FIBARO Home Center Lite System

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FIBARO Home Center Lite System

Quick Overview

We have the honor to present you the new dimension of comfort – Home Center Lite, incredibly compact brain of the FIBARO System. Latest creation, designed with your needs in mind. Let it change your life, making it safer and more convenient, and your home intelligent, efficient and comfortable. Little thing – great effect!

Product Details

HC Lite is a tiny device with huge potential. Incredibly quick and effective. Control your home from anywhere in the World using a mobile phone or tablet. Begin creating your own world around delights and convenience provided by innovation.

Here is the difference between the Fibaro Home Center 2 and Home Center Lite

Function Home Center 2 Home Center Lite
Graphical Scene Editor YES YES
LUA Programming - for advanced control YES NO
Scene Controllers - LUA-based scenes YES NO
Virtual Devices - LUA-based YES NO
Virtual Devices - Multimedia (HTTP) YES YES
Lili - voice control YES NO
VOIP - Voice Over IP YES NO

LUA Programming

LUA is a programming (scripting) language and is commonly used in home automation controllers to enable users to create more complex control scenes than supported by the controller's Scene editor. The HC2's scene editor enables you to use a graphical-based editor or a LUA-based editor, whereas the HCL only supports a graphical editor.

We feel this is the most important difference between the two controllers - and one that you need to think carefully about.

LUA Scenes

Almost all automation in the Fibaro System is controlled by 'Scenes'. For instance these can make lights turn on when motion is detected at particular times of the day or make several things happen from one simple button press of a remote control. Most of these scenes can be created in Fibaro controller's excellent 'Graphical Scene Editor'. But some more complex scenes are actually much easier to create using a LUA script, and in some extreme cases could only be created using LUA.

LUA is a very useful feature to have, occasionally, a simple LUA script can solve an issue that would have required a complex graphical scene.

Scene Controllers

Some remote controls that act as 'Scene Controllers' need a LUA-based scene to work correctly in the Fibaro Controllers.
Virtual Devices

Virtual devices are what they sound like - devices in the Fibaro controller that aren't linked to physical devices. Virtual devices are very useful for controlling devices via other networks, such as AV equipment that can be controlled from your Wi-Fi/Ethernet system (HTTP). They are also useful to create a simple button in the Fibaro App that can control a number of scenes - quickly and easily.

  • Scene and Device Control (LUA)
    To create Virtual devices that control scenes you need to use LUA, therefore, these types of Virtual Devices cannot be created in Home Center Lite.
  • Remote Control of 3rd Party Products (HTTP & IP)
    Virtual Devices can be created that control products via the IP network (Wi-Fi or Ethernet), via HTTP requests. These are fully supported in Home Center Liteas they use a different type of Virtual Device configuration and command protocol (HTTP Strings).

    Technical Specifications

    RF Protocol
    Z-Wave
    RF Frequency
    921.42Mhz - AU/NZ  approved RF for Z-wave
    Z-wave device type
    Controller
    Power
    240V
    Operation Range
    Up to 20m indoor when no obstacles
    Application
    Indoor use only
    Operation temperature
    0 ~ 55 °C
    Controllable Z-Wave Groups  4 or 8 different scenes
    Weight
    650g
    Housing
    ABS
    Compliance
    C-Tick, EU standards EN 55022, EN 61000

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