Clipsal SILC

  • 2016

  • Product
    Hardware and Building

Designed By:

Commissioned By:

Schneider Electric

Designed In:


SILC’s a home automation offer designed with the homeowner and electrician in mind. It combines technology and LED lighting to provide lighting control for the home. SILC can be installed by any electrician. Using the app, any homeowner can control all lights.

The master-off switch, controls all lights with one button.

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  • Clipsal SILC has been designed to empower the homeowner, putting the end user in control of their lighting system. Once the system has been easily installed by an electrician, the end user is able to configure the app themselves to suit their needs and their home. The app is designed to guide the user through the process. This means the user can not only set up the lighting configuration to suit individual needs including labelling lights and creating switches, but also change the configuration at any stage - grouping and regrouping lights and rooms where necessary. There is no need to call an electrician, or install another system. The user has complete control over the mood and lighting they wish to create.

  • The interface of the Clipsal SILC app has been designed based on best practice standards for app user interface flow to make it as easy to use as possible. It adopts standard app symbols and a layout that end users would be familiar with, and it complies with the best practice guidance for app design on both Apple and Android platforms. For end users who are not as familiar with apps or the use of mobile devices, the beauty of Clipsal SILC is that the system can also be controlled directly by the switches on the wall; and the switches looks familiar too. This means, any user in the home can have control over the system and those that prefer to control lights via a traditional switch are able to.

  • Clipsal SILC doesn't require specialist skills to install. It is designed to respect the electrician's workflow in the first and second fix. It uses electrical cable that link to each junction box. There are no network cables to be segregated and no wireless troubles with metallic structures. It uses a spacious junction box, with a clear bottom to allow checking of the connections, and a large terminal block to welcome multiple wires. It is easy to wire multi-way dimming as the same group address will be automatically controlled. In the second fix, it is easy and safe to install thanks to the plug, and flexible to configure. Lights are grouped together by simply turning the wheel to set the group address.

  • The Clipsal SILC system offers a unique feature for home automation - a master off switch which simultaneously turns all lights off as you leave home or before you go to bed. The master off switch, which is available on the Clipsal SILC app and as a traditional switch on the wall, looks like a normal switch and is operated as any normal switch would be, but offers complete control and simplicity for turning all the lights off when the homeowner needs to. It is effective, and simple to use, switching all the lights off at the touch of a button. The master off helps to save energy, making turning off the lights when they're not in use as simple as possible.