KNX technology was used as the basis for lighting control, in combination with sophisticated DALI lighting control for diverse, creative lighting scenes in various lighting zones.
Martinet-Andrieux Electricité installed a KNX network with 2 KNX lines, KNX power supplies and IPsecure KNX routers to manage and control the dimmable luminaires both indoors and outdoors.
Eight DALI-Gateways KNX plus by KNX UK Manufacture member Theben provided the interface between the KNX system and DALI lighting control. These connect the lighting networks to the KNX bus. This includes all rooms in the building as well as the outdoor areas, the landscaped park and the path markings. “On each DALI gateway you can create different lighting zones, and on each luminaire track you can customise each light” describes Geoffrey Platet, Integrator at Martinet-Andrieux Electricité. “The possibilities are as varied as the customer’s wishes. For example, each luminaire can be dimmed individually and scenes can be created, such as automatically lowering the lighting by 30 %. Since the KNX installation can be changed quickly, we use the Test & Learn mode to implement the customer’s changing needs. Together with the customer, we determine what works and what needs to be adapted,” explains Geoffrey Platet.
Numerous KNX products from Theben were used in the project, including theRonda S 360-100 Flat and PresenceLight 180B KNX for presence-dependent lighting control indoors and outdoors.
KNX universal dimming actuators, KNX blind actuators and KNX binary input/output sensor interfaces provided the simple creation of individual lighting scenes for different lighting zones.