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New: plan44.ch standalone light controller

P44-LC-DE is a standalone device for easily building powerful DALI and "hue" LED based lighting installations, combining them with self-powering, battery-free, maintainance-free EnOcean buttons and sensor for simple and easy control.

A single P44-LC-DE device connects to up to 64 DALI dimmable lights, many wireless buttons, sensors and actuators and Philips "hue" white, tunable white and color LED lights (via "hue" bridge).

This makes the P44-LC-DE a cost effective way to equip homes and offices with modern, flexibly configurable ligthing without complicating everyday use.
While the P44-LC-DE offers a lot of possibilities for automating and extended configurations, end users are not required to use any of these advanced features. Once set up, a P44-LC-DE based lighting solution can be operated by wireless and self-powered EnOcean buttons placed exactly where they are needed.

The P44-LC-DE connects to a local network via Ethernet and features a user interface accessible from any web browser in the local network, and (optionally) via remote access from anywhere in the internet. The user interface allows creating different zones and lighting scenes/presets easily, and provides extensive scripting possibilities for automating actions based on sensor inputs, time, date and sun.

However, network connection is not required for basic operation with DALI and EnOcean, so it is even possible to use the P44-LC-DE completely off-line after initial configuration. Only for advanced automation features such as time-based actions however, and for remote support / remote control, the device must be connected to the internet.

If the need arises for a larger overall automation system, the P44-LC-DE, it can be upgraded to a P44-DSB-DEH2 digitalSTROM gateway and then integrates seamlessly into a digitalSTROM home automation system.

The firmware is based on plan44.ch's modular "vdcd" open source project, which allows for custom modifications and extension to be implemented by plan44.ch upon request as well as by third parties.

DALI - dimmable (color) lights, simple 2-wire bus

DALI is a mature and widely used industry standard (IEC 62386) for lighting devices.

P44-LC-DE connects to a growing range of DALI enabled lights - LED power supplies and fluorescent tube ballasts likewise.

Up to 64 DALI slave devices can be connected to a two wire bus. The bus is powered and controlled by the P44-LC-DE, which acts as the DALI master.

Unlike some other DALI master devices, the P44-LC-DE does not need any manual configuration of DALI devices, but automatically detects all devices connected, and makes them available in the user interface with easy controls for brightness and color.

The device works with preconfigured DALI devices (existing short addresses) or new unconfigured devices from factory. Bus address collisions can be resolved via the web interface.

Compatible DALI devices are available from many vendors, including Unidim, Osram, Tridonic, TCI, Meanwell, TCI, Helvar and many more.

DALI control gear (e.g. presence detectors or illumination sensors) is not supported and can interfere with operation of the P44-LC-DE. Please use respective EnOcean sensors instead.

Currently supported DALI profiles:

FunctionalityProfile(s)Status
DALI multi channel dimmer used for RGB or RGBW lampscolor dimmer

full support, standard behaviour

DALI single channel dimmerdimmer

full support, standard behaviour

DALI dimmer groupdimmer group

full support, standard behaviour

DALI DT8 (device type 8) tunable white and color lightsDT8

full support, standard behaviour

DALI dual channel dimmer used for tunable white lampstunable white dimmer

full support, standard behaviour

  • full /
    partial support, standard behaviour
  • full /
    partial support for use in evaluators and scripting (advanced configuration)
  • Integration planned for a future firmware release

EnOcean - wireless energy harvesting devices

EnOcean is a technology for wireless, usually self powered (energy harvesting) buttons, sensors and actuators.

Adding EnOcean devices is as simple as pressing two buttons - first the learn button of the P44-LC-DE, second the learn button of the EnOcean device.

The P44-LC-DE has a built-in EnOcean radio module (TCM310) to receive data from EnOcean buttons and sensors and transmit commands to EnOcean actuators like heating valves. The P44-LC-DE firmware automatically detects the EnOcean device's EEP (enocean equipment profile) for example to make buttons immediately available for switching and dimming lights by default.

Compatible EnOcean devices are available from a wide variety of manufacturers such as Eltako, Thermokon, alphaEOS, Kieback&Peter and many more

Currently supported EnOcean Equipment Profiles (EEP):

FunctionalityProfile(s)Status
Temperature sensors, various rangesA5-02-xx

full support for use in evaluators and scripting (advanced configuration)

Indoor temperature/humidity sensorsA5-04-01

full support for use in evaluators and scripting (advanced configuration)

Outdoor temperature / humidity sensorsA5-04-02

full support for use in evaluators and scripting (advanced configuration)

Temperature / humidity sensorsA5-04-03

full support for use in evaluators and scripting (advanced configuration)

Temperature sensor -20 to +60°C with higher 10 bit resolution, humidity sensor for 0..100% relative humidity.

Illumination sensorsA5-06-01..03

full support for use in evaluators and scripting (advanced configuration)

Illumination sensorsA5-06-04..05

full support for use in evaluators and scripting (advanced configuration)

Occupancy sensorsA5-07-01..02

full support for use in evaluators and scripting (advanced configuration)

Some devices using this profile do not send a "PIR off" (no movement) telegram; use auto-resetting profile variant for these.

Occupancy and illumination sensorA5-07-03

full support for use in evaluators and scripting (advanced configuration)

Some devices using this profile do not send a "PIR off" (no movement) telegram; use auto-resetting profile variant for these.

Light / temperature / motion / presence sensorsA5-08-01

full support for use in evaluators and scripting (advanced configuration)

CO sensor, with optional temperature sensorA5-09-02

full support for use in evaluators and scripting (advanced configuration)

Not all products using this profile do actually have a temperature sensor.

CO2 sensor, with optional humidity and temperature sensorsA5-09-04

full support for use in evaluators and scripting (advanced configuration)

Not all products using this profile do actually have humitity and temperature sensors.

Various Room control panelsA5-10-01..0D,10..17,22,23

full support for use in evaluators and scripting (advanced configuration)

Energy meterA5-12-01

full support for use in evaluators and scripting (advanced configuration)

Weather StationA5-13-01/02

full support for use in evaluators and scripting (advanced configuration)

Wind sensorA5-13-07

full support for use in evaluators and scripting (advanced configuration)

Multi-function window and door contacts, glas breakage, lock state, supply voltageA5-14-01...0A

full support for use in evaluators and scripting (advanced configuration)

Heating valve actuatorA5-20-01

partial support for use in evaluators and scripting (advanced configuration)

Heating valve actuatorA5-20-04

partial support for use in evaluators and scripting (advanced configuration)

Advanced configuration options in this profile are only partially supported

Harvesting Heating valve actuatorA5-20-06

Integration planned for a future firmware release

Advanced configuration options in this profile are only partially supported

Temperature and water sensorA5-30-03

full support for use in evaluators and scripting (advanced configuration)

Electronic switches and dimmersD2-01-xx

full support, standard behaviour

Output devices with one or multiple outputs. Each output appears as a separate device and can be used for switching or dimming lights or as a generic relay.

Multisensor Window HandleD2-06-xx

full support for use in evaluators and scripting (advanced configuration)

Temperature / humidity sensor + smoke detectorD2-14-30

full support for use in evaluators and scripting (advanced configuration)

Temperature/Humidity Sensors + Smoke detector

1-3 phase AC current clampsD2-32-xx

full support for use in evaluators and scripting (advanced configuration)

Single contactD5-00-01

full support for use in evaluators and scripting (advanced configuration)

This is a generic contact profile in EnOcean, so it reports 1 for active and 0 for inactive contact.

Single one-way buttonF6-01-01

full support, standard behaviour

Dual two-way rocker buttonsF6-02-xx

full support, standard behaviour

Quad two-way rocker buttonsF6-03-xx

full support, standard behaviour

Key card switchF6-04-xx

full support for use in evaluators and scripting (advanced configuration)

Wind speed threshold detectorF6-05-00

full support for use in evaluators and scripting (advanced configuration)

No default system behaviour, can be used in Event Responder to trigger actions

Liquid Leakage detectorF6-05-01

full support for use in evaluators and scripting (advanced configuration)

No default system behaviour, but can be used to trigger actions

Smoke detectors like Eltako FRW or alphaEOS GUARDF6-05-02

full support for use in evaluators and scripting (advanced configuration)

Window handlesF6-10-xx

full support for use in evaluators and scripting (advanced configuration)

  • full /
    partial support, standard behaviour
  • full /
    partial support for use in evaluators and scripting (advanced configuration)
  • Integration planned for a future firmware release
  • Please Note: Older documentation may list EnOcean profiles A5-xx-xx as 07-xx-xx, D5-xx-xx as 06-xx-xx and F6-xx-xx as 05-xx-xx.

The P44-LC-DE firmware will be updated to support new profiles as needed - if a profile you need is not yet supported, please let us know.

hue - colorful LED lights, wirelessly controlled

"hue" lights are colored LED lights from Philips/Signify, which can be wirelessly controlled via smartphone apps and third party software

P44-LC-DE makes hue lights become part of your light scenes. Create your multi-colored light scenes, then recall them by simply pressing the light switch.

The P44-LC-DE automatically detects and connects to the "hue" bridge by press of a button. Once connected, all hue lights appear as light devices. All normal hue functionality remains unaffected, you can still control the lights via hue mobile app, the hue cloud and third party apps. The monochrome hue "lux" and tunable white "ambient" lights are also supported.

Currently supported hue profiles:

FunctionalityProfile(s)Status
hue tunable white (ambiance) lampambiance

full support, standard behaviour

hue color lamphue

full support, standard behaviour

LivingColors mood lightLivingColors

full support, standard behaviour

hue lux warm white lamplux

full support, standard behaviour

  • full /
    partial support, standard behaviour
  • full /
    partial support for use in evaluators and scripting (advanced configuration)
  • Integration planned for a future firmware release

Open Source - the basis of P44-LC-DE

P44-LC-DE is based on plan44.ch's "vdcd" virtual device connector daemon open source project, and the OpenWrt embedded Linux platform. Being based on open source, the P44-LC-DE allows third parties to contribute features and build their own versions for experiments and support of new hardware. "vdcd" is not restricted to run on the P44-LC-DE but can be used on different platforms.

However, only buying the P44-LC-DE product from plan44.ch entitles you to get ready to use firmware updates from plan44.ch.

"digitalSTROM" is a registered trademark of digitalSTROM AG, Schlieren, Schweiz, see digitalstrom.com

"DALI" is a registered trademark of the Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e.V., see dali-ag.org

“Hue Personal Wireless Lighting” is a trademark owned by Koninklijke Philips Electronics, N.V., see meethue.com

“EnOcean” is a registered trademark of EnOcean GmbH, 82041 Oberhaching, Deutschland, see enocean.com