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Want to automate your home or office sustainably?
But with what? Philips Hue? Plejd? JungHome? KNX? Smart home? E-net? DALI? NIKO bus? Free@Home? Somfy? Digital stream? Lutron? Loxone? Crestron? Casambi?
It's making your head spin in the meantime! That is why Art4Light asked Tom van Buuren (lighting control expert). 15 orange questions to answer in this blog!


If you explain Casambi properly, no one will choose branded WIFI or complex integrated systems anymore! They are vulnerable (Single Point of Failure), competitively priced and you will never get rid of your expensive installer again because you can't do anything without them! At Casambi you choose a Bluetooth Low Energy protocol whereby all manufacturers worldwide add Casambi hardware products to the Casambi hardware collection. According to Tom.

Casambi information days;
You are welcome every first Monday of the month! At 9.30 sharp we start with the introduction of Casambi hardware and software and we create a network, connect some lamps, switches, Enocean, a sensor, etc. Afterwards we create scenes, timers and activate a motion sensor. This way you will quickly see what Casambi can do for you! We close at 12.30. Do you want to come? Then send an email; info@art4light.nl (If you want to come at a different time, that is also possible)

* Art4Light is an official Casambi Sales, Commissioning and Training partner for the Benelux.
* Casam-Bee was invented by and exclusively reserved for Art4Light.
* Art4Light has the largest collection of Casambi products in stock worldwide!

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1) Where does Casambi come from and who invented it?
The Casambi system was developed in Finland in 2012 by a dynamic team of technicians who knew everything about Bluetooth Low Energy, so the basis for a new efficient and energy-saving Bluetooth light control system quickly became a reality! After the launch of the Casambi software, hundreds of enthusiastic manufacturers worldwide started implementing the Casambi Chip and software in their own products, making the Casambi collection large, diverse and unique! Read more

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2) Do I always have to reach for my phone to turn on lights?
   A) Certainly not, you can always operate everything with your phone, but if you don't want to, you never have to use your phone again except for programming! There are dozens of design solutions available that allow you to control your network, such as remote controls and buttons on the wall. Read more

   B) You can learn Enocean switches via NFC with your phone, all major brands participate in Casambi! Read more

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3) What is for sale, what does Casambi cost?
Both the Casambi app software and all Casambi firmware are free! The manufacturers pay Casambi a small fee per device that they put on the market. Does that make Casambi devices more expensive? No, Casambi lamps, dimmers, drivers, etc. are very affordable and in most cases even cheaper than other 'smart' products, we have more than 300 Casambi products in stock! Read more

What is available from Casambi and what does it cost?

 

4) How does Casambi Mesh technology work?
In a Casambi mesh Casambi network there are no dominant components such as a server, so there is no danger that if 'something' stops working, 'something' else (sometimes your entire house) will no longer work and moreover: it makes a difference. lots of money! When a Casambi network is ready, all components in the network know exactly what to do and inform each other, this is called 'Mesh Technology'. Read more

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5) How do I install the Casambi app?
You need the free Casambi App works on all Android and IOS Smart devices such as Samsung, iPhone, iPad, etc. Then all you have to do is buy Casambi lamps, drivers, sensors, etc. and add them to your network. Lees further

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6) How do I create a Casambi network, do I have to create an account first?
No, you don't have to create an account on the Casambi site, everything happens automatically in the Casambi app while creating your network! You could even create a network now and then start installing Casambi devices next week, for example. Read more

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7) How do I add Casambi devices to my network?
As soon as you connect something to Casambi, the app recognizes the device and immediately asks if you want to add it to your network. If multiple devices are found, you can add them at once, but you can always choose to add them one by one and then immediately give the devices the correct name. Read more

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8) How is the Casambi app organized and how do I create a Scene and a Timer, for example?
1) Lamps / here you can arrange 2 things;
   A) You can arrange and group lights and appliances.
   B) You can reach the parameter field of each device by double-clicking on the icon. Read more
2) Gallery / here you can visualize your home installation.
3) Scenes / Here you can set light scenes, daylight control and Circadian.
4) More / here you can link switches, set timers, sensors and the Gateway.
5) Network configuration / from here you go further into the app to configure.


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9) How do I share my Casambi network with someone else?
You can share the network with someone else by providing their email address and password. Then the person must choose the 'Login to network' option and complete both. Read more

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10) What if 1 Casambi network is not enough for me and therefore I have more than 250 devices?
From a single lamp to operating multiple networks around the world, Casambi can do it all! Normally, 1 network is more than enough because you can add up to 250 devices. But in situations where a large building has multiple networks, there is a free SITE function in the Casambi app that you can activate. Read greener

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11) Can I also operate my Casambi network remotely?
Certainly, this is done using a Gateway function that is standard in your Casambi app. An internet connection is required to ensure that the Casambi Cloud server can transmit the signal from your phone to your home and vice versa, because the information goes back and forth. Read more

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12) Can I restore my Casambi network if I have made mistakes?
Yes, while creating and modifying your network, the Casambi App will automatically make updates in the Casambi cloud. Those updates are previous networks of yours and are called Snapshots. A maximum of 50 Snapshots are saved, with the oldest being overwritten each time. If you have made a mistake or have doubts about something, you can restore a Snapshot. You can also preview the Snapshot you choose. Wrong Snapshot chosen? Then you just choose another one! Read more

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13) Can I link Casambi to my security center?
For example, you can use a CBU-TED to ensure that when the alarm in your house goes off, all lights turn on at 100%. You can even choose that the lights can no longer be controlled at that time. You can connect a second CBU-TED to your alarm center so that when you activate the alarm (e.g. you go on holiday), the lights in your house go on and off here and there in the morning and evening! Read more

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14) Casambi installers Benelux
Casambi is easy to install for the do-it-yourselfer, but sometimes it is better to approach an installer or reseller. Especially when it comes to a new-build house design, you may not have a 100% overview of certain technical Casambi knowledge. We can then put you in touch with a party that converts the lighting plan into a Casambi plan.

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15) In summary
Below is a brief overview of the principles and most used tools of the Casambi app, but there are dozens more things in the App that you can use. The Casambi app is just as powerful as a KNX system, but without expensive dominant and therefore vulnerable parts!

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16) Casambi presentation at the fair (Youtube)
Below you can see Tom van Buuren in an interview that was recorded at the fair in Gorinchem. 



Casambi Brochure
You have seen, read and heard a lot about Casambi above, but you are only just getting started! Below is the Dutch Brochure that we created in 2022 to further boost your enthusiasm for Casambi!

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