Crestron announced that it is now shipping its wireless Horizon EX keypads and dimmers. Featuring matching dimmers and keypads, the new line of wall-box controllers provides an advanced custom control solution as part of a complete Crestron smart home. Horizon EX universal dimmers have no minimum load requirement and they offer more reliable LED dimming, says the company.

“Now, with the Horizon EX line, our residential systems integrators can deliver a consistent, elegant look throughout the home for hybrid systems,” said John Clancy, vice president, Residential, at Crestron. “You can’t tell the difference between the dimmers and keypads. The dimmers even have backlit buttons.”

Available in black, white, and almond with highly configurable 1-, 2-, 3- or 4-gang boxes, the Horizon EX line offers designer aesthetics, superior button feel, four different button styles, interchangeable custom top and bottom trim pieces to suit any décor (faceplates sold separately), and wireless communications.

For enhanced readability under any lighting conditions, every model in the Horizon EX line includes multi-color backlighting that illuminates the laser-engraved text on the buttons. If desired, when the button is pressed it can glow up to two to three times brighter than the inactive buttons. Moreover, each button can be programmed to glow in any color.

Built-in Crestron infiNET EX wireless mesh technology enables Horizon EX dimmers and keypads to reliably transmit and receive commands and intelligently integrate with lighting, shades, HVAC, security, and AV, says Crestron.imm