Wireless Smart Home Lighting Control For Home Lighting Automation
- Home Ideas
- Jun 07, 2018
There are various smart home lighting control solutions that enable users to establish intelligent lighting system for their homes and achieve home lighting automation. Among them, wireless lighting control is a very popular and important one which enables flexible and easy remote control from anywhere of residences.
Wireless lighting control system shall consist several parts, the wireless signal transmitter, the dimmer switch with a signal receiver integrated, and the lamps connected to the output of the dimmer switch. The transmitter is responsible for sending a signal, the dimmer switch receives it and converts it to dimming signal such as PWM, then the dimmer switch outputs dimming signal to the connected lamps.
Various wireless signal types are available in the market, and they have their own advantages. The traditional one is IR, which is a cheap and reliable solution, but transmission distance and penetration is not quite far. RF is now a great solution to solve this problem, and it can transmit as far as 30 meters indoor with good penetration. Plus different frequencies are optional to avoid interference from other RF systems, the common frequencies are 2.4GHz, 434MHz and 868MHz etc. With RF signal, the transmitter can control the dimmer switch from anywhere of your house.
A more intelligent solution is WiFi signal, which means home lighting control from a smartphone or mobile devices via a lighting control APP. The dimmer switch can integrate a WiFi signal receiver which is used to receive the signal from the smartphone, then it converts the signal to dimming signal such as PWM, Phase-cut or else and outputs to the connected lights. Also, the dimmer switch can be configured to connect to your home network and controlled from Ethernet.
With WiFi controller, you can really achieve smart home automation to control the lighting from APP interface. You can set up as many rooms as you want to control them separately. And set up events for different rooms at different times with different dynamic or static lighting effects for your house. The events will be triggered automatically at the time set. For example, you can set up a brightness level for the dining room at dinner time, then when you have dinner, the brightness level will automatically change to the set level. Or you can set up a dynamic colour changing mode for a party on Sunday, it’s just so simple.