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How to implement remote control of lighting on the site?

How to implement remote control of lighting on the site?

Lighting is used in the infielddifferent purposes. Most often, the light unit needs to provide security. Uninvited guests pass by areas where their appearance will not go unnoticed. Another important function is to create comfortable conditions for the site owners. Properly lit area with well-positioned illumination creates a sense of security. Particularly noteworthy festive lighting. It's nice if its inclusion would occur as if by magic. Meanwhile, the remote lighting control today of the dream becomes a reality.


The use of all the technological innovations which onlycan be used in the garden area - is the choice of a civilized man. Is no exception and the possibility of remote control lighting. The advantages of this are obvious innovations.

With it you can:

  • ensure the smooth switching on and off lighting devices;
  • to adjust coverage area levels;
  • extend the life of lighting fixtures;
  • lower electricity consumption.

A well organized electrical controlLight allows to expand possibilities of its use in different areas of the garden. No one was indifferent to swim in the illuminated pool or just contemplating the fountain in the music and light support.

There is something magical about a walk on the illuminatedGarden paths and evening meetings over tea in a beautifully lit alcove. Here you can relax in the evening of the day the summer heat. And the house itself with its skilful lighting of architectural details makes completely different, calming experience.

Illuminated Fountain

The fountain is beautiful in itself, but in the evening and after the heat of the day, you can not only enjoy its cool, but also to see how beautiful it is, if properly illuminated

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Equipment for light control

To provide remote switching of lighting, the following equipment can be used:

  • Controllers wall type;
  • lighting remote control switches;
  • a personal computer (PC);
  • mobile device (phone or smartphone).

Now let's look at the possibilities of each of these devices.

wall mounted controller

Externally, the wall controller is similar to normalswitch. It is also used to transmit the signal to turn on or off the light. On its wall can be fastened, having left the building a few screws. Power of this unit is provided by batteries.

Switches lighting and types

Remote light switches conditionally divided into two groups - infrared and radio:

  • Infrared. Today we are so accustomed to consoles, atby which you can turn on the TV or turn its channels that become absolutely helpless if a "smart" device is suddenly lost. Improving the management of TVs has created a variety of other devices, the team which is also fed with the consoles. Further developments contributed to the emergence of electric devices controlled by infrared rays. The disadvantage of controls on the infrared rays is their limited coverage: just within sight. Even 12 meters can become for them an insurmountable distance.
  • RC. Light switch with remote controlon the airwaves it copes with its functions and outside the zone of direct visibility. Also important is the fact that the blockage of radio when using such panels does not occur. To meet the needs of a garden site with capacity enough 10millivatt transmitter operating at a frequency of 433 or 868 MHz. The range of this instrument is 100 meters. However, the presence of natural barriers can reduce the area of ​​reception of its signal. But using the repeater can solve this problem.
Remote light switches

Remote light switches can be radio-controlled area and infrared. Their main difference is the girth of the territory of the transmission signal

Here is an example of Chinese simple device:

You can also convert an existing remote control unit in conjunction with a special controller:

PC and light control

Manage lighting the house and grounds as possible,using a personal computer. For him, developed a special software. If the owner of the site a lot of time in the work at the computer, then use the remote to control the light does not need to - just use your own PC.

Computer convenient in the case when remote effect. For example, you forgot to turn off the light, or vice versa, to enable it to create the effect of the presence of the house owners.

PCs and smart control lighting

And personal computer and a regular cellphone or smart phone can be used as lighting equipment remote control with the appropriate software

Control via mobile devices

Smartphone in this case performs the same function,the computer. It can also be downloaded to the relevant software applications. With an ordinary cell phone, you can not just turn on and turn off the light, but also to regulate its intensity. This is done via coded sms-messages.

Scripts lighting garden plot

To achieve the above effects byelectricity use of remote control systems at a site requires careful design. Before working at random without minimal knowledge of electrical impossible. The works of such a plan is better to attract specialist. That they will:

  • develop a detailed plan for the placement area of ​​lighting, taking into account their capacity;
  • identify the sector coverage and procedure for consolidation of fixtures in the chain;
  • select power cables considering attributable to their load, route them according to the plan and the existing fire safety regulations;
  • assemble automation panel display for the selected lighting scenarios.
Layout of lighting devices

The task of designing a plan for the area lighting with regard to their capacity and the possibility of unification in the chain need to instruct specialists

The most commonly used scenarios lighting garden plot, the house and the local area are the following:

  • Festive. The lighting scheme included the house and surrounding area. Anticipated change intensity and color range.
  • Evening illumination of the garden area. The perimeter of the area, individual objects (furniture, for example), architectural forms and paths make up this lighting scheme.
  • Romantic. The scheme covers the allocation of certain areas of the site by using low light and with the inclusion of a garden path. These areas are often a pond, fountain, gazebo, etc.
  • Alarm. The scheme covers the entire area with the use of flashing function.

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Highlighting the house and the local area

Properly organized home lighting makes it particularly cozy and attractive in the evening and illuminated garden looks inviting and magical

Illuminated pond

On the shore of the fairy pond backlit want to sit for a long time, enjoying the evening cool and spicy scent of flowers

Commonly used and emergency lighting: lighting elements of the house, doors and gates. When the gate or gates open, connected lights of the garage, paths, entrance doors in the house.

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