The Enlighted Manage available as a cloud-based software or on-premise server stores, performs analysis, and provides visual reporting of sensor data. In addition to being the collection point for energy, occupancy, and environmental data captured by the Enlighted Sensors, Manage provides a web-based user interface for lighting system management, IoT device management, and optimizing building system performance.
The Enlighted Manage provides an interface that allows you to view
- Energy Consumption and Reports
- Health and Status of Devices
- Adjust Light Level Settings or Create Light Profiles
- Add and Configure Devices
Refer to the IoT Platform and Hardware for an architectural overview of an Enlighted intelligent lighting control system's key physical components.
The physical elements are light fixtures consisting of:
- A sensor unit, which contains occupancy, ambient light, temperature sensor; a wireless communications interface; and a light level control interface. For more details, refer to the Sensor Spec Sheets.
- A control unit, which provides power to the sensor unit, an electric power metering chip, and a relay to disconnect power to the luminaire. Refer to the Control Units Spec Sheet
- A Manage server stores sensor, status, and fault data from fixtures and allows users to configure fixture lighting behavior and monitor their energy consumption and status. Manage can be located on-premise or hosted in the cloud (Cloud). See Manage Spec Sheets.
- A Gateway that forwards messages to and from sensors and Manage. View Gateway Spec Sheet.
- An Enlighted Switch that controls light levels of fixtures. Refer to the Enlighted Room Control (ERC) Spec Sheet.
- A Plug Load Controller that switches on and off power outlets based on occupancy input received from sensors. View Plug Load Controller Spec Sheet.
- A luminaire consisting of one or more lamps. The luminaire will typically contain a ballast with an input control signal so that the light level can be varied. The fixture database tracks and maintains the complete manufacturer-specific information. Learn how to add and manage fixtures.
In addition to these physical elements, the control system includes groups, clusters of sensors that communicate with each other. The sensor groups consist of:
- Motion Groups — Motion detection sharing. When sensors in a room are configured as a motion group, the occupancy detection is communicated to all fixtures when an occupant enters the room. Refer to the article Create Motion Group.
- Switch Groups — Lighting control. A virtual switch can control the light level of any number of selected fixtures on single or multiple floors. Refer the article to Create Switch Group for further details.
- Scene — Scene control. Each set of light level settings for fixtures controlled by a virtual switch is called a scene. Typical scenes in a conference room are light levels for using a projector, food service, or presentations. Scenes can be created, deleted, or modified without the need for physical rewiring. Refer to the article Create a Scene. One or more ERCs can be associated with a virtual switch when all the fixtures use the same communication attributes. When so, an ERC communicates with the fixtures in a switch group to control the lighting.
- Daylight Groups — Daylight levels. The fixtures in a daylight group adjust their light levels to achieve a constant group light level, also called Dim Level. As available daylight levels change, the lights will be dimmed or turned off when there is enough natural light. Refer to the article Create Daylight Group for further details.
You can add fixtures to be members of a switch or motion group and configure the members simultaneously using Configure Groups option from the floor plan. The Configure Groups option gives you the flexibility to set up the Enlighted System much faster, efficiently, and quickly. Refer to Configure Groups for further details.