Johnson Controls Simplifies Controls on Luxaire Commercial Products

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAMILWAUKEE, Wis. — Johnson Controls is bringing Simplicity Smart Equipment  controls to its Luxaire brand of commercial-packaged and split-system products. Soon to be standard on all 3- to 40-ton packaged units, the updated Simplicity SE controls make equipment easier to install, operate and service and provide information that ensures a heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system is performing to specifications.

The controls feature a built-in LCD display and navigation joystick that provide quick access to menus that display unit status, options, current function, supply, return and outdoor temperatures, fault codes and other information. An optional wireless mobile access portal or hardwired networking capabilities allow several users to access one or many units using any device with Wi-Fi capability – smartphone, tablet, laptop or onsite personal computer – and a web browser, eliminating the need for expensive software or app downloads.

Versatile Simplicity SE controls can be configured to use with a standard thermostat, zone sensor or multiple BAS communication protocols to integrate with building automation systems. Additional features include:

  • Factory-installed supply air, return air and outdoor air temperature sensors provide key temperatures to reduce field-installed complexity.
  • On-board USB port and flash drive provide data logging, current and previous system faults and software update capabilities.
  • Safety monitoring includes status of high- and low-pressure switches, gas valve and high-temperature-limit switches and voltage supplied to the unit.
  • An anti-short cycle delay is incorporated into the stand control to aid compressor life.

All Simplicity SE controls are factory commissioned, configured and run tested. For more information, visit or view the Simplicity SE Controls video on YouTube at