Lutron Updates its HomeWorks® QS Total Home Control System with Keypad, Temperature Control, Processor Enclosures and More

Lutron Updates its HomeWorks® QS Total Home Control System with Keypad, Temperature Control, Processor Enclosures and More

Coopersburg, PA (September 7, 2011) - Lighting control manufacturer Lutron Electronics is pleased to announce several new product enhancements for its HomeWorks QS system, including a new keypad, temperature control, new features for its dynamic keypad and new, money-saving processor enclosures.

The sleek, new, narrow faceplate seeTouch keypad:

has an architectural faceplate aesthetic available in architectural matte and metal finishes
offers multiple button configurations
available now with suggested list prices of $330 for plastic finishes, $500 for metal finishes

Lutron has also added temperature control to its HomeWorks QS system, offering increased convenience and energy savings. Lutron entered the thermostat business earlier this year with the introduction of temperature control for its RadioRA® 2 total home control system.

The HomeWorks QS HVAC controller with wireless temperature sensor features a three-part design, allowing each component to go where it makes the most design sense.

seeTemp wall control
intuitive interface displays current temperature and set point
can be ganged in a standard wallbox with dimmers and keypads for a coordinated appearance on the wall
can be mounted in locations which would not normally be appropriate for a thermostat, such as exterior walls and sunny spaces
available in many colors to complement décor
place multiple interfaces throughout the home for convenient control anywhere ("3-way thermostat")
powered by 24V or 120V AC
available with Celsius or Fahrenheit scale
eco button adjusts temperature +/- 2 degrees to save energy

wireless temperature sensor
unobtrusive, easy-to-mount sensor
allows the temperature to be measured in multiple locations
sensor readings are averaged to provide optimal comfort
up to five sensors can be used per main repeater
5-year battery life; no wiring required

HVAC controller
mounts near, and connects to, HVAC equipment using standard 24V relay outputs
wirelessly communicates with the HomeWorks QS system
basic configuration is accomplished using DIP switches
advanced configuration available in the HomeWorks QS software

A three-piece package is available now with a suggested list price of $599.

Additionally, new features have been added to the dynamic keypad - a 4.2" colorful, capacitive touch interface that controls lights, shades, temperature and AV.
now, with the addition of temperature control to the system, homeowners can adjust the temperature from their dynamic keypad
an A/V user interface has been added, allowing intuitive control of third-party A/V devices, like a whole-home audio system, from the keypad

The new LV-14 processor enclosure is a small form factor enclosure, perfect for smaller systems, retrofits, shade only applications and jobs that use power panels with breakers and need separate enclosures for processors.

mounts one HWQS processor or interface, one DIN rail power supply and two wire landing boards
available October 1st with a suggested list price of $250

The new PNL-8 mounting hole pattern allows HomeWorks QS processors, DIN rail power supplies and wire landing boards to be placed in the bottom of a PNL-8 power panel. These panel changes offer a safe, space-saving way to reduce costs on every job by eliminating the need for a separate processor enclosure.
if needed, a kit to mount DIN rail power supplies can be ordered separately and includes all necessary mounting hardware
PNL-8 with new hole patterns and hardware kit will begin shipping November 15th

With the addition of temperature control, HomeWorks QS can now control lights, shades, stand-by power and temperature - all with one button - offering the utmost in convenience and energy savings. For example, pressing the goodnight button could turn off all interior lights, lower all the shades, turn off energy-wasting devices like AV equipment, monitors and plug-in fans, plus set back the temperature by several degrees. The system can be easily installed in any home and operates via Lutron's Clear Connect wireless, RF technology.

About Lutron Electronics (
Lutron Electronics, headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, designs and manufactures energysaving lighting controls, automated window treatments and appliance modules for both residential and commercial applications. Its innovative, intuitive products can be used to control everything from a single light, to every light, shade and even stand-by power in a home or commercial building. Lutron products make any space more versatile, while enhancing ambiance, comfort and productivity. They also save energy and make light bulbs last longer, making them an eco-friendly addition to the home and workplace. Founded in 1961, Lutron estimates that the installed base of its products saves the nation nearly 10 billion kWh of electricity, or approximately $1 billion in utility costs per year. Lutron manufactures more than 16,000 energy-saving products, sold in more than 100 countries around the world.

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