Create Switch Group

This article applies to Managev4.5. Toggle the New User Experience button to view the New UI. If you do not see the toggle button to switch between the New UI and Classic UI, please contact Enlighted Support to enable the toggle button in your Manage application. 

Overview

The physical switch, mounted on a wall near an entry or exit, can be paired with the Enlighted sensor network to control a group of fixtures and scenes. Up to four Enlighted Room Controllers (ERCs) or EnOcean physical switches can be associated with a virtual switch to control a group of fixtures' light level. This article explains how to create a Switch Group. To edit or delete a Switch Group, see Rename, Edit and Delete Groups. The Switch Control for Light Fixtures describes the ERC switch button functionality.

Note: Since all fixtures and Plugload Controllers in a group must be bound to the same Gateway (GW), fixtures from other floors cannot be supported.

Creating a Switch Group

You can easily and quickly set up an Enlighted lighting system using Switch Group to program a switch by adding sensors to a Switch Group to turn on or off a group of lights with a switch. However, a Switch Group created on one floor cannot be moved to another floor. Refer to the Groups Overview article for more information. 

To create a Switch Group,  

  1. Click Facilities in the left navigation pane and select a floor.
  2. Click on the Groups tab. The Switch, Motion, and Daylight Groups are displayed in the right pane. In addition, the floor map shows Switch, Motion, and Daylight groups identified and grouped by color on the floor map.

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  1. Select the Gateway associated with the devices. There are two ways to select a Gateway:
    • If you know the Gateway name, use the Gateway filter mceclip0.pngicon to select a Gateway from the dropdown list, and click Apply to view the devices belonging to the Gateway.
    • If you do not know the Gateway name, right-click on the Gateway in the floor map and select Filter Using this Gateway to view the devices belonging to the selected Gateway.

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  1. Select the Switch group check box. The parameters corresponding to the Switch group are highlighted.

Configuring Switch Group Parameters

Now, select the Switch Group parameters for the selected sensors.

  1. Select the required Template from the dropdown. For example, the default Template_20_40_60 applies three scenes where lights change from 20% to 40% and 60% when an ERC switch Scene button is pressed. If you would like to create additional scenes, refer to Configure Scenes.
  2. Select the appropriate Type,
    • Auto – The fixtures turn the lights to the 'maximum light level' defined in the lighting profile when it detects motion.
    • Manual – The fixtures behave as if a switch controls them. For example, a fixture will not turn on the light when occupancy is detected. Instead, press the button on the switch to turn on the light. However, for safety concerns in very low or no light situations, fixtures will always turn on the light when occupancy is detected.
  1. Enter the Initial Time. The Initial Time will determine the time the sensor takes to transition from Manual or Auto. 
    For example, suppose the Initial Time is set to zero. In that case, the sensor will transition to Auto-off after a period determined by the [Active motion window plus Extension period equals Active motion window time)], i.e., 2 x Active Motion Window. If the Initial Time has a non-zero value, then the time taken to transition to Auto-off would be the Initial time plus the Active Motion Window (extension time). On the other hand, suppose the sensor detects motion during the extension time; in that case, the sensor will transition to Auto-off after an additional extension time (Active Motion Window time) starting from the moment the motion was detected.
  1. To Recall the Lighting Scene Color for Tunable White fixtures before the lights were turned off, click the three ellipses dots next to the Initial Time and choose an option.
      • On-Off Sticky Color – Configures the fixture to recall the last scene color temperature when the fixture is turned back on.
      • Override Sticky Color – Configures the fixture to recall the last scene color temperature after the Override period is expired. The Override period is 60 minutes for any manual adjustments to a fixture's light or color profile settings. Refer to the Override Light Levels/Color Temporarily for a description of temporarily overriding the light profile settings. 
        For additional information, refer to Configure Recall the Lighting Scene Color.

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Select Sensors

  1. Hold the Ctrlkey, click and drag a rectangle to select the devices in the area, or hold the Ctrl key and individually select the devices to be grouped. A single sensor can be associated with up to five groups. Select as many sensors as needed, as there is no maximum limit.
  2. Release the Ctrl key to create the switch group with the selected devices. 

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Note: If you are an iOS user, use the cmd key instead of the Ctrl key.

Confirm and Save the Switch Group

  1. Verify the selected Switch Group parameters and make any final updates if needed. The newly added Group is added and identified with a '+' symbol preceding the system-generated Switch Group name in the right pane.
  2. Click Save to save the Switch Group. 

TIP: If you prefer not to save the newly added Switch Group, refresh the page. Refreshing the page does not save the new Group.

After creating a Switch Group, refer to Configuring Scenes for a Switch Group.

Note: The Third-party switches communicate with the sensors via Bluetooth. To ensure communication between the switch and sensors, enable SCAN mode for at least three sensors close to the Gateway after creating the Switch Group. Refer to the Set Bluetooth Mode to enable the SCAN mode article.

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