Smart Lighting FAQs
Looking to add ambience to your home and make lighting easier and better to manage?
At 365 Trade Group, we work closely with our partner Rako Lighting to bring you the best experience possible in home lighting.
The lighting solutions we provide are state of art, which is why we have put together a list of frequently asked questions below. If you can’t find the answer to a question you have then please do get in touch.
Can I control multiple lights centrally?
Yes, you can control multiple lights from one location. Using a Rako lighting system, it’s possible to turn lights on and off as well as to dim lighting from one central location. Switches can also be set up to control a group of lights.
Can lights be controlled even when I’m not at home?
Yes, lights be controlled even when you’re not at home. This is possible thanks to the Rako app which can be found on Google Play and the App Store. Using the Rako app, you can control the lighting in your home wherever you are in the world.
What happens if my lighting is in areas where there is poor WiFi?
Even if your lighting is set up in areas where there is poor WiFi, Rako lighting is designed to ensure that lighting can be controlled wherever it is. If it’s in the garden, garage, upstairs or even a separate garden office, it can still be controlled. Rako offers wireless bridges that extend the signal strength to areas that might usually be in WiFi blackspots.
Do you have colour options for the buttons to suit my surroundings?
Yes – there are colour options for the buttons to suit your interior design. Push button control modules come in a range of styles from Satin Chrome to Bronze, Antique Brass and Matt Black. Plates are also built around an all-metal screwless flush fascia design, providing a clean uncluttered appearance in the home.
I need help planning a lighting system, what do I do?
When planning a home lighting system, the biggest top tip 365 Trade Group can give you is to keep it simple so that controlling the various lights is easy for you to do. If you are looking for help then we are happy to chat with you about the various options and to provide recommendations. Get in touch.
What are the benefits of a Rako lighting system?
There are many benefits to Rako lighting systems and unlike other products such as Smart Bulbs that are available in general shops, Rako is designed to integrate everything together as a complete light system. This provides greater flexibility and more reliability. Rako lighting will work in areas where other bulbs can’t connect to the WiFi and they can be controlled manually via Rako switches that can be set up at various locations around the home.
Find out more about the benefits of a Rako system
Is the Rako system scalable?
Yes, it is! The Rako system is scalable with various modules that can be added or ‘bolted on’. If you are building a conservatory or extension for example, then you can easily add lighting, bridges and switches to your existing network.
Does it have to be completely wireless?
Rako offers wireless and wired control of your lighting. You don’t need to always reach for your phone, for example, to turn off a group of lights, thanks to the fantastic range of switches available. Similarly, if you want to control your lights wirelessly or remotely - you can.
Can I use motion sensors with Rako lighting to make the lights come on?
Yes, you can use motion sensors with Rako lighting to make the lights come on. Rako offers the ability to connect motion sensors to the system so that indoor or outdoor lighting can come on when the sensor is triggered. To find out more, get in touch.
What other amazing stuff can you do with a Rako Lighting system?
Ok, so this isn’t really a frequently asked question, but we thought you would love to know about a few other features that are available. Rako offers a range of other awesome features. Here are two of them:
Custom buttons: re-configure the button on your control panel and switches to control different lights or groups of lights!
Curtains and blinds: control or manage curtains and blinds from the same Rako system with extra modules, available from Rako.
If you would like to find out more about Rako Lighting, get in touch with our Rako lighting designers and installers here at 365 Trade Group.
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