- Four green LEDs provide scene link status indication
- Indicates when lighting scenes are on or off
- Can track and indicate load status, as well as scenes
- Eight scene link presets control LED functions
- LED functions: On, Off, Opposite, or No Change
- Four Buttons for lighting scene control
- Turn On, Off, or Dim scenes or other UPB devices
- Choose button mode: On, Off, Toggle, Multi-button, etc...
- Control any UPB dimmers or relays in the home
- SimplySmart™ manual scene link changes
- Add or delete devices from scene with 7 or 8 button taps
- Adjust linked devices’ light level and save with 7 tap
- Interchangeable faceplate assemblies
- Change color in the field
- Choose Oval or Thin-Bar buttons
- Custom label buttons and LEDs with ZLK-01S label kit
- Thinner depth profile allows easy installation
- UL and CSA listed per ETL #3058914
- Push-button choices and faceplate color options:
- choose Oval button faceplate (ZS24OS Series) or Thin-Bar
faceplate (ZS24BS Series) in the standard colors; White,
Almond, Light Almond, Ivory, Black or Brown
The UCQT-40 Scene Controller is used when there is a need to show that lighting scenes or loads are active or not. It is most useful when the lights being controlled are not clearly visible from the location of the scene controller. Examples of this include outdoor lighting, multi-story or large homes. The most common locations for scene controllers include the master bedroom or entry/exits. From the master bedroom the scene controller could provide control and status of exterior security lighting or to see if there maybe lights on in other areas of the home (e.g. down stairs). Entry and exit locations are good to control 'welcome home' or 'away' scenes, outdoor garden or holiday lighting, as well as outhouse type lighting (e.g. detached garage, pool house, dock, etc...).
Scene controllers are also used as UPB transmitters, since they do not have an output circuit to control a local load. They can be used in retrofit applications, remodels or new home construction. In new construction UPB dimmers or relay modules are used to control power to the load circuits, and the UCQT controls those UPB devices. For new home construction the Electrician's wiring design ensures proper wiring for scene controllers and circuit-load controllers.
Retrofitting scene controllers require the help of UPB dimmer or relay module since every switch position in a home usually controls a local circuit load. The most common way to use scene controllers in retrofit applications is in combination with the UPB Dual Dimmer (model US22-40). The Dual Dimmer makes retrofitting scene controllers quite easy. If there is a dual junction box (j-box) with two switches controlling two loads, the dual dimmer can replace the two load switches using half the dual j- box, and the scene controller will fit in the other half of the j-box. No difficult re-wiring is required, while scene control and lighting status is gained.
Retrofit of a UCQT in a single-gang j-box is possible with the with the help of a UPB fixture dimmer (model UFD) or relay module (model UFR). Fixture modules are designed to fit in a hidden junction box or wired in behind a light fixture. The scene controller can be wired-in to replace an existing load controlling switch, where the load switch leg is connect to (always) hot at the scene controller j-box. And, the other end of the switch leg powers the fixture module at the load/fixture j-box, which is connected to and controls power to the load. The scene controller is then used to control the fixture module along with any other scenes, UPB dimmer or relay switches.
Another common retrofit application for the scene controllers is using the Tabletop Pedestal (model USQT) housing. The tabletop pedestal is designed to fit the scene controller well, and is portable; so it can be plugged-in and rest on a nightstand, desk, work-bench or used anywhere an outlet is available.