The Luxor ZD is a new landscape lighting controller for LED systems from FX Luminaire. It provides zoning and dimming capabilities from a single, easy-to-use controller with a full color digital interface.

Zoning allows lights to be programmed into preset vignettes, which can be activated for special occasions such as parties, or activities such as barbequing. Dimming allows LED lights to automatically emit any desired illumination percentage anytime, anywhere within a system. So, Group 1 can be set to 100% illumination at 7 p.m., and automatically shift to 60% at 9 p.m., and so on. Up to 250 groups that can be created, so the designer has a high degree of flexibility when creating a system.

According to FX Luminaire Product Manager James Helms, “The Luxor ZD was developed to provide lighting designers of all levels the ability to create LED systems that combine functionality, ambiance, appearance, and the expansion of outdoor living spaces. While these capabilities have been available in the past, our goal was to simplify the process so the technology is accessible to as many low voltage lighting installers as possible.”

The Luxor utilizes FX’s proprietary ZDTM technology, which allows the controller to “talk” to the LED lights and alerts them to adjust their illumination based on events scheduled in the controller. It is applicable to both residential and commercial projects, and it will be available starting in September.