Lighting Controller

The Lighting Controller function block enables the control and operation of lighting in a room or an area.
It supports switched and dimmed lighting as well as coloured light and luminaires 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 centre 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 - -
+ Trigger next mood Next mood - -
- Trigger previous mood Previous mood - -
AIs Mood Select the lighting mood with the assigned ID - 0...89
R Reset Reset - Activates mood '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 All ON
Activates 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
Lights start flashing when ON. The brightness is specified by parameter Ba, the flashing interval 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 Current brightness Current brightness
If the current brightness (AIb) exceeds the threshold (T), the motion sensor mood is not activated
lux 0...∞
Dis Disable Child lock - Locks inputs but not User Interface.
Motion sensor inputs are not 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! - -
AIBr Overall Brightness Sets the brightness of all outputs to a value relative to the input value. The gain factor results from the ratio of the Overall Brightness input to the output value per lighting circuit. e.g. Overall Brightness input =20%, brightness of lighting circuit=40%: the brightness of the circuit is always twice the Overall Brightness. -




Outputs

Abbreviation Description Value Range
AQ1-18 Output for light circuit 1-18
Usage based on actuator type.
-
AQs Analogue Output indicating the currently active mood
0: Off
99: Bright
-1: User defined mood
-3: Multiple moods mixed
-3...99
RQ Reset of lighting mood
Outputs a pulse when a double or triple click is detected on any lighting controlling inputs, or a pulse detected on a reset input (R).
-
RaQ Reset triple click Outputs a pulse when a triple click is detected on any lighting controlling inputs. -




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 speed Double click interval for input pulse s 0...∞ 0,35
SI Step size dimmer Step size for dimming in % % 0...100 2
ST Step rate Step rate for dimming
Time interval at which the output value is incremented by the step size
s 0...∞ 0,2
Min Minimum value Minimum dimmer value (0 to 50%) % 0...50 0
Max Maximum value 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 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 Detector deactivation time The motion sensor input (Mv) is disabled for this time after manually switching off lights.
Any pulse at Mv resets the timer and extends the deactivation.
To re-enable the sensors, there must be no motion in the room for the set time.
The value 0 deactivates this function.
When using the presence input, the value is automatically set to 0, but the function is still available. The presence input is reactivated after presence has ended.
s 0...∞ 300
MS Alternative mood for motion This parameter can be used to specify the ID of an alternative mood for lighting triggered by motion.
This mood is only activated if the lighting is Off at the start of motion/presence. (ID=0)
If the value is 0, the mood set for motion specified in the Automatic tab will apply.
If the selected mood does not exist, the mood set in the Automatic tab will also apply.
- 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 Duration alarm period Sets the On/Off duration. For Example; 2s = 1s On, 1s Off s 0...∞ 4
Tb Fading time alarm clock Fading time in minutes when the alarm clock mood is triggered
Only applies to supported Smart Actuator devices
min 0...60 3
T Brightness threshold Brightness treshold
If the current brightness (AIb) exceeds the threshold (T), the motion sensor mood will not be activated on motion
lux 0...∞ 30
Tm Time for mixing moods Time for mixing moods
Long click duration required to mix in an additional mood via the inputs T5/1-T5/8
Value 0 disables this function
s 0...∞ 1
Tf Fading duration Fading duration
Only applies to supported Smart Actuator devices
s 0...1800 1
Ba Maximum brightness level for alarm / All On Maximum brightness for alarm (10 - 100)
If 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




Properties

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 lighting circuits can be connected to the outputs of the block. The above example shows some possibilities:
Q1 is used to switch a conventional light via a relay output.
AQ1 is used to control a dimmable light.
The SMA actuator controls an LED strip via an RGBW Dimmer and allows the control of coloured lighting.
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.

Settings of the actuator type:

Switch

Dimmer 0-100%

Dimmer 0-10V

Dimmer 1-10V

RGB

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Smart Actuators


Moods

Under the tab Moods, which you can reach by double-clicking on the light control, you have the ability to create different lighting moods. Up to 89 lighting scenes can be created. These are controlled via the input "AIs" A total of 8 moods can be connected to a Loxone Touch T5 input. In addition, the input "Bu" for the light alarm and "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.

- Change to: The mood is activated by movement/presence when no light is switched on or the current mood was activated by movement/presence


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.