Name and identify your fixtures

Name and identify your fixtures

Heliospectra’s fixture(s) can be identified in several ways:

 

IP address - an identification number assigned to a fixture in the network that can be set in static or dynamic.

MAC address - an identification number that is always static/same for each individual light fixture.

Name and tags - name/tags that you can give your fixture(s) yourself, any numbers/letters.

 

This is preferably performed with Heliospectra’s software "helioCONNECT" Click here to download (link), free of charge.

 

 

Name and tags


For easy identification in your specific physical environment, each light can be named to match your specific growing area/part of the growth area. Above this, the lights can also be given tags in any way that is, such as the name, which is searchable in helioCONNECT (very useful in large installations). The ability to name your own fixture is a vital tool to identify specific lights in your installation.












                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fig1. You want to change the spectrum for light nr. 13 in the setup above, but where is it?

 


 



An example could be, to give your lights the same name as the area/part of the area they are installed over. In the example below the first light in area 1 could be named "Area 1 - R1C1" (row 1, column 1)the second light would be named " Area 1 -R1C2" and so on...    

 






















Fig2. An example of two nursery tables for propagated juvenile herbs, 21 lights over each table.

 

 

Follow the instructions to add a name and custom tags for the light:

 

  1. Open the WUI, click the Operation tab.
  2. In the Tags field, edit the light Name by clicking Edit next to the Name field.
  3. Add a tag Key and Value in the respective fields.
  4. Repeat step 3 to add additional tags for the light.


NOTE! 
The Nametag is a protected key/value pair. Unlike other tags, the name cannot be removed. The value is used as the Web UI title and as an identifier when setting up clusters of lights.

 

IP and MAC address 

 

By default, the Heliospectra LED fixture uses the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) to automatically receive an IP address from a router in the network. This is a commonly available feature in computer networks. The IP address is used when configuring and monitoring the light, in the browser (manually or by helioCONNECT). A light can also be configured to use a static IP.

 


fig3.  Shows the software of the lights, where you can set Dynamic/Static IP.

 

If it is vital that each fixture is always associated with the same IP address, consider using DHCP and MAC address reservation (refer to your router documentation for more information how to setup static DHCP addresses). If unsure whether your network supports DHCP or if to use static IP address configuration, contact your local network administrator.  The MAC address of your light(s) you can see in helioCONNECT and/or on a sticker located on the bottom of your light.

 

 


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