At a certain point in time, electronic lighting control systems found their way into the home. They enable groups of lights to be locally operated separately or jointly. The creation of lighting atmospheres, where a number of lights are set to different dimming levels at the same time, is also possible. Such lighting control systems are generally found in the world of stage lighting, and are thus often carried out professionally. The separate light groups or atmospheres can be operated with pushbuttons connected to their own bus system, or by means of infrared remote control.
These four-channel dimmer packs together form a lighting control system for 12 circuits of incandescent lamps. With two additional modules, 4 dimmable fluorescent lights can also be controlled. (Illustration source: Light Technology)
These intelligent lighting controllers are largely used for creating lighting atmospheres in a room. (Illustration source: E&D Systems)
Introducing lighting by Universal Remote Control: Cedia Expo 2008