Category Archives: Lighting Control

Automated World based on vision processors

Imagine a world where you simply stare at your TV for a few seconds, and in response it turns itself on and takes you to the correct folder of videos, I.e. kids movies, recorded tv, or other video library. http://www.bdti.com/ … Continue reading

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IGBT Solid State Dimming 240VAC 500W b.o.m 15$ per channel

This is circuit of soft light dimmer. This circuit uses the IGBT STGP10N50A and the TS555 timer as main components. Here is the circuit: The timer is triggered on the zero crossing voltage pulse. The timeconstant determined by C5/R14+R15 that … Continue reading

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Introduction to Computer Control: Relays and Computer Controlled Switching

Introduction to Computer Control: Relays and Computer Controlled Switching If you are new to the idea of computer controlled switching, then this introduction to relays and relay controllers will teach you all you need to know! A relay is best defined … Continue reading

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15W-20W-25W CFL Energy Saver Light with Movement Sensor Tip

Creweal SmartLIGHT Energy Saver Sensor Light c/w Movement Sensor on tip – E27 Weihai Creweal Optoelectronic Technology Co., Ltd is located in the coastal city Weihai, which is known as one of China’s renowned garden cities and awarded the Best … Continue reading

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Controlling 240Volt Relays from 12V or 5V

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/32611590/Arduino/RIB%20PICS/relaydrv.pdf The smallest relay anyone would use in the industry for mains voltage field switching would be something like the Omron MKS2 rangehttp://nz.element14….4vac/dp/1691482Remember you still need the basehttp://nz.element14….=omron+mks+basenote the switching time of 20ms if you want faster you’re going to … Continue reading

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10Mbit/second RS485 Communications

LOW POWER SHUTDOWN MODE A low power shutdown mode is initiated by bringing high and DE low. The devices do not shut down unless both the driver and receiver are disabled (high impedance). In shutdown mode, the devices typically draw … Continue reading

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2.4Ghz Transceiver Module $15

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Relay Control

Hmm, it looks like someone else already did all the ideas that I had…

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NXP Lighting emerging markets

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Home Automation Lighting Systems – What you need

You need some microcontrolled switches,  some microcontrolled relays and microcontrolled dimmers (they go near the circuit breaker panel) , some low voltage (12v/24v/35v) power modules to power the microcontrollers inside the switches and  leds, in the switches,  and to give … Continue reading

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