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In 1994 C-Bus Home Automation was launched by Clipsal as the first Australian made home control and management system on the market. Since then, C-Bus has proven to be the simplest and most cost effective building and home automation system of its type and is now distributed worldwide by Clipsal's owner, the largest electrical supplier in the world - Schneider Electric.

As a great deal of the manufacturing and design of C-Bus is still done in Clipsal's Australian head office engineering division in Adelaide, it means C-Bus systems are also good for Australia. Many competitive products are coming into the market from overseas companies, but Clipsal renowned commiment to quality holds the market share and also the hearts and minds of Australians installing, specifying and designing with the automation products.

Clipsal C-Bus 8 Channel Dimmer L5508D1A

Fully programmable and allowing home owners to configure the house to automatically switch lights on at night, adjust the intensity of light in accordance with natural light levels, control from and integrate with other automation systems components, for example iPad, voice control and more.

C-Bus home automation Control and Management System C-Bus is a micro-processor controlled Control and Management System which uses Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) data cable or airborne Radio Frequency (RF) signals as its communication medium to control lighting, air-conditioning and other services. Information is sent from input units, such as C-Bus Wall Switches, Touch Screens and Occupancy Sensors via the C-Bus data cable or RF signal to output units, such as CBus home automation Relays and Dimmers.

Clipsal Ethernet Touch Panel for SHAC NAC

A CBus home automation system provides energy efficient solutions through automation control and also power monitoring. Whether ON/OFF control of a lighting circuit or dimming control, C-Bus can be used to control and automate virtually any type of electrical load.

In homes, CBus Home Automation * offers a total luxury package. From home theatre at the touch of a button, to a home that looks after itself with 'welcome', 'goodbye' and 'master off' scenes. There's even a CBus home automation 250V wireless version (called C-Bus Wireless) for existing homes. renters and single room applications.

Not only do you get great functionality, but you also get great looking switches, in a variety of colours and finishes including the modern minimalist Zen, pure glass Saturn, the clean lines of the stainless steel Reflection or even your own choice of plate.

To make your CBus Home Automation system even more user friendly, DLT and eDLT wall switches feature an LCD display that allows each button to be labelled so you know what each one does. The labels can have any look you like, can even be a picture, and can be changed at any time. The eDLT has a colour LCD screen and coloured LEDs showing the state of each button.

Why not add a touch screen in main living areas. The 10 inch CBus Ethernet touch panel provides a large, easy to read graphical display, allowing anything in the home to be controlled from one central location.

Clipsal also supports Multi Room Audio with the CBus Home Automation family. The same elegant light switch that controls your lights, can also control your music. Imagine music throughout your home without bulky speakers or controllers on the wall. Ceiling or wall-mounted speakers blend in, making this a system that is heard but not seen. Many separate areas can be playing either the same music, or select from different sources. There is even the flexibility to plug in a local source in each area, which is great for room TVs or streaming music from phone or the net.

C-Bus Saturn switch with house


With a C-Bus Home Automation System, you can now choose from the following smart home options:

  • Entertainment - Recreate that cinema experience in your very own lounge room. Get comfortable as you sit down to watch a movie and adjust the lights to the exact level you want. Close the motorised curtains and play a DVD, all via remote control. Hit party mode and welcome your quests with outdoor and entrance lighting, water features activated, soft lighting at the dinner table, air-conditioning and even ambient music.
  • Convenience - Simply press welcome Home mode when you arrive and the system will create the perfect environment by turning on selected room lights, air-conditioning and music. You could also have a goodbye mode. Forget fumbling in the dark for keys or light switches. Choose pathway mode simply by opening your garage door when returning home to create A path of light from one area of the house to another.
  • Comfort - Forget going around your house and turning off all the lights. Simply press the goodnight button on your remote (or switch next to your bed) and all lights fade off. Need to get up during the night? Hit another button to turn on lights dimmed to half brightness so as to not disturb the rest of the household; perfect for getting ready for that red-eye flight or feeding the baby in the early hours. Repetitive switching can be a difficult task for the elderly or diabled. C-Bus can be set-up to simplify these tasks and create preset lighting sequences, controlled automatically from a single button or morning, bathroom, welcome home and goodnight.
  • Security - Hear a strange noise? Hit panic mode and light up your whole house instantly. All external as well as internal lights will turn on to maximum brightness. if desired, your Clipsal Smart Home System can be linked to your security system for even greater peace of mind. If you plan on being away from home for some time, deter would-be burglars by giving your home the lived in look. Lights can be turned on and off at set times as well as opening curtains during the day and closing them at night again, all according to schedule


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What's really smart is that everything in your smart house can be controlled by wall switches, your phone, or an iPad, or your voice... The choice is yours.

Control it all by remote control, or incorporate sensors that turn lights on automatically, to full power or just a dim glow.

C-Bus Home Automation allows you to incorporate control of AV equipment, air conditioning, motorised blinds, garage doors, sprinkler systems, keyless entry systems, pool or spa pumps, water features, security systems - you name it.

 Clipsal Saturn eDLT switch with Enhanced Dynamic Labelling Technology


Clipsal continues to grow and enhance its C-Bus product line and demand for the robust system has grown exponentially throughout the world after Clipsal's purchase by Schneider Electric a few years ago.

A few noteworthy examples of the continual updating of the Clipsal C-Bus product range is the Clipsal Colour eDLT switchplate - 2013 Australian Design award winner, the Clipsal Saturn Zen switch range - 2018 Australian Design award winner, the Wiser Home Control Mark 2, Clipsal Iconic switch range for C-Bus released in 2019 and the Clipsal Wiser SHAC Smart Home Automation Controller and Clipsal Ethernet Touchpanel - both released during 2018.