Add Fixture Type

The fixture database maintains and tracks the most complete, up-to-date, manufacturer-specific information about Fixture Types such as name, type, number of ballasts or bulbs, voltage, etc. For adding a Fixture Type, navigate to Administration-> System Management -> Fixture Type Management. The list of fixture types is displayed allowing you to add or manage the various fixture types. 

You can add a fixture or a fixtureless sensor. 

Refer to the corresponding section based on the type of sensor you are adding.

Note: The Desk sensors, a type of fixtureless sensors used for detecting and streaming occupancy status, is preconfigured as a Fixture Type in the Manage Fixture Type database. You only need to assign the 'Desk Sensor' Fixture Type to a facility. Refer to the article Enable Desk Sensors.

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Adding a Fixture Sensor  

Fixture sensors are used for lighting. To add a fixtured sensor, navigate to Administration-> System Management -> Fixture Type Management. Select the Fixture Type tab followed by the Add button.

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In the Add Fixture Type window,

  1. Type a name for the fixture type.
  2. Do not check the Fixtureless box as you are adding a fixtured sensor to control lighting. If you are adding a fixtureless sensor, refer to the Adding Fixtureless Sensor section.
  3. Choose the ballast and the correct bulb information. If the ballast or bulb does not exist, you will need to add it to Manage. See Add and Manage Fixtures.  
  4. Set the voltage.
  5. By default, set the Install Type to Unknown since this field is applicable only when adding fixtureless sensors. 
  6. After you have entered all the details, click Add to add the fixture type to the database.

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Adding a Fixtureless Sensor  

The fixtureless sensor increases the sensor density in a facility collecting data and improving the accuracy for Enlighted applications, such as Where and Space, for indoor location and mapping for asset tracking and occupancy-based utilization. 

The Enlighted Surface Sensor, USB, fixtureless Desk Sensors detect and stream occupancy status. The Desk Sensor has already been preconfigured as a Fixture Type in the database. You only need to assign the 'Desk Sensor' Fixture Type to a facility. Refer to the article Enable Desk Sensors.

To add a new fixtureless sensor, navigate to Administration-> System Management -> Fixture Type Management. Select the Fixture Type tab followed by the Add button. 

In the Add Fixture Type window,

  1. Type a name for the fixture.
  2. Check the Fixtureless box if the sensor is not going to control the lights. When the Fixtureless box is selected, the remaining text fields become non-editable as they are no longer applicable.
  3. Choose Install Type. This field is used in the Where application for accuracy location. For details about Install Typesee  Editing Fixture Installation Type.  
  4. After you have entered all the details, click Add to add the fixtureless type to the database.

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You have successfully added the fixtures to the database.

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By default, the fixtures added to the database are not assigned to facilities, and so the next step is to assign the Fixture Types you added to a facility.  Refer to the article Assigning Facility to a Fixture Type.

When assigning the fixture type to a sensor, only the fixture types assigned to the facility will be displayed in the drop-down list. Learn how to Assign  Fixture Type to Sensors.

The type of sensor installation impacts accuracy location in Enlighted applications, such as Where, since the beacon signal's measurement varies with distance to the ceiling or fixture-anchored sensor. Refer to the article Fixture Installation Type to specify installation details.

 

Add and Manage Fixtures

A variety of ballasts and bulbs are available in the market. The fixture database maintains and tracks the most complete, up-to-date, manufacturer-specific information. The database is organized into three categories:

  1. Ballasts: Add a Ballast
  2. Bulbs: Add a Bulb
  3. Fixture Type: Add a Fixture Type

For adding any type of fixture, navigate to Administration-> System Management -> Fixture Type Management. The following screen appears with a list of fixture types allowing you to add or manage the various fixture types. When the Show Used Ballasts box is checked, the list of ballasts at the selected facility is displayed.

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Refer to the corresponding section to add the required fixture type. 

Adding a Ballast

To add a ballast,

  1. Navigate to Administration-> System Management -> Fixture Type Management.
  2. Select the Ballast tab, followed by the Add button.
  3. In the New Ballast window, the Item Number field is left blank. The system automatically generates this.
  4. Type the ballast details and click Add to save the information in the database.
    For details about how to estimate the Baseline Load of a fixture, see Setting Fixture-Level Energy Savings.

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Adding a Bulb

Likewise, to add a bulb,

  1. Navigate to Administration-> System Management -> Fixture Type Management.
  2. Select the Bulb tab, followed by the Add button.
  3. Refer to the bulb specifications and type the bulb details.
  4. Click Add to save the information in the database.

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Adding a Fixture Type

See article Adding a Fixture Type

By default, the fixtures added to the database are not assigned to facilities, and so the next step is to assign the fixtures you added to a facility.  Refer to the article Assigning Facility to a Fixture Type.

Only the fixture types assigned to the facility are displayed in the drop-down list when assigning the fixture type to a sensor. See Assigning Fixture Type to Sensors.

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