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High-quality time switch technology for greater energy efficiency and convenience in new and existing buildings.

In view of the growing need to significantly reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions, automated, energy-saving technologies are becoming increasingly important in public and commercial buildings and in public spaces. In addition, refurbishing and retrofitting existing buildings is becoming increasingly important.

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The legendary Theben quality ("Fit and forget!") has been extensively tested: While the product standard only requires 5,000 switching cycles for time switches and 20,000 for twilight switches and automatic staircase lighting switches, we test our products with 40,000 switching cycles! maximum load!

In many cases, it does not always have to be a comprehensive high-end solution that requires high investments and long project timescales. After all, a lot can often be achieved with a small amount of time and a limited budget. Here we present some clever and high-quality examples of how energy-saving and convenient building technology can be implemented easily, quickly and cost-effectively in municipal and commercial environments:

Digital time switches

Digital time switches for mounting on the DIN rail enables loads to be switched at specific times. This means that lighting, barriers, doors and gates, school bells, fountains, water features and pumps, even air conditioning units such and electric radiators and infrared heaters and many other loads such as automatic animal feeders can be controlled according to time.

Daily and weekly programs offer maximum flexibility. The top3 operating concept simplifies the application considerably. Whether you program the timer on the device, on a PC or via app is entirely up to you. By the way: The top3 operating philosophy applies uniformly to all top3 devices. This makes operation child's play - no matter which top3 device you use. 

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Play it safe with Theben

Digital time switches from Theben offer you maximum security in many respects:

  • Protection against tampering: The programme OBELISK top3 app can be transferred to the device via a Bluetooth low-energy dongle. This protects against tampering - especially if the time switches are installed in unsecured rooms, such as in schools.

  • Security in the event of a power failure: The devices offer a whopping 10-year power reserve, ensuring long-term functionality even in the event of a power failure. 

  • High reliability: "Fit and forget" is the feedback we get back from many customers. The renowned Theben quality with maximum durability and reliability continues to set standards.    

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Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is an important quality feature for checking the flawless functioning of the devices. In many areas, Theben devices are tested at considerably higher test levels than prescribed by the product standard!

Astronomical time switch

Astronomical time switches from Theben know their installed location and can control loads on the basis of sunrise/sunset and time schedules. Astronomical time switches are used worldwide for street and car park lighting, illuminated company logos and billboards as well as shop window lighting and greenhouses. 

One advantage of astronomical timers over conventional timers: They calculate the different times of day and night throughout the year and always switch on at the right time. This means that energy is only consumed when it is actually needed. In addition, the lighting can be switched off at fixed times using a night switch-off function.

Another advantage: thanks to unchanged connections for different generations of Theben Astro clocks (including timers and twilight switches), older devices can be replaced quickly and easily with the latest models.

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The top3 operating concept

The top3 operating concept simplifies the application considerably. Whether you program the timer on the device, on the PC or via app is entirely up to you. By the way: The top3 operating philosophy applies uniformly to all top3 devices. This makes operation child's play - no matter which top3 device you use. 

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To ensure flawless programming worldwide, Theben top3 devices are already equipped with 18 languages ex works. A further 12 languages can be downloaded!

Play it safe with Theben

Astronomical time switches from Theben offer you maximum security in many respects:

  • Protection against tampering: The programme OBELISK top3 app can be transferred to the device via a Bluetooth low-energy dongle. This protects against tampering - especially if the time switches are installed in unsecured rooms, such as in schools.

  • Security in the event of a power failure: The devices offer a whopping 10-year power reserve, ensuring long-term functionality even in the event of a power failure. 

  • High reliability: "Fit and forget" is the feedback we get back from many customers. The renowned Theben quality with maximum durability and reliability continues to set standards. 

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Our astronomical time switches can also be used, for example, to implement partial shutdowns of street lighting and set up a maintenance run!

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LED lamps generate very high inrush currents. Our digital timers, astro timers and staircase light timers are proven to work even at high inrush currents of 800A/200µs!

Analogue time switches

Analogue time switches from Theben are classics that have been tried and tested for decades and still perform reliably in countless applications. Like their digital siblings, they control lighting, doors and gates, school bells, fountains, water features, pumps and pools as well as air-conditioning devices, electric radiators and infrared heaters depending on the time. 

Theben makes it easy for you

Even though digital technologies are becoming increasingly popular, analogue timers from Theben still play an important role for many customers worldwide – and for good reason:

  • Easily programmable: Programming analog timers via switching segments requires no specialist knowledge and can also be carried out by semi-skilled employees.

  • Simple for everything: Our analogue time switches can be used almost universally and are perfect for a wide range of applications.  

  • Simply reliable: "Fit and forget" also applies to all analogue Theben products. It is not uncommon for them to be in reliable use for several decades.

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Our synchronous motors are extremely durable: some motors in our test center have been in continuous operation since 1983 (!!)!

Video of the long-term test

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Twilight switches

The LUNA 126 star E twilight switch can be used universally in public and private areas. When it gets dark, it switches on the lighting - depending on the lux value set. For example, in car parks, for effect lighting around buildings, for shop windows or orientation lights. When it gets light, it automatically switches the lighting off again. The twilight switch ensures greater efficiency and flexibility in lighting control and at the same time contributes to increased safety and energy savings. 

The highlights at a glance

  • Large light incidence angle of around 180°
  • Fixed switch-on and switch-off delay prevents incorrect switching, e.g. due to lightning and car headlights
  • Simple adjustment of the lux value using ascrewdriver from the outside without opening the device
  • Switching brightness continuously adjustable
  • High capacitive switching loads of up to 350W for trouble-free use of LED lamps
  • Quick commissioning by feeding the connection cable from below or from the rear panel
  • Large terminal compartment provides sufficient space for all cables
  • Simple installation using the supplied adapter plate
  • Optional pole mounting
  • IP55 protection class for reliable use in demanding weather conditions
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Enjoy maximum flexibility: thanks to the universal adapter plate, twilight switches from other manufacturers can also be replaced with the LUNA 126 star E if required!

Electronic staircase time switches

ELPA is the legendary Theben product family of staircase time switches, which was developed around 100 years ago and has since been sold many millions of times worldwide. As a multifunction device, the ELPA 6 plus offers Multifunction device with ten functions that can be easily set on the front of the device. Impressive technical data and the typical Theben quality ("fit and forget") make the ELPA 6 plus the first choice for demanding applications. Have you already installed an ELPA? Thanks to the same connections for all ELPA staircase time switches, replacing different devices is child's play.

The highlights at a glance

  • 100mA glow lamp current enables the connection of 50-100 illuminated push-buttons
  • 600W LED switching power for the highest requirements
  • Low standby power of only 0,6W
  • Zero-cross switching circuit to protect the relay contact and light source
  • Switch-off pre-warning (can be deactivated) optimised for LED lights (two single flashes)
  • Extended flashing pulse, reliably signals the switch-off warning for LED lamps
  • Long-term function can be activated via long push-button action
  • Can be switched on immediately (staircase light switch) or switched off prematurely (impulse switch with release delay)
  • Permanent light

 

Would you like to combine a push-button and a motion detector in an existing circuit? No problem with theMura S180-100 motion detector.

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With the ELPA 6 plus, you can not only control the lighting in stairwells, corridors and basements, but also circulation pumps for heating systems, cisterns or irrigation systems, for example!