The initiation phase includes the following sections.


The preparation consists of several steps, to be completed in cooperation with the customer:

  • Capture the project details

    • Name and address of the customer

    • Contact details of the contact person

    • Usage of the building, area types etcetera

  • Discuss the details of the Interact Pro system

    • Type of luminaires, sensors, switches

    • Number of groups and zones

    • Scenes and lighting behavior

For this step, it can be useful to have the floorplans of the building available.
  • Create, invite and appoint the users necessary for this phase of the project

    • Installer on the job

    • Business owner (contact person)


Elaborate the data collected in the preparation to a proper design plan.

If possible, use the floorplans of the building to detail out the Interact Pro system.

The type of building determines the usage of the areas and thus the design of the light plan.

The selection of the luminaires is based on the usage of the building:

  • Office
    Panels, troffers, downlights, spots, etcetera

  • Warehouse, Industry
    Waterproof, batten, high-bay etcetera

  • Retail
    Downlight, spots, etcetera

Design lighting network architecture

The design of the lighting network must comply with the following requirements:

  • Determine the amount and position of the lights, sensors and, if applicable, switches

  • Use the input from the customer (for example floorplans) to define groups and zones

  • Define the scenes and lighting behavior for the groups and zones

  • Define the location of the gateway

The example shows a simplified floor plan of a building, with typical usage of the areas. The areas are designed with lights that correspond to their usage and have groups and zones defined.

floor plan design

Design of the power grid

The number per circuit is limited by the circuit breaker and the inrush current of the wireless driver.

Make sure to create sufficient circuits as per the following table:

Driver type (application) Circuit Breaker: 16 A, type B

Independent driver (for example: panel, downlight)

Max 24 luminaires

Built-in driver

(for example: waterproof, troffer)

Max 22 luminaires

The gateway requires a power outlet, available close to the location of the device.

The gateway is placed at high altitude against a wall or dropped ceiling.

Design of the local IT architecture

local it architecture

The IT infrastructure connects the gateway to the infrastructure of the customer, enabling the communication to the cloud.

The gateway requires a LAN outlet that makes it part of the IT infrastructure of the end-customer. The network needs to be provided with a dynamic IP address from a DHCP server. This can be the router that is configured for this task. Networks with static IP addresses are currently not supported.

The gateway is placed at high altitude against a wall or dropped ceiling.

The router of the customer must be configured to allow inbound and outbound traffic to the URL of the Interact cloud and specific ports:

  • URL:

    • General:

    • China:

  • Port: 443 (HTTPS/MQTT)

The lighting network generates traffic that is separated from the IT network. The WG

communicates directly to the customer router and routes traffic on the lighting network directly to the cloud. A firewall operating a strict protocol monitors the incoming traffic.

Scenes and lighting behavior

The basic lighting behavior types are:

  • Occupancy based control
    Either manually switch on the light, or automatically switch on the light after occupancy is detected.
    If occupancy is no longer detected, the lights switch off automatically.

  • Daylight dependent regulation control
    The sensor detects the ingress of daylight adjusting the light output of the luminaires to maintain the optimum task level.

  • Manual control
    Manually switch on and off the light by means of a ZGP switch.

  • Scene control
    Predefined scenes that can be selected in a room.

  • Scheduling
    Execute an action (scene) at a pre-defined time of the day.

Install and commission

The install and commission phase divides the project execution in the building of the customer into logical parts and includes system installation at the customer site and the complete commissioning until handover.

Most of the activities can be identified in lighting network installation, but limited IT network installation is required also.

These activities divide up into the following phases:

  • Offsite preparation
    The service provider optionally prepares the physical install and the commissioning in the installer portal;

  • Onsite installation
    The installer on the job executes the installation of the gateway, lights, sensors and, if applicable;

  • Onsite commissioning
    The installer on the job commissions the system using the app, based on the preparation done in the installer portal.

Portal and app permissions

Manage users
Action/Role Service provider Installer Owner User

Request access

Invite others

Delete others

Commission and update
Action/Role Service provider Installer Owner User

Commission project

Mobile app

Mobile app

Mobile app

Firmware update (Interact Pro connected-only)

Manage projects
Action/Role Service provider Installer Owner User

Create projects

Manage projects

Create groups and zones

Action/Role Service provider Installer Owner User

Energy & health (Interact Pro connected-only)

Web app

Web app

Web app

Energy reports (Interact Pro connected-only)

Web app

Web app

Manage scenes

Manage schedules (Interact Pro connected-only)

Manage groups

Control lights

  • - possible

  • - not possible

  • - possible with limited functionality

  • Web app - only available in the web app

  • Mobile app - only available in the mobile app