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Mito – General
What is special about the Mito series?
Consummate, atmospheric, mythical – Mito is an imaginatively fashioned work of art, representing the perfect symbiosis of elegance, lightness and radiance in premium quality. But more than just featuring a sophisticated design, its unique functions also make Mito a multifunctional light tool. The innovative »color adjust« feature allows the user to set the color temperature of the light, while the Mito sospeso additionally offers a »color tune« function, with which the color temperature can be set by means of a gesture or using Occhio air.
Why is there a gap in the Mito ring?
Like a jewel that has been fashioned with great attention to detail, the gap gives the Mito its uniqueness and lends it an enhanced sense of quality. It is a distinguishing feature that makes the Mito stand out from other circular luminaires. Yet the gap does not affect the light beam, which remains perfectly round, thanks to the sophisticated light distribution technique employed.
In what colors is the Mito available?
Mito is available in a variety of surfaces, including silver matt, white matt, black matt, a wonderful gold surface and, finally, rose gold and bronze – which is created by an innovative, high-grade metalizing process. The canopy can be painted with the emulsion paint.
Mito – Optics
What is special about the optics of Mito?
Mito light is produced by a system of warm-white and cold-white LEDs, placed in an alternating arrangement around the luminaire ring. An intelligent electronics module mixes the two light colors to allow continuous adjustment of the overall color temperature.
It was therefore important to create a homogeneous optical system for the Mito, in which the individual warm-white and cold-white LEDs remain imperceptible. Accordingly, the Mito uses an unprecedented optical system with a ripple structure that orients the beams of the individual LEDs so precisely in the same direction that the light of each LED is superimposed on the next one. Not only is the light perceived as homogenous, but the resultant beam is circular, with no sign of the Mito's stylish opening.
What types of light distribution are recommended for which room situations?
Both Mito sospeso and Mito soffitto are available with wide und narrow light distribution.
Mito sospeso wide is particularly suitable for use above tables and counters and within arm's reach; it creates a wide, directional beam radiated both upwards and downwards.
In contrast, Mito sospeso narrow is especially recommended for suspended room luminaires – with a narrow, concentrated downward light beam and diffuse light radiated upwards.
Mito soffitto wide is designed for wall installation, especially in halls and corridors, with a wide light beam that results in targeted and dazzle-free illumination of the opposite surfaces.
Mito soffitto narrow is a room luminaire with narrow concentrated, non-dazzling light, for perfect illumination in all applications.
Mito – Installation
Which Mito option is best for which type of installation?
Mito sospeso is available in three versions, depending on the type of installation:
up – Thanks to Occhio's own electronic architecture, the entire ballast electronics can be accommodated in the luminaire and can be connected directly to the mains voltage: plug & play! The mounting variant up is available with integrated height adjustment as well as fixed version.
flat – Connection with external ballast for suspended ceilings, the ballast disappears thanks to a hole of 114mm in the ceiling, a white matt canopy completes this elegantly. The cables of the luminaire are firmly connected to the ceiling during installation, so the installation variant flat is only available as a fixed version.
trimless – installation of a square flush-mounted element flush mounting of the luminaire for a floating impression. The Mito up mounting variant is mounted flush with the front edge of the ceiling in the plaster element. This also means for the trimless mounting the choice between fixed or height-adjustable.
Mito soffitto is available in the following two versions:
up – Thanks to Occhio's own electronic architecture, the entire ballast electronics can be accommodated in the luminaire and can be connected directly to the mains voltage: plug & play!
flat – Connection with external ballast for suspended ceilings, the ballast disappears thanks to a hole of 114mm in the ceiling, a white matt canopy completes this elegantly.
How do you recognize in the mounting of the various models where the opening for Mito will be and can the position still be changed afterwards?
Mito sospeso up: the opening is marked in the mounting plate with a small symbol.
Mito sospeso flat: you can recognize the position of the opening by the holes in the drill template. After mounting the luminaire can be turned in steps of 120°, so there are three possible additional positions.
Mito soffitto up: here the mounting plate and ring are mounted together. This makes mounting very easy. Simply hold the luminaire up to the ceiling and mark the drill holes.
Mito soffitto flat: the holes in the drill template reveal the exact position of the opening. Caution, these can no longer be changed later.
Is through-wiring possible with the Mito?
Yes, in the canopy of the Mito there is enough space for through-wiring.
Can several Mitos be synchronized with each other
To control several luminaires together with one gesture, a bus cable can be used to connect up to six Mito sospesos. This is only possible when mounting on a suspended plasterboard ceiling. But there is the twin Mito sospeso due, in which two Mito sospesos are connected via the canopy, in which the synchronization cable runs. Of course, when using Occhio air, any number of luminaires can be grouped and controlled synchronously wirelessly.
Mito – LED and control technology
Mito is equipped with »color tune«. How does it work?
In every Mito ring, warm-white LEDs with a color temperature of 2700K alternate with cold-white LEDs whose color temperature is 4000K. A special electronic module designed especially for Mito enables continuous adjustment of the color temperature anywhere between 2700K and 4000K, by controlled dimming of the two different light colors.
This function is available for all Mito soffitto models, using the Occhio air app and the Occhio air controller. In the case of the height adjustable Mito sospeso models, it is also possible to control the light color using a simple hand gesture around the luminaire ring.
How does »color tune« work using gesture control?
The sensors of the luminaire are located to the left of the opening of the Mito ring, at the top and at the bottom of the luminaire. Activating a sensor by holding it by hand changes the brightness of this side. Activating both sensors (either with two hands or by forming the hand like a C) changes the light color. The change, whether cooler or warmer, always happens in turns, means that if the light color does not move in the right direction, you just have to repeat the gesture.
How does »color tune« work with Occhio air?
For the Occhio air controller, the luminaire must be selected with the controller and then the key with which this luminaire is occupied must be kept pressed, with the key pressed down, the high ^ (light color becomes warmer) or down v (luminous color becomes darker) ) Controller are pressed. By briefly pressing the up and down tare, the minimum light temperature of 2700K or the highest light temperature of 4000K sets.
Preset light color or continuous color tune, gesture control and Occhio air – how do I choose the perfect settings?
Basically, before making a purchase you have to decide whether you would like to control your Mito with Occhio air or not.
If yes, then Mito will be delivered with an »air« box, that is a bluetooth module in the canopy (or in the cover for flat versions).
You then have the full freedom of control via app and Occhio air controller for Mito soffitto and sospeso – whether dimming, fading or the use of »color tune«.
For Mito sospeso, in addition, gesture control can be (de) activated. Intuitive control by simple gestures directly at the luminaire.
If you decide to do without Occhio air, Mito will be delivered with a set box instead. This enables diverse settings according to your personal requirements:
For Mito soffitto the color temperature can be preset here: (2700, 3000, 3500. 4000K). It can then be dimmed using a trailing-edge phase cut dimmer.
For Mito sospeso the set box offers a range of setting options:
• Presetting the light color:
As with Mito soffitto you can preset the light color (2700, 3000, 3500, 4000K). The ratio of up to down light is then always 50% uplight and 50% downlight, the Mito does not have gesture control but is trailing-edge phase cut dimmable.
• Activating gesture control and »color tune«:
Instead of presetting the color temperature, it is also possible to activate gesture control at the set box, then you can use gestures to switch and dim and there is »touchless fading«, the continuous distribution of uplight to downlight via gesture. The »color tune« is then also controllable via gesture, i.e. the color temperature can be continuously set between 2700 and 4000 Kelvin.
• STEP presetting:
In addition, there is STEP presetting, if no continuous fading and continuous color setting are desired this setting can be used to preset »touchless fading« and »color tune« in fixed steps.
Why is there not a choice of different LEDs for Mito?
Mito is equipped with color-adjustable LED technology. This consists of a series of alternating warm-white (2700K) and cold-white (4000K) LEDs built into the ring of the luminaire. The intelligent electronics permit four color temperature settings in every Mito model (2700K, 3000K, 3500K, 4000K). We call this »color adjust«. In addition, Mito sospeso is equipped with Occhio's well-known gesture control function, which allows you to set the color temperature by making a hand gesture around the ring. We call this »color tune«.
Are there are any other control methods in addition to »touchless control« and Occhio air?
Naturally, the various Mito models can also be controlled with a trailing-edge dimmer. Compatible dimmers can be found at www.occhio.de/dim_en. However, if a trailing-edge dimmer is employed, it is not possible to also use »touchless control« or Occhio air.
Mito terra / terra 3d
Where can I find gesture control in Mito terra and terra 3d?
In Mito terra and terra 3d the »touchless control« sensor is only on one side, namely the body side, because the sensors for »ambient light control« and the »presence sensor« are on the other side. In addition the »body sensor« can be used to control these models.
Why do Mito terra and terra 3d have a »body sensor«?
As the third control option at the head along with »touchless control« and control via Occhio air the »body sensor« is designed for easy control of the luminaire while seated. You can access the functions dim, »up/down fading« and »color tune«.
How can I switch the »body sensor« on or off? How can I use »color tune«?
The »body sensor« functions like the two sensors on the Mito head. It also consists of two sensors, one for the uplight and one for the downlight. The gestures are also similar:
switch individually – tap the sensor (top or bottom)
switch together – swipe across both sensors with the palm of your hand
dim – touch the sensor (top or bottom)
»up/down fading« – touch and hold a sensor
»color tune« – touch and hold both sensors with the palm of your hand
Can I switch the body sensors off and only use Occhio air for control?
Yes, it's possible to use the Occhio air App to switch the sensors off.
In the luminaire tab click the luminaire symbol twice and scroll down to the bottom in the window which opens. Here you will find the sensors and can switch them on or off.
N.B.: The sensors for »touchless control« and the »body sensor« can only be switched off together.
Can I switch gesture control at the head off and only use Occhio air for control?
Yes, it's possible to switch »touchless control« off using the Occhio air App.
In the luminaire tab click the luminaire symbol twice and scroll down to the bottom in the window which opens. Here you will find the sensors and can switch them on or off.
N.B.: The sensors for »touchless control« and the »body sensor« can only be switched off together.
What is a »presence sensor«?
With Mito terra and Mito terra 3d light can not only be controlled using »touchless control« or Occhio air, but also without any action by the user if desired: the brand new »presence sensor« reacts to presence or absence and controls the light automatically – and efficiently.
If you approach the luminaire to within 1 – 1.5 m it will switch on automatically. If no movement takes place for a lengthy period the luminaire will automatically switch off.
A "follow up time" of 10 min is standardly set, however you can adjust this in the Occhio air App and set it anywhere between 5 and 120 min.
What is the follow up time?
The follow up time is the time that terra or terra 3d remain switched on if there is no movement nearby when using the »presence sensor«. It can be set between 5 and 120 min and is standardly set to 10 min.
How can I switch the »presence sensor« on/off? How can I adjust the follow up time?
On delivery the »presence sensor« is deactivated. It can be switched on in the Occhio air App under luminaire settings and the follow up time can be adjusted. Simply click terra twice in the "luminaire" tab and scroll down to the bottom in the window which opens. Here you can activate or deactivate the sensor and adjust the follow up time, i.e. the time the luminaire remains switched on without any movement nearby, and set it anywhere between 5 and 120 min.
What is »ambient light control«?
Perfect light – at all times: »ambient light control« adjusts the light of Mito terra and Mito terra 3d dynamically to the ambient brightness. Depending on the time of day and weather conditions it creates optimal light conditions at all time.
You can set your optimal individual brightness effortlessly using »touchless control«, the »body sensor« or Occhio air. A light sensor at the end of the head then measures the light reflected from the tabletop. If the brightness is different to the optimal setting because it has become darker or lighter outside the luminaire automatically adjusts the brightness.
You can of course adjust the brightness according to your own wishes at any time via »touchless control«, the »body sensor« or Occhio air. The luminaire will then maintain the newly set brightness.
N.B.: If the light was set to full brightness during the day it can of course not become lighter still when it gets dark, as the maximum brightness was already set.
How do I switch »ambient light control« on/off?
On delivery »ambient light control« is deactivated. You can activate this function in the Occhio air App. Click the desired terra or terra 3d under "Luminaires" and scroll to the bottom in the window that opens.
There is a Mito terra fix 190 and 220 cm, Mito terra var and Mito terra 3d – How can I find out which terra is the right one for me?
Mito terra is suitable for use next to a table, it comes in two versions, a fixed and a height-adjustable version.
In the fixed version there are two heights available: 190 cm for a single workstation and 220 cm for a double workstation. The variable version can be continuously adjusted from 190 to 220 cm , thus offering both options. It is of course also ideal for height-adjustable tables.
Mito terra 3d is intended for a single workstation, like in an executive office. That is why it only comes in one height and there is no height-adjustable version.
Where can I find the gesture control in Mito volo?
In Mito volo there is a »touchless control« sensor on the right and left, top and bottom, so you can switch and dim the luminaire touchlessly and easily from both sides, and use »up/down fading« and »color tune«.
Why does Mito volo fix up have a shorter canopy than Mito volo var up?
In Mito volo var up the canopy hides the converter, which provides the correct voltage for the LEDs as well as the height adjustment which rolls up invisibly and continuously in the canopy.
Mito volo fix up has no height adjustment and therefore gets by with a shorter canopy. Here the canopy only houses the converter, on the other side a suspension cable fixes the luminaire to the ceiling. That is why the design is even slimmer. Moreover the use of less material is noticeable in the lower price as well.
Is a side feed possible in Mito volo var?
Unfortunately a side feed is not possible as the discreet mounting leaves no place for a feed. We thus recommend making a slit in the ceiling so that the cable can be led to the opening provided. This being the most elegant mounting option for a side feed anyway.
Why is Mito alto flat flatter than Mito alto up and side?
In Mito alto up the entire ballast technology is hidden in the luminaire profile. It can therefore be mounted directly on the ceiling.
Mito alto flat is used if the ballast can be placed in a suspended ceiling or inspection opening. So it is external, enabling an even flatter construction.
What are covers and inlays for Mito alto?
The slim luminaire profile of alto does not always cover the power outlet in the ceiling. If this is possible however, for examply with a fixed ceiling, from which only the power cable exits or a suspended ceiling, in which the ballast is mounted in an inspection opening, an inlay can be used. It fits exactly into the small recess in the luminaire and is the same width as the profile.
If this is not possible, in fixed ceilings with an inelegantly finished outlet or a ceiling box and with a suspended ceiling, if the ballast is mounted in the ceiling calling for a larger hole, the larger rectangular cover must be used to cover it.
Is the Mito alto always delivered with both cover and inlay?
Yes, we always deliver the luminaire with cover and inlay, so that it can be used in any architectural situation.
What is the purpose of the little wing in the inlay of Mito alto up and side?
The little wing is an Occhio air antenna. As the material of the head reduces the range of the radio signal, the antenna is needed to conduct the signal to the luminaire.
How far away from a wall must an alto side be installed to illuminate the wall homogeneously?
Occhio air – General
What is Occhio air?
Occhio air is a Bluetooth based control system for all phase dimmable lights. The decor is done via a free app and lights with Occhio air. Operation is simple and intuitive with the Occhio air app or the Occhio air controller, providing a whole new dimension in ease of use. Whether individual luminaires, groups or scenes - Occhio air offers design options that are adapted to your needs and that can be changed at any time. In conjunction with Mito and Sento, Occhio air makes the unique up / down fading possible for individual luminaires or luminaire groups - how to stage the light atmosphere of your environment!
Which luminaire models function with Occhio air?
All Occhio lights can be controlled with Occhio air. For Sento air and Mito air models, the bluetooth technology is integrated directly into the luminaire. At Sento, the bluetooth chip is installed in the luminaire head, while Mito has a Mito air module in the canopy.
All other wall and ceiling lights can also be equipped with Occhio air using the »air« module or »air« adapter.
What is an »air« module?
An »air« module is a small bluetooth dimmer (trailing-edge phase dimming), which is connected to the luminaire. The Occhio »air« module is installed in a hollow ceiling, flush-mounted box or outlet socket.
If none of these options is available the »air« module can be installed in the »air« adapter between the wall/ceiling and luminaire.
How many luminaires can be simultaneously connected to one »air« module? How much capacity does the »air« module have?
The maximum capacities of one »air« module are
- four LED luminaires with up to 32W per luminaire with an Occhio converter
- up to 52W in total with a non-Occhio converter
- 150W mains-voltage Halogen (i.e. one luminaire with 100W or 3 luminaires with 50W each)
- 60W low-voltage Halogen.
What is an »air« adapter?
The »air« adapter is an »air« module that is mounted in a plastic ring behind the luminaire when there is no room for an »air« module on site.
What is an »air« controller?
The Occhio »air« controller enables the direct control of Occhio air even without an app. Whether mobile or magnetically attached to the wall, it enables quick and intuitive operation anywhere in the room.
Four buttons can be individually assigned with the help of the app – with individual luminaires, groups or scenes. The Occhio air controller is configured via the app. It is available in four colors as a mobile table version or with a wall mount.
What are Sento »air« heads?
The Occhio air control is optionally integrated directly into the luminaire heads of the Sento LED system. This means that the luminaires can be operated directly via Bluetooth, via an app or our Occhio air controller - without additional installation effort and without any home automation. The »air« adapter is an »air« module mounted in a plastic ring behind the luminaire when There is no space for an "air" module on site.
Can my present luminaires be retrofitted with Occhio air?
All Sento LED heads have to be retrofitted to the "air" version, so the heads have to be sent back to Occhio. Then up- / down-fading can also be activated via Occhio air.
LED wall and ceiling lights with integrated ballast (up version) can be retrofitted with the »air« module or the »air« adapter and controlled via Occhio air. Alternatively, a new Sento air head can be bought.
LED wall and ceiling lights and recessed spotlights with external ballast (flat version) can be retrofitted with the »air« module if this phase section is dimmable.
LED floor, floor and table lamps can not be retrofitted (except Sento LED, see above).
Halogen wall and ceiling lights can be retrofitted with the »air« module or the »air« adapter and controlled via Occhio air. Halogen floor, floor and table lamps can not be retrofitted.
An overview of all Occhio air models can be found here.
Can several luminaires be synchronized with Occhio air?
A group of several Occhio air luminaires can be created and all luminaires included in the group can be controlled together, see Groups and Scenes.
Luminaires sychronized via a BUS line can be controlled together. In this case one Occhio air head (bluetooth receiver in the head) is enough to control up to four luminaires together via the App or the controller.
Likewise for luminaires with two or several heads like Sento terra or Sento linea tre, for example, only one Occhio air head is needed. The other head must be a normal Sento head without Occhio air!
Conversion of Sento models with several heads
For Sento models with several heads only one luminaire head must be replaced by an Occhio air head. If several individual luminaires are to be controlled together by Occhio air they must be connected via an Occhio BUS. In this case too only one Occhio air head is needed.
The other heads are then controlled by the Occhio air head, but require a software update to understand the signal.
As this software will only be standardly installed in all heads with »touchless control« from mid 2016, older heads, which are to be controlled by Occhio air must be sent in to Occhio.
How do I recognize a Sento »air« head and a Sento head which can be controlled by a Sento »air« head?
Sento »air« heads are marked »air« on the black or white retaining element of the lens/insert.
How does the Occhio »air« technology function?
The Occhio air app, Sento air heads, Mito air luminaires, air modules and controller use the Bluetooth 4.0 protocol (also known as Bluetooth Low Energy), to communicate between the luminaires and the mobile terminal.
Communication takes place directly without another device being needed to reinforce the signal. As the »air« luminaires reinforce their signals mutually the bluetooth signals achieve a high range.
How long is the range?
Depending on the building construction the range is up to 20m indoors. Concrete walls and steel can limit the range.
Which smartphones and tablets are supported?
The Occhio air app was developed for iOS devices from iOS 8.2 and for Android devices with at least Android 4.4 KitKat with Bluetooth 4.0 (however Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher with Bluetooth 4.0 Support is recommended).
Can several smartphones, tablets or Occhio air controllers be used for control?
Yes. If these are integrated in the same network. Details are provided in the section Network.
How many luminaires can be used in one network?
Up to 127 individual luminaires can be used simultaneously in one network.
Can Occhio air luminaires be used with external dimmers?
Occhio air heads are not controllable with external dimmers as the trailing-edge phase control and the Bluetooth signal interfere with each other. The setting OFF in the head does not change this, as it only disconnects the touchless control, not the Bluetooth signal.
Occhio air – Configuring luminaires
Which setting in the luminaire head - DIM, OFF oder STEP - is needed for Occhio air?
Occhio air functions with the settings DIM and OFF.
If the rotary switch in the head is set to OFF the luminaire can only be controlled via Occhio air.If DIM is selected it can also be controlled using »touchless control«.
STEP is a default setting of a fixed value for operation with external dimmers and excludes control by Occhio air.
What does pairing mean?
To control a luminaire via Occhio air it must first be connected to the »air« app and assigned to a network. This is called coupling. To do this one opens the app and adds the luminaire shown to one's own network. This configuration links the luminaire clearly to a particular network, to avoid foreign use without a password, among other things.
How can Occhio air luminaires be paired?
Switch the luminaires on. The app will automatically locate all luminaires nearby. You will find the overview Nearby devices on the start screen of the app or in the tab More. These can then be added to the network.
How can Occhio air luminaires be unpaired?
To integrate a luminaire in a new network it must first be unpaired: Go to Edit in the tab Luminaires and delete the symbol for the desired luminaire. Alternatively the desired luminaire can be selected in the tab More/Nearby devices and unpaired.
If the luminaire is part of an existing network to which you have no access (e.g. password forgotten) and is to be unpaired from this, then you must also have access to light switches, plugs or fuses, as the signal to decouple is given by switching the luminaire on and off briefly.
Occhio air – Groups and Scenes
What are groups?
If certain luminaires are to be switched at the same time, for example all luminaires in the kitchen are to be switched on/off or dimmed at the same time, then these luminaires can be pooled in Groups.
How do you create a group?
You can select Group at the top left of the Occhio air app under Luminaires. Select those luminaires in the network that are to be part of the group and confirm with Done.
To name the group double click on the group and you can then rename it.
What are scenes?
Scenes can be used to preset a specific atmosphere or lighting mood.
To create a cozy evening mood for example, you could set all luminaires to be dimmed down to 50%. This scene can then be called with a click.
How is a scene created?
Select the + under Scenes and in the Occhio air app. Name the scene and select Add a scene. Select the luminaires/groups that are to belong to the scene. Set the brightness and up/down fading of the individual luminaires/groups as usual. The scene can be assigned a symbol and color in the settings at the bottom right. Confirm with Done.
When the scene is selected all the luminaires light up as preselected.
Occhio air – Networks
What is a network?
A network is formed by one or more Occhio air luminaires, which use a common network setting. A network can cover a whole house or apartment, for example.
This setting permits Occhio air luminaires to identify each other mutually and enables authentic communication between them.
Can several smartphones, tablets or Occhio air controllers be used, for example by several members of a family?
Yes. If they are integrated in the same network.
Under More the sharing settings can be set in the tab Network setup. The following options are available: Not shared, Administrator only, Password protected und Open.
How can guests access the network?
If the network is Open anyone who has installed the Occhio air App can control the luminaires and make changes in the configuration. This sharing option is thus not advisable.
If the sharing option Password protected is selected, guests can be given a password, with which they can log in to the network and control the luminaires.
Why is an Internet connection needed to share the network?
The Occhio air App needs internet access to save the data and network settings encrypted in the Cloud and to make them available for other devices.
What can you do if you forget the network administrator password?
To use the Reset password function enter an administrator email address in the network settings. Otherwise the luminaires can be manually removed from the network.
Can one Occhio air luminaire be used in several networks?
No. Occhio air components can only be integrated in one network at a time. However they can be controlled by several devices in a network simultaneously.
Occhio air – »air« Controller
What is the Occhio air controller?
The Occhio air controller is an intuitive remote control with four programmable buttons that can be individually assigned using the Occhio air app.
After the initial configuration the Occhio air controller allows the direct control, as well as dimming and »fading« of individual luminaires groups and scenes without the app.
An optional wall mount is available.
How does the air controller work?
The Occhio air controller provides maximum ease of use and comprehensive control via Bluetooth 4.0 (Bluetooth Low Energy). It is initially programmed using the Occhio air app and then makes switching, dimming and »fading« of individual luminaries, groups and scenes possible without using the app.
The air controller is compatible with Casambi just as all of our Occhio air products.
Configuration of the Occhio air controller
To individually configure your Occhio air controller you need the air Occhio App.
It can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play:
Occhio air App in the iTunes App Store
Occhio air App in the Google Play Store
Press IIII and v (down) at the same time to connect the Occhio air controller with the App.
The App will automatically recognize the controller and you can add it to your network.
Should the controller not appear you can manually add it in the App via More: Nearby Devices
In the tab air Controller via More you can now change the name of the controller and assign different functions to the four keys.
Choose the button (I - IV) you would like to program and adjust its function to your desire. You can choose between single luminaries, groups or scenes.
A tutorial describing the configuration can be found here: http://www.occhio.de/daten/tutorials/air/en/
How to use the Occhio air controller?
To turn on and off the lights you tap on the desired key.
Dimming: Press and hold the desired key (I - IIII), then adjust with + and - to dim up or down; Tapping + dims up to 100% - and tapping - will dim down to 0%. Holding the + or - key will dim the luminaire, group or scene as long as pressed.
Fading:Fading: possible with luminaires with bilateral light emission. Lamp to be faded is selected and switched on by pressing the button (I - IIII), then use the up and down buttons (^ ∨) to move the light up and down. Briefly tapping the Up / Down button fades the light to 100% up / down, holding the button continuously distributes the light as long as the button is held.
To select a luminaire without turning it off you can press the desired button longer and then use + - to dim and ^ ∨ to fade.
Is it possible to turn off all lights in the network simultaneouly using the Occhio air controller?
Holding any button for more than 4 seconds turns off all the lights in the network.
When does the air controller switch to the standby mode?
The air controller will go into standby after 20 seconds to save energy.
How far does the signal of the air controller last?
You can use the air controller up to a distance of 20m.
Can one change the key assignment of the Occhio air controller again after the initial set up?
The key assignment of the Occhio air controller can be changed at any time and as often as desired by using the Occhio air app.
Simply select the More tab and then select the air controller and the buttons can be reassigned.
Can one include multiple air controllers in one network?
Yes, you can use any number of air controllers. For example, everyone in your family can have their own controller.
How can an Occhio air controller be removed from a network?
When switched off, you can only delete the air controller from the app. In order to do this choose More, select the air controller and then swipe left for the field delete to appear.
To use the air controller in a different network, it must first be decoupled.
To do this turn on the controller and then swipe left to decouple.
Occhio air – Troubleshooting
How can the factory settings be restored?
Factory setting can be restored in the App by hitting Reset application in the tab More/App settings. Attention: All passwords saved for existing networks as well as networks that have not been saved to the cloud are thereby deleted from the device!
To avoid this the networks should be saved to the cloud before restoring the the application, should you wish to use them again. This is done automatically when choosing an administrator password for each network (see networks).
A newly created network is not shown on other devices:
Only open and password protected networks are shown in the list. If you wish to only enter an administrator network the option Login to network under Change network must be used.
The transmission of the networks into the cloud takes place via the Internet, which means that all mobile devices on which the network is to be loaded must also have access to the Internet.
If the problem continues to exist there was possibly a problem with the connection to the Cloud. Then reload the network list, restart the Occhio air App or restore factory settings in the Occhio air App.
Report an error or a recurring problem with the Occhio air App:
Use the Send feedback option in the tab More/App settings to send as accurate as possible a problem description to Occhio. This will make it easier for Technical Support to support you in troubleshooting.
No suitable description for the problem?
On the lower right edge of each page you will find small question mark symbols; the help function offers further explanations.
The app doesn't have a function which would be useful!
Please feel free to use the Send feedback option in the tab More/App settings to send us your improvement proposals
Occhio air – Data storage
Which information is stored in the Cloud?
If networks are shared all settings and all picture and luminaire icons are stored encrypted in the Cloud.
What is the information used for?
The information is used to process network data and to share the network with other devices.
If a new mobile terminal is to join a self-constructed network the Occhio air App will call the information and associated luminaire images from the Cloud. So no new network has to be created every time a new device is to be used.
Is the information safely stored?
All information and data are saved encrypted in the Cloud and communication between Occhio air App and Cloud is secured via the HTTPS protocol. Occhio will not pass your data on to third parties or use them for marketing purposes.
What does "Evolution" and "Classic" mean in Occhio air networks?
Since July 2019 Occhio air offers two different network operating modes: "Classic" and "Evolution".
While "Classic" is suitable for private applications, "Evolution" offers extended possibilities for larger networks and professional applications. These possibilities include the maximum number of devices that can be used in each network. The "Classic" operating mode allows up to 127 devices to be used within the same network. The "Evolution" operating mode allows the use of up to 250 devices.
Lights with Occhio air are delivered with "Classic" configuration to ensure operation in a common network with existing Occhio air products that do not yet support "Evolution".
If required and if all devices in the network support the "Evolution" operating mode, the network can be switched to the "Evolution" operating mode via the Occhio air app.
How do I find out if my Occhio air product supports the "Evolution" mode?
In the Occhio air app all lights and devices nearby are listed under "Devices near me". To the right of each device name the network operating mode and the firmware version installed on that device is displayed:
- If "Evolution" is displayed, the device is "Evolution"-capable and has already been updated to the firmware version "Evolution".
- If the operating modes "Classic" or "Evolution" are not displayed at all, this device is not "Evolution"-capable and can only be operated in the "Classic" operating mode.
- If only "Classic" is displayed, this device runs in the "Classic" operating mode, but also supports the "Evolution" operating mode. To integrate this lamp into an "Evolution" network, it must be unpaired and its firmware must be updated to the "Evolution" version.
Occhio VOLT Technology - General
What is the Occhio VOLT Technology?
VOLT is an innovative LED technology, which offers a new simplicity: LED luminaires can be connected directly to the mains power supply without ballast! The technology developed by Occhio for the VOLT light engine is unique on the market: it provides maximum lighting quality (CRI97) in two color temperatures (2700K / 3000K), is phase cut dimmable and has adjustable power levels. Occhio VOLT Technology: the new simplicity with »plug & play«!
What are the advantages of VOLT Technology compared to the previous LED technology?
VOLT is connected directly to the mains power supply - as known from incandescent light bulbs or halogen bulbs. This is made possible by the Occhio VOLT light engine: it combines ballast (driver) and LED in one housing. This means all the required equipment, which before had to be installed remote, fits now into the minimum space of the VOLT light engine! This way the remote mounting and the wiring of a ballast are omitted, and according to the principle »plug & play« the lighting installation is now extremely easy.
Why is the Occhio VOLT light engine superior to other high-voltage LEDs on the market? What makes it so unique?
• easy to mount with the principle »plug & play«
• »perfect color« – perfect light color and quality of light (CRI 97)
• selectable color temperature: 2700K or 3000K
• phase cut dimmable, the most common and simple way of dimming
• power adjustable at any time in up to four levels (32W RS, 26W, 18W, 13W)
• flexibility and longevity through exchangeable 230V light engine
• extremely flat design of the luminaire thanks to an integrated 230V light engine
How does the VOLT Technology work?
The special feature of the VOLT Technology is that the entire function of the ballast could be integrated directly into the luminaire thanks to an extensive development process: We have managed to place all the necessary components around the actual LED in a common housing. This is what we call »VOLT light engine«.
Does one need a ballast?
No, there is no ballast required, the electronics are already integrated in the VOLT light engine in the head of the luminaire.
Occhio VOLT Technology - Technology
What power does the VOLT light engine have?
The VOLT light engine combines four performance levels that can be set flexibly: 32, 26, 18 and 13 Watt. (32W only for Più RS models)
How can the performance of the VOLT light engine be adjusted?
Only with the models of the Piú series can the performance be adjusted on the VOLT lgiht engine. The small spin is found behind the bezel, which you have to take out to insert small lenses.
What is the life span of a VOLT light engine?
In general: The lifetime of LED luminaires is significantly influenced by the ballast. The selection of high quality components in the VOLT light engines by Occhio allow an average lifetime of 40,000 hours.
Do Occhio VOLT technology luminaires fit to other Occhio LED luminaires and spotlights?
Yes, Occhio VOLT light engines are tuned in color temperature and quality of light (CRI 97) accurately to all other Occhio LED luminaires.
This allows the usage of Occhio LED luminaires and Occhio VOLT luminaires in the same room.
In the development of the VOLT light engine, we have perfected the phosphor coating of the LED, which is crucial for light color and light quality, so that the light quality corresponds to the previous Occhio LED luminaires. Therefore, luminaires with the new Occhio VOLT technology can easily be combined with other Occhio lighting in a room.
It is only important to note that the brightness of luminaires with VOLT engine is about 20% lower than other Occhio LED luminaires with the same nominal power because the integrated ballast requires about 20 % of the power.
The efficiency of luminaires with VOLT Technology corresponds to the other Occhio LED luminaires.
Are 230V light engines replaceable?
Yes, the 230V light engines have a plug-in connection and are secured by two screws. This makes a simple replacement possible and guarantees flexibility and longevity of the luminaire.
Does the Occhio VOLT Technology also work abroad?
Yes, the Occhio VOLT Technology works fine in Europe and any other countries with a power grid with 230V AC voltage and a mains frequency of 50Hz.
For countries with a mains voltage of 110V, the VOLT Technology is not suitable.
How safe is the Occhio VOLT technology against interference from the network?
We have developed a special integrated energy storage for the VOLT light engine, consisting of several capacitors that help cushion interference from the network.
Are VOLT light engines flicker-free?
Yes, the flicker rate of Occhio luminaires with VOLT Technology is so low that flickering is not noticeable.
Thanks to the integration of an energy buffer on the electronic board a flicker rate of < 30 % was achieved. This ensures a very homogeneous light emission, which visually hardly differs to the light of halogen luminaires and ensures a fatigue-proof usage.
Occhio VOLT Technology - Control
Is it possible to dim luminaires with Occhio VOLT Technology?
Yes, all Occhio VOLT luminaires are phase cut dimmable. A list of compatible dimmers is available at www.occhio.de/dim_en
How does Occhio VOLT technology work with DALI and KNX systems?
When using DALI and KNX we recommend the use of »cc« lights (constant current with remote driver), because hereby the best and most varied combinations of driver and control system are guaranteed.
If VOLT luminaires should be controlled with DALI or KNX, you need the so-called BUS actuators. These are dimmers, which convert the DALI / KNX signal into a phase cut dimmable signal.
Can luminaires with Occhio VOLT Technology be controlled with Occhio air?
Yes, every Occhio luminaire with Occhio VOLT Technology can be controlled with Occhio air. Therefore, either the Occhio air adapter (installation between light and wall/ceiling) or the Occhio air module (mounting in cavity or switch box) are used.
io lui spotlights
What are io and lui spotlights?
The io and lui spotlights expand the 3d family with recessed and surface mounted versions, offering pure design and new possibilities for mounting through VOLT Technology.
Do all io und lui spotlights have VOLT Technology?
No, the recessed versions are built without VOLT Technology as with this mounting option the placing of a ballast does not pose any problems.
Therefore the following designs are only available in the »cc« version:
• lui piano / lui piano seamless
• lui piano seamless doppio
• lui piano v / lui piano v seamless
• io piano / io piano seamless
• io piano seamless doppio
• io piano v / io piano v seamless
Which models do have the Occhio VOLT Technology?
The surface-mounted version io giro, io alto v and io verticale, as well as lui volto, lui alto and lui alto v are available with VOLT Technology. These models are also available in the »cc« version, to offer the possibility to have a DALI dimmable version.
Are there designs that are only available with VOLT Technology?
Yes, the doppio surface-mounted version lui alto doppio and io giro doppio are only available with VOLT Technology, as well as the lui alto track.
As there is no space for an external ballast in the usual applications of these spot lights we only offer them with VOLT Technology.
How do I adjust the lighting of the recessed spotlights io and lui piano?
To ensure the position of the luminaire does not change, the spotlights are locked in the initial state. By pushing the head up the interlock system opens and the head can be swiveled into the desired position (toward the Occhio logo in the light unit). Letting go of the head interlocks the position.
In which colors is the base of io giro doppio and lui alto doppio available?
The base is available in matt white and matt black.
What does the v stand for in the versions io alto v, io piano v, lui alto v, lui piano v and lui piano v seamless?
The v stands for vertical and shows that these models are not swiveling, they only shine vertically downwards.
Why are there no color filters available for io and lui spotlights?
In order not to overheat the VOLT Technology, the heat-reflective color filters are not provided. Only in the »cc« versions of the lui spotlights with zoom optics you can exchange the standard supplied soft edge glass with a color filter.
Exeption: for the wall luminaire io verticale we do offer color filters.
What is the difference between an io lens and an io spotlight lens and are they interchangeable?
The io spotlight lens is made of glass, unlike the io 3d lens. Therefore, a new mounting mechanism has been designed consisting of a magnetic and a bayonet lock which ensures that the lens does not fall out.
The lenses are therefore not compatible, even though the glass lens of the io spotlights fits into the io 3d design, as io 3d lacks the bayonet lock and therefore the security is not guaranteed.
Which function does the small black glare ring have?
If you desire using the io spotlights without the soft edge glass the glare ring optimizes the light depiction and creates a clear light edge.
Can the two LEDs of io verticale be controlled separately?
Yes, up- and downlight are controllable separately if the luminaire is mounted on a flush mount box. Two supply cables, one for each LED are necessary.
If there is no flush mount box, the luminaire can only be connected to a three-wire cable, and up- and downlight are controlled and dimmed together. Also, looping through of the wires is not possible in this case.
How is the lui alto mounted?
lui alto has to be mounted on a cavity box – making the sleek design of the lui alto possible.
How can I adjust the brightness of the surface mounted version of the lui spotlights?
For lui VOLT surface mounted spotlights, the brightness can be continuously adjusted with the help of a rotary switch on the back.
lui v VOLT can be adjusted via a phase cut dimmer and for all »cc« versions dimmability depends on the according ballast.
Why does the lui volto have a high surface-mounted box, even though there is no need of a ballast thanks to VOLT Technology?
The body and base of the spotlight have an oblique angle of 45° allowing a swivel angle of 90°. If the box would not be as high the angle could not be achieved.
What is the in-trac adapter and in which tracks can it be used?
The in-trac adapter disappears completely in the track and does not stick out as the normal 3-phase-adapter, now you can only see the luminaire outside of the track. The in-trac adapter works with Eutrac and Erco 3-phase-tracks, but all track spotlights are available with the universal adapter for all usual 1- or 3-phase tracks if desire
Why is lui volto in chrome only available in 13W?
The other surfaces conduct the heat outward better than the glossy chrome surface. To avoid overheating of the VOLT light engine we only offer the chrome spotlights with 13W.
Which lighting effects are there for the lui spotlights?
With the development of the lui spotlight series we have decided to change the optics for the whole lui series.
As an alternative to the zoom optic for continuous adjustment there is now a lens optic with changeable lenses for precise fixed lighting effects.
All lui lighting effects can be found here.
Operation of Occhio luminaires
How can Occhio luminaires be controlled?
Regarding the control of our luminaires we offer a wide range of options in order to be able to respond to every customer's request.
We have summarised all important information about all luminaire series on the following four control options at a glance in the attached overview 'Occhio control scenarios':
- switch & dim – switch and dim via trailing edge dimmer
- »touchless« & »air« – intuitive control of the luminaire features using gesture control and Occhio »air« via app and controller
- smart home with DALI – integrated control of extensive lighting concepts in the context of building control using DALI
- smart home with »touchless« & »air« – individual luminaire control using gesture control and Occhio »air« within a building control environment
What is »touchless control«?
With »touchless control« Occhio luminaires can be switched and dimmed with a simple gesture. Luminaires with double-sided light output additionally have »up/down fading« – you can pull the entire light emission from one side to the other with your hand. This happens power-compensated. That means that the light dims up on one side to the same extent as it dims down on the other side.
What is Occhio air?
Occhio air is a Bluetooth-based light control. With the help of the Occhio air app or the Occhio air controller, you can operate Occhio luminaires and luminaires by other manufacturers intuitively.
That means that one can switch on or off and dim single luminaires or luminaire groups. Depending on the model »up/down fading« and »color tune« might also be possible via the Occhio air app.
Can Occhio luminaires be dimmed with a wall dimmer?
The dimmability of the lights depends on the ballast used. The ballasts integrated in the Occhio luminaires are dimmable with different phase dimmers. You can find the dimmers we tested here.
Care and cleaning instructions
Clean Occhio luminaires exclusively when switched off and cooled off to avoid any residue sticking to the luminaire.
To clean all surfaces use soft materials, preferably microfiber cloths.
varnished and anodized surfaces: matt white, glossy white, matt black, glossy black, matt gold, matt chrome/matt silver of LED series
We recommend to clean the surfaces matt white, glossy white, matt black, glossy black, matt gold and matt chrome/matt silver of our LED series only with cleaning agents without alcohol like glass cleaner.
For more severe soiling of the matt white surface careful cleaning with a ph-adjusted and perfume-free soap is recommended.
matt chrome surfaces
Particularly for the matt chrome surfaces of the series Puro, Divo and Sento Halogen we recommend Weicon stainless steel care spray or a stainless steel care and protection spray like Dr. Beckmann.
chrome, rose gold and bronze surfaces
To leave the high-grade metal of the surfaces chrome, rose gold and bronze free of fingerprints or streaks, we recommend using concentrated available in pharmacies for cleaning.
Series: Più, Più R, Più RS, Sento, Sento sospeso, Puro, lui, lei, io spotlights, lui spotlights
Glass lenses are very easy to clean:
For light soiling we recommend a dry microfiber cloth and possibly some glass cleaner without alcohol.
For severe soiling the lens can be removed and washed by hand with hot water and detergent or also in the dishwasher (not for cone glass Più R and Più RS). Vinegar essence also achieves very good results.
If available, the lenses can be cleaned in an ultrasonic bath as well.
Cleaning acrylic lenses
Series: io 3d, io duna
Please only clean these high-quality acrylic lenses with a microfiber cloth and clear water, if necessary.
io 3d lenses should not be cleaned in the dishwasher and in the case of severe soiling should only be washed by hand with a detergent without additives, a mild detergent.
Never use glass cleaner with alcohol or spirit or a compressed air spray to clean them as these can damage the lens.
Cleaning of inserts
Inserts, like color filters and soft edge glasses etc. can be cleaned using a microfiber cloth and clear water, if necessary.
Cleaning of Divo glass spheres
You can clean Divo glass spheres in the dishwasher or by hand.
Then dry them with a clean, lint-free cloth and wearing gloves replace them in the mounting bracket as quickly as possible so that no dust collects.
Any remaining dust can be removed with a compressed air spray.
Am 01.09.2018 ist die Energiesparverordnung der Europäischen Union in Kraft getreten, die die meisten Hochvolt Halogen Leuchtmittel verbietet.
Zugelassen sind dann nur noch Leuchtmittel der Energieklassen A (z.B. LED) und B (Eco Niedervolt-Halogen) sowie Hochvolt-Halogenleuchtmittel der Energieklasse D in den Fassungsversionen R7s und G9.
In den Occhio Halogen Serien haben wir folgende Leuchtmittel verwendet:
- NV - Niedervolt Leuchtmittel sind vom Leuchtmittelverbot nicht betroffen und weiterhin erlaubt
- HV - G9 Leuchtmittel sind ebenfalls weiterhin erlaubt, wie wir sie beispielsweise in Più Strahlern eingesetzt haben
- HV - B15d Leuchtmittel sind nicht mehr erlaubt, die Lösungen dafür werden im nächsten Absatz beschrieben
Um unseren Kunden weiterhin mit Halogen Leuchtmitteln für ihre Occhio Halogen Leuchten versorgen zu können haben wir folgende Lösungen geschaffen:
- Es gibt eine Adapterlösung, den B15d/G9-Adapter bis 70W (entspricht dem light output von alten 100W B15d).
- Für die Leistungsstufen 100 und 150 W haben wir uns Bestände an B15d Leuchtmitteln gesichert (20.000 Stück). Diese können bei allen Occhio Partnern bezogen werden. Unsere Lagerbestände dürfen weiterhin verkauft werden.
Alle Adapter und Leuchtmittel können über das DOS und ab Herbst 2018 im myOcchio Ersatzteilshop bezogen werden.
Für Kunden, die wegen der besonderen Features, der Langlebigkeit und Energieeffizienz auf LED umsteigen möchten, arbeiten wir aktuell an einem Halogen-Austauschprogramm, welches wir Ende September im Detail vorstellen werden.
Occhio Online Shop – Delivery & shipment
Is the delivery free of charge? The delivery of your order is effected via UPS.
|Terms of delivery||Freight costs|
|Freight from 300,00 EUR "A"||20,00 EUR|
|Freight from 300,00 EUR "D"||10,00 EUR|
|Freight from 380,00 EUR "ITA"||25,00 EUR|
|DDP (fFreight from 500,00 EUR "CH")||25,00 EUR|
|Freight from 500,00 EUR "EU"||25,00 EUR|
|Freight from 500,00 EUR "GB"||25,00 EUR|
Which countries does myOcchio deliver to? Occhio currently delivers to the following countries:
- Czech Republic
For all other countries you can request a quote from an Occhio trader near you after configuration in the shopping cart.Remark: for tax reasons your invoice and delivery address must be in the same country.
Where can my shipment be sent to? You can choose to have the luminaire or spotlight delivered to your home, to any other address or to your Occhio service partner, where you can pick it up at your convenience.
How long does delivery take? Our delivery takes one to two weeks. If there is an exceptional delay in the delivery of an order we shall inform you immediately.
Where can I view the status of my delivery? If you have set up an account in myOcchio you can view the processing and delivery status in your personal area. You will also receive an email with a link permitting you to track your parcel after dispatch (also without an Occhio account).
Occhio Online Shop – Cancellation / Return
I ordered by mistake and would like to cancel my order. What must I do? Please inform us immediately that you wish to take advantage of your statutory right of cancelation. This applies to cancelations – before you have received the goods - and also in the scope of the statutory revocation period after receipt of the goods.
To exercise your right of cancelation you must inform us (Occhio GmbH, Wiener Platz 7, 81667 München, phone: +49-89-4477 8630, fax: +49-89-4477 8639, email address: firstname.lastname@example.org) by means of a clear statement (by post, fax or email) of your decision to cancel this contract. You can also cancel easily in your myOcchio account in the detailed view of your order under "Questions & Complaints".
How long can I return my luminaire or spotlight? You can exercise your right of cancelation within 14 days of receipt of your goods without giving any reasons.
How do I return goods? Please send the goods securely packed and sufficiently stamped to the following address:
Occhio GmbH Re: myOcchio Retoure Wiener Platz 7 81667 München Deutschland.
It will be checked on receipt and you will be promptly informed. We advise our customers to send goods back insured.
Important: Please include a printout of your order or some other correspondence with the Occhio order number so that we can assign the goods clearly to your order!
When will I receive my refund? If the goods received are in perfect condition Occhio will refund the purchase price paid via the payment method used on purchase. You will receive an email confirmation as soon as the refund has been approved. Generally the repayment takes place within one to seven work days. Depending on the card issuer or payment provider it can take up to ten days from the date of refund until the amount appears on your account or account statement.
These trailing edge dimmers showed flawless dimming performance in a series of controlled tests with dimmable Occhio LED luminaires*. Undisclosed dimmers could function without any problems though there are possible cutbacks in the dimming behavior.
|Dimmer||cavity box||flush-mounted||DIN rail|
|rotary dimmer||Jung 225TDE|
|Hager WUD42 **|
|Busch Jäger 6519U **|
|Merten MEG5136-0000 ***|
|push-button dimmer||GIRA 238500||Eltako EUD61NPN-UC||Eltako EUD12NPN-UC|
|Jung 1254 UDE||Eltako EUD12Z-UC|
|FUGA LED-S 120 VA **|
|radio dimmer||Occhio air module|
|Occhio air adapter|
|Jung FUD 1521 UP ***|
|bus controlled actuator||GIRA KNX 105800||GIRA KNX 2171|
|Berker KNX 75341003||Berker KNX 7531 1008|
|Tridonic DALI-PCD300 one4all|
2018 | 10 The results are based on comprehensive tests which we performed in a controlled environment with the dimmable versions of the given Occhio LED luminaires and the respective dimmers. The performance of the dimmers listed here was flawless in the tests. The dimming performance may nevertheless be limited owing to differences in electrical installations, changes in the product by the dimmer manufacturer or the simultaneous use of different luminaires in one installation. Consequently our recommendations do not constitute a guarantee or warranty
* Valid for all Occhio luminaires with integrated or external Occhio power supply unit, as well as all luminaires using Occhio VOLT technology.
** Only when using at least two luminaires.
** Does not work with Divo and lei.
What warranty service does Occhio offer?
The Occhio LED lights convince with innovative functions and extraordinary depth in product quality. We offer a standard 2-year warranty on all lights.
How do I benefit from a 5-year extended warranty?
If you register through your Occhio dealer or purchase through myOcchio, we offer you an extended warranty of 5 years from the date of invoice. Simply contact your Occhio service partner or email@example.com. for more information.
What does IP 65 mean?
IP 65 is the international protection class of the luminaire. This indicates in which ambient conditions it can be used.
The first number indicates that the luminaire is dust-tight and the second that it is jet-proof.
i.e. Sito can be used outdoors and in all weathers.
There are drops of water in my Sito - does that mean that it is no longer waterproof?
No, drops of water in the luminaire are completely harmless and will simply be "exhaled" the next time the luminaire is used.
If there are big differences in temperature, e.g. if it's very hot during the day and very cold at night or if it is very humid, or if a basso is used in wet grass, or near the banks of a lake, for example, condensation can collect in the luminaire.
This is why the luminaire is equipped with a breathable membrane (similar to Goretex), which ensures that the humidity can be "exhaled" and pressure differences equalized. This happens when the luminaire generates heat as soon as it is switched on.
How does moisture-resistant installation work?
We use moisture-resistant connectors to connect it to the power supply. These are provided with the luminaire on delivery. They are nylon-coated to ensure waterproof and flameproof installation.
Installation is very simple:
The conductors to be connected are pushed into the connectors as far as possible without being previously stripped. Light pressure with hands or pliers on the metal teeth removes the conductor insulation, increases the contact surface and ensures contact with the connector.
In addition the metal teeth surround the cable thus ensuring a moisture-resistant, electrically perfect and permanent connection.
What is the difference between Sito and Sito R?
Sito and Sito R are different design versions: Sito is equipped with a spherical, Sito R with a flat glass. Both design versions are available with identical functions and lighting effects.
Why are Sito verticale and giù not available as R version?
For Sito verticale which emits light to both sides the version with flat glass is not as esthetically pleasing as the version with spherical glass. Thanks to the two spherical glasses the spherical shape is perfect.
giù is not available as an R version, so not with flat glass, as it was optically inspired by Sito verticale and permits use on the wall where an upward cone of light would be disturbing, if there were a window or a balcony above the luminaire, for example.
Why is the lighting effect S40 not offered for Sito verticale and giù?
Sito verticale and giù radiate directly downwards or upwards on the wall (0°) thanks to the internal lens.
The lighting effect S40 does not project the image of light as precisely on the wall as C80 and S80. An unwanted halo forms around the actual cone of light.
Why does the giù have only 9 watt?
giù deliberately has »only« 9 W, so that it can be optimally combined with Sito verticale (which has 9 W either up or down). So verticale can be used where the wall is high enough and giù where a cone of light would be disturbing, if there is a window or a bacony above the luminaire, for example.
What is the difference between Sito giù and Sito lato?
Sito giù is a wall luminaire which shines vertically down creating a cone of light on the wall, Sito lato shines the light at an agle of 45° away from the wall and is suitable for lighting a path or terrace and is generally installed lower than 60 cm on the wall.
Why is there no ground spike for Sito palo?
As a bollard luminaire the palo has a stronger leverage effect than the floor luminaire basso. So it must be well anchored in the floor. If it were installed with a ground spike it could be too easily knocked over.
What is the best way to clean Sito luminaires?
The surfaces of Sito luminaires are first powder-coated and then lacquered with a special lacquer for outdoor use, to create the high-quality surface. The lacquer is UV-resistant, does not yellow or fade.
Cleaning is the same as for the lacquered and anodized surfaces of the LED series, see: https://www.occhio.de/faq-demo#Reinigung-%20und%20Pflegehinweis.
In addition it is worth noting: you can of course spray the luminaires with a garden hose, we advise against direct cleaning with a pressure washer.
Can you use Occhio air to control Sito?
Yes, with the help of an Occhio air module.
For the installation of the »air« module please note the following:
- the »air« module must be installed in a watertight plastic installation box, to protect it against moisture.
- the »air« module should not be buried under the ground as this weakens the bluetooth signal too severely.
- we recommend it be installed near the house, see sketch:
- please note the range of Occhio air, see https://www.occhio.de/faq-demo#Occhio%20air.