The P400 Dimmer

The versatile P400 dimmer lighting control features hand-finished switch plates of robust 2mm thick solid metal, available in the following finishes:

The Futronix P400 dimmer, 4 channel, 20 Scene, supplied with Remote
P400 dimmers stainless dimmer switch plates

  • Stainless Steel Polished dimmer- hand-polished to a high lustre
  • Stainless Steel Brushed dimmer - matte finish resists marking
  • Brass Polished dimmer - hand-polished to a high lustre and lacquered
  • White Metal dimmer - powder-coated stainless with engraved logo
  • Champagne dimmer - powder-coated stainless with engraved logo

P400 – Series iv – Dimmer Lighting Control

Futronix P400 dimmer shown operating the lights in a condominium project
P400 Dimmer Lighting Controls in a condominium project

P400 switch outstation shown mounted on a wall
P400 Dimmer lighting controls switch plate in a domestic application

Perfect for your home cinema, living areas and den rooms! The Futronix P400 scene dimmers puts the convenience of total room lighting control at your fingertips with four channels of all-digital dimming and an additional 2 channels of 1-10v LED or fluorescent dimming.

Create the authentic cinema experience with preset fading rates, repeatability and programmable scene setting. Program your preferred light levels with a generous 20 scenes, and recall them with just a touch of the remote or wall mounted switch panel. Easily schedule convenient wake up, welcome and security scenes with the 24/7 timer dimmer feature.

An in-built X-Bus® switch panel databus provides for multi-point switching and dimmer mastering via Futronix switch plates, and also allows multi-room lighting control with connection to further P400 dimmers or to Futronix

Elegant hand-finished Switch plates in solid metal complement the design of any room.

This full-featured, all-digital dimmer allows you to customize the ‘look' of your rooms to your exact requirements. The P400's 4 channels can be programmed to any level of brightness from 0 to 100%, with the levels automatically stored in the dimmer as one of 20 scenes, each offering a different ‘look’ to your entire room or space.

Set lighting levels to create different moods – for entertaining, relaxing, reading, watching TV or a movie – or for security or energy saving. Once set up, recall your favourite dimmers scenes simply by touching a single button on either the switch panel, the supplied remote control or i-Phone.

Quality P400 series IV dimmers features commercial level power components for a high level of protection and longetivity.

Remote Controls

Your choice of dimming levels can be selected with the remote control supplied with the P400 dimmer. Program dimming levels, master raise and lower, fade rate and sleep timer duration - all from the convenient remote control. Or adjust any of the lighting levels without storing them. Choose power up dimming options, either the last dimming level selected or OFF. Additionally, the P400 dimmers remote control commands can be ‘learnt' by any universal learning remote control.

Your smartphone is now a Futronix remote control!

Use your i-Pad or i-Phone to take control of Futronix lighting controls and other home electronics devices using Logitech Harmony. Eliminate that cluttered mess of remotes, by consolidating all your
remotes into one single i-Phone or Android application. Select your favorite lighting scenes, fade lighting levels, close the blinds, power up the surround sound system, turn up the volume and flip through channels automatically with a simple swipe or tap.

The Harmony Smart Control uses the power of your smartphone or tablet to deliver an intuitive graphical experience, with up to 5 iPhones, iPads, Android phones or tablets all working together seamlessly. It's
easily setup, simply by selecting Futronix and other devices you wish to control, from the menu. During setup, the Harmony App will check that everything is working as expected and help
you correct any settings.

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APP for operating the P100 from a Smartphone
Smartphone used as a Dimmer Lighting Control

The Logitech harmony hub is compatible with the Futronix P400 dimmer
Smartphone used as a Dimmer Lighting Control

LED Lamps and Energy Saving

Futronix dimmers are compatible with most quality, dimmable LED Lamps – Futronix have tested many well known brands and have produced a recommendation sheet based on that experience.

The best lighting designers use LEDs especially for accent lighting, and blend their schemes with other lamp types such as tungsten and halogen. By mixing different lamp types together a more attractive blend of overall lighting can be achieved.

Dimming the classic warm colours of tungsten or halogen lighting saves energy. Bulb life is also prolonged by 30% because fading a lamp is gentler on the filament than just switching it on or off.

The New P400 Wall Box

Metal wall box for the P400 complete with wiring pocket
The P400 is supplied with an all metal wall-mounting box, which is suitable for both solid walls and drywall/ plasterboard mounting with its flyout locking wings. The box is powder coated and contains an extension pocked giving additional space for wiring connections complying with the 16th edition wiring regulations.

Home Automation

The Home Automation partners that integrate to Futronix continues to expand, ensuring that Futronix can offer comprehensive solutions to customer requirements, while remaining at the forefront of lighting control and home automation technology. The new additions add ease of operation, enhance user experience and maintain Futronix at the forefront of technology.

For a complete list of companies Futronix partners with please see:
Touch Screen Controls


Program the P400's timer to select any scene at any time and on any day of the week – up to 70 different events each week (10 per day). In the bedroom, the P400 sleep delay timer can be set to automatically switch lights off for up to two hours after being selected. Or set the timer to wake you up gently in the morning by fading up your bedroom lights.
For living spaces, uses range from ‘welcome' scenes – which automatically fade the lighting on for when you return home – to selecting security settings. Use the dimmers timer to control lighting for 4 channels - set scenes to appear at pre-programmed times and adjust the atmosphere of a room or space, even if you are away from your home.


Program a dimmer security sequence that can last several minutes or many hours, giving the impression that the property is occupied. Automatically sequence through your pre-set scenes, displaying each one for any variable length of time.


The P400 domestic dimmer can control the lighting in up to 4 different areas or rooms, meaning you can set 20 scenes in each of the 4 rooms. For bigger dimmer systems providing multiple channels of lighting control with even more flexibility, multiple P400 and/or P800 dimmers can be connected together via the in-built X-Bus® switch panel databus.


Create dramatic lighting displays with the P400 dimmer by linking a series of scenes with pre-programmed duration and fade rate. This is ideal for your home cinema - you can easily create a ‘transition' light show before and after a movie. Also applicable for architectural highlighting, product display and exhibitions. With P400 dimmers you can effortlessly control the lighting in your own home, as shown in the Demonstration of Scene Dimming below.

Demonstration of Scene Dimming

Comfortable Atmosphere – Scene 1
In this first dimmer scene lighting has been programmed to create a comfortable atmosphere.

Entertaining – Scene 2
The second dimmer scene creates a bright ambient atmosphere – with the emphasis on highlighting pictures and ornaments it is ideal for entertaining.

Home Cinema – Scene 3
The third dimmer scene is set for watching movies. Main lights and cabinet lights are off, with the ceiling and wall lights dimmed to create a home cinema look.

Television – Scene 4
In the fourth dimmer scene lighting is set to provide a level of dimming suitable for watching television. The main lighting is provided by the spots, with cabinet lights dimmed so as not to distract the viewer.

The twenty programmable dimmer scenes available with the P400 offer a versatile choice of lighting effects suitable for every mood.


  • 4 channel 1.2kW dimmer
  • 2 channels of 1-10v fluorescent ballast dimming control
  • no minimum load on any of the dimmers channels
  • control up to 4 circuits (channels) with 20 programmable scenes
  • multi-zone (can control up to 4 rooms independently)
  • infra-red remote control
  • built-in LED information display and infra-red receiver
  • variable fade rates from 0.5 seconds to 2 hours (to gradually turn lights on/off)
  • temporary circuit adjustment without save
  • master raise and lower
  • dimmer exit delay
  • dimmer sleep timer
  • built-in 24-hr 7-day event timer (battery backed)
  • security settings
  • permanent memory (in the event of a power blackout you don’t lose pre-set scenes or need to re-programme your dimmer)