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Lighting control solutions Helvar

From simple switching standalone solutions to full lighting control management systems, Helvar's lighting controls are categorised to help you easily identify the level of control you require.

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Helvar easySwitch family products offer simple standalone solutions. They are easy to install with out-of-box functionality, making them energy efficient and cost effective sotlutions, ideal for basic applications such as corridors, wash rooms and small offices.

  • Simple on/off
  • Standalone
  • Mains switching
  • Easy to install and set-up
  • Low cost with fast payback


For an intelligent standalone solution, Helvar’s iDim family provides a perfect choice. With luminaire and ceiling mounted options, the iDim solutions are easy to install, with minimal or no configuration needed on site. Ideally suited for new build or refurbishment projects, iDim products offer smart energy saving features and user comfort.

  • Various smart and simple control solutions
  • Either ceiling or luminaire mounted
  • Easy installation with minimal configuration
  • Smart solutions for refurbishment


Helvar’s Active+ is an out-of-the-box standalone solution consisting of an LED driver and “our smallest sensor” yet built into the luminaire.

Active+ LED driver
The Active+ LED drivers (e.g. LL1x10-42 Active+) have an inbuilt smart learning functionality. With no need for programming, configuration or external control wiring, the LED driver is optimised for presence detection and daylight harvesting. The driver has an inbuilt power supply that provides power for the Active+ Sense.

Active+ sensor
The Active+ Sense combines motion and light sensing all packaged up in a very compact unit. The device is mounted inside the luminaire and is connected directly to the Active+ LED driver with no need for an additional power supply unit.

Fitting in a luminaire
The Active+ driver and sensor are designed to fit flexibly into a luminaire, which then can be installed as easily as a basic switching luminaire, having no physical or electrical connection to any other external lighting components such as control panels, dimmers or common sensors. Luminaires fitted with Active+ solution are ideal for refurbishment projects, as well as for new offices, corridors, open plan areas and storage areas.

Simple installation
Luminaire fitted with Active+ is as easy to install as a simple switched luminaire. No control wiring, programming or configuration is needed.

Active+ uses 60-100 hours to learn about its environment - external daylight conditions, and other luminaires around it.

Smart energy savings
Compared to a simple switched luminaire, Active+ brings added features - presence detection, daylight harvesting and seamless and comfortable dimming.

Optional Active+ mobile app
With an optional Active+ Mobile app, the end user can easily change the light levels of individual luminaires if the automatic setup needs fine-tuning. The Active+ Mobile is an app for adjusting settings in the new Helvar Active+ solution. To use this app you must have an approved smart phone for the application running Android version 4.0 (or later) equipped with an LED flash (list of tested and approved phones can be found on the app store description), a luminaire fitted with an Active+ LED driver and the Active+ Sense.

Settings that can be adjusted are:

  • Lights on and Power Save light levels
  • Occupancy time-outs
  • Fade times
  • Transition time-outs
  • Daylight dimming ranges
  • Bright-out functionality

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Select the Weather (STW) is a simple Human Centric Lighting solution with value added functionality. With this solution it is possible to simulate different scenes of the natural outdoor lighting environment by changing the colour temperature and intensity of the lighting. The solution is easy and quick to install without any configuration needed on site.

For a fully functioning solution, you need only

  • Helvar Select the Weather panel
  • Helvar Dynamic LED Drivers in the luminaires
  • Helvar iDim Solo DALI power
  • Helvar Ceiling Motion Detector (optional)

The solution is easy and quick to install without any configuration needed on the site.


A solution that allows lighting exactly the way you want it and adapts to your needs and personal preferences, freeDim lets you create your own lighting solution which mimics daylight, saves energy and energises you at the same time.

You create your own preferred lighting scene for your chosen space, which is automatically saved and wirelessly triggered by your smart iOS or Android device. By automatically detecting the presence of a Bluetooth-enabled device, freeDim can switch on the lights in the room, adjusting to the users personal settings before they enter. This connection will ensure that the lights stay on when occupied, to offer true presence detection. Lighting is automatically switched off after the space is no longer occupied, without the need to rely on a motion sensor, providing additional energy saving.

With a dedicated App, a user is able to configure the system without the need for 3rd party support. Additionally a user can select pre-defined scenes or adapt the lighting conditions (intensity & colour temperature) to their own personal preference offering a true personalised lighting experience.

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freeDim App

  • Allows user control & configuration from a Bluetooth-enabled smart device i.e. Smart phone or tablet
  • Compatible with Android (4.3 or later) & Apple (iOS 7 or later) operating systems
  • Available to download from Google Play & iTunes


iDim Orbit is a stand-alone, flush-mounted sensor that provides easy installation and configuration of lighting control applications. It is ideal for open plan and cellular offices, classrooms and corridors.

iDim Orbit has out-of-box functionality for configurationfree operation. It uses pluggable connectors for simple, screwless termination of mains, DALI and switch-input cables. The PIR detector enables the sensor to detect when a room is occupied. People in the room can manually control the lighting if a manual switch is connected to the sensor. The sensor is designed to be recessed in a ceiling void or mounted onto a surface mount box. Settings can be adjusted via the mobile app.

The unit contains:

  • Passive infrared (PIR) movement detector(s)
  • Light sensor
  • Bluetooth module for configuration via a smartphone or tablet
  • Timeclock for profile scheduling
  • DALI power supply with 2 DALI broadcast outputs
  • Mains relay for switched load control
  • Safety Extra Low Voltage (SELV) manual switch interface



As a programmable DALI lighting system, DIGIDIM offers flexibility in the design of modern lighting solutions. With a wide range of user and load interfaces, digidim allows you to tailor intelligent lighting control for many applications ranging from education to open plan offices.

  • Smart programmable area control
  • From rooms to large areas
  • Energy efficiency together with wellbeing
  • Wide range of user interfaces
  • Integration to AV systems

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DIGIDIM Key Features

  • Dimmers and output units to suit any common load type
  • Flexible design with chassis based, DIN-rail & wall mounted enclosures
  • Standard mains cables for DALI
  • Control panels available in a wide range of finishes
  • User-friendly configuration software DIGIDIM System Architecture
  • Smart programmable area control
  • From rooms to large areas
  • Energy efficiency together with wellbeing
  • Wide range of user interfaces
  • Integration to AV systems

System Boundaries

  • Supports up to 63 DALI devices
  • 250mA DALI supply per system. If additional power is required use Helvar 405 or 406 DALI repeater
  • Each system may be configured with up to 16 groups
  • Each load may be programmed with up to 15 scenes


Helvar’s Router System offers a scalable and flexible solution for a wide variety of applications ranging from energy efficient commercial lighting to state of the art architectural lighting applications. With 3 different models available (905, 910, 920) a modular approach to system design and implementation can be achieved using Industry standard communications. Each individual router can provide a maximum of two powered DALI subnets supporting up to 128 DALI devices. Multiple routers can be networked together using standard Ethernet switches to accommodate for large network solutions.

  • Maximum freedom in lighting design
  • From room to multiple sites
  • Live energy monitoring
  • Various user interface options
  • Lighting scenes and transitions
  • Automated control
  • Colour temperature control
  • Integration to building automation systems

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Single Router Key Features

  • Supports up to 128 DALI devices
  • Supports up to 252 S-DIM channels (920 only)
  • Supports up to 512 DMX addresses ‘In’ or ‘Out’ (920 only)
  • Integrated 250mA power supply for each DALI subnet
  • 10/100 Mbit/s Ethernet connection
  • 3rd Party TCP/IP integration via “HelvarNet” commands
  • Supports compliant DALI Emergency devices


Helvar’s Designer software is an intuitive tool for engineers to design, commission and program Helvar router systems.

The latest generation of Designer is capable of utilising the new DALI Type 8 protocol for LED drivers allowing improved control. A suite of user interfaces provide the ideal visualization tools. The scene table and channel graph now include colour as well as level, along with the usual copy/paste and multiselect features.

The Helvar Router System provides a building block for commercial, architectural and ArchitainmentTM lighting control systems to be integrated. They produce the best of both worlds and greatly simplify the jobs of installers,systems integrators and lighting designers. The routers also allow for integration with third-party systems such as Building Management Systems (BMS). The proven scalability and flexible functionality of the Helvar Router System makes it a versatile solution for a wide variety of applications ranging from energy efficient commercial lighting to state of the art architectural lighting applications. Its Ethernet (TCP/IP) backbone allows the routers to be mixed and control any common light source, including halogen, fluorescent and LED. The Helvar Router system uses standard Ethernet communication to integrate DALI networks. Its modularity allows for scalable systems, from a single office room to a large office building. Basic functionality is available “out-of-box” without any programming. Advanced functionality is programmed through Helvar’s Designer software. Each individual router can operate one or two DALI subnets containing a total of 128 control devices and load interfaces. The system enables energy saving via a combination of presence detection and constant light functionality. Further automation is achieved through scheduled time events. Ethernet I/O commands enable interfacing to third party systems such as Building Management Systems (BMS).


SceneSet is Helvar’s app for controlling Router systems using iOS and Android mobile devices and tablets. It is free to download from both the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

With SceneSet users can easily connect to their Helvar Router System using WiFi and have access to a range of control features via an elegant, customisable user interface. The app allows users to recall and modify scenes across multiple lighting groups on the Router system Workgroup. It also provides an intuitive interface for controlling RGB colour and tunable white luminaires. A range of customisation options allow users to modify the look and feel of the app and built-in back-up and security features make it the perfect addition to a professional, Helvar controlled lighting installation.



uSee is a web-based lighting system management interface that allows end-users to monitor their energy usage and adjust scene levels via any web accessing device be it a PC or tablet. uSee Interface puts the management of a lighting system in the hand of end-users, without any need for Designer programming software knowledge. The Interface’s contemporary and intuitive design allows end users to call up real-time energy usage reports a few easy steps. uSee works by automatically scanning your lighting system’s Designer programme settings and interpretting them into plain English so that the people who use the system day to day can make adjustments to their scene setting levels and rename label fields to suite their need.


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