Twilight is predictable. In the morning, in the evening. You can adjust to it. This sounds banal, but it is not - especially when KNX systems are to be programmed for this. There are many parameters to consider. The time of year, the sunrise and sunset, the daily brightness values, the weather conditions.
But it works. And with Theben it works particularly well. For example, in front of entrances, driveways or in car parks of companies, industrial plants, administrative buildings or residential complexes. In other words, in applications where more lighting is needed at the start of work or at the end of the day.
KNX lighting controls from Theben give clear illumination here and provide orientation. Exactly when you need it. Outside and inside.
It's a good feeling to come home and the light comes on - long before you reach the door. It conveys security to have orientation light in the garden or in car parks. It is comfortable to find your way in the corridors of hotels or in care facilities, even at night, because softly dimmed light never leaves you in the dark. With Theben, this comfort is easy to create - with theLuxa P KNX motion detectors and KNX universal dimmers that always provide the desired brightness. Be it at a specific time - in the morning, in the evening or at night. Permanently or intermittently. With specific brightness values. Or with specific reactions and overrun times.
In the morning and evening hours, a basic lighting of 40 % provides orientation. When motion is detected, the brightness is switched to 100 %. After a time delay, the lighting is softly dimmed down to the level of the orientation light.
1. Large detection area and universal applications
The outdoor motion detector theLuxa P300 KNX has a large detection area of up to 16 m and separate creep under protection.
It is suited for ceiling installation and wall mounting. Corner brackets for the installation at inner and outer corners, as well as spacer frames for lateral cable routing are included in the scope of supply.
2. Sophisticated applications
theLuxa P300 KNX features change over between alternative values for brightness and time delay, which allows different values to be considered for different times of the day and situations.
The most important settings, such as brightness and time delay, can be changed during operation via the KNX objects.
3. High investment security
In the KNX universal dimmer actuators, various dimming curves are stored, which correct the dimming response depending on the lamp used, thus ensuring stepless and flicker-free dimming of LED lamps.
The dimming output is 400 W or 200 W per channel, depending on the device type. If a greater output is required, this can be doubled to 800 W or 400 W by connecting two channels in parallel.
The KNX flush-mounted switch actuators, such as the SU 1 KNX, are also optimised for high inrush currents and offer flexible application options thanks to the integrated binary inputs.
This KNX motion detector has a very large detection range of around 16 metres. This is an advantage especially for large building systems, because fewer detectors are sufficient to cover larger entrance areas, car parks or driveways. It can be mounted variably on walls or ceilings. Many of its functions can be easily changed from the floor using theSenda remote control.To the product
Regardless of whether you choose the FIX series or the MIX series - with the KNX universal dimmers from Theben you can dim light sources such as LEDs, halogen and energy-saving lamps continuously and flicker-free. The days of high wattages are over. Today, the art lies in dimming LEDs with small wattages. Theben takes this trend into account and offers KNX dimming actuators with a minimum load of only 2 watts.To the product
The 8-channel switching actuator RMG 8 S KNX is only 4 modules wide and yet switches inrush currents of up to 800 A (200 µs) per channel safely and reliably. The complete range of KNX MIX2 actuators opens up new design possibilities in KNX systems. All you need is a basic module to which up to two extension modules of your choice can be connected.To the product
Thanks to its compact design, the KNX flush-mounted switch actuator fits into any switch/distribution box and yet switches inrush currents of up to 740 A reliably and safely. Two external inputs for connecting a push-button, signalling contact or temperature sensor offer maximum flexibility.To the product
Whether open-plan offices, classrooms, or seminar rooms: Near the window it is bright, while it is darker inside the room. Dusk and dawn, or rainy weather increase the effect. KNX building automation with constant lighting control ensures homogenous and energy efficient lighting conditions, which incorporates the DALI lighting control.
For this, Theben provides the critical components: PlanoSpot KNX and thePrema P360 KNX presence detectors, which optimally cover large rooms, thanks to their large and square detection area, and the DALI Gateway KNX, which forwards the KNX telegrams from the presence detectors to the DALI participants. With the three directed light measurements, the brightness situation is exactly determined by thePrema P360 KNX. In this way, it is possible to implement a separate constant light control for each of the two groups of lights. The large saving potential: Thanks to the square detection area, less presence detectors usually cover the rooms better. This saves time and money for devices, installation and programming. Due to the exact light measurement and the corresponding lighting control via DALI Gateway KNX, highest energy efficiency is preprogrammed.
With the DALI Gateway KNX plus, 64 DALI participants can be divided into up to 16 group of lights. Between the lamps and the KNX building automation, information is exchanged bidirectionally. The advantage: The lamps cannot only be controlled, but failures of the EBs or lamps can be displayed in the KNX visualisation theServa.
We all sense temperature differently. Similarly, we all sense brightness differently: Too bright or too dark are elastic terms, and are understood in a different way by each individual.
However, we all know that light is an important asset. For several years, a growing number of experts has pointed out the health impact of poor lighting, in numerous studies.
The challenge has been clearly defined: On the one hand, it is important to save energy and to lower CO2 emissions. On the other hand, we want to permanently create good lighting conditions, under which people can work in a focussed manner without health implications. Theben offers you the appropriate solution.
The KNX presence detectors thePrema P and PlanoSpot KNX register solar radiation thanks to differently aligned light measurement and control the lighting group near the window independently of the lighting group inside the room.
High detection quality
Optimised energy consumption
Greater comfort and flexibility
A 360° detection range of 10 x 10 metres, adaptive 2-channel mixed light measurement, 3 channels of light - these are just some of the features that make thePrema P KNX the ideal presence detector for KNX systems. The detector shows its full class when it is used to control not only the lighting, but also the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems via its two separate presence channels.To the product
theRonda P KNX is an excellent complement to thePrema P KNX. Especially when it comes to integrating large rooms beyond classrooms, such as the assembly hall or even the sports hall, into KNX building automation. theRonda P KNX has a large round detection area of 25 m in diameter and is suitable for all applications in unusual room geometries such as fan-shaped concert halls or event halls. The possibility of mounting heights from 2 - 15 m as well as the IP 54 protection class make it an all-rounder.To the product
The DALI Gateway KNX plus connects the DALI protocol of digital lighting control with KNX systems across rooms. It controls up to 64 operating devices with DALI interface individually or in groups. Commissioning can be carried out either via ETS or via the integrated web interface with a mobile end device. Another highlight is the support of DALI DT8, which enables the control of colour and colour temperature.To the product
With the iON 108 KNX room controller, an icon can be selected from a library for each of the up to 20 functions. The icon can be supplemented with suitable function names and shows the current status. This simplifies operation and navigation on the room controller considerably. Operation is made even easier by access via the app. The integrated Bluetooth interface establishes a convenient and at the same time secure connection between iON 108 KNX and smartphone or tablet.To the product
In some cases, it makes sense to be able to intervene manually in an automatic light control system. For example, to switch the light on the blackboard in the classroom on or off permanently. The push-button interface with 4 binary inputs offers the possibility of using conventional push-buttons and switches for this purpose.To the product
The sun rises in the east and sets in the west – but in between and over the year, it shows a surprisingly variable course, which has different effects on houses, functional buildings, and the people who live and work inside.
For some people it is warm too quickly, others are blinded by the glare of the sunlight. Those who want to create constant lighting and temperature conditions, and ensure an efficient working atmosphere, find exactly the right components in the KNX building automation from Theben, which counteract the complex interplay of sun position, azimuth, and elevation: sun protection with sun position tracking.
All this is also energy efficient: Because in winter, solar energy is used to reduce heating costs,and in summer, the cooling load is reduced by correct shading.
The temperature is 21 degrees Celsius, the wind speed is 7.5 kilometres per hour, it is very bright and there is no rain – in short: It is a beautiful sunny day. Data like this is sent by weather station Meteodata 140 S GPS KNX to the Theben multifunction display VARIA 826 S KNX inside the individual rooms and to the MIX2 blinds actuators in the switch cabinet – and shading in accordance with the supplied GPS positioning is done.
Basically, it is all just a question of programming: What is the position of the facade in relation to the course of the sun? At which time of the day does the sun appear in the defined protection zone, and when does it leave it? And, how does it change its position in the course of the day and in the course of the year? The elevation shows the height of the sun, the azimuth shows the direction, from which the sunlight comes. The interplay of GPS weather station, multifunction display and KNX MIX2 blinds actuator reliably ensures that there are always pleasant lighting conditions on the sunny side of the facade – without dazzling. One should not forget the positive effect on climate control, since an accurate shading protects against overheating and reduces energy costs for cooling control. All this, of course with highest safety: Because during storm, ice, and frost, the blinds move up automatically.
The advantage of the Theben KNX solution: In contrast to other suppliers, the measured data is processed directly inside the weather station. An additional module is not necessary.
In case of high solar radiation, the position of the slats is automatically adjusted to the course of the sun. Dazzling and directly incident sunlight is thus avoided, without excluding the daylight completely.
1. Less components – reduced costs
3. Energy saving comfort
The combination of combination sensor, weather station and integrated GPS receiver makes Meteodata 140 S GPS KNX a true weather expert. Azimuth and elevation are calculated automatically. Temperature, rain, wind and brightness are precisely recorded. Thanks to a total of three brightness sensors, the KNX weather station is suitable for sun protection control of up to eight facades.To the product
iON KNX push-buttons with integrated bus coupling unit enable secure commissioning and communication by supporting KNX Data Secure. The KNX push-buttons enable control of the functions switching, dimming, blinds, value transmitter, operating mode, scene, colour control or sequence. With the integrated temperature sensor, room temperature control via the heating actuator is also possible. States are indicated via multi-coloured status LEDs with adjustable or automatically controlled brightness. A transparent cover enables individual labelling of the buttons.To the product
The radio blind actuator controls the drives of blinds, shutters, sun and privacy protection devices, skylights and ventilation flaps. Push-buttons, window contacts or even a temperature sensor can be directly integrated into the system via the two integrated inputs. The actuator also has integrated heating/cooling support and automatic ventilation. Perfect when it comes to optimally coordinating lighting, room temperature and sun protection.To the product
With the KNX MIX2 actuators, various combinations of basic device and extensions are possible. The universal actuator brings even more variety to the system, as with these the channels can be used either as a switching output or to control drives. These switching/blind actuators are also available in the FIX series.
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Basically, it's a textbook story: It's hot, the air is stuffy - and no one can concentrate. A standard situation from any classroom. Anyone who is supposed to learn needs fresh air. A KNX-controlled heating system from Theben takes care of just that.
How? Through a nice side effect: because the KNX climate control from Theben determines the room temperature and carries out a CO2 measurement, which enables conclusions to be drawn about the oxygen content. In this way, it not only provides pleasant warmth, but also indicates when fresh air should be let in again.
And everyone benefits: not only students, teachers and the school, but also the building owner - and everyone who recommends, installs and maintains this clever form of building automation.
A KNX installation only makes real sense if it is used for building automation across rooms. For instance, for temperature control in six classrooms. No matter whether the control is centralised or decentralised. Theben has the right solution with various designs of heating actuators.
In the classrooms, the CO2 sensor AMUN 716 S KNX measures the room temperature, the relative humidity, as well as the CO2 content of the air. The heating actuator in turn controls the heating in coordination with the indoor and outdoor temperature. With Theben fan coil actuators, you do not have to decide between heating or cooling: the fan coil provides both options, depending on installation type. And the fan coil actuator can regulate both. This means Theben offers you investment security and flexibility.
In mild weather, the system switches to summer mode and reduces the energy consumption. If a window is opened, frost protection mode starts. Comfort mode is activated by pressing the presence button. In each situation, the students inside the classrooms enjoy constantly pleasant temperatures. Additionally, the room sensor indicates the air quality via CO2 measurement, and lets you know when it is time to air the room again.
The AMUN 716 S KNX CO2 room air sensor also measures air humidity and temperature, apart from the CO2 concentration in the range of 300–5.000 ppm.
1. Less devices, less installation effort
2. Securely monitored
3. Universally usable
The AMUN 716 S KNX CO2 sensor monitors CO2 levels in schools and classrooms, in offices and meeting rooms, or in passive and low-energy buildings. Thanks to the integrated temperature controller, it is ideal for efficiently controlling the room temperature and for controlling ventilation systems in KNX building automation, depending on the air in the room. With the universal mounting plate, the AMUN 716 S KNX can be installed on the wall or a switch box.To the product
With the KNX flush-mounted heating actuator HU 1 KNX, costly wiring in the control cabinet is no longer necessary. Two binary inputs per device, one of which can be combined with a temperature sensor, as well as power supply via bus voltage.To the product
The KNX heating actuator HMT 12 S KNX from Theben can be easily installed near the heating circuit manifold using a mounting rail. It offers a large number of high-performance functions, which significantly increase the energy efficiency of the heating system:
No KNX room thermostat required
Variable output signal
Practical protection functions
The fan coil actuator FCA 2 KNC offers everything that you would expect from a heating control: Thanks to proportional control valves (1-10 V), the temperature can be increased or decreased to a precise degree. Ideal for hotel rooms, office buildings and apartment complexes. The two inputs offer the possibility to connect an external temperature sensor or window contact and monitor the condensate. The FCA 2 KNX supports both 2-pipe and 4-pipe systems and can also control small split units.To the product