This article acts as a walkthrough for the EnOcean demo Lighting Control dashboard. Included is an explanation of the scenario and how to use the provided demo sensors in the context of this dashboard.
This scenario is used to show a possible use case for MobiusFlow in the context of Lighting Control.
In this scenario, a light switch and illumination sensor are actively used to control the lighting level within the room. The lights within the room are controllable, smart, and dimmable. The light switch is used to turn the lights on and off. If the lights are switched are on, the system uses the illumination sensor to read the amount of ambient light within the room. The system then adjusts the current set lighting level ensuring there is sufficient but not too much light in the room. This makes for high-quality workplace conditions and promotes energy saving.
In a real-world situation, a smart lighting system like this would use a dedicated illumination sensor such as an EnOcean light sensor sold on the iaconnects website here and possibly an EnOcean PIR sensor sold on the iaconnects website here. Furthermore, smart lighting controllable with MobiusFlow would be used such as the EnOcean DALI lighting sold by iaconnects.
On navigating to the Lighting Control dashboard the following pane is presented.
The above screenshot shows the current ambient lighting level. It also shows the light switch is currently in the off position and as such the set lighting level is 0%. To ensure the light switch is off, the A0 or B0 buttons on the demo switch must be pressed.
Turning on the System
The system is turned on simply by pressing wither the AI or BI buttons on the demo light switch. This has the effect of turning the light switch on and as a result, the lights come on.
The screenshot above shows how the light switch state is now on and as such, the lighting level has been automatically set to 56%.
Covering the multi-sensor will reduce the amount of perceived ambient illumination. The system should increase the set lighting level. The screenshot below shows this.
Conversely, moving the multi-sensor to near a window should increase the perceived ambient illumination level and therefore the system should decrease the set lighting level. This is shown below.
Finally, the lighting system can be switched off again by pressing either A0 or B0 on the demo switch.