Infrared heating and light – a perfect combination

Would you like to control your light easily and conveniently? Preferably in combination with infrared heaters? Then you’ve come to the right place: thanks to our simple and intelligent control options, you can conveniently control both your light and your infrared heaters via one system. And you can do this either directly via thermostats or light switches or via a smartphone app. Without getting up and, of course, also on the go!

Control heating and light with one systemControl heating and light with one system

Control heating and light with one system

With the Homematic IP system you can control both infrared heaters and lamps. To do this, you need the Homematic IP Access Point, which takes over central control of the individual devices. To control one or more heaters, you then need a thermostat in the room as well as suitable wireless switches to which the heaters are plugged in or connected.

A wall switch controls the lighting. This works like a light switch, it switches the connected lamps on or off at the touch of a button. Just like the heaters, the lamps must be connected to a suitable Homematic IP wireless switch. These wireless switches are available in a socket version and a version for installation in a flush-mounted or junction box.

Control heating and light with one system

Our tip for ceiling heating with light

The Homematic IP system makes it very easy to operate both heating and light on the same power connection. For this purpose, both the heater and the light are each connected with their own actuator. This is ideal, for example, if you want to replace a lamp with a ceiling heater with separate light.

Infrared heating and light - a perfect combination

Either use existing sockets…

If you already have sockets for the infrared heating and the light (e.g. floor lamp), you can use them straight away. Both the infrared heater and the lamp are each plugged into a switch-metering socket. The lamp is switched on and off via its own wall switch, the heater is controlled via a thermostat. In addition, both the lamp and the infrared heating can be conveniently controlled via a smartphone app.

… or connect the heater and light directly

If you would like to connect the infrared heating and light directly to the power lines, we also have the right devices for this. With the particularly compact switching/measuring actuators, the lamp and the heater can be controlled separately. The two actuators can be installed either in the meter box, a junction box or a flush-mounted box. If there is no space available, the heater can be suspended a few centimetres from the ceiling and the actuators for light and heater can be hidden behind it. For even more ambience, you can also install indirect LED lighting behind the heater in the case of suspended installation.

Control is then as usual via wall switches or thermostats on the wall or conveniently via smartphone app.

Our tip for controlling lamps

Of course, the various receivers can also be combined with each other for light control. For example, you can install the switch-measurement actuators for the ceiling lighting and plug the standard lamp into a switch-measurement socket. If both devices are controlled by the same wall switch, both lamps are switched on and off simultaneously.

If you use separate wall switches to control each lamp, you can decide whether to turn up the light on the ceiling or the floor lamp for your cosy reading corner.

Products for controlling heating and light

You can put together your personal Smart Home system for controlling light and/or infrared heating from the following products. Please note that one Homematic IP Access Point is required for each system. The heater is then controlled by a thermostat, the light is switched on and off by suitable wall switches. Depending on how the heaters or lamps are supplied with power, they require either a switch-meter actuator or a switch-meter socket.

Note: If you already have a Homematic IP access point for e.g. heating control at home, you do not need another one for the light. You can simply teach the necessary devices for light control to this access point. If, on the other hand, you only want to control the light intelligently via the Homematic IP system and do not yet have a Homematic IP Access Point, then you will need this one.

You can find more information about our Homematic IP Smart Home on SMART HOME Homematic IP.

Homematic Access Point

Homematic IP Access Point

Wall thermostat

Homematic IP wall thermostat

Wall switch

Homematic IP wall remote

Switching metering socket

Homematic IP pluggable switch

Flush-mounted switch/measurement actuator

Homematic IP switch actuator