7.8003.1 Lighting Upgrade

Topic: 
Plug Load
Subtopic: 
Lighting
Desired Outcome: 
Energy used for lighting reduced while maintaining adequate and safe lighting levels
TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
7.8003.1a
Daylighting

Window coverings (e.g., blinds, shades, movable insulation) will be replaced or maneuvered to maximize useful daylight where appropriate

Active and passive day lighting will be properly oriented, designed, and installed where appropriate 

Reduce energy use without negative consequences (e.g., glare, unintentional heating)

7.8003.1b
Selection

All bulbs, fixtures, and controls will be appropriate for the intended application (e.g., enclosed, orientation, dimmable, potential for breakage, indoor, and outdoor)

All bulbs, fixtures, and controls will be selected to provide the brightness and light quality required in that application (e.g., task lighting, trip-and- fall hazards, nightlights)

Selected equipment should have the highest level of efficiency within a technology [e.g., compact fluorescent lamp ( CFL CFL Compact fluorescent lamp ), LED LED Light-emitting diode ]

All bulbs, fixtures, and controls will be ENERGY STAR® rated where applicable

When possible, bulbs, fixtures, and controls will be selected that will facilitate the use of future lighting technologies (e.g., LEDs)

When incandescent bulbs cannot be replaced or when occupant chooses not to replace, a dimmer will be selected

Light/lamp wattage should not exceed rated wattage of fixture

Bulb replacements will be chosen based on expected durability, light quality, and lifetime energy use of the bulb

Controls to turn off lights when not needed (e.g., no one in room) will be provided

All bulbs, fixtures, and controls will be UL UL Underwriters Laboratories -approved and installed in accordance with local code(s) and NFPA NFPA National Fire Protection Association, www.nfpa.org 70 National Electric Code

Fluorescent light ballasts containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) will be replaced in accordance with the EPA EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, www.epa.gov 's Healthy Indoor Environment Protocols for Home Energy Upgrades

Provide improved lighting quality at lower energy use

Select equipment that will not be an unnecessary barrier to future technologies

Avoid inferior products and unsatisfied occupants

TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
7.8003.1a
Daylighting

Window coverings (e.g., blinds, shades, movable insulation) will be replaced or maneuvered to maximize useful daylight where appropriate

Active and passive daylighting will be properly oriented, designed, and installed where appropriate

Reduce energy use without negative consequences (e.g., glare, unintentional heating)

7.8003.1b
Selection

All bulbs, fixtures, and controls will be appropriate for the intended application (e.g., enclosed, orientation, dimmable, potential for breakage, indoor and outdoor)

All bulbs, fixtures, and controls will be selected to provide the brightness and light quality required in that application (e.g., task lighting, trip-and- fall hazards, nightlights)

Selected equipment should have the highest level of efficiency within a technology [e.g., compact fluorescent lamp ( CFL CFL Compact fluorescent lamp ), LED LED Light-emitting diode ]

All bulbs, fixtures, and controls will be ENERGY STAR rated where applicable

When possible, bulbs, fixtures, and controls will be selected that will facilitate the use of future lighting technologies (e.g., LEDs)

When incandescent bulbs cannot be replaced or when occupant chooses not to replace, a dimmer will be selected

Light/lamp wattage should not exceed rated wattage of fixture

Bulb replacements will be chosen based on expected durability, light quality, and lifetime energy use of the bulb

Controls to turn off lights when not needed (e.g., no one in room) will be provided

All bulbs, fixtures, and controls will be UL UL Underwriters Laboratories -approved and installed in accordance with local code(s) and NFPA NFPA National Fire Protection Association, www.nfpa.org 70 National Electric Code

Fluorescent light ballasts containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) will be replaced in accordance with the EPA EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, www.epa.gov 's Healthy Indoor Environment Protocols for Home Energy Upgrades

Provide improved lighting quality at lower energy use

Select equipment that will not be an unnecessary barrier to future technologies

Avoid inferior products and unsatisfied occupants