This is the seventh part of our 8-part Deep Dive Series into the LiteTouch system. At TSB we are committed to educating people through our own independent research. However, we are not perfect. So if something appears wrong in our research, please contact us or leave a comment below for us to address.
Replacing a LiteTouch system with Loxone is a simple and straightforward process. You can wire Loxone using the same wiring architecture that LiteTouch used. Due to this, there is less of a chance that you need to run new wire through your walls. The Loxone dimmers also work with almost any type of bulb so you can make use of your existing bulbs. Best of all, the Loxone Automation system can do all the same things LiteTouch did and more! If you want to see how Loxone compares to LiteTouch, you can read TSB LiteTouch Series 5: How Does Loxone Compare to LiteTouch.
LiteTouch system converted to a Loxone system
Replacing the Modules
Loxone is similar to LiteTouch in that it has its own “modules” or extensions. These control functions like dimming, relays and digital inputs. To replace something like the LiteTouch quad dimmer, you simply swap it out for the Loxone Dimmer. Depending on your light load, your lights will be dimmed the same with no additional parts. For all the known LiteTouch modules, there is no additional wiring that needs to be done in the panels. This is because the Loxone extensions use the same wiring structure as the LiteTouch modules. The Loxone components also have a smaller footprint and have more flexibility in installation due to them being DIN rail mounted. This means instead of having to rip out panels from your wall, like some other automation systems, Loxone will fit nicely into the existing panels. There only needs to be slight additions of finger trays and DIN rail.
Replacing the Brains
The main brain of the LiteTouch system is the CCU. This is replaced with the Loxone Miniserver. The miniserver is the brains of the Loxone system and communicates between all extensions and switches to take care of lighting, HVAC, security, blinds, multi-room audio and more.
Replacing the Keypads
The LiteTouch keypads are easily replaced with the award winning Loxone Touch switches. Loxone has multiple styles of switches for you to pick from for the best fit. Their switches control multiple light circuits in a room as well as blinds and music. What’s even more impressive is that almost all of the switches have a built-in temperature and humidity sensor. As a result, you can monitor the temperature and humidity throughout your house. This gives you the advantage of being able to set the temperature in different rooms. This is also a far more efficient use of your home’s heating/cooling and results in savings in your energy bills. Click here to see a page showing all the Loxone switches.
As you can see, replacing LiteTouch with Loxone is a straightforward process. Even if your LiteTouch system is fine for now, it is better to be proactive. So consider replacing it now with Loxone before anything goes wrong. Use our online quoting tool and get an instant LiteTouch to Loxone Replacement Quote.