7.8003.13 Ballast Replacement

Topic: 
Plug Load
Subtopic: 
Lighting
Desired Outcome: 
Energy used for lighting reduced
For supporting material, see Referenced Standards.
TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
7.8003.13a
Assessment

Lighting strategy will be provided by lighting professional

Assessment will identify magnetic ballast location

If the ballast is known to contain polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), does not have "No PCBs" on the ballast, or if the manufacturer cannot determine if the ballast contains PCBs, assume the ballast contains PCBs and dispose of ballast in an EPA EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, www.epa.gov -approved facility

Work order will be evaluated against site circumstances

Determine and ensure appropriate device and location

7.8003.13b
Selection

Ballasts will be compatible with new or existing fixture

Ballasts will meet the appropriate nationally recognized product standards ( ANSI ANSI American National Standards Institute, www.ansi.org C82.1, ANSI ANSI American National Standards Institute, www.ansi.org C82.4, UL UL Underwriters Laboratories 924, UL UL Underwriters Laboratories 1029, NEMA)

Pulse start, high-efficiency electronic ballast will be used

Ballast factor will be a minimum of 0.85

Reduce energy use

Ensure device functions appropriately

Ensure product safety

7.8003.13c
Installation

Fixture will be de-energized before work begins

Worker will follow appropriate lockout procedures in accordance with OSHA OSHA U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, www.osha.gov 1910 Subpart S and ANSI ANSI American National Standards Institute, www.ansi.org / NFPA NFPA National Fire Protection Association, www.nfpa.org 70E

Ballasts will be installed in accordance with manufacturer specifications

If fixture is broken, worker will refer to Fixture Replacement Standard Work Specifications, Section 7.8003.14.

Lens and reflector will be cleaned

Ensure worker safety

Ensure occupant safety

Ensure continued savings

Optimize fixture performance

7.8003.13d
Commissioning

Fixture will be tested to meet IESNA light levels for certain tasks

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

Meet target light levels

Ensure occupant satisfaction

Ensure occupant safety

7.8003.13e
Decommissioning

Ballast manufacture date will be determined, if possible

If the ballast is known to contain PCBs, does not have "No PCBs" on the ballast, or if the manufacturer cannot determine if the ballast contains PCBs, assume the ballast contains PCBs and dispose of ballast in an EPA EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, www.epa.gov -approved facility

Ballasts manufactured in 1979 and after will be disposed of in accordance with local ordinances or manufacturer specifications

Disposal manifests will be filed and available to building representatives

Protect the environment

Prevent the reuse of inefficient components

7.8003.13f
Staff education

Building operations staff will be provided with warranty information, product specification, and installer contact information

Educate building operations staff about operation and maintenance of equipment

Ensure continued savings