Hello Lighting Applications working group!
Below are the meeting minutes from the Denver meeting, which will be recorded as LA049-1.doc in BACnet FTP archives.
BACnet Lighting Applications Working Group
ASHRAE Summer Meeting
Sheraton Denver Downtown
8:00 AM 10:00 AM on Sunday, June 23, 2013
1. Opening remarks - working group: 8:11am
2. Circulation of attendance sheet, and introduction of those present
Steve Karg WattStopper
David Ritter Delta Controls
Klasu Waechter Siemens
Dee Denteneer Philips
Scott Ziegenfus Lutron
Rick Leinen Leviton
3. Meeting role assignments
time keeper: (breaks: 10AM) - Ritter
scribe - Karg
non-agenda item attendant - Rick
4. The minutes from the previous meeting, LA048, were reviewed and approved as amended.
5. The agenda for this meeting was discussed and approved. The items to be discussed at this meeting are DHR-021 Binary Lighting object, DMF-054 Lighting Output object color, BTL testing, specific tests for Lighting Output object, Channel object, and WriteGroup service.
SZ-xxx Staged Value object BIBBs On hold pending SSPC approval of DMF-065
SZ-xxx Staged Value object tests On hold pending SSPC approval of DMF-065
DMF-xxx Lighting Output object Color BIBBs On hold pending SSPC approval of DMF-054
DMF-xxx Lighting Output object Color tests On hold pending SSPC approval of DMF-054
DHR-xxx - Binary Lighting Output object BIBBs On hold pending SSPC approval of DHR-021
DHR-xxx - Binary Lighting Output object tests On hold pending SSPC approval of DMF-021
CZ_011-001 - Lighting Value object Hold for discussion with Christof
STK-021 Lighting Output object tests Revising - not ready
DMF-xxx Channel object and WriteGroup service tests Proposed - not ready
STK-xxx Life Safety and Normalized Lighting Proposed - not ready
DMF-028 Famous Times Karg: whitepaper on simulated dawn/dusk BV
RLH-001-3b Annex H "Using BACnet with DALI" On Hold pending Gateway guide PPR
DHR-021 - Binary Lighting Output object SSPC 135 (voted for PPR1)
DMF-066 Lighting Output BIBB SSPC-135
DMF-067 Channel object and WriteGroup service BIBB SSPC-135
DMF-065 - Staged Value object SSPC-135
DMF-054 - Lighting Output object color LA-WG
6. Liaison updates (NEMA, IESNA, DALI, BACnet International)
Steve Karg updated the group on the effort to educate vendors and specifiers about the new Lighting Output and Channel objects and WriteGroup service. BACnet International was contacted about adding options on the registration form, as well as a potential roundtable testing event, at the next Plugfest in Atlanta (November, 2013). The Plugfest would encourage adoption of the new objects and service by vendors, along with some press.
7. Proposal Discussion
DHR-021-6 - Binary Lighting Output object, had been voted to SSPC-135, and had been reviewed at the previous plenary session. It was returned to this working group for revisions and direction. David Ritter led the discussion as the group reviewed the changes made after SSPC-135 meeting. The existing proposal only need to remove the Clause 21 language for BACnetPropertyIdentifier since the new properties were changed to the same name as the existing properties. The working group voted to move the amended proposal to the SSPC-135 for plenary discussion.[NOTE: DHR-021 was voted at the later plenary meeting for publication public review]
DMF-054 - Lighting Output object color, had been voted to SSPC-135, and had been reviewed at the previous plenary session. It was returned to this working group for revisions and direction. Specifically, the color was not included in a prioritized way, and the committee rejected this idea and wanted to be sure that the lighting working group wanted to have an un-prioritized color property.
The working group discussed several use cases for color and priority:
a) Schedule changes color over a day
b) A wall box controlling color change and intensity independently.
c) Color and intensity linked for entertainment lighting.
Priority is not used in the existing color proposal. Do we add text to rule on priority in lighting command? The group then discussed life safety implications of color and lighting intensity. Typically the lighting systems have a high priority, a normal priority, and a low priority, but have all 16 priorities to conform to BACnet. Many lighting systems are simply last action, with no priority involved, but when used with BACnet, need to have a high priority override for life safety.
The group proposed some additional properties for an object supporting color:
The group proposed some additional commands in the Lighting_Command:
d) FADE_TO (existing) - remove fade_time, change to Default_Color_Fade_Time
The discussion of color and lighting should continue at a future meeting.
8. Disposition of Non-Agenda Items
9. Schedule for future meetings
Continue discussion of Lighting Output object color at the next meeting, or online.
LA-WG will convene at BACnet Fall meeting on November 4-8, 2013, in Atlanta. Perhaps a half day of meeting, with a couple hours to discuss color, and a few hours to discuss any testing documents that are completed.
Any vendors are invited bring lighting products to the Plugfest on November 19-21, 2013, in Atlanta, to test Lighting Output objects and Channel objects in their products, as well as testing WriteGroup service.
10. Adjournment (10:28AM)