It's been a while but I am back in the Arduino swing of things now and am about to work with my electrician to get the home automation system in. The system will be used mainly for lighting control, with the benefits being that I can have multiple inputs, from light level sensors, PIR and ultra-sonic sensors to IR remote controls, all to manage the house lights (new build).
The thing I need now is a solid state relay (or contactor - understand they are for higher loads), which can be DIN mounted, preferably has a heat sink attached and is not too wide (i.e. 20-30mm) because there is only so much room in the cabinet. The crunch of it is that the SSR also needs to be able to dim lights. The lights will be a combination of LEDs (down lights) and compact fluorescents, to save electricity costs. This is where I step out of my comfort zone because I'm used to normal incandescent lights, and for the LED transformers I need to choose leading or tailing edge dimmable ones (apparently), so not sure what to choose there either.
And of course the SSR needs to be driven via an Arduino, so input DC from 3V is preferred.
Any links to devices that would suit?
I'm in Australia, so 240V / 50Hz.
p.s. Don't need to be able to dim every house light, but if there is not much of a cost difference I wouldn't mind the flexibility. It would also be cool to be able to bring up lights to full brightness in a couple of seconds, cool effect, but not 100% set on that :-) :-)