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If you're searching for home automation products, you've come to the right place. Our product range includes the latest home automation lighting equipment from the UK's more innovative brands including Aurora, GledOpto and Lightwave. If you want a basic smart switch or complete home automation we're here to help.

While Lutron had a type of monopoly on the home automation market for many years, it began to fall behind, while brands like Lightwave excelled in smart lighting. Lutron focused on their heavyweight offerings such as HomeWorks which costs an arm and a leg to purchase, install and commission; a system that's really targeted a high end customers like Sir Mick Jagger for example.

We're proud to provide our customers with the best home automation products at affordable prices. Advanced lighting controllers that are designed to improve the productivity and efficiency in your home.

We also offer Lightwave as entry level of home automation smart system, you can start off with anything from one dimmer switch for a single room and expand when you're ready. Or the Aurora AOne system that's also fully expandable and has a more extensive selection of controllers and devices.

Our home automation range is vast and we will be putting you in full control of your home lighting. We stock everything from wireless wall sensors to LED controller receivers that work with ZigBee such as GledOpto.

These innovative products aren’t restricted to home use. You can create the perfect ambiance in your office or control your entire warehouse from your smartphone.

Our trained staff are always on hand to offer expert advice. So, if you need more information on our home automation products, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

A Close Look at the Best Home Automation Lighting for Your Property

Home automation has made significant leaps and bounds in recent years. You can now easily have an automated home of your own with some superior lighting and home automation products. If you're looking for a complete light management solution there are different kinds of home automation products from which you can choose.

This includes remote controlled lighting products, home automation switches, lighting control systems, automatic cupboard sensors, and more. Acquiring the complete package is essential if you want your home to be the ultra-modern, ultra-efficient, and the ultra-comfortable domain you deserve.

The good news is that certain manufacturers, such as Lightwave, can provide you with highly-innovative home automation products that will increase your home’s efficiency and productivity ten-fold. At Downlights Direct, we can provide you with everything you may need for a total innovative lighting solution, from the simplest smart dimmer switches to more complex products such as wall control panels and wireless wall sensors. Whether you're looking for daylight sensors, dimming modules, remote controls, occupancy sensors, wall stations, or unique wireless light systems, you have definitely come to the right place – for instance, you can discover more info on wireless lighting.

Let’s take a look at the best home automation lighting for your property.

Wireless remote-controlled lighting

Wireless remote-controlled lighting can dramatically transform a room’s ambiance in seconds – with just a single touch of a button, you can change a room’s mood and look with LED lighting in different colours, or simply turn off a few lights to create a more relaxing atmosphere. Alternatively, you can light up a room in order for you to perform certain tasks such as reading, preparing a meal, working, and so on.

When it comes to wireless remote-controlled lighting, particularly dimmer switches, we can provide you with the ever-popular Lightwave smart switches, which are offered in stainless steel and white finishes.

These smart switches are highly-compatible with a good quality dimmable LED lamps, integrated LED downlights and LED strip tape.

You don’t have to worry about connections with these dimmer switches, either, as they can make use of your existing wiring. If you are looking to replace an outdated dimmer switch, you can easily do so with a Lightwave LED dimmer switch. You'll also need an extra Wi-Fi hub which links to your router. Then you can easily control any lighting circuit or smart socket manually, from your smartphone or create automated timer functions.

Home Automation Light Switches

You can view our range of home automation light switches here, but let us give you a simple rundown of the high-quality products available. One of the more popular home automation switches is the LED RGB (Red, Green, and Blue) wall controller, which is on offer with 3 types of output: RF/Wi-Fi, DMX single zone and DMX 4 zone. The RF/Wi-Fi version requires an extra receiver, but it can be operated wirelessly with an LED strip. The DMX version also requires additional DMX drivers per zone.

What’s exceptional about this product is that the colours of your lights can easily be changed with the use of the colour wheel. It even includes other settings, such as adjustments for brightness and for speed. If you want to replace a standard wall switch – and start your journey towards complete home automation – then this product is definitely for you.

Lighting Control Systems

Lighting control systems can completely enhance your place of residence and make it as efficient and aesthetically pleasing as possible. You can gain full control over your lighting needs with the proper lighting control system, whether you need to brighten up a room or dim it according to your preference.

Some exemplary products for lighting control include automatic sensors for cupboards and cabinets, complete home automation systems, photocells, occupancy detectors, and more. You can take advantage, for example, of the Lutron Energi Savr Node controller. Known as the ESN for short, it can be used for circuits with higher loads of up to 800W on just one zone. This product can be used for commercial, domestic and outdoor lighting projects. Its available in dimmable, non dimmable and DALI dimmable versions.

A former market leading lighting control system was the Lutron Grafik Eye control panel, which was available in 3-zone, 4-zone, or 6-zone versions. Nobody tended to order the 3 or 4 zone versions as the 6 zone controller offered better value for money.

This was once the ultimate home automation solution for lighting with its built-in radio frequency output, providing you with complete wireless communication. It also includes blind control either with the Pico wireless remotes or with the wired-in Lutron keypads.

DMX Lighting Controllers

We also have a complete DMX lighting controller selection. DMX controllers were originally designed for the theatre industry which makes them a great choice for controlling colour changing LED lighting such as LED strip lighting.

The DMX controller is able to convert signals in digital form into pulse-width modulation (PWM) signals. When the signal has been converted to pulse-width modulation, the lights are then easily controlled with anything from a local wall mounted controller, lighting solution software from a computer or via a smartphone. With this, you can have unlimited, complete interaction and communication with any lighting fixture that is linked to the network. The DMX512 protocol allows you to change light colours, dim lights, and even change the settings of lighting equipment used for the stage.

Automatic Cupboard Sensors

With automatic cupboard sensors, you will be surprised at how efficient you can be. Simply put, with these types of sensors, you can easily and quickly find whatever item you need from your cupboards and wardrobes.

The collection of automatic cupboard sensors from which you can choose include infra-red mini on/off sensors from Leyton, which you can use not just for your cupboards but also for bathroom cabinets and illuminated mirrors. This particular product can detect the movement of your hands once you move them in front of the eye of the sensor, and it will then switch the LED driver either on or off. And since it is simply switching the LED driver’s power on or off, it is compatible with various kinds of LED lighting products.

Another useful product is the wireless movement detector, which allows lights to be automatically switched when an individual is present. These sensors are able to switch sockets or switch lights whenever presence is detected. For instance, it can turn on landing lights at night if a person is moving across the sensor.


Photocells (you can browse through our range of high-quality photocells here) play an important function by efficiently lighting up your outdoor space. You can choose from a complete range as well – from wall-mounted photocells to photocells which you can use indoors, and more. Security in your home or place of business is of vital importance, and if you want to enhance your safety and security, photocells can give you the lighting solution you need.

One such product is the Dusk Till Dawn photocell kit (IP65), which comes with a mounting bracket. This product can automatically turn the lights on once it becomes dark and turn the lights off once there is light. It is an efficient, energy-saving item which allows you to save on your energy bills.

If you prefer, you can also opt for the remote photocell which can be used both outdoors and indoors, which is used in conjunction with your existing or current light fixtures. Your light fixtures can be turned on or off automatically when there is enough daylight in the area.

When it comes to full home automation, you don’t have to start with an extensive system right away – you can begin with dimmer switches and sensors and move forward from there. What’s important is to know exactly what you want and what to expect so you can acquire the best home automation lighting solution for your needs.