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Light the way for a better user experience – just shake it!

The built-in shake-torch in the Advanced edition of the HC40 is just one of the ways that light can make a hand control even more user-friendly. By thinking about how to make it even easier to use for the general consumer, we also found a way to eliminate a button in the design! Become enlightened and find out how the things you have never thought of in lighting have become an important and integral part of making the HC40 family super user-friendly – whether the backlight in buttons, light in the display or other such features.

We all felt the shift when smart phones arrived. Suddenly our need for more functionality moved beyond devices with single features. This shift continued into other areas of our lives, from remotes that control the light bulbs in your home and your entertainment unit, to our market where consumers expect more from a hand control for adjustable beds.

From our extensive survey, we learned that the consumers want the RIGHT features in a hand control. Not 27 features and 27 corresponding buttons. In other words, the desire is to have features you need in that specific situation, but nothing more. Essentially, any producer of consumer goods should strive to hit that exact balance between simplicity and functionality. We believe that we have found the balance with our HC40 FRAME™ Advanced and HC40 TWIST™ Advanced.

Make it easy – Shake it!

The torch function is one of the many incorporated features of the Advanced editions of the HC40 hand controls. For hand controls with a torch function, the torch is usually turned on by yet another button. But what if you could eliminate a button? What if you could make the hand control even cleaner to look at, and even more user-friendly while you are at it?  Asking these questions resulted in the shake-torch.

By adopting technology known from smart phones, the HC40 Advanced can be shaken gently sideways twice, to turn on the torch. Simple really.

This allows the consumer to simply pick up the HC40, gently shake it sideways twice and use it to find their way in the dark without waking their partner.

The shake-torch on the HC40 Advanced versions eliminates a button in the design, and makes it even easier to use.

Quick tip!

Need to find your way in the dark?

Just gently shake the HC40 Advanced sideways twice and the torch will light the way.

 

Conserves energy automatically

After one minute, the torch light will turn off by itself. This is to conserve energy and eliminate the possibility of turning it on and accidentally draining the battery overnight. Simply shake it sideways twice, and once more to turn it back on.

Alt text: Keep the power level indicator in the HC40 Advanced in the green longer
 

Light is in the detail

Considering the fact that bedrooms are usually dark environments, lighting in general plays an important role in the user experience and general usability of a hand control. That is why the HC40 family has 4 important features focusing on user-friendliness:

  • Backlight in buttons during use – making it easy to see button functions.
  • Adaptive display – i.e. adapting brightness of the screen to surrounding environment.
  • Lights up shortly if touched – just touch it to check the time during the night.
  • Under Bed Light button easy to find.
Adaptive display where backlight in buttons and display adapts to surroundings.

The adaptive display and the backlight in the buttons ensure maximum usability in the dark.

Under Bed Light creates a dimmed light under the bed to guide the user discreetly without disturbing the partner.

Under Bed Light creates a dimmed light under the bed to guide the user discreetly without disturbing their partner.

 

By introducing the HC40 Advanced editions, we offer hand controls for your exclusive line of beds, which can be customised to your brands and be a natural part of a beautiful bed. In other words, with a system from LINAK® you can now offer a bed with meaningful hand control options and a great balance between design and functionality.

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Light the way for a better user experience with the HC40 hand control for adjustable comfort beds

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HC40 Advanced: How to turn the torch on/off

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LINAK hand control HC40 TWIST™ for adjustable comfort beds

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LINAK Hand Control HC40 FRAME™ for adjustable comfort beds

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HC40 FRAME™

This is a new generation of hand controls for adjustable comfort beds - designed with you in mind. With the metallic frame, the HC40 FRAME™ versions differ in look from its counterparts, the HC40 TWIST™.

HC40 TWIST™

This is a new generation of hand controls for adjustable comfort beds - designed with you in mind. With a unique twisting shape the HC40 TWIST™ differs in look from its counterparts the HC40 FRAME™ versions

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