Lighting BACnet/IP Interface Spec Sheet

The Enlighted Lighting BACnet/IP interface enables seamless integration between the Enlighted lighting control network and any BACnet® compatible Building Management System.

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Overview

The Enlighted Lighting BACnet/IP interface enables BACnet/IP-based integration between the Enlighted lighting control network and any BACnet® compatible Building Management System (BMS). The Lighting BACnet/IP software installed in Enlighted Manage provides seamless integration between the Enlighted network and the BMS system via BACnet.

BACnet/IP Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement (Annex A)

Date        42917
Vendor Name       Enlighted Inc.
Product Name BACnet Interface for Enlighted Systems
Model Name BIES-01
BACnet Device Profile B-ASC, B-RTR
Product Codes NB-BS-01 (Base License: BACnet SW and EM points)
NB-GP-01 (Group Points License: Area Group points)
NG-SP-01 (Individual Points License: Fixture & Plugload points)
Firmware Revision: 1.1
BACnet Protocol Version 1
BACnet Protocol Revision: 14
Product Description Lighting and HVAC Monitoring and Management Systems.

BACnet Standardized Device Profile (Annex L)

  BACnet Operator Workstation (B-OWS)   BACnet Advanced Application Controller (B-AAC)
  BACnet Advanced Operator Workstation (B-AWS) X BACnet Application Specific Controller (B-ASC)
  BACnet Operator Display (B-OD)   BACnet Smart Sensor (B-SS)
  BACnet Building Controller (B-BC)   BACnet Smart Actuator (B-SA)

BACnet/IP Interoperability Building Blocks Supported (Annex K)

DS-RP-B Data Sharing – Read Property B DM-DDB-B Device Management – Dynamic Device Binding B
DS-WS-B Data Sharing – Write Property B DM-DOB-B Device Management – Dynamic Object Binding B
DS-RPM-B Data Sharing – Read Property Multiple-B DM-DCC-B Device Management – Device Communication Control B

Segmentation Capability

Able to transmit segmented messages Window Size
Able to receive the segmented message Window Size

Standard Object Types Supported

Object Type Supported Can be Created Dynamically Can be Deleted Dynamically
Analog Input No No
Analog Value No No
Analog Output No No
Device No No
Binary Input No No
Binary Value No No

Optional Properties Supported

Device Object: Description

All Other Objects: Description

Data Link Layer Options

X BACnet IP, (Annex J)   MS/TP slave (Clause 9), baud rate(s):  
  BACnet IP, (Annex J), Foreign Device   Point-To-Point, EIA 232 (Clause 10), baud rate(s):
  ISO 8802-3, Ethernet (Clause 7)   Point-To-Point, modem, (Clause 10), baud rate(s):
  ATA 878.1, 2.5 Mb. ARCNET (Clause 8)   LonTalk, (Clause 11), medium:
  ATA 878.1, EIA-485 ARCNET (Clause 8), baud rate(s):   BACnet/ZigBee (ANNEX O)
  MS/TP master (Clause 9), baud rate(s):   Other:

Device Address Binding

Is static device binding supported? (This is necessary for two-way communication with MS/TP slaves and certain other devices.): NO

Networking Options

Chekd_Chkbox.png Router, Clause 6 - List all routing configurations, e.g., ARCNET-Ethernet, Ethernet-MS/TP, etc.

Empty_Chkbox.png Annex H, BACnet Tunneling Router over IP

Empty_Chkbox.png BACnet/IP Broadcast Management Device (BBMD)

                Does the BBMD support registrations by Foreign Devices?            Empty_Chkbox.png Yes  Empty_Chkbox.png No

                Does the BBMD support network address translation?                  Empty_Chkbox.png Yes  Empty_Chkbox.png No

Network Security Options:

Chekd_Chkbox.png Non-secure Device - is capable of operating without BACnet Network Security.

Empty_Chkbox.png Secure Device - is capable of using BACnet Network Security (NS-SD BIBB)

    Empty_Chkbox.png Multiple Application-Specific Keys:

    Empty_Chkbox.png Supports encryption (NS-ED BIBB)

    Empty_Chkbox.png Key Server (NS-KS BIBB)

Character Sets Supported

Indicating support for multiple character sets does not imply that they can all be supported simultaneously.

X ISO 10646 (UTF-8)   IBMTM/MicrosoftTM DBCS   ISO 8859-1
  ISO 10646 (UCS-2)   ISO 10646 (UCS-4)   JIS X 0208

If this product is a communication gateway, describe the types of non-BACnet equipment/networks(s) that the gateway supports: NA.

Enlighted Lighting – BACnet/IP Object Mapping

Enlighted BACnet Lighting exposes the following Enlighted Lighting objects over BACnet/IP. After the module is installed in Manage, the lighting objects can be monitored and controlled via BACnet/IP interface.

Lighting BACnet/IPObject Object Description  Unit Access BACnet/IP Object Type Device ID
Base Points (Manage) - The physical/virtual Manage system includes all sensors, areas, and groups
Manage Energy Consumption – Lighting Total energy consumption of all lights  Watt-Hour
(15 minutes)
Read/CoV Analog Input Derived from EM Base ID*
Manage Energy Consumption – Plugload Total energy consumption of all plugloads Watt-Hour
(15 minutes)
Read/CoV Analog Input
Manage DR Level Sensitivity to respond to a DR event. 
1: High
2: Medium
3: Low
4: Special
N/A Write Analog Value
Manage DR Duration
Duration of schedule DR event
Minutes (must be a whole number)
Write
Analog Value
Manage Emergency Status
In an Emergency, lights are turned on or off in the building
0: Off – Lights switch to Auto mode light levels based on their fixture profile
1: On – Lights set to a maximum level of 100%
Binary Write Boolean Value
Gateway Outage Count
Count of gateways not currently communicating on the system
Count
Read/CoV
Analog Input  
Group Points (Area) - Area is a group of devices on a floor
Area Energy Consumption – Lighting Total energy consumption in the area Watt-Hour
(15 minutes)
Read/CoV Analog Input Derived from Area Base ID*
Area Energy Consumption – Plugload Total energy consumption of the plugload Watt-Hour
(15 minutes)
Read/CoV Analog Input
Area Occupancy Status
State of occupancy
0: Unoccupied in an area
1: Occupied
Binary Read/CoV Binary Input
Area Emergency Status – On/off In an Emergency, lights are turned on or off in the area
0: Off – Lights in the area switch to Auto light levels based on their fixture light profile
1: On – Lights in the area are set to a maximum level of 100%
N/A Write Boolean Value
Area Lighting Control

Controls light levels for ‘AreaManualOverrideDuration’ minutes

0: Lights off
1-99: Dim Level
100: Lights full-on, set to 100%
101: Auto – Normal light levels for a commissioned fixture based on its profile.

Note: The Profile Ramp-up time affects override commands issued via API/BACnet. The override command will take effect after the ramp-up time set in the profile ends.  

Percent (must be a whole number)
Write Analog Value
Area Override Activates Holiday Override Profile as configured in Manage, for 'AreaManualOverrideDuration' minutes.
N/A Write Analog Value
Group Points (Switch) - Switch Group is a group of devices on a floor that are controlled together by one or more switches/ERCs
Switch Group Scene

Triggers a given scene override for 1 hour

See Using Switch Group Scene Point.

N/A
Write
Analog Value
Derived from Switch Base ID*

*EM Base ID is the BACnet base address used by the devices on the floor. Area Base ID is the BACnet base address used by the devices in the area.

Lighting BACnet/IPObject Object Description  Unit Access BACnet/IP Object Type Instance ID
Individual Points (Fixtures)
Fixture Energy Consumed Energy consumed by the fixture Watt-Hour
(15 minutes)
Read/CoV Analog Input Derived from Sensor ID
Fixture Dim Level Light output level
0: Lights Off
100%: Lights Full-on
Percent (must be a whole number)
Read/Write/CoV Analog Value
Fixture Temperature
Air temperature value at the sensor
Fahrenheit
Read/CoV
Analog Input
Individual Points (Plugloads)
Plugload Energy Consumed Energy consumed by the managed and unmanaged plugload Watt-Hour
(15 minutes)
Read/CoV Analog Input Derived from Sensor ID
Plugload On/Off State of the plugload
0: Plugload Off
1: Plugload On
 Binary Read/Write/CoV Binary Value Derived from Sensor ID

Note: The BACnet IP polls every 30 seconds to obtain data for all inputs. 

Using Switch Group Scene Point: 

In the example below, if the user wishes to control the switch group to the TM_ALL_20 scene, the BACnet client should send a value of ‘4’ to the (Siemens/Campus 1/Building 11/Floor 111/SWITCH-SW-TEST (Device: 2200004)

Switch_Grp_SceneID.png

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Enable BACnet

BACnet is a communications standard that allows different systems and devices manufactured by different vendors to interoperate within an intelligent building. The Enlighted Lighting BACnet/IP module provides seamless integration between the Enlighted lighting system and any BACnet® compatible Building Management System (BMS).

The BACnet/IP is a license-enabled software available for on-premise Manage servers, allowing access to the lighting control features such as dimming, emergency overrides, Demand Response (DR), and occupancy at the area level. The BMS with BACnet/IP capability can smoothly integrate, monitor, manage, and control the Enlighted lighting system through Group and Individual points, configured as described in the following sections. The lighting information is shared with BACnet clients at every five-minute interval.

Refer to the following articles to understand the network topology options available in Manage that support BACnet, types of BACnet licenses, and how to obtain and install a BACnet license. 

Configuring BACnet Points

The BACnet/IP interface provides the following lighting group and individual points to integrate with the BMS. Manage represents the physical or virtual server, which includes all sensors and areas. An area is a grouping of sensors on a floor. Before you start configuring BACnet points, you need to

  1. Enable BACnet 
  2. Add areas in Manage
  3. Assign devices to an area.

After the devices (sensors, plugloads) are assigned to an area, the area becomes available as an area object in BACnet. The BACnet IP polls Manage every five minutes to obtain data for all points.

Area Occupancy:

Note: For Area occupancy, you must enable the sensors in the area to be zonal sensors. Refer to the article Enable Zonal Sensors in the area. The BACnet Area group point will then report the occupancy status as occupied or unoccupied. See section BACnet Group Point License (BAC-GP-AREA-00).

Enable BACnet 

Select Administration -> BACnet Configuration, and check the Enable BACnet checkbox to start or stop BACnet.

Obtain the following BACnet server details from your IT group, edit the information as needed:

  1. Area Base Instance – The BACnet base address used by the devices in the area.
  2. Area Manual Override Duration – Controls the light levels in an area for the specified time in minutes; the value must be a whole number. It specifies the duration for how long the lights will stay in manual override mode if their value is changed using the BACnet group point “Area Lighting Control.” After the manual override duration, the lights return to their normal operating mode based on their profile.
    Note: Profile Ramp-up time affects overrides be it API or BACnet commands. 
  3. Listen Port – The port registered to receive BACnet commands.
  4. Manage Base Instance – The BACnet base address used by the devices on the floor.
  5. Listen Port – The port registered to receive BACnet commands.
  6. Network ID – Unique network ID for BACnet.
  7. Vendor ID – Enlighted BACnet vendor ID. This is a non-editable field.

After editing the information in the fields, click the Submit button.

Note: Refer to the Enlighted Lighting BACnet PICS to understand the BACnet points supported by the BACnet/IP module.

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BACnet Points

After you have purchased and installed the BACnet licenses, configure the BACnet interface, as explained below.

1. BACnet Base License (BAC-BS-SU-00)

This license is required anytime BACnet is enabled in Manage. System compliance is determined by evaluating the quantity of Base Licenses installed, and active against the quantity of Enlighted Gen 5, or newer, sensors commissioned on the system. BACnet Base license (BAC-BS-SU-00) grant users the privilege to read or write the following BACnet points:

  1. Manage Energy Consumed - Lighting – Reports the total energy consumption in Watt-hour over the last 15 minutes for all lights.
  2. Manage Energy Consumed - Plugload – Reports the total energy consumption in Watt-hour over the last 15 minutes for all plugloads.
  3. Manage Demand Response (DR) Level – Displays the sensitivity level to respond to a DR event.
      •  1-High
      •  2-Medium
      •  3-Low
      • 4-Special
  4. DR Duration – This is an additional point that is displayed for DR duration in the BACnet Configuration report. The Building Management System (BMS) sends the DR duration value to Enlighted Manage when a Demand Response event is triggered. The value defaults to ‘xx' minutes as configured in the Area Manual Override Duration field.
  5. Manage Emergency Status – Displays Emergency On/Off status in the building. Emergency On/Off shows the emergency status of all lights in the building.
      • 0: Emergency Status Off – Lights in the area switch to Auto mode light levels based on their lighting profile.
      • 1: Emergency Status On – Lights are set to a maximum level of 100%.
  6. Gateway Outage Count – Number of gateways not currently communicating with the system.

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BACnet Group Point License (BAC-GP-AREA-00)

Group points provide aggregate metering data and control points for a group of sensors. Group points are available for areas on the floor plan. Compliance is determined based on the quantity of Group Point Licenses (BAC-GP-AREA-00) installed and active against the quantity of areas multiplied by the quantity of area group points enabled.

An area is a grouping of sensors on a floor. To assign an area on the floor, refer to the article Adding an Area. When an area is assigned, it is available as an Area object in BACnet. Group Point Licenses grant users the privilege to read or write the following BACnet points:

  1. Area Consumed Energy (Lighting) – Reports the total energy consumption in Watt-hour for all lighting fixtures in the area over the last 15 minutes.
  2. Area Consumed Energy (Plugload) – Reports the total energy consumption in Watt-hour for all plugloads in the area over the last 15
  3. Area Occupancy Status – Reports occupied or unoccupied status of the area. The occupancy status values are as follows:
    0: Unoccupied in an area
    1: Occupied
  4. Area Emergency Status On/Off – Emergency On/Off shows the emergency status of an area.
    0: Off – Lights in the area switch to Auto light levels based on their lighting profile.
    1: On – Lights in the area are set to a maximum level of 100%.
  5. Area Lighting Control – Controls light levels for the number of minutes specified in the AreaManualOverrideDuration field.
    0: Lights off
    1 - 99: Dim level
    100: Lights full on
    101: Auto behavior – Normal light level for a commissioned fixture based on its profile.

Note: When the AreaManualOverideDuration is set,

  • Fixtures in manual override mode will not perform task-tuning, daylight harvesting, or time-schedule change.
  • Fixtures continue to respond to Enlighted Room Control (ERC) switch events, and
  • Fixtures in a motion group will not respond to motion but will generate motion group events for other fixtures in the group.
  • The Profile Ramp-up time affects override commands issued via API or BACnet. The override command will take effect after the ramp-up time set in the profile ends.  Ramp-up time is the length of time to change a light that is off to its required light level value. For example, when the value is 10 in the profile, a light that is off will be brought up to the needed light level after 10 seconds during an override. For more information, see Understanding Light Profiles.
  1. Area Override – Activates Holiday Override Profile as configured in Manage for ‘xx' minutes specified in the Area Manual Override Duration field.
    Note: You must select the Holiday Override option in the Advanced menu. Refer to the Configure Demand Response and Holiday Behavior Advanced menu to select a Holiday Override Profile from the General Behavior window's drop-down box.
  2. Switch Group Scene Control – Triggers a group of fixtures to a preconfigured scene based on Scene ID for one hour.

Note: Make sure to select the Holiday Override from the Holiday Override Profile drop-down box in the profile’s Advanced menu.

2. BACnet Individual Point License (BAC-SP-SU-00)

Individual points provide metering data and control points for individual fixtures and plugload devices. Compliance is determined based on the quantity of Individual Point Licenses (BAC-SP-SU-00) installed and active against the quantity of areas multiplied by the quantity of Enlighted 5th generation, or newer, sensors commissioned on the system. Individual Point Licenses grant users the privilege to read or write to the following BACnet points:

Fixture

  1. Fixture Consumed Energy – Shows energy consumed in Watt-hour by the fixture over the last 15 minutes.
  2. Fixture Dim Level – Displays the current dim light output level of the fixture. By changing this value, you can set the fixture dim output level to the desired level. The levels range from 0 to 100% (Off to Full on).
  3. Fixture Temperature – Displays the current temperature of the fixture. 

Plugload

  1. Plugload Energy Consumption – Shows both the managed and unmanaged energy consumed in Watt-hour by the plugload over the last 15 minutes. Managed energy includes energy consumed by appliances such as fans and monitors that need not be powered on when there are no occupants. Plug these types of appliances into managed plugload outlets for automatic shutoff. Unmanaged energy includes energy consumed by appliances that need to be powered all the time to provide uninterrupted service.
  2. Plugload Status – This shows the status of the managed plugload. By changing the value, the plugload can be set to on or off.
    0: Plugload Off
    1: Plugload On

3. Viewing the BACnet Configuration Report

The report displays the points selected for BACnet group points for Base and Area points. BACnet generates the Device ID, Name, and Instance ID. Click the Download Excel button to download the records in .csv format. Click the Download EDE button to download the detailed records of all the BACnet entries in a zipped format.

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