Corridor and Staircase

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There are two sets of lights in each corridor:

  1. “Ordinarie”: these are the continuous lights at the edges of the corridor ceilings.
  2. “Notturne”: these are the four LED bulbs at the center of each wing.

Their switches in each floor’s electrical room (wings are labelled sinistra or sx, and destra or dx):

  1. Ordinarie and notturne each have a MAIN SWITCH, and a TIMER SWITCH with clock and three positions: 1 (on), AUTO (follows the clock), and 0 (off).
  2. In addition, notturne have a “CREPUSCOLARE”, which switches on and off depending on ambient light.
  3. In addition, there are two switches for the staircase and corridor lights together.


For the 1st and 2nd floors: put MAIN SWITCH off. This is because the ordinarie are not normally used.

For the 3rd floor: put MAIN SWITCH on, and TIMER SWITCH off. This is because the MAIN SWITCH controls not only the ordinarie (which should be off, using the TIMER SWITCH) but also the lights outside the 3rd floor balconies at the extremes of both wings (which should be able to be switched on or off anytime).

NOTTURNE SWITCHES Option 1: without using the CREPUSCOLARE:

For each floor, put MAIN SWITCH on, and the TIMER SWITCH in auto.

Make sure the TIMER SWITCH clock indicates the correct time.

Adjust the TIMER SWITCH (teeth) so that the lights are on 30 minutes before sunset, and off 30 minutes after sunrise, more or less.


This method disregards the TIMER SWITCH clock, and switches the notturne on or off depending on ambient light level.

For each floor, put notturne’s MAIN SWITCH and TIMER SWITCH on.

Adjust the CREPUSCOLARE level as desired. Wait a few minutes before the desired setting switches the lights on or off as desired. It is necessary to observe the settings a few days until they are finally fine tuned.

STAIRCASE AND LANDING LIGHTS (controlled together per floor):

Follow Option 1 or Option 2 for notturne switches, above.