Lighting Controller

The Lighting Controller function block enables the control and operation of lighting in a room or an area.
It supports switching or dimming as well as colored light and illuminants with different interfaces.

The individual lights can be adjusted as desired and any combination can be saved as a lighting mood.

In combination with presence or motion detectors and brightness sensors, the block provides automatic lighting control.

Apart from the Loxone App, it is operated by the center button of a Loxone Touch according to the switch standard, or by conventional buttons.

You can find inspiration and use cases regarding the numerous possibilities with lighting control on our website.

Table of Contents


Inputs

Abbreviation Summary Description Unit Value Range
I1-4 Trigger 1-4 for dimmer / switching input for digital circuits - -
+ Select next mood Next Mood - -
- Select previous mood Digital Input - Pulse selects the previous mood - -
AIs Mood Input - Select the Associated Mood - 0...89
R Reset Digital Input - Pulse activates the mood All Off - -
T5/1-8 The first click selects the assigned mood, every subsequent click switches to the next mood.
If there is no additional pulse for 30 seconds, a click selects the assigned mood again.
A long click, depending on the configuration, either mixes in the mood or switches to the next configured mood.
A double click turns everything off and pulses output RQ.
A triple click turns everything off and pulses output RaQ.
- -
DisP Deactivate motion sensor and presence inputs Prevents the automatic switching on of a lighting mood by presence (P) or motion (Mv). Has no effect on automatic light switch-off with parameter MT. - -
Mv Motion Sensor Input Activates the lighting mood configured for motion/presence. Lighting is switched off after falling edge at input Mv and expiration of the overrun time (TH).
If the lighting is operated manually, it is only switched off after parameter MT has expired.
- -
O On Digital Input - On
Activates the 'Bright' mood
If this mood is not configured then all outputs are switched on with the brightness set in parameter Ba
- -
A Alarm Alarm Input
When ON all lights flash at the brightness provided by parameter Ba. The flashing interval is determined by parameter Ta
- -
Bu Alarm Clock Alarm clock input
Activate assigned alarm clock mood with fading time Tb. Fading only supported by Smart Actuators.
If no alarm clock mood is configured, Bright mood is used
- -
AIb Actual Brightness Actual Brightness
If the actual Brightness (AIb) exceeds the threshold (T), the Motion Sensor input is disabled.
lux 0...∞
Dis Disable Child lock - Locks inputs but not App/Web Interface.
Mv and A inputs do not get disabled.
- -
P Presence input Activates the lighting mood configured for motion/presence. Lighting remains active as long as the sensor indicates presence.
If the lighting is operated manually, it is only switched off after parameter MT has expired.
- -
RtD Reset to block preset Resets parameters and settings of the block to the default values as specified in the block preset . Only possible when using a block preset! - -




Outputs

Abbreviation Description Value Range
AQ1-18 Indicates the state of Lighting Circuit 1-18
Usage dependant on actuator type.
-
AQs Analog Output indicating the currently active mood
0: Off
99: Bright
-1: User defined mood
-3: Multiple moods mixed
-3...99
RQ Outputs a pulse when a double click is detected on any switch inputs to the block (e.g. T5)
For example when a double-click or triple-click is detected on any light-influencing inputs or a single pulse detected on a reset input.
-
RaQ Outputs a pulse when a triple click is detected on any switch inputs to the block (e.g. T5) -




Parameters

Abbreviation Summary Description Unit Value Range Default Value
Rem Remanence input Remanence input: If active, the function block retains its previous state after a Miniserver reboot. - - 0
Tdc Double-click interval [s] Interval at which 2 pulses will be classed as a double-click. s 0...∞ 0,35
SI Dimmer Step Size Dimming Step Size % 0...100 2
ST Dimmer Step Rate Step interval for dimming [s]
Time interval over which the output value is incremented by the step size
s 0...∞ 0,2
Min Minimum value Parameter - Minimum dimmer value (0 to 50%) % 0...50 0
Max Maximum value Parameter - Maximum dimmer value (50 to 100%) % 50...100 100
W Up/Down mode Parameter - up/down mode for dimmer (OFF = stop at maximum/minimum) - - 0
L Do not set last value Parameter - Do not set last dimmer value (OFF = short click sets last value when switched off) - - 0
TH Overrun time motion Lights will automatically switch off after this overrun time, if activated by motion sensor (input Mv). Every pulse at Mv restarts this time.
Does not apply to presence input. Value 0 deactivates automatic switch-off.
If time for MT is set shorter, it will be used instead.
s 0...∞ 900
Ti Delay of the Motion Sensor Motion/presence sensors are disabled for this time after manually switching off lights. Any motion/presence during this delay will restart the timer.
To re-enable the sensor, there must be no motion/presence in the room for the duration of [Ti].
If this value is 0, the state of DisP applies
s 0...∞ 300
MS Motion Sensor Mood Determines mood brought on by motion sensor, unless set to 0
This input overrides the assigned motion sensor mood, Allowing different moods to be selected at different times of day.
- 0
MT Overrun time manual operation Lights will automatically switch off after this overrun time, even if manually operated.
The timer will only run after the end of motion/presence. Value 0 deactivates automatic switch-off.
If no motion/presence is detected, there will be no automatic switch-off.
s 0...∞ 3600
Ra Alternative operation of I1-I4 if output is RGB When ON a short click will cycle through the primary colours of the RGB output,
long click will change brightness)
- - 0
Ta Flashing Interval during Alarm Sets the On/Off duration. For Example; 2s = 1s On, 1s Off s 0...∞ 4
Tb Alarm Clock Fade Duration Fade duration for brining on the lights on when the alarm clock input Bu is triggered
Only works with supported devices and when using Smart Actuators
min 0...60 3
T Maximum Brightness for Motion Sensors Maximum Brightness
If the actual Brightness (AIb) exceeds the threshold (T), the Motion Sensor will no longer switch the lights to the preselected mood.
lux 0...∞ 30
Tm Mixing Period Mixing Period
Duration of the long pulse required to mix in an additional mood in via the inputs T5/1 - T5/8
If this value is 0 then this function is disabled
s 0...∞ 1
Tf Fading Duration Time required to fade up to 100% when changing moods.
Only works with supported devices and when using Smart Actuators
s 0...1800 1
Ba Maximum brightness level for alarm / All On Maximum Brightness for Alarm
When Alarm is triggered, the outputs switch between 0 and [Maximum brightness for alarm]
When input O is active, all outputs are set to this value if no corresponding mood is configured
% 10...100 50




Preferences

Summary Description Default Value
Moods Manage Moods and Operating Modes -




Programming example

The following example shows the basic programming of the block:

A Loxone Touch is connected to the block's input T5/1 for operation. A Presence Sensor is connected to input P. In addition, the block is provided with the brightness value from the Presence Sensor at AIb.

The different actuators or light circuits can be connected to the outputs of the block. The above example shows some possibilities:
Q1 is used to switch a simple light via a relay contact.
AQ1 is used to control a dimmable light.
The SMA actuator controls an LED strip via an RGBW Dimmer and allows the control of colored light.
The LG actuator combines multiple lights into a lighting group, and controls them together.

The Presence block is used to combine multiple Presence or Motion Sensors and other devices and use them together to detect presence.
The Presence block is then connected to the P input of the Lighting Controller:


Light Circuits

Double-click on the block to access the settings for the light circuits.
Here you can define the names for the individual lights, which are used in the user interface.
The actuator type is automatically selected to match the connected actuator.

Actuator Types:

Switch

Dimmer 0-100%

Dimmer 0-10V

Dimmer 1-10V

RGB

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Smart Actuators


Moods

Under the Moods tab, which you can reach by double-clicking on the Lighting Controller, you have the ability to create different Lighting Moods. Up to 89 Lighting Moods can be created. These can be controlled via the input "As". A total of 8 moods can be connected to a Loxone Touch T5 Input. In addition, the input "Bu" (Alarm Lighting), "O", and "R" can also be assigned here.

Mixing of light moods: By default, a 1 second click adds the mood assigned to the respective T5 input to the currently active mood. If "Mix" is activated, you can mix the moods assigned to the respective T5 input with a single click. If an output is used by two lighting moods, the higher brightness of the output takes priority.


Automatic on Presence/Motion

In the "Automatic" tab, you specify the mood that is to be activated for a specific operating mode when presence/motion is detected. The individual operating modes can be prioritized using the arrow buttons.

Use the "Action" column to specify if and under which conditions a certain mood should activate on presence/motion. The following actions are available:

- Only use if previously "All Off": Mood is only activated if no lights are currently on.

- Mix with current mood: Mood is mixed in with the currently active mood and mixed out again after the end of the presence/motion.

- Always change: Regardless of the currently active mood, the specified mood will be activated immediately on presence/motion.



Presence inputs

Inputs T5/1-8 can be configured as presence inputs by ticking the box for presence in the mood settings. This changes the input name to P/1-P/8

If a T5 input is used as a presence input, the assigned mood is mixed in when the input is activated and mixed out again when the input turns OFF.

The mood is not dependent on currently active operating modes, but is always the mood assigned to the input.

In contrast to the motion sensor input (MV), the Lighting Controller's overrun time parameter (TH) has no effect on presence! The mood remains active as long as the presence input is also ON.

Mixing in the mood via presence inputs is deactivated if the DisP input is active or the minimum brightness at input AIb has been exceeded.

If the mood was changed manually after being activated by presence, the light is switched off after the time MT has elapsed if no more motion or presence inputs are active.