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How to set baseline data
How to set baseline data
Sebastien Gouin-Davis avatar
Written by Sebastien Gouin-Davis
Updated over a week ago

There are multiple ways to set baseline in the dashboard, depending on the data the customer provides, follow those specific steps below:

Click here if we did a 1:1 fixture replacement and you were given the wattage of the old fixtures

Click here if we used circuit controllers - each of our devices control multiple fixtures - and you were given the KhW for the entire site

Steps to set baseline with the wattage of the old fixtures:

1. Log into the site

2. Select Terminal

3. Type: set -t (device type) -i 31 (index row it's in) -v (previous watts)

  • Example: set -t driver -i 31 -v 92

Steps to calculate the value:

Background: BEF: Ballast Efficiency Factor - The efficiency of the ballast itself. A BEF of .85 is fairly typical, but older fixtures maybe have significantly worse efficiency. a BEF of 0.85 means that the ballast is “85% efficient”, or losing 15% of the energy it consumes, so to calculate the total fixture power consumption you multiply the tube wattage by 1.15 to get the total value.

Formula: #watts x 1.15

Example: 80 x 1.15 = 92w

Only do step 4 if you are backtracking - if the site has had controls and baseline was not set up prior. If you are not backtracking, then skip to step 5

4. Type: set -t (device type) -i 23 (index row it's in) -v (Amatis device watts)

  • Example: set -t driver -i 23 -v 32 (watts for our garage fixture)

5. Type: set -t (device type) -i 30 (index row it's in) -v 2 (baseline mode)

  • Example: set -t driver -i 30 -v 2

  • If the lights were on 24/7 in this space prior to our controls being installed, use baseline mode 1, instead of 2.

Note: The data should start populating in the Dashboard after 1 hour.

Steps to set baseline with the sites previous KWH usage:

1. Log into the Energy dashboard

2. Extract the data from the dashboard:


  1. Select Graphing

  2. In the All Data Points table search for Energy

  3. Select all the devices you need to set baseline for

  4. In the Selected Data points table use the drop down to select 30 days

  5. Select Graph it

  6. Select CSV

3. Let excel or gsheets do the math for you!


  1. Add 3 rows in the top of the sheet with the following names:

  • Total Energy Usage (per month)

  • Baseline Energy Usage (per month)

  • Actual Savings

2. Add 4 rows to the bottom of the sheet with the following names:

  • Energy per device

  • Proportion

  • Baseline Wh

  • Baseline Watts

3. Pull the formulas from the B column in both the green and blue cells and add them to your sheet

4. Input the data from this sheet into the app

Note: When you put it into the app, the app will share the information to the dashboard which is what will populate those graphs for you.


  1. Log into the Amatis App

  2. Select terminal

  3. Type: set -t (driver/alc) -n baseline mode -v 2

  4. Type: data (device id) -start 31 -f 1

  5. Type the baseline watts from your excel/gsheet into the box

  6. Do step 4 and 5 until you get through each device, by changing the device id in step 3

5. Watch the dashboard populate 🎉

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