Author Topic: Automated led stairs lighting plus Vera Edge  (Read 351 times)

Offline aivaredze

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Automated led stairs lighting plus Vera Edge
« on: April 07, 2017, 01:57:35 am »
Would like just to share an experience of using Vera Edge
Recently i did automated led lighting stairs with an integration to my home controller network.
The benefit - light sensor is not needed,
Day/Night scene of controller is doing this job.
Here is a description how to build.
https://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Led-Stairs-Lighting-Arduino-Shield/

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Re: Automated led stairs lighting plus Vera Edge
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2017, 07:58:08 am »
Nicely done. It looks great. I'm sure that you will garner great interest on this forum.

I think you should put a demonstration video of it in operation up front, rather than minutes into the video.

I'm curious about your ASL boards power rating. It looks like it could easily be connected to far too much load.

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Re: Automated led stairs lighting plus Vera Edge
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2017, 10:48:42 am »
Hi , thanks for review..
It works just as any stairs lighting controller, there is some amount of video on YouTube. By changing a source code for Arduino you can make illumination even better :)
The difference is that it can be easily connected to home controller.
What do you mean ' far too much load'..?
1.2 W @ 25 c this is not too much .. but enough for stairs lighting.
Let's say 1 m of any led strip per channel.
If overload it's better to have a fire extinguisher beside..:)
There no radiators attached to mosfets..

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Re: Automated led stairs lighting plus Vera Edge
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2017, 08:37:48 am »
I see the rating on the sketch now.

1.25 watts per mosfet (channel) X 24 channels = Total 30 watts

12V X 2.5A = 30 watts Total.