The P800 Dimmer

P800 Chrome Switch Plate

The Futronix P800 dimmer, 8 channel, 20 Scene, supplied with Remote ControlSwitch plates for the unique Futronix P800 all digital dimmer are stylish and robust solid metal plates 2mm thick, available in the following elegant finishes:

  • Stainless Steel Polished dimmer– hand-polished to a high lustre
  • Stainless Steel Brushed dimmer – matte finish resists marking
  • Brass Polished dimmer – hand-polished to a high lustre and lacquered
  • White Metal dimmer – powder-coated stainless with engraved logo
  • Champagne dimmer – powder-coated stainless with engraved logo

Futronix P800 scene dimmer & lighting controller
Application of p800 Scene dimmer

Futronix P800 scene dimmer shown operating the lights in a restaurant project
P800 dimmer controlling lighting in a restuarant

Futronix P800 scene dimmer shown operating the lighting in a stairway
P800 used to light stairs

P800 Digital Dimmer

The P800 dimmer puts the luxury of multi-room control in your hands. Your favourite lighting levels in four rooms can be operated from the attractive wall mounted switch panels. You can create the mood or set the scene in each area for every purpose.

The P800 all digital dimmer design is so compact that not only does the unit contain 8 channels of dimming but it is approximately 1” (25.4mm) smaller in all dimensions than any comparable product. With the robust, pre-wired, steel back-box supplied with each P800 dimmer, convenient and easy installation is assured

Up to 10 x P800 dimmers can be linked – an impressive 80 channels of multi-zone lighting control. So, in addition to providing ultimately flexible lighting control for luxury homes, the P800 dimmer can be used for conference rooms, seminar rooms, small restaurants, bars, hotel rooms and other light commercial applications.

Scene Dimming

The ability to create scenes is one of the features that distinguish a top-class dimmer. The P800’s 8 dimmer channels can be programmed to any level of brightness from 0 to 100%, with the levels automatically stored as one of 20 scenes per channel, each offering a different ‘look’ to your entire room or space.

Set your desired scenes for entertaining, relaxing, watching TV or reading – or for security or energy saving. Once set up, recall your favourite dimmer scenes simply by touching a single button on either the switch panel or the supplied remote control unit.

Click here to see a ‘Demonstration of Scene Dimming’

Remote Control

Your choice of dimming levels can be selected with the remote control supplied with the P800 dimmer. Program dimming levels, master raise and lower, fade rate and sleep timer duration – all from the convenient remote control. Or you can adjust any of the lighting levels without storing them. The P800 dimmer also can be controlled by 3rd party remote control devices including touch screens via the industry standard IR interface.

Your smartphone is now a Futronix remote control!

Use your i-Pad or i-Phone to take control of Futronix lighting controls and other home electronics devices using Logitech Harmony. Eliminate that cluttered mess of remotes, by consolidating all your
remotes into one single i-Phone or Android application. Select your favorite lighting scenes, fade lighting levels, close the blinds, power up the surround sound system, turn up the volume and flip through channels automatically with a simple swipe or tap.

The Harmony Smart Control uses the power of your smartphone or tablet to deliver an intuitive graphical experience, with up to 5 iPhones, iPads, Android phones or tablets all working together seamlessly. It’s
easily setup, simply by selecting Futronix and other devices you wish to control, from the menu. During setup, the Harmony App will check that everything is working as expected and help
you correct any settings.

For more information Visit:  myharmony.com

APP for operating the P800 from a Smartphone
Smartphone used as a Dimmer Lighting Control

The Logitech harmony hub is compatible with the Futronix P800 dimmer
Smartphone used as a Dimmer Lighting Control

LED Lamps and Energy Saving

Futronix dimmers are compatible with most quality, dimmable LED Lamps – Futronix have tested many well known brands and have produced a recommendation sheet based on that experience.

The best lighting designers use LEDs especially for accent lighting, and blend their schemes with other lamp types such as tungsten and halogen. By mixing different lamp types together a more attractive blend of overall lighting can be achieved.

Dimming the classic warm colours of tungsten or halogen lighting saves energy. Bulb life is also prolonged by 30% because fading a lamp is gentler on the filament than just switching it on or off.

Home Automation

The Home Automation partners that integrate to Futronix continues to expand, ensuring that Futronix can offer comprehensive solutions to customer requirements, while remaining at the forefront of lighting control and home automation technology. The new additions add ease of operation, enhance user experience and maintain Futronix at the forefront of technology.

For a complete list of companies Futronix partners with please see: https://www.futronix.com/touch_screens.php

Timer

Program the P800’s timer to select any scene at any time and on any day of the week – up to 70 different events each week (10 per day).

For the bedroom, the P800 features a 2-hour sleep delay timer, or the timer can be set to fade up bedroom lights in the morning.

For home cinemas or living spaces, uses range from ‘welcome’ scenes – which automatically switch on selected house lights for your return home – to selecting security settings. Use the timer to control lighting for 8 channels – set scenes to appear at pre-programmed times and adjust the atmosphere of a room or space, even if you are away from your home.

Security

Program a dimmer security sequence that can last several minutes or many hours, giving the impression that the property is occupied. Automatically sequence through your pre-set scenes, displaying each one for any variable length of time.

Zones

Unique to the P800 digital dimmer is the ability to create multiple lighting zones. Normally a zone corresponds to a room, and with the P800 dimmer you can create up to 4 zones – meaning you can set 20 scenes in each of the 4 rooms.

For bigger systems with even more flexibility, up to 10 x P800’s dimmers can be connected together, providing up to 80 channels of lighting.

Display

By linking a series of scenes and programming the duration and fade rate, the P800 dimmers can be used to provide lighting displays. Applications of this feature include exhibitions and home cinema where it can be used to create a ‘transition’ light show before and after a film.

Fluorescent dimming

4 channels of 1-10v industry standard fluorescent dimming control are built into the P800 digital dimmer as standard. Up to 30 dimmable ballasts can be connected to each of the 4 control outputs.

Quality

Pre-wired metal wall box for the P800 complete with wiring pocket
Wall mounting metal back box for P800
Ideal for light commercial use! The P800 dimmer has high build quality, featuring robust construction with hand-finished 2mm thick solid metal face plates, generously rated heatsinks, commercial level power components with a and a very high level of short circuit protection for longetivity. The P800 also features a wall mounted, all steel back-box, pre-wired for easy connection.

P800 Digital Dimmer Features

  • 8 channel 2.0kW dimmer
  • 4 channels of 1-10v fluorescent ballast dimming control
  • no minimum load on any channel
  • control up to 8 circuits (channels) with 20 programmable scenes per area
  • multi-zone (can control up to 4 rooms independently)
  • infra-red remote control
  • built-in LED information display and infra-red receiver
  • 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
  • dimmer exit delay
  • dimmer sleep timer
  • built-in 24-hr 7-day event timer (battery-backed)
  • security settings
  • permanent memory (in the event of a power blackout you don’t lose pre-set scenes or need to re-program your dimmer)
  • pre-wired wall box for electrician-friendly installation