7.8003.9 Outdoor Photo Sensors

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)
7.8003.9a
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

7.8003.9b
Selection

Photo sensor will be compatible with existing wiring

Photo sensor will be UL UL Underwriters Laboratories certified

Photo sensor will meet the requirements of the lighting design

Fixture will allow for replacement of photo sensor

Reduce energy use

Ensure device functions appropriately

Ensure product safety

Ensure continued savings

7.8003.9c
Installation

Work will be performed by licensed electrical professional

Photo sensor 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

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

Photo sensor will not be obstructed from natural light

Ensure worker safety

Ensure occupant safety

Ensure continued savings

Prevent tampering

7.8003.9d
Settings

Photo sensor and aperture will be set in accordance with the assessment

Ensure sensor performance

7.8003.9e
Commissioning

Settings will be verified and tested to meet lighting design criteria

Optimize system performance

Reduce light pollution

7.8003.9f
Occupant safety

Photo sensor 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

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

Ensure occupant safety

7.8003.9g
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