Lux Intelligent - Knowledge Base

We take being an easy company to work with very seriously and are constantly developing our customer support to offer more services, free, to customers.

Can I change my testing strategy?

Yes.  If it is identified that certain lights should not be tested at a certain times of day/month, this can be easily adjusted by reallocating the luminaire to a different testing group, or alternatively, adjusting the testing time of that particular test group.

Reallocating a luminaire to a different test group and altering a test group test schedule can be carried out via the menu system on the panel, or via the configuration tool.

Can I rename a light?

Yes, all the light and zone text can be altered at any time.

If for instance the use of a location within a premise is changed, the text description of the emergency lights in that location can be changed to reflect the change in use.  All is that is required is the access codes the panel to permit the changes, or access to the panel configuration via the Configuration Tool software.

Does the panel autolearn devices?

Yes, the panel does have an autolearn facility.  The panel works by cross referencing a unique nine digit serial number allocated to the PLU Module in each light to an address between 1 and 249.

The Auto Learn feature can be accessed via the menu system on the panel.

Do you offer a graphics package?

No.  As yet, the cost of implementing a graphics system can be prohibitive to implementing such a system.  Lux Intelligent is aimed at helping the end user manage the testing and monitoring an emergency lighting installation removing the costs of direct manpower.  Adding a graphics tool will not give an additional cost benefit.

Can I access/manage a Lux Intelligent panel remotely?

Yes, there are a number methods of accessing and monitoring remote panels, if a direct connection to a PC is not available (PC more than 20 meters away).

The simplest option is to use the serial to Ethernet converter from the Lux Intelligent product range.  This allows the panel to be connected to the installations infrastructure.  This will allow access to the panel, via the Lux Intelligent logger software, from any PC on the local network.  However, through IT support, access could be provided via a portal to PCs from outside the network.  Aside from the converter, all that is required is a low cost data connection to the sites network.

A second option is to use other products from the Lux Intelligent range to provide remote access.  A standard modem card can be installed in the panel to connect to an external PSTN line, or simply an internal extension line.  The Lux Intelligent logger tool can be programmed to 'dial up' the panel in questions at specific times, and facilitate the downloading of results and panel data.

A similar result can be achieved using a GSM modem, where conventional fixed line connections may be difficult.   Again, this is another product in the Lux Intelligent range.