The Polar Bear Custom Lutron SeeTouch & Heatmiser Keypad
This new keypad which was launched at ISE 2011 on the Lutron stand. The keypad has been commissioned by a Custom AV Installer that required a way of aesthetically reducing wall clutter. The design has been based on the sucess of the previous design and manufactured GT-Keypad.
The existing heating thermostat was unsightly and Polar Bear Solutions were commissioned to provide an aesthetically pleasing solution to this common issue.
The keypad consists of a faceplate with built in thermostat that mounts onto an existing Lutron SeeTouch keypad. This gives the visual appearance of a single product that manages both lighting and heating control without the expense of installing a touch screen. The advanced thermostats can be linked together and allows for communications via AMX, Crestron or other programmable control systems to provide a very compelling solution.
The lighting control system used was a Lutron Homeworks system that used the US SeeTouch keypad.
This new design is not just a simple case of creating a new metal face plate, but actually required a plastic mould to allow the new keypad to simply clip onto the SeeTouch Lutron lighting keypad. The plastic mould was finished in a brushed metal plate to match the other Lutron keypads in the installation.