Lux Intelligent - Knowledge Base

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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.

Can I network Lux Intelligent panels?

Yes, Lux Intelligent panels can be quite easily networked by two core cables and the addition of easily installed networking cards to each panel.  The network can be a simple radial connection, or as a loop to introduce additional security of performance of the network.  The choice of network is governed by which network cards are installed.

The panels can also be connected to a LAN via the Serial to Ethernet LAN device.  For more information see What are the advantages of using a LAN device to network my panels?

What are the advantages of using LAN devices to network my panels?

Lux Intelligent panels can be connected to their own network by installing dedicated network cabling between the panels.  However, the cost of doing this can be high.

Connecting the Lux Intelligent panels to the local area network on a site provides the most cost effective means of been able to access all panels from anywhere across the installation.  It does not require any special cable routing, and can be accomplished by plugging the LAN device into the nearest LAN connection point via a standard ethernet cable. This means there is no limit to distance between panels. 

The panel then connected in turn to the LAN network via a serial to Ethernet converter, available as part of the Lux Intelligent range of support peripherals.