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Amazon Alexa Smart Home Lighting Control with Diginet Sitara

Amazon Alexa smart home lighting control is coming to Australia officially in February 2018 and Diginet Sitara is Amazon Alexa smart home lighting control ready. Amazon Alexa is the virtual digital assistant powering the Amazon Echo range of devices’ amazing...

What Does Australia’s New Data Breach Notification Legislation mean for Smart Building Systems?

Electrical Engineers, Engineering Consultants and Lighting Designers are on notice to ensure the lighting control systems they select are secure, to mitigate risk and minimise brand and reputation damage from cyber attacks in 2018. Federal Parliament passed the...

6 Smart Schedules for Diginet Sitara Bluetooth Home Lighting Control System

Smart Schedules for Diginet Sitara system provide a level of safety, convenience and luxury which were previously only available with expensive. legacy lighting control systems. Smart Schedules for Diginet Sitara are easy to setup, edit and change yourself right from...

Why is Diginet Sitara Different and Why it Matters To Home Owners

If you’re wondering how and why  is Diginet Sitara Different and Why it Matters to home owners, we intend to make it clear in this article.   Exactly Why is Diginet Sitara Different is best explained with 3 simple reasons which help home owners understand...

Diginet Sitara Bluetooth Home Lighting Control System

Diginet Sitara Bluetooth Home Lighting Control System is a home lighting control system which uses both new Bluetooth Mesh Network technology and hardwired dimmers, switches and timers, to provide a more cost effective home lighting control system without sacrificing...

RAPIX Integrator Introduces Visual Floor Plan Commissioning

Diginet’s RAPIX Integrator v6 introduces floor plan commissioning for simpler, faster and easier lighting control design, commissioning and maintenance. The new RAPIX Integrator floor plan view allows importation of CAD drawing, PDFs, and other graphical file formats...

How to Fix LED Dimmer Backlight Flickering

Are you wondering How to Fix LED Dimmer Backlight Flickering? Have you installed an LED dimmer (MMDM/RT or MMDM/PB) and have this issue? – Dimmer backlight flickering Are you on site right now and need to let your client know How to Fix LED Dimmer Backlight...

Cybersecurity for Smart Commercial Buildings

Here is an example of an updated Engineers Specification focused on Lighting Control Security. Download Security Addendum to Engineers Lighting Control Specification...

Engineers, What is Your Client’s Appetite for Reputation Risk? [with Building Systems]

Did you know that Australian board members and C-level executives believe the top three risks most likely to have an impact on a company’s reputation are: Regulatory Investigations Cyber risk (including data security breaches) Intellectual property and Brand...

Controlling Energy Efficient Lighting Effectively

In the world of LED lighting that demonstrates black and white energy savings, controlling energy efficient lighting effectively is more important than ever to both ensure maximum energy savings and create environments that encourage maximum productivity. Often...

Diginet Sitara Bluetooth Home Lighting Control System

Diginet Sitara Bluetooth Home Lighting Control System is a home lighting control system which uses both new Bluetooth Mesh Network technology and hardwired dimmers, switches and timers, to provide a more cost effective home lighting control system without sacrificing...

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RAPIX Integrator Introduces Visual Floor Plan Commissioning

Diginet’s RAPIX Integrator v6 introduces floor plan commissioning for simpler, faster and easier lighting control design, commissioning and maintenance. The new RAPIX Integrator floor plan view allows importation of CAD drawing, PDFs, and other graphical file formats...

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How to Fix LED Dimmer Backlight Flickering

Are you wondering How to Fix LED Dimmer Backlight Flickering? Have you installed an LED dimmer (MMDM/RT or MMDM/PB) and have this issue? – Dimmer backlight flickering Are you on site right now and need to let your client know How to Fix LED Dimmer Backlight...

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Controlling Energy Efficient Lighting Effectively

In the world of LED lighting that demonstrates black and white energy savings, controlling energy efficient lighting effectively is more important than ever to both ensure maximum energy savings and create environments that encourage maximum productivity. Often...

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Update DALI Lighting Control Specification 2017

The world of lighting control is moving fast so it important for Engineering and Consulting firms to Update DALI lighting control specifications. The Internet of Things (IOT) is on everyone’s lips but is your DALI  lighting control specification ready for the...

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How to Fix Your LED Downlights Flickering

Having problems with your LED Downlights Flickering? This is How to Fix Your LED Downlights Flickering: STEP 1: Take notice of when they are flickering. If it is always at the same time (at night after 10pm for example) this indicates a supply authority signal called...

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Diginet’s DALI Product Range is 100% DALI Compliant

Diginet – Your Experts for DALI Lighting Controls DALI IS THE INTERNATIONAL STANDARD FOR LIGHTING CONTROLS. All Diginet DALI products are 100% DALI Complaint to IEC62386 with compliance certification available on request. When you purchase a Diginet DALI Product...

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2 Way Dimmers for LED Lights

2 way dimmers for LED lights is now a reality. Until now, 2 way dimmers for LED lights was not possible. Your electrician could provide an LED dimmer in 1 location, and only an on/off switch in the other location. As a home owner, you would have to choose the...

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What is DALI Type 8?

DALI Type 8, also known as DALI 209, is a DALI compatible device (device Type 8) which allows a user to change light colour , colour temperature and intensity to their preference, within the same fixture to achieve tunable white and RGB/W colour changing. DALI Type...

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DALI Tunable White – What is it?

DALI Tunable white, also known as DALI Tuneable White, allows a user to change light colour temperature – including intensity – to their preference, within the same fixture. DALI Tunable white uses a single DALI short address to control 2 outputs on a...

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Step out of the Darkness with DALI Brightness Levels

Check out any DALI configuration software or documentation and chances are that the term ‘Direct Arc Power’ will be used at some point. For example, a DALI Short address (single Luminaire) or DALI Group Address (a number of luminaries) can be set to go to a particular...

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Want Secure Lighting Control? Need RAPIX Secure Hive Mind

The RAPIX Secure Hive Mind heralds a new era of collective intelligence for lighting control. With the RAPIX Secure Hive Mind, Diginet’s Adelaide based engineers have jettison decades of old lighting control system design and obsolete operational practices. This...

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RAPIX Lighting Control System NSW Launch

Diginet has launched the new RAPIX Lighting Control System at an event in NSW appropriately held at the Star Room above Sydney’s IMAX Theatre – overlooking the new Barangaroo International Towers Sydney – another project the Gerard Lighting Group were successful...

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The 10 Second Lighting Control Rule

Whether manufacturing, specifying or commissioning lighting systems in commercial buildings, we should all be mindful of the ‘Ten second lighting control rule’. THE RULE: An employee on entering a normal meeting room which they have never used before, should, in...

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Return of the Rotary

The Return of the Rotary dial to lighting controls is a reinvention of a familiar lighting control interface which has all but disappeared in commercial lighting control applications. Now the Rotary dial is a digital encoder and its this digitisation which heralds a...

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Digital Ceilings and Connected Lighting: Old Ideas New Spin

You may have heard the terms Digital Ceilings or Connected Lighting. You may have thought these were new ideas for best practice lighting control and future lighting systems. But are these new terms for old practices, spruiked as the new future by a few manufacturers?...

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Mitigating Risk in Lighting Control Systems

Mitigating risk in Lighting Control Systems is top of mind for developers, facility managers and consultants in 2015 and beyond. Projects which are specified today may not be installed for 2-3 (or more) years so the lighting control systems being specified now need to...

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Why DALI Must Be Wired With Double Insulated Mains

I am often asked why must the DALI communication bus (the DALI Line) be run in double insulated mains wiring? Doing a search through available documentation it is difficult to find hard information to answer this specific question. The DALI AG (Action Group)...

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DALI Relays – A Leap Forward not Backwards

DALI relays can be a life saver on some projects With just about every type of light source – fluro, LED, emergency, LV and even incandescent – having suitable DALI control gear available, why would you ever need to use a  DALI Relay? Why use DALI Relays...

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DALI Compliant vs DALI Compatible

What is the difference between DALI Compliant and DALI Compatible products? DALI is a lighting control protocol that is governed/defined by the     international standard IEC 62386 series Different control gear types (eg Fluorescent Ballasts, LED Drivers, Emergency...

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Lighting Controls Security in the IOT Reality

In 2015 Lighting Controls Security in the IOT (Internet of Things) world is a major concern for many facility managers, building owners and tenants alike. System Integrators and Lighting Control Manufacturers typical push back and attempt to deny responsibility...

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Beautiful Wall Dimmers with Smooth LED Dimming Part 2

In Part 1 we told you about the importance of mixing design and performance, creating a new design paradigm for LED wall dimmers with some innovative Australian design. However, beautiful design and appearance is only half the LED lighting puzzle. A wall dimmer can...

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Beautiful Wall Dimmers with Smooth LED Dimming Part 1

We have previously written about the importance of upgrading your wall dimmers to those optimised for LED dimming. This includes matching the LED and dimmers together to achieve best results. Wall dimmers are also known as: Rotary Dimmers Rotary Dimmer Switch Rotary...

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Lighting Controls Round 2

From mid-1990 through to mid-2000 lighting controls took their place as the next trend in lighting and building management. The problem was that not enough value was generated from the investment and as budgets shrunk on large projects, the first specification item to...

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Long Live the Lighting System

Lighting Control Systems and Luminaires as we know them today – as separate disconnected pieces – are dying. Long live the Lighting System. When DALI technology became the standard protocol for digital lighting control in the early part of the 21st...

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Happy Birthday Lighting Controls – 25 Years On

Lighting Controls is much older than 25 years, we know that, but in Australia and other parts of the world some of the most popular digital lighting control systems were being born 25 years ago this year. Happy 25th Birthday Lighting Controls and thanks for your...

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Is This The Future of Intelligent Lighting Control Systems?

Today, the lines have blurred between lighting manufacturers and lighting control manufacturers. Lighting Control Systems now represent cohesive ecosystems of connected parts – drivers, ballasts, controllers – which have been tested to comply with International...

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Facility Managers – RAPIX Emergency Is Your New Best Friend

AS 2293 (Emergency Escape Lighting and Exit Signs for Buildings) requires you to regularly test, record and maintain all the EM lights in the building(s) that you are responsible for. What is the Current Situation? A recent survey* in the USA found that: EM luminaires...

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Upgrade Your Wall Dimmers for Smooth, Simple LED Dimming

There are millions of wall dimmers installed in Australian homes today. The fact is that these wall dimmers were never made for dimming LED lights and the rapid changeover to LED lights in homes represents a significant issue for home owners and electricians alike....

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DALI is the Industry Standard for Lighting Control Systems

There is much discussion regarding what is the standard communication protocol for lighting control in commercial buildings.   Ask any manufacturer of luminaires for commercial buildings what control technology is used at a luminaire level, and they will say...

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10 Point DALI Check List – Do This First And Save Time

So you’ve run all the Mains and the DALI bus wiring to all the DALI fitting on a DALI Line what should your check list be before you start the commissioning process?   Here is a 10 point DALI check list that will make every DALI installation faster and more...

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Speed Up DALI Addressing And Commissioning

One of the first things you notice when installing and configuring a DALI installation – known as DALI Addressing –  is that applying and then identifying which DALI Short Address (ie a DALI Control Gear’s unique identity) has been  assigned to which...

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