7.8003.7 Stand-Alone Timers in Outdoor and Common Areas

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)
7.8003.7a
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

7.8003.7b
Selection

Timer will be compatible with existing wiring

Timer will be in accordance with UL UL Underwriters Laboratories 917 where applicable

Timer will have a minimum of 10 hours of battery backup time

Timer will have a minimum of two programmable schedules

Reduce energy use

Ensure device functions appropriately

Ensure product safety

7.8003.7c
Installation

Work will be performed by licensed electrical professional

Timer 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

Timer will be positioned in a secure location

Ensure worker safety

Ensure occupant safety

Ensure continued savings

Prevent tampering

7.8003.7d
Settings

Timer will be set in accordance with the assessment

Exterior fixtures will be turned off when there is sufficient day light (civil twilight) or when lighting is no longer needed at night per ASHRAE ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, www.ashrae.org 90.1 or 90.2, and tested to meet IESNA protocol for appropriate light levels for certain tasks

Interior fixtures will be turned off when light is no longer needed

Reduce energy use

Reduce light pollution

Prevent property damage

Ensure occupant safety

7.8003.7e
Commissioning

Settings will be verified and tested to meet lighting design criteria

Optimize system performance

Ensure occupant safety

7.8003.7f
Occupant safety

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

Timer will not impact minimum light level, as required by codes or local ordinances

Fixtures will be on when spaces are occupied, per ASHRAE ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, www.ashrae.org 90.1 or 90.2 or local codes, and tested to meet IESNA protocol for appropriate light levels for certain applications

Appropriate override switch shall be provided

Ensure occupant safety

7.8003.7g
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

7.8003.7h
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