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Goodbye LUXOR.
Hello LUXORliving.

The LUXOR living comfort control has been successfully used for more than 15 years and still delights electricians and end customers today with its simple start-up and operation. But times have moved on. Even though 15 years ago nobody was talking about a “smart home”, let alone thinking about using it with a smartphone, a tablet or a personal assistant, these terms have now become modern synonyms for “living comfort”.

This is why the LUXORliving KNX smart home system took on the role of “living comfort control” in 2018. Its options are much more extensive, flexible and future-proof. Here is a comparison of the functions:

Function

LUXOR

LUXORliving

Simple start-up

LUXOR
LUXORliving

Start-up with software

LUXOR
LUXORliving

Network connection

LUXOR
LUXORliving

Max. number of devices in the system

LUXOR

16

LUXORliving

64 + 64 wireless

Devices can be installed in different distributions

LUXOR
LUXORliving

The connection between the devices is made using YCYM, or Y(ST)Y or J-Y(ST)Y communication line

LUXOR
LUXORliving

Use of common switch material

LUXOR
LUXORliving

Special tactile sensors

LUXOR
LUXORliving

Flush-mounted actuators

LUXOR
LUXORliving

Wireless products

LUXOR
LUXORliving

Simple to operate

LUXOR
LUXORliving

Operation by app

LUXOR
LUXORliving

Voice control with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant

LUXOR
LUXORliving

Switching of lighting, socket outlets and other consumers

LUXOR
LUXORliving

Time function, e.g. for staircase light

LUXOR
LUXORliving

Dimming incandescent, halogen and LED lamps

LUXOR
LUXORliving

Controlling blinds, awnings and roller blinds

LUXOR
LUXORliving

Regulation of heating or cooling circuits e.g. radiators or floor systems

LUXOR
LUXORliving

Time control of functions

LUXOR
LUXORliving

Individual scene controls

LUXOR

3

LUXORliving

32

Integration of all functions (switching, dimming, drives, room climate) in the scene controls

LUXOR
LUXORliving

Twilight-dependent control of the lighting

LUXOR
LUXORliving

Automatic shading control

LUXOR
LUXORliving

Wind alarm to protect awnings and blinds

LUXOR
LUXORliving

User-specific scene controls

LUXOR
LUXORliving

Central OFF function

LUXOR
LUXORliving

Panic function

LUXOR
LUXORliving

Presence simulation (holiday function)

LUXOR
LUXORliving

Replacing LUXOR FAQ

Is it possible to purchase new devices?

With the exception of LUXOR 426 (4260000), new devices will be fully available for delivery in 2022.

Will spare parts/replacement units still be available?

Spare parts and replacement units will be available for as long as possible. In the event of a fault, it is possible that devices will be checked by us and repaired if necessary. If necessary, please contact our Service Center at hotline@theben.de or +49 7474 692369

Does support for LUXOR living comfort control also end with production?

No, the technical support and advice will of course not end. If you have any questions, please contact us at hotline@theben.de or phone +49 7474 692369

Can a LUXOR living comfort control be combined with LUXORliving products?

No, a combination is generally not possible. The two systems use different “system languages”. When changing from LUXOR to LUXORliving, we will of course be happy to advise you.

The LUXOR living comfort control is operated with conventional push buttons and switches. Does this also work with the LUXORliving KNX smart home system?

Yes, LUXORliving can also be operated with conventional push buttons as an alternative to the LUXORplay app or modern tactile sensors. They can be integrated into LUXORliving with push button interfaces or binary inputs in the distributor.

What should be taken into account when changing the system?

For controlling roller blinds or blinds with LUXOR, a diode module was used for the operation via double button. This required only one sensor wire for the control of both directions of travel. This type of wiring is not possible with LUXORliving! Alternatives:

  1. An additional wire must be available at the control point so that a separate sensor wire goes into the distribution for the control of both travel directions.
  2. As an alternative, a communication line can be routed to the control point, and the push buttons can be connected to a button interface (LUXORliving T2, T4 or T8).
  3. If both are not possible, the push buttons can be connected to a wireless button interface (LUXORliving T4 RF). The wireless push button interface needs a supply voltage of 230 V.

What are the advantages of the LUXORliving KNX smart home system compared to the LUXOR living comfort control?

LUXORliving contains all the functions that are also found in LUXOR, e.g. central off, panic and holiday function, automatic shading, time control, etc. In addition, LUXORliving allows you to control the room climate, set up individual, cross-functional scenes, operate each function by using the LUXORplay app, as well as integrate with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for voice control and interaction with other smart products, and much more.

How future-proof is the LUXORliving KNX smart home system?

LUXORliving offers maximum investment security to you as a user. The system is continually expanded with devices and functions, it can be updated and uses the “KNX” standard for internal communication. This allows you to change from the LUXORliving KNX smart home system to a classic KNX system, which then also communicates across manufacturers. The outstanding feature here is that the system can be changed without replacing LUXORliving devices, as each LUXORliving device can (continue to) be used in a classic KNX installation. This makes the purchase of the LUXORliving smart home system money well invested.

Video tutorials and workshops

Do you want to know even more about LUXORliving technology and components, and about start-up and operation? Our how-to video tutorials, online seminars and workshops are here to help.

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