For smart lighting two different techniques are used.
KNX controlled lights
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is used in the following areas
- The Philips HUE Color Starter Kit for the living room lamp and indirect couch light
- The Philips HUE LightStrip for the counter light
- and for the indirect staircase lighting in the hallway a Philips HUE Color lamp