Congrats on setting up your new ATI WiFi LED Powermodule Hybrid! Now that you have gone through the initial setup of your fixture, let’s talk about how to program it to do what you would like it to do.
Select T5 Channel 1 (Tube 1):
Every fixture has 2 channels for controlling the T5 bulbs and each LED group or cluster is also its own independent channel. With up to 4 channels of LEDs and 2 channels of T5’s this can make the programming graph cluttered and hard to read. To simplify the process, we recommend working on a single channel at a time. To add or remove a channel from the graph, use the buttons in the lower left of the screen of the screen as shown below.
Once you are down to a single channel view, your screen should look something like this:
Program T5 Channel 1 (Tube 1)
Programming is easy, just simply click on any set point or node and move it to the time and intensity you are looking for. To add or remove set points, select one of the options to the right of “Nodes” in the lower top menu as shown below.
- <+ Button: Adds a set point to the left of the currently selected point
- +> Button: Adds a set point to the right of the currently selected set point
- – Button: Removes the currently selected set point. Please do NOT remove all the set points as doing so will require a factory reset which will delete your current program and reset it back to the factory default program.
- The fixture will gradually change intensity between 2 set points. For example, if you have a set point at 0% and the next set point at 50%, the fixture will gradually increase intensity from 0% to 50%. It will not simply jump from 0% to 50%.
- You can add an unlimited number of data nodes.
- Do NOT run the T5’s at an intensity of 50% or less for a prolonged period of time as doing so will significantly reduce the useable life of your bulbs.
Program T5 Channel 2 (Tube 2)
Most people use the same T5 program for both T5 Channel 1 and T5 Channel 2. To copy the program from T5 Channel 1 to T5 Channel 2, simply click “Apply to all,” select “Tube 1” from the “Copy settings from” drop-down menu, select the check-box next to Tube 2 and click “Apply” as shown below.
If you prefer to create a different program for T5 Channel 2, select Tube 2 only in the bottom left corner of the screen and create the program by moving and adding set points just like you did for T5 Channel 1.
Program LED Channel 1 (Spot 1)
Changing the time and intensity set points is done the same way as the T5 Channels, however with the LEDs you also will need to set the color combination for each set point or node. To change the color of a particular set-point, select a set point and then click the “Color” button in the lower top menu bar as shown below.
Once you click “Color”, an additional menu will appear right below “Color” that displays all the available color choices. The color of each set point of the graph will match one of the colors in the menu indicating the LED color combination at that set point. For example, a set point that is white in color indicates that the LEDs will be displaying the pre-configured white color mix and a set point that is violet in color indicates that the LEDs will be displaying the pre-configured violet color mix and so forth. To change the LED color of a particular set point, simply select that set point and click the color choice you’d like in the menu.
Program LED Channel 2 (Spot 2), Channel 3 (Spot 3), Channel 4 (Spot 4)
Most people use the same LED program for all their LED channels. To copy the program from LED Channel 1 to the other LED channels, simply click “Apply to all”, select “Spot 1” from the “Copy settings from” drop-down menu, select the check-box next to Spot 2, Spot 3 and Spot 4 and click “Apply” as shown below.
If you prefer to create a different program for the other LED channels, select each spot in the bottom left corner of the screen and create the program by moving and adding set points just like you did for LED Channel 1.
Preview Your Program
Once you have your fixture programmed, you can test the look by selecting the play button just to the right of “Preview” as shown below. This will play your program quickly and give you a general idea of the different appearances your light will have at various times of the day. You can, of course, pause or stop this preview if you wish as well using the associated buttons.
Save Your Program
After you’ve got your program where you want it, we highly recommended that you save your program to your computer or other device. (Please note our software is currently only Windows compatible and it will not work with on iOS / Apple device.)
To save your program, select the “File” button, name your file and select the location on your computer where you want to save it. It’s a bit confusing, however the “Save” button to the left of “File” does NOT actually save file.
Load the Program to Your Fixture
To load your program to your fixture, select the “Save” button. Doing this will over-ride the current program on your fixture and replace it with the newly created program.
Reload Button: The “Reload” button will load the program currently on your light into the programming software. This is a great way to make small changes to an existing program, however it will replace any current program you are working on in the software interface so please make sure you save your current program if its important.
The quick start guide included with your fixture (and also shown below) is a great little cheat sheet to use while programming your fixture. It provides a quick breakdown of what each of the programming buttons do.
And, of course, if you need additional assistance please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for help.