Norm 69 lamp from Normann Copenhagen

December 25, 2018Design, Devices, Interior 2 Comments

It is a Christmas time so why not talk about some of the nice gifts. Today I have special one to talk about, it is very nice pendant classics, a design icon that never gets old. The Norm 69 from Normann Copenhagen is a sculptural pendant light that consists of 69 parts. It can be … Read More

Controlling Velux windows

October 20, 2018Devices, Interior, Solutions 11 Comments

No KUX, just Loxone Integration of Velux roof components into home automation systems has been often criticized in many smart home forums [1,2,3]. The usage of proprietary protocol is making this “black box” difficult to integrate and to interact with any other solutions. The overall architecture is a bit weird, utilizing a control unit KUX 100 … Read More

Motion sensors for Loxone

August 22, 2017Interior, Sensors No Comments

PIR sensors suitable for 24VDC Quite often I have been asked for any recommendations for motion sensors that could be used in SmartHome installations. Obviously, there is a wide range of products on the market these days, however there are two important attributes people mostly care about. Motion sensor must be totally silent I am … Read More

Push-buttons with LED illumination

December 28, 2016Devices, Ideas, Interior 2 Comments

I mentioned in other posts as well, that switches we have selected for our house were Schneider/Unica. We had quite good experience with these in our previous apartment where we have renovated the electricity from scratch. The only component to avoid are the electronic dimmers, which are prone to failure after a couple of months … Read More