Deako Universal Backplate Enables Modular Smart Home Lighting Installations

Deako has partnered with Copperweld to seamlessly work with clad aluminum (CCA) electrical wiring to facilitate the installation of Deako modular lighting systems regardless of local wiring codes.

SEATTLE—Deako, a developer of modular smart lighting system for homeowners, has introduced what it claims is the first-of-its-kind Deako Universal Backplate.

According to the company, its latest product redefines the possibilities of home lighting by providing flexibility and compatibility through a universal wiring system. The Deako Universal Backplate is the first product on the market certified for Copperweld’s copper-clad aluminum (CCA) electrical wiring to provide access to Deako’s modular system regardless of electrical code. Ranging from 1-gang to 4-gang, the Deako Universal Backplate will be available starting March 2024 through select distribution.

“At Deako, we create products that simplify the lives of builders and electricians to enhance the experience for homebuyers searching for their dream home. The Deako Universal Backplate is more than just a solution for builders; it’s a testament to our dedication to supporting builder partners nationwide regardless of wire preference or code requirements,” says Derek Richardson, CEO and founder of Deako. “Our mission is to bridge the gap and provide access to cutting-edge smart technologies, regardless of location or code requirements. We believe this product will not only transform the installation process for builders interested in using copper-clad aluminum, but will empower homeowners to take control of their lighting experience without the need for any rewiring.”

Deako Universal Backplate Facilitates Smart Home Lighting

With the Deako Universal Backplate, the company says homeowners can benefit from a versatile smart home home lighting control solution regardless of local code requirements. Deako states that its new product provides the option to install a Deako modular system in any market in the nation, and the ability to utilize copper-clad aluminum wire while providing a safe way for homeowners to customize lighting controls. The product installs during the electrical trim into a standard junction box and once installed it allows dealers to integrate a range of products such as its Smart Switches, Smart Dimmers, Simple Dimmers, Simple Motion Switches, Simple Timers and more into residential environments. The company also points out that it works with major home technology and security companies like Amazon Alexa,, Google Home, Samsung SmartThings and others to provide a seamless smart home experience.

Summarizing the benefits of the Deako Universal Backplate, the company says the product delivers these advantages:

  • Certified for copper-clad aluminum: Deako’s Universal Backplate is the first product certified for use with copper-clad aluminum wire, offering a safe and reliable solution for modern wiring scenarios.
  • Works on all Wires: The product supports all common residential lighting wire gauges to offer a universal solution for builders and electricians, simplifying the construction process.
  • Time Savings: Deako asserts that using the backplate in conjunction with copper-clad aluminum saves time on install making it an attractive option for builders, electricians, and homeowners looking for a customizable lighting solution.

“The Copperweld team is excited to team up with Deako, a company working to create solutions for the modern builder and homeowner. Our collaboration not only amplifies the reach of the Deako product suite but addresses concerns about potential damage or injury during the integration of smart lighting controls. Builders can now confidently offer homeowners a secure and wire-free solution for upgrading their lighting systems,” adds Dustin Smith, chief commercial officer at Copperweld. “Flexibility and accessibility are key when it comes to smart home tech, and for this reason, we strongly believe in the power and potential of this product.”

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