How can I turn all lights off?

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    I am using toolkit 1.1.8, I have Saturn switches.
    I want to have one button to turn off all light (or most of them), however a scene only allows me to control upto 10 lights. Is there a way I can turn off more than 10 lights with 1 button?
     
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    There are a few ways to do that, in descending order of preference:

    • Remotely trigger a single Scene in a C-Touch or PAC.
    • Remotely trigger multiple Scenes from that unit. Store Scenes in other units, each with up to 10 groups, 1 Scene per unit, and remotely trigger them all at once from the Saturn unit.
    • Logic - AND logic with a master Group Address
    • Area addressing
    Curious to see which way you go.
     
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    OK, ive added a scene to the touch screen using Piced, how do I now trigger that scene from a button on my Saturn switch.

    All the best
    Kym
     
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    Remote Trigger Scenes

    Create a Scene Key on the Saturn that has no groups in it. Assign a Trigger Group and Action Selector for that Scene Key. Make sure that your Scene in the C-Touch has the Same Trigger Group and Action Selector assigned to it.

    When you press the key on the Saturn it will send the Trigger Group and Action Selector out onto the network. The C-Touch will see this info and then play the Scene out into the network.

    A Trigger Group and Action Selector (Trigger Control Application) is analogous to a C-Bus Group Address and Level (Lighting Applications).

    This sort of thing is covered in the C-Bus Training Courses, Intermediate Course 2, if my memory serves me correctly. The training courses are an excellent way to learn how to do some great stuff with C-Bus. The investment in time is well worth it in time savings when setting up a site. Info here: http://training.clipsal.com/
     
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    area addressing works well if you want to turn all lights off. Dont overcomplicate it by using scenes.

    Mick
     
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    OK, I created a scene in the C-Touch, and this allows me to turn off as many lights as I need to.

    Thanks for your help
    Kym
     
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