Lux Intelligent - Knowledge Base

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How does the zone numbering work?

Zone numbering is a purely arbitrary tool.  It is provided so that you can group a number of luminaire fittings into a recognisable building area.  It is often useful to use the same numbering/text as the installed fire panel.  This is helpful as quite often, colour drawings will be displayed locally, showing how a building is 'zoned'.

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.

How do I set up a Lux Intelligent emergency light testing system?

There are four stages to setting up a system.

Stage 1:  Select your luminaires and the type of system you wish to have i.e. non-maintained system with standalone lights, or a general scheme that uses a number of the general lighting fittings to provide emergency illumination.  If retrofitting, decide on how many emergency lights you have to monitor.

Stage 2:  Install you emergency lights and/or PLU Modules.  Confirm your data wiring and mains wiring is fault free.

Stage 3:  Configure your site by defining your lights in terms of text, zones and testing timetable.  Match the PLU serial numbers with the addresses to be used.  Once this information is gathered, the panel can be programmed.  For small installations, this can be done at the panel, when not much text entry is required.  For larger sites, this can be done easier using the lighting configuration tool.

Stage 4:  Decide on how you plan to manage the monitoring of the panel(s).  Is the logger tool to be used in isolation or is the data to be uploaded and shared using the Lux Intelligent cloud.  Once decided, install and configure the Lux Intelligent logger, as well ensuring the necessary connections to the panels have been configured.  Also, if the cloud is to be used, the Lux Intelligent sync tool will also need to be installed and configured

There are full installation guides and step by step walk throughs available which detail the process of setting up the Logging Software and the Cloud based monitoring and reporting.

How do I program the panel/network?

Once the luminaires are installed and powered up, the system can be commissioned.  With simple small installations, a panel can be up and running very quickly by using the key pad to allocate the emergency lights descriptive text and auto learn them on to the system.  The process is accelerated thanks to the fact that the panels come ready configured with a default testing schedule that meets all requirements of BS EN 5266 code of practice.

There is also a Config Tool software package which can be used to configure the system, and is useful on larger installations.  The Config Tool also has the added benefit of enabling you to save a backup of your system configuration, should you need to reset the system at some point in the future.

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