Smart lighting

For smart lighting two different techniques are used.

KNX controlled lights

For smart lighting I use KNX switch actuators and a KNX dimming actuator.

KNX dimming actuator to control dimmable lampsKNX switch actuator to control normal (on/off) lamps

The KNX dimming actuator controls 2 living room ceiling lamps, one kitchen ceiling lamp and two outdoor lamps on the terrace. All additional lamps are controlled by KNX switch actuators. Each lamp is connected three-wires cord to the central distribution boxes.

All actuators can be accessed via switches, Apps or via in openHAB and thus turn the lights on and off.

Roof hatches control

An additional feature is the lighting of the attic. This is controlled with a magnetic contact that is attached to the roof hatch. In this way, you can completely eliminate on a separate switch.

Magnetic door contact to automatic control attic lampsDetail view of magnetic door contact of the attic lamp

The magnetic contact on the roof hatch is connected to the KNX bus by a KNX universal interface and thus controls the KNX switching actuator of ceiling lamp.

Philips HUE

In addition, there is an indirect living room and corridor lighting. After much thought, I choosed the Philips HUE. It has been on the market for a long time and it has a very good integration with openHab.

Green light from HUE lamps in the living roomBlue light from HUE lamps in the living roomRed light from HUE lamps in the living roomHUE Light Strip at the counterIndirect HUE light in the hallway

It is used in the following areas

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