Grouping is a method of organizing luminaire icons in the Luminaires tab. Grouping can also be referred to as zoning. This can make it easier to find the correct luminaires later (especially if you have a large network). Groups can be considered as physical collections of luminaires in an area (e.g. all luminaires in a row or in one room). One luminaire can only be part of one group. You can name groups and set common dimming levels, colour or colour temperature for all luminaires in a group.
Groups are predominantly intended for manual control, whereas scenes are designed primarily for automation.
Creating and editing a group
There are two ways to create a group:
- Select Group (top left of the screen). Select the luminaires for the group by tapping them. The + / – icons (top right) can be used to select or deselect all luminaires that are not already in another group. Create the group by tapping the folder icon. Name the group. Tap Add a new group. Tap Done to save the changes.
- Select Edit at the top of the screen. Drag individual luminaire icons on top of each other to create a group. Double tap on the group to open it. Tap on the Group name to rename it. Tap Done to save the changes.
To add more luminaires into a group, select Edit and then drag and drop luminaire icons into the relevant group.
If you want to edit a group, select Edit and then the group to open it for editing. You can rename the group or remove luminaires by dragging and dropping them outside the group area. When you have finished editing the group, select Done and Close.
If you want to remove a group, select Edit or Group and then select the “X” in the corner of the group icon. This will remove the group and the luminaires will appear again as individual devices in the Luminaires tab.
Using a group
You can control all luminaires in a group simultaneously using the same basic app gestures on the relevant group icon. You can also still control individual luminaires separately, even if they are part of a group. Double tap the group to open it. You can then use the basic gestures on individual luminaires.