Daylight Responsive Lighting

Function block for constant brightness control. Requires a well-positioned sensor that quickly detects the brightness in the room.

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Inputs

Abbreviation Summary Description Value Range
CB Brightness Current brightness value
Ov Sets (AQ) to input value (Ov) Sets (AQ) to input value (Ov) and deactivates control if Ov is greater than 0. 0...100
R Reset Reset function block, sets output AQ to 0. Controller restarts after a reset. -
En Activation Activates constant brightness control. Reset overrides this input. -




Outputs

Abbreviation Description Value Range
AQ Output for light actuators. Supported are: Smart Actuator RGBW or WW, Lumitech, RGB, 0-100%, 0-10V, 1-10V. If multiple actuators are connected, they must be of the same type.




Parameters

Abbreviation Summary Description Unit Value Range Default Value
H Hysteresis If the difference between target and actual value is greater than this hysteresis, the controller will adjust. % 0...100 10
S Step size Maximum dimmer step size: The larger the steps, the quicker the target value is reached. However, large steps may cause the light change to be visible. % 0...100 5




Properties

Summary Description Default Value
Target brightness This brightness is to be maintained when the controller is active. 0
Set target brightness Determine the target brightness to be maintained when the controller is active. -




Basic Programming

The Constant Brightness Controller is typically used in combination with the Lighting Controller. It is activated via the "En" input, the dimmable lighting is connected to the "AQ" output:

In this configuration, the Constant Brightness Controller is only used to switch the lighting on or off, the Constant Brightness Controller adjusts the brightness of the lights.

If the lighting is switched on by the Lighting Controller, but the measured brightness in the room is already sufficient, then the Constant Brightness Controller does not switch on the lighting.

Use the "Set target brightness" function in the block properties to adjust the lighting to the desired brightness. Fine-tuning is recommended after the room has been furnished and set up.

If necessary, use several controllers, sensors and lighting groups for different room areas. For example, lighting is often not necessary for areas near the window, but it is often necessary for areas with less daylight.


Selecting and positioning the brightness sensor

Sensors that quickly detect changes in brightness are recommended, such as the Motion Sensor Tree. When using the Motion Sensor Air, the transmission interval for the light sensor can be reduced to 1 minute. However, the system will still react slower in this case.

The location of the sensor is crucial for satisfactory operation. Select a location where the brightness for the desired area can be measured effectively, e.g. directly above a desk, or even better on the desk surface.

Note that direct or reflected daylight or sunlight may hit the sensor but not the desk surface, or vice versa. This should be considered and avoided by carefully positioning the sensor.