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*Note* –A zone is a section of lights you group together logically, for example the front and backyard. Defining different zones for your home allows the ability to only turn on certain sections of lights, or to have different patterns on different parts of their home.

*Note* – When setting up a zone, you have to choose which ports were used to power that section, so here is a description of what a the ports are. All lights are hard wired to your controller. Multiple wires may have been used to connect your lights to your controller. A JellyFish Pro 2 controller has up to 4 ports, therefore, up to 4 wires may be connecting your lights to your controller.

*Note* – A zone of lights you create can include part of the lights connected to a port, all of the lights connected to a port, or a group of lights spanning multiple ports. In the JellyFish Designer app, patterns are run on zones, not on ports.

*Note* – By default, your controller will be set up to have only one zone called “All Lights”.  The “All Lights” zone will mirror the information on port 1 to ports 2, 3, and 4.  Also, by default, your controller assumes that each port is connected to 512 lights because each port can potentially communicate with up to 512 lights. As a side note, a controller can not power up that many lights without an auxiliary power supply, but a single port can communicate with 512 lights nevertheless.

*Note* – A section of lights can only be a member of ONE zone.

*Note* – If a light is not defined in any zone, it will always be off.

  • Zones (Create or modify a zone)
    • Delete the “All Lights” zone by pressing ⋮ to the right of the zone name and by selecting “Delete Zone”
      • We are deleting this because each light can only be assigned to 1 zone
      • Please note that ⋮ needs to be pressed before the zone is expanded. If the dots are pressed after the zone is expanded, the only option available is to add a port.
    • Press “+ Add Zone”
      • The default name after pressing “+ Add Zone” is “Zone”
        • If there are multiple named “Zone” it will add a number after it (Zone1)
    • Be outside looking at the lights while setting up zones
    • It will automatically open up the port settings
      • If editing, press ? to the right of the zone you’d like to edit
      • Press “Port:1”
    • Save the “Start” and “End Position” for the zone
      • Select port number 1
        • The numbers next to “Ports” are which port was used to power each strand of lights. The installers normally use port 1 first
        • The port you are editing will be Ⓞ
      • Press – and + to the right of “End Position” to set which lights you want in that zone
        • This will move the blue light and add more white lights
        • All of your lights should be white except for the 1st and last light in the zone
      • If two ports are used in the zone you want to create
        • While in the expanded zone menu, press ⋯ “Add Port” and repeat the above until you select all the lights you wish to have in the zone
      • Press ∧ once you have the lights in the zone all selected to save
    • “Reverse Direction” will make the lights in that zone flow the other way
    • To rename the zone click out of the zone then 3 vertical dots when closed out of the zone and select rename
      • A zone of lights should be a logical name like “Front Yard”, “Side Yard”, or “Patio”
    • To make sure you have your zone set up how you want it, you can test it
      • Press ⋮ to the right of the zone name when the zone is not expanded
      • Press “Start test”
        • This will turn all lights in the selected port on red and will have one green light tracing through to show the direction
      • Press ⋮ to the right of the zone name when the zone is not expanded and press “End Test”
  • Controller
    • Multiple controllers can be managed here
  • Config
    • Press the ▼ under “Time Zone” to change your time zone
    • Press the ▼ under “Location” to change your location
    • Press “Set” to save
      • Controller will reboot
    • “Set Default Zone List” will restore the default zone list “All Lights” (this will delete the zones you created)
    • “Restore Zone List” will restore to the previous zone list
  • About
    • “Find Controller” searches for lighting controllers
    • “WiFi Setup” walks you through the setup wizard
      • Helpful if you get new WiFi
    • “Update Controller Firmware”
      • Update JellyFish Designer Controller
    • JF Designer Tutorials will take you to a page with all of our tutorial videos
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