7.8003.10 Bi-Level Controls

Topic: 
Plug Load
Subtopic: 
Lighting
Desired Outcome: 
Energy used for lighting reduced
Note: 
The authority having jurisdiction may require that a licensed professional perform certain tasks outlined in this detail.
For supporting material, see Referenced Standards.
TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
7.8003.10a
Assessment

Lighting strategy will be provided by lighting professional

Safety and crime prevention will be considered as part of the strategy

Determine appropriate device, settings, and location

Determine existing electrical conditions

Prevent property damage

Ensure occupant safety

7.8003.10b
Selection

Switches will be compatible with existing wiring

Switches will meet the appropriate nationally recognized product standard

Reduce energy use

Ensure device functions appropriately

Ensure product safety

Ensure multiple switching strategies can be used

7.8003.10c
Installation

Work will be performed by licensed electrical professional

Switches will be installed in accordance with ANSI ANSI American National Standards Institute, www.ansi.org / NFPA NFPA National Fire Protection Association, www.nfpa.org 70, ANSI ANSI American National Standards Institute, www.ansi.org / NFPA NFPA National Fire Protection Association, www.nfpa.org 70E, and manufacturer specifications

Switches will be positioned in a secure location and not subject to physical damage

Labels will be permanently affixed without the use of adhesives near switch location to indicate light level and fixture control

Ensure worker safety

Ensure occupant safety

Prevent tampering

Ensure continued savings

Optimize system performance

7.8003.10d
Commissioning

Settings will be verified and tested to meet lighting design criteria

Optimize system performance

Ensure occupant safety

7.8003.10e
Occupant safety

Switches will not compromise egress lighting, as required by ANSI ANSI American National Standards Institute, www.ansi.org / NFPA NFPA National Fire Protection Association, www.nfpa.org 101

Switches will not impact minimum light levels, as required by codes or local ordinances

Ensure occupant safety

7.8003.10f
Staff education

Building operations staff will be provided with warranty information, operation manuals, and installer contact information

Educate building operations staff about operation and maintenance of equipment

Ensure continued savings

7.8003.10g
Occupant education

Occupants will be educated of new lighting controls and benefits

Education will be provided by building operations staff

Educate occupants about new controls and benefits

Ensure continued savings