Hi, I’m new
After searching community forum I decided to create topic for my question. I want to install LED profiles for general - main lighting for my apartment. I am doing my apartment renovation and I am near electrical installation stage. Want to be sure about lights wiring installation and hardware.
- Have wall switches and be able to switch on lights even if server is down.
- Turn on, off, dim lights from OH (use HAB panel, or according some rules).
- Turn on lights from wall switch with soft start-stop effect to brightness level set by OH.
- Hopefully fit in 300EUR budget for LED controls and power supply.
Here is my crude apartment sketch. Blue line shows led profile contour.
For me would be enough four control channels, one for kitchen, one for hallway and two for big and small rectangles. I want to use 14w/m white LED strips at least, dimming function can be controlled from OH only, including wall switch for turning on and off, soft start and soft stop feature also would be nice. I intended to have three double wall switches hard wired (3x1,5mm2) straight to electrical cabinet and four LED segments each, mentioned above, hardwired (2x0,75mm2) straight to electrical cabinet. I have plenty space for hardware. Big rectangle LED perimeter is around 11 meters, expected power consumption would be 160w. So I need 200w led driver or split rectangle in half and us two 100w drivers.
I am amateur at electronic, so i prefer to use well documented examples or ready made budget components. If I have to, I will probably deep dive into arduino, but still I have to determine what I can do with arduino or will it blend with OH.
My first idea was to use Xiaomi aqara wall switches with aqara motion sensors. Use usual led driver to power up LED stripes. Fulfill soft start with Soft start - stop LED module or From allegro. I found this one dimming solution, but I am not sure because project is for HA system I will have to figure out how to control it from OH. Then I don’t think I can use aqara light switch ??? Can I still use soft start-stop module??? How many amps I can push through those mosfets? Use Active cooling?
Found other solution with DALI led driver. Then I have to use simple push buttons instead aqara.
Considering other solutions like DMX or KNX I didn’t found any example I could adopt.
Feel free to turn yours suggestions or examples.