Circadian Lighting

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Janus Technology
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Version: 205
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Fully supports all coloured lighting drivers for OS3.3.0!

Overview

Circadian Lighting is a new driver suite by Janus Technology that allows you to easily program a circadian rhythm for any dimmers in your project.

Each circadian lighting controller can configure a schedule entirely from composer for a subset of lights you choose from your project - this means you can have multiple entirely different schedules running in one project, with a different subset of lights being controller by each!

Common use cases of this would be to synchronise the colour temperature of your lamps to your location's daylight, or possibly even your sleep schedule to give warmer colours at bedtime and cooler ones during the day. You could also use this driver in Brightness-Only mode to allow smooth adjustments of the intensity of any light in your project.

 

 

Whats New?

v205 – 30/06/2022

  • Added conditionals for 'Schedule Active' and 'Preview Active'
  • Prevented variables from being re-initialised on OS3.2+

v204 – 27/06/2022

  • Option for 'Default On Colour' to be continuously updated for OS3.3+ coloured lights
  • Added Italian localisation
  • Added property 'Fade time to re-align with schedule'
  • Improved UI for vertical displays

v203 – 15/06/2022

  • Added support for all drivers that use the new native coloured lighting functionality.
  • Added action 'Copy Schedule'.
  • Colour Temperature is now only allowed in multiples of 10K.

v200 – 18/03/2022

  • Introduced webview compatibility with the Control4 iOS and Android apps!
  • Added support for new Axxess DCM5 driver variant.
  • Added support for Mode eDin TW dimmers .
  • Added support for Tuya RGBW loads (tunable white).
  • Added support for LIFX bulbs.
  • Fixed feedback for OS3.3+.

v116 – 02/11/2021

  • Added the option to use this driver for Brightness-only scheduling, supporting any light (v1 and v2) proxy.
  • Paced out commands to control lighting drivers to reduce CPU load on large systems.
  • Fixed issue where new installations would not initialise correctly if the DriverCentral cloud driver was not present or configured.

v111 – 21/09/2021

  • Added support for Zuma Lumisonic Tunable White driver.
  • Added support for new variants of the Collingwood suite.
  • T4 screens are now selectable for the 'Clear Touchscreen Cache' action.
  • Allow debounce time to be set to 0s
  • Fixed issue where Philips Hue Full Color bulbs would turn back on to 1% after being switched off.

v110 – 14/06/2021

  • Added support for Axxess DCM5 RGBW/CT driver.
  • Added support for Shelly IoT tunable white drivers (Janus and Chowmain).
  • Added debounce time property.
  • Added events for 'Schedule Paused' and 'Schedule Resumed'.

 

 

Webview Compatibility

The circadian lighting webview driver that also comes in this suite provides a very intuitive way to configure all circadian lighting controller drivers in your project, by using Control4's WebView technology!

You can access this enhanced interface through any T3/T4 screens in your project, or, for systems running OS v3.2 or later, you will also be able to access the webview from the iOS and Android apps - making it quick and intuitive for your client to modify their circadian schedules whenever they choose.

You can also view the interface from any browser, by navigating to the following URL, substituting in the IP address of your main processor;

http://<controller_ip>/driver/janus_circadian_webview_dc/dist 

 

 

FAQ

What Lighting Systems does it currently work with?

For systems running OS3.3.0+, Circadian Lighting is fully compatible with any lighting driver that uses the new native colour control functionality.

In addition to this, the following drivers that do not use this native colour control are supported:

  • Aurora AOne – (available soon from www.janustechnology.co.uk)
  • Axxess – uses the Axxess DCM5 driver (available here)
  • Collingwood – (available here)
  • KNX Coloured Lighting – tunable white driver (available here)
  • LIFX – (available here)
  • Mode eDin – New tunable-white driver in the eDin suite (available soon from www.janustechnology.co.uk)
  • Philips Hue – (available from the Control4 cloud)
  • Shelly – supports both the Janus and Chowmain variants of the Shelly tunable white dimmers
  • Tuya – (available here)
  • TP-Link – (available here)
  • YeeLight – (available here)
  • Zuma Lumisonic – (available soon)
  • Adeo DALI/DMX *
  • ArtNet DMX *
  • Clipsal C-Bus *
  • ColorBeam *
  • Control4 centralized lighting *
  • KNX *
  • Lutron Homeworks QS *
  • Rako *

Available via Enhanced Lighting Interface

If you are using Circadian Lighting in its Brightness-only mode, you can use any light proxy, V1 and V2!

 

How does the ‘Smart Light Level Monitoring’ work?

Smart Light-Level Monitoring allows you to adjust the brightness or warmth levels of a controlled light without interrupting the circadian rhythm.

Say you have a bulb included within a circadian schedule, and you want to manually change the brightness of that bulb as a one-off change. The circadian lighting controller will notice that this bulb has had its brightness changed externally, and so will not set its brightness with any future commands, while keeping the warmth in line with the circadian rhythm.

A bulb will be automatically re-aligned with the circadian rhythm when it is switched on from 0.

 

Can I place Circadian Webview in the lights experience menu?

Unfortunately, the Control4 UI prohibits devices that are not specifically light drivers from appearing within the lights experience menu.

Circadian Lighting Webview can, be shown alongside Comfort, Listen, Security and Watch. This can be customised from the room navigator interface in composer.

For systems running OS3, you can also favourite Circadian Lighting Webview to the room by pressing and holding on the UI icon.

 

Can I use Circadian Webview from my phone/tablet?

You can! From OS3.2, you can now access Circadian Lighting Webview from the Control4 iOS and Android apps.

 

What kind of interpolation does the driver use?

The schedule that is created uses monotone cubic interpolation to smoothen the line that connects each switchpoint.

 

Will you be supporting more tunable white drivers in the future?

If you want to use a driver with Circadian Lighting that isn’t currently supported, please contact us quoting the driver name and download link and we will be happy to add support quickly!

 

Driver Download (Control4_CircadianLighting_v205_DriverCentral.zip, 7,538 Kb) [Download]

Enhanced Lighting Interface (OS3.3+) (Control4_EnhancedLightingInterface_OS3-3_v204_DriverCentral.zip, 240 Kb) [Download]

Enhanced Lighting Interface (Control4_EnhancedLightingInterface_v204_DriverCentral.zip, 239 Kb) [Download]

Documentation included in driver download
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CHANGE LOG
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Circadian Lighting for Control4 driver
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Version 205
Date 28-06-2022

ENHANCEMENTS
- Added conditionals for 'Schedule Active' and 'Preview Active'

BUG FIXES
- Prevented variables from being re-initialised on OS3.2+

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Version 204
Date 27-06-2022

ENHANCEMENTS
- Option for 'Default On Colour' to be continuously updated for OS3.3+ coloured lights
- Added Italian localisation
- Added property 'Fade time to re-align with schedule'
- Improved UI for vertical displays

BUG FIXES
- Changing 'Follow Lights when Schedule Resumed' at runtime now works correctly

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Version 203
Date 15-06-2022

ENHANCEMENTS
- Added documentation that was missing for some properties

BUG FIXES
- Fixed error preventing control when smart light-level monitoring was disabled

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Version 201
Date 01-06-2022

ENHANCEMENTS
- Added support for all drivers that use the new native coloured lighting functionality
- Combined the device selector properties into 1 property
- Colour Temperature is now only allowed in multiples of 10K
- Added action 'Copy Schedule'

BUG FIXES
- T3/T4 screens use the correct communication method in OS3.3
- Driver with an inverted colour temperature slider now correctly re-align with the schedule when needed

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Version 200
Date 18-03-2022

ENHANCEMENTS
- Added mobile webview functionality from the iOS/android app
- Added support for new Axxess DCM5 driver variant
- Added support for Mode eDin TW dimmers
- Added support for Tuya RGBW loads (tunable white)
- Added support for LIFX bulbs

BUG FIXES
- Fixed startup error preventing the driver from running with LuaJIT
- Fixed feedback for OS3.3+
- Fixed issue where the colour temperature of a fixture could still be controlled even when the bulb was off

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Version 117
Date 23-11-2021

ENHANCEMENTS
- N/A

BUG FIXES
- Fixed issue where a light would be switched back on if it were turned off from low brightness

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Version 116
Date 02-11-2021

ENHANCEMENTS
- N/A

BUG FIXES
- Fixed issue where the Colour Temp slider did not appear in webview configuration

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Version 115
Date 01-11-2021

ENHANCEMENTS
- Added the option to use brightness-only scheduling
- Multiple fixtures are controlled at slightly varying times to avoid excessive CPU usage

BUG FIXES
- Fixed issue where new installations would not initialise correctly if the DriverCentral
cloud driver was not present or configured

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Version 114
Date 18-10-2021

ENHANCEMENTS
- N/A

BUG FIXES
- Fixed issue where the driver could not initialise for European locales

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Version 113
Date 08-10-2021

ENHANCEMENTS
- Added events, variables and commands for circadian preview management

BUG FIXES
- N/A

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Version 111
Date 21-09-2021

ENHANCEMENTS
- Added support for Zuma Lumisonic Tunable White driver
- Added support for new variants of the Collingwood suite
- T4 screens are now selectable for the 'Clear Touchscreen Cache' action
- Added Singleton driver warning
- Allow debounce time to be set to 0s

BUG FIXES
- Fixed issue where Philips Hue Full Color bulbs would turn back on to 1% after being switched off

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Version 110
Date 14-06-2021

ENHANCEMENTS
- Added support for Axxess DCM5 RGBW/CT driver
- Added support for Shelly IoT tunable white drivers (Janus and Chowmain)
- Added debounce time property
- Added events for 'Schedule Paused' and 'Schedule Resumed'
- Enabled LuaJIT

BUG FIXES
- Astronomical times now account for daylight savings times

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Version 109
Date 23-03-2021

ENHANCEMENTS
- Added support for Philips Hue Full Color drivers
- Removed support for Philips Hue brightness-only drivers as they were not functional

BUG FIXES
- Fixed issue where a light would not be re-followed when it turns back on

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Version 106
Date 09-03-2021

ENHANCEMENTS
- Added preview feature
- Added some leniency for smart level monitoring when re-aligning a device with the schedule

BUG FIXES
- N/A

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Version 105
Date 11-12-2020

ENHANCEMENTS
- Added support for KNX Coloured Lighting tunable white

BUG FIXES
- N/A

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Version 104
Date 17-11-2020

ENHANCEMENTS
- Added new icons for iOS and android webpage favourites
- Changed retrieval method for astronomical times to improve reliability
- Webview clears cache of touch panels when updating to a new version
- Improved style for popup modals in portrait displays
- Added new property 'Follow Lights when Schedule Resumed' to determine when lights
obey the schedule when it is resumed

BUG FIXES
- Fixed issue where the driver would fail to initialise following a processor reboot

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Version 103
Date 12-08-2020

ENHANCEMENTS
- Improved tracking of unfollowed lights via smart level monitoring
- Added action and command to set every monitored light to follow the schedule

BUG FIXES
- N/A

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Version 102
Date 25-06-2020

ENHANCEMENTS
- Driver variant for DriverCentral built
- Tidied up styling on webview
- Set some default values for a circadian cycle

BUG FIXES
- Lighting drivers now removed from sidebar in webview once they are removed from the project

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Version 101
Date 01-06-2020

ENHANCEMENTS
- Enabled the option to set up a schedule which ignores brightness
- Smart light monitoring added - if a light level is changed externally, the driver
decides whether to leave it on the changed value or to obey the schedule
- Increased the maximum number of allowed switchpoints from 8 to 10
- Reduced minimum allowed colour temperature from 2200K to 1600K
- Scheduled light levels always send when the schedule is enabled/resumed

BUG FIXES
- Fixed issue where you could not configure a switchpoint with solar noon or solar midnight

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Version 100
Date 24-04-2020
- Initial version

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