Defining Fixture TypesΒΆ

A SimplySNAP system can provide a lot of insight into the performance of a lighting installation, as well as the environment surrounding the lights. This insight is enhanced through the use of fixture types and thresholds. Fixture types represent a driver controller/driver/light combination. When you create a fixture type, you can assign SimplySNAP to monitor for a specified range of conditions and generate alarms when conditions deviate above or below those conditions. Thresholds are established on a number of parameters that are outlined in the table below. Note that available measurements are dependent on the accessed lighting controller. All lighting controllers may not be able to provide all measurements.


At dimming levels below 10% thresholds and tolerances become unreliable. Because of this, alarms are not generated for light levels below 10%.

To define a fixture type:

  1. Access the Fixture Types screen by clicking Config - Fixture Types.

  2. Click the Add New Fixture Type button.

  3. Enter a name for the new fixture in the field provided.

  4. (Optional) Assign thresholds as described below.

  5. Click Save Changes to save the new fixture type.

To assign a threshold to a defined fixture type:

  1. Access the Fixture Types screen by clicking Config - Fixture Types.

  2. Scroll to the fixture type you wish to add a threshold to, and click the Add New Threshold button.

  3. Click the Parameter - Enabled drop-down field, and ensure the new threshold is enabled.

  4. Click the Parameter drop-down and select the measured value you wish to set a threshold on.

  5. Click the Threshold Type drop-down and select how you'd wish to define the monitored threshold.

  6. Use the remaining fields to define the upper and lower limits for monitoring. If these limits are exceeded, a SimplySNAP alarm will be generated.

  7. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save Changes to save the new thresholds.


Multiple thresholds can be defined for a single fixture type.