After introducing the technology behind the Rako Dimming Controls via, Scene lighting with the Rako Dimmers, we thought it would be good to write more about the types of wireless controls offered by Rako. Most of the existing dimmers from Rako Controls are on our website and they are also introduced via the Intelligent Dimmers: Rako and Varilight. Below we are starting with the first three types of Rako Dimming Controls: Ceiling mount dimmers for downlights, In-line for free standing lamps, and Wall lights or pendants.
Rako Wireless ceiling mount dimmers for downlights
For either mains or low voltage spotlights the RDL250C or RDL500C modules can be fitted through a standard 50mm downlight cutout. The existing switch should be removed and the switched live given permanent power. The old switch can now be replaced be a Rako RCP07 panel. Please see below a wiring diagram of the Rako dimmers for the downlights.
Rako Wireless Dimmers, In-line for free standing lamps
RDL250L or RDL500L modules can be wired in-line with the flex for a free standing lamp. One module could feed a ‘ring’ of socket outlets but this would dictate dedicated wiring and special 2A or 5A sockets to avoid normal appliances being plugged into a dimmed output. Below: a simple wiring diagram of the Rako inline dimmer for standing lamps.
Rako Wireless Dimmers for Wall lights or Pendants
The Rako PILL dimmer module can be used for circuits where access to the wiring is particularly difficult. This is often the wall lights or sometimes the central pendant, where the only access is to the switched line behind the switch. The PILL dimmer fits into a (deep) UK back box, and does not need a neutral connection. The PILL is rated for 60-250w and is suitable or mains voltage lighting only. Below: a simple wiring diagram of using the Rako dimmers for wall lamps or for pendants.
Note: If there is room for a transformer there is normally room for a Rako RDL series dimmer.
Note: this is the first part of the series introducing the Rako Wireless Dimmers, as presented in their catalogue and presentation on their website. To purchase these, please visit the Wireless Dimming Controls section