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 "System Assistant." Click here to download (link), free of charge.
Name and tags
Follow the instructions to add a name and custom 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 System Assistant). 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 System Assistant and/or on a sticker located on the bottom of your light.