Lux Intelligent - Knowledge Base

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Do you have photometric data for your lights?

Yes, spacing data and photometric data files (.LDT and .IES formats) are available for the Lux Intelligent range.  These can be downloaded through Advanced360, and are also available via our luminaire range pages.

How many tests can I program?

The panel can be programmed with up to 400 individual tests.  Luminaires can be allocated to up to fifty groups, which means any testing schedule can be carefully sculptured to the buildings exact requirements.  There are no limits as to the number of Luminaires allocated to a test group, so for example all 996 lights on a panel could be allocated to a single test group.

Can I force a manual test at any time?

The control panel allows various access levels to the panel.  If a user has level 2 access, the lights can be forced in to in to test for a duration specified by the engineer at the panel.  These results can also download similarly to any automated tests for documentation purposes.  Alternatively, they will be uploaded to cloud, the next time the monitoring PC downloads from that panel.

How many lights can I connect to each loop and panel?

The Lux Intelligent panel can support up to 4 loops and 200 panels can be networked together into a system covering huge areas, with 800 loops and thousands of lights and luminaires.

Each loop is capable of communicating with 249 addresses on a single loop.  This can be actual lights, or input/out devices.

The number of devices on a loop is limited by the choice of data cable used and the length of the data loop.  As the loop driver has a limited maximum current, it is possible to define the number of devices and length of loop once the choice of cable is made.  A typical data cable with an cross sectional area of1.3mm2 (AWG 16), can extend for 1500 meters.

Can I add new devices to an existing network?

Yes, you can add additional lights to your emergency lighting system at any time, provided you have enough capacity on the Lux Intelligent emergency light testing system.  See "How many lights can I network on each loop and panel?"

Adding additional lights to the network is a two step process.  Any additional lights added to a live system will require the new lights to be connected to the data loop.  This is initially achieved by isolating the data loop and breaking in to it at an appropriate point (normally a light close to the one(s) to be added.  The integrity of the loop should be maintained by running a new connection to the new light and then in turn, running a data connection from the new light to the next light in the existing loop.

At the panel, the 'search' feature should be used to find the new light, allocate a new address (the next free address, bearing in mind addresses do not need to be allocating sequentially as the lights as wired).  A prompt for an autolearn will be made and after completion, text, zone information and test group numbers can be added.  The new light is then on the system.  The panel aspects of the configuration can also be achieved using the PC based configuration tool software.

What new addressable lights do you offer?

We currently offer a wide range of emergency lighting luminaires for use with the Lux Intelligent system.  These include Exit Sign Products, Bulkhead Products, commercial lighting products and LED based products.

We are constantly looking to offer more of the latest LED technology in the form of addressable luminaires.  Some of the latest products include lighting panels ideal for suspended ceilings, available as standard mains only luminaires, emergency luminaires and even available with dimming controls.  The use of LEDs allows the end user to exploit the extended life of LEDs.