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No. If there is an installation issue, nLight Air (wireless) fixtures and/or devices might offer a solution.
Acuity offers pre-terminated, plenum rated CAT5e cables of various lengths but purchasing CAT5e from Acuity is not required. CAT5e cables installed between nLight devices must be terminated using the TIA / EIA-568-B Cabling Standard Termination. In addition, all CAT5 cables (even those purchased pre-terminated) must be field verified using a Klein LAN Scout or equal (https://www.kleintools.com/catalog/cable-testers-accessories/cable-tester-lan-scout-jr-continuity-tester)
CAT5 cables are available in many colors, but nLight does not require a specific CAT5 cable color. However, it is recommended that the nLight CAT5 is installed with a different color than the other networked systems within a building.
Another import difference with nLight CAT5 and CAT5 for the building LAN is that nLight CAT5 cable can exceed the 328 feet limit for LAN connections. The maximum cable length for nLight is 1,500 feet from a bridge port to the last device on the CAT5 daisy-chain.
Maybe. If the 0-10V driver / ballast is rated for CLASS 1 or CLASS 2 it will usually be marked on the product. If it is rated for CLASS 1 then 0-10V control wires can be installed in the same conduit or cable with the line voltage feeding those lights. If the driver is only rated for CLASS 2, then the 0-10V control wires must be run separate from the line voltage wiring. Please note that if the 0-10V driver is rated for CLASS 1 the 0-10V control wires must also have a jacket rated at 600V.
Another factor is distance. Running 0-10V control wires in the same conduit or cable as the line voltage feeding those lights for long distances can negatively impact the performance. The recommended maximum wire length for 0-10V is 300 feet.
Designed with contractors in mind, the Sensor Switch JOT enabled wireless solution offers a straightforward approach to the installation and pairing of lighting fixtures and controls. Absolutely no 0-10V control wires and no mobile apps are needed with JOT enabled products, allowing for lightning speed installation right out of the box.
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This video will walk through the steps to installing an nLight AIR programmed lighting fixture and how to sync the designated device to this nLight AIR app. This program is a simplified wireless lighting control system that gives users the ability to monitor their lighting systems with handheld devices. Managing office ceiling lights or classroom lights can now be done on your phone! nLight AIR is comprised of Acuity Brands commercial lighting fixtures with embedded smart sensors and wireless battery powered wall switches that can be accessed by any handheld device.