRAMMING is required.

    The finishing touch
    Customers will love controlling their lighting via the touch screen controller, which comes in a white plastic plate finish as standard but can be upgraded at no extra cost to a metal finish from Hamilton’s Hartland CFX® or Sheer CFX® collections. The system can also be controlled by a handheld infra-red remote control.

    Easy to set & store scenes with the touch of a button
    When installing the Touch Screen controller, absolutely no commissioning work is required as the unit is pre-loaded with the necessary software. The process of setting the light scenes is not dissimilar to programming a car radio – simply hold your finger on the icon button until it locks in!

    1. Set the desired light level using the circuit buttons: a brief press will turn the lights on/off, a prolonged press will raise/lower the light level
    2. Press and hold down scene button 1.
    3. The LED will flash five times.
    4. Keep a finger on the scene button until the LED stops flashing and goes solid, then goes out.
    5. Scene 1 is now stored.

    In the DK1 kit box:
    1 x MDP4x600+3AR Dimming Pack
    1 x Touch Screen Control Plate
    1 x Touch Screen Interface
    1 x Infra-Red Remote Control

    In the DK1E kit box:
    1 x MDP4x600+3AR+E Dimming Pack – with built-in Ethernet for wireless control
    1 x Touch Screen Control Plate
    1 x Touch Screen Interface
    1 x Infra-Red Remote Control

    DK1 at a glance
    • 4 channels each rated at 600W.
    • One 3 amp volt free relay output (mains or LV).
    • Touch Screen interface as standard.
    • Simple to program scene setting (just push & hold).
    • Compatible with LED lamps.
    • Expandable system beyond lighting control, blinds, fans etc.
    • DK1E option enables wireless control using Mercury® iOS APP, available on the APP Store.
    • Option to replace standard white plastic control plate with a Hamilton metal plate from either the Hartland CFX® or Sheer CFX® ranges, at no extra cost.
    • Conventional switch plates & sockets are also available in Hartland CFX® and Sheer CFX®, for a co-ordinated look!

    For further information on the new Mercury® DK1 & DK1E Lighting Control Kits, please visit: or call +44 (0)1747 860088

    Daniel Fountain / 11.05.2015

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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