Home Control: KNX user interfaces offer beautiful form and superb function

Light + Building brought us many new user interfaces, and for those in the UK that were not able to travel to Germany, distributor Ivory Egg put on a dealer event, from which Simon Buddle gives his top picks. The problem with engineers is that, typically, they are more interested in what is under the […]

Light + Building 2022 Show Report: Part 3 – trends in the KNX market

In Part 3 of her four-part series on Light + Building – the world’s leading trade fair for home and building automation, Yasmin Hashmi gives an overview of the larger players in the KNX market and what trends are being set. Overarching everything at Light + Building 2022 was a green theme, and this was […]

Light + Building 2022 Show Report: Part 1 – KNX Association overview

In Part 1 of her four-part series on Light + Building – the world’s leading trade fair for home and building automation, Yasmin Hashmi gives an overview of KNX Association’s presence at the show. It’s quite shocking to think that the last time we were at Light +Building was four years ago in 2018. Having […]

Home Control: award-winning projects featuring residential automation

Among the recent KNX Awards 2022 winners were some outstanding projects that showed just how versatile and flexible KNX is for installations in the home. Yasmin Hashmi gives an overview of two of these winners, with quite different project briefs. Winner of KNX Award for Smart Home – Africa, America, Australia: JMS Villa in Iguaçu […]

Residential Lighting: the advantage of using KNX drivers for LEDs

Controlling lights is a major part of the world of KNX, and now that LED lighting is ubiquitous in homes, Simon Buddle discusses where the drivers should be placed and what types of driver to use. Lighting is fundamental in all homes – we all have it and use it on a daily basis, but […]

System Design: recognising the value of error messages on the KNX bus

Whether it’s fair or not, the KNX systems integrator is always considered the middleperson when it comes to faults. Simon Buddle explains the value of harvesting error messages that might appear on the KNX bus, and outlines some strategies for turning them to your advantage. How is everybody? Is it just about time to put […]

Tutorial: KNX setting the scene

Andy Ellis gives practical advice on the different options for storing KNX scenes in view of system robustness, how they will be used, and how they can be adapted. The KNX system offers unrivalled versatility in its ability to set and activate scenes, but unlike many other lighting controllers, KNX is not based around scene […]