ADVANCED LIGHTING TIMER DRIVER BY DOMOSAPIENS
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More powerful and flexible than the Security Light driver
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The new Advanced Lighting Timer driver from Domosapiens enables you to easily and fully manage automation contacts such as motion sensors and door contacts with associated timing and activation of one or more lights and lighting scenes. There is no longer a need to define multiple and inter-related timers and do elaborate programming for such sensors. All contact types are supported, including security system zones, and any type of light can be activated, including Advanced Lighting Scenes.
The driver Function starts (an event is triggered) when a contact is activated or a controlled light is turned on, and ends (an event is triggered) when the timer delay expires or optionally when the contact is deactivated. The timer is automatically extended while the controlling contact remains active.
Here a few examples of what this driver can do:
A motion sensor activates a light, but only at night for example, or at specific times. The user may prevent the light from turning off at the end of the specified delay by increasing or decreasing its intensity while it is on.
A closet light turns on when the door is opened and turns off when the door is closed or at the end of the specified delay, if the door is left open.
Different Advanced Lighting Scenes may be activated at different times of day by a given motion sensor or door contact or even a Control4 keypad button.
A motion sensor-controlled light may be prevented from turning off if the user remains still while watching television. Similarly, the light may be prevented from turning on if the user moves while watching television or a projector in a darkened room. Turning the television or projector off restores normal motion sensor/light operation.
Different behaviours may be selected if a designated security system is armed or not.
A motion sensor-controlled light may be prevented from turning on if another light is on in the same room.
A light may be turned on manually by the user and automatically turn off after the specified delay.
And many, many more…
While the driver replaces legacy sensor drivers, these may still be connected in parallel to give visual feedback of contact sensor state in Navigators.
On the more technical side, here are some of the many enhancements in V2:
Now 15 input contact bindings, also available via programming
Function duration may be different for each input contact
Ability to add up to 5 Advanced Lighting Scenes to each time/level element, as well as an optional duration override
New ‘End Function’ property
New ‘Input Contact Interaction’ property
New property ‘When Lights Turned On Manually’
New ‘Disabling Lights and TVs’ property as well as Disabling Contact
New properties to specify a security system and a second set of Light On specifications when the system is armed
New keypad bindings to allow triggering/controlling/disabling the Function from a keypad button (with LED feedback)
EASY CONFIG with several pre-configured situations
New Simulation Report to validate Light On Levels, including Advanced Lighting Scenes
Ability to test Function as of a specific time
The documentation (PDF) may be downloaded separately - see the Downloads tab.
1.0.0 June 27, 2015 - Initial Release
2.0.0 April 24, 2016 - Major new version: EASY CONFIG, Peer Activation, many new Connections, Properties, Actions and Commands
10.0.0 July 17, 2017 - Migrated to driverCentral, added output contact and relays, enhanced Function management, issues fixed
11.0.0 November 29, 2017 - Several issues fixed and the following features added:
- New Custom operation per contact with trigger capability
- New On Hold status for Function with Command and Event
- Override button disables, enables or puts Function On Hold
- Disabled state now persisted across Director restarts
- New Light Action to restore lights to previous levels at end
- New Light On Level when security system is armed AWAY specifically
- New Light Interaction to handle lights/ALS individually or collectively
- Time stamp of last operation in Driver Information
- Connected Keypad LEDs now blink when Function is ending
- Action to broadcast selected button colors to other instances
12.0.0 March 2, 2018 - Issues fixed and the following new features added:
- Peer (other instances of this driver) triggering and disabling
- Override button can now disable for a given duration or permanently
- Ability to disable function for a given period of time or when it ends
- Ability to enable function and start it with disabling contact
12.1.0 July 1 2018 - Now 8 input contacts and new disabling-only button link, issues fixed
13.0.0 December 27, 2018 - Input contacts increased from 8 to 15, improved resilience to Cloud Driver updates, added ‘Effect of Lights…’ property, issues fixed
14.0.0 Added Alternate Light On Level property (with programming command and Action), more flexible Disable Function programming command, issues fixed when Light turned On manually, infrastructure update (May 3, 2019)
14.1.0 Function now re-started when a Contact is active upon Function being re-enabled; Warning and Extension period implemented (March 16, 2020)
14.2.0 Added button link for ‘Enabled Function Control’, issues fixed, licensing infrastructure updated (August 26, 2020 )
15.0.0 Added EASY COLORS, Ambient Light Monitoring, the Alternate Light On Level contact, issues fixed (August 11, 2021)
16.0.0 Added EASY SCENES, Guest Mode, versatile EASY Function Control button, twin driver with Experience Button and made Expanded Contacts optional via a Property, issues fixed (February 14, 2022)
16.1.0 Added ability to disable/enable all instances, minor issues fixed (February 21, 2023)
16.2.0 Debounce Timer maximum increased (February 12, 2024)