Lighting control software turns any PC connected to a lighting control system into a control panel and programming device for the lighting system. The PC can be connected to the lighting control system using interfacing standards such as USB. The brightness and light colour settings are combined in light scenes. The light scenes are programmed using the software and recalled via control panels. The software can provide many additional functions, such as spatial and timed control. A timer program ensures lighting control according to predefined sequences or calendar settings. With sequential control, the light scenes are repeated in cycles. The calendar function recalls the light scenes according to predetermined times or days. The DALI system with individually addressable luminaires allows flexible allocations and regrouping.
The firmware is the software required for the operation of devices and is saved in a flash memory. The PC software is used to operate the lighting control system on the computer and is saved on the hard drive.