Each space enclosed by ceiling height partitions will have at least one control device to independently control the general lighting within the space. Each manual device will be readily accessible and located so occupants can see the controlled lighting. Current Requirements
For the following spaces*, the control device must be an occupancy sensor, unless the area already has a multi-level lighting control:
*Connection to other automatic shut-off controls is not required for these spaces.
- Classrooms (not including shop classrooms, laboratory classrooms, and preschool through 12th grade classrooms)
- Conference / meeting rooms
- Employee lunch and break rooms
For all other spaces, the control device can be a manual control or occupancy sensor. The control device can operate a maximum of 2,500 ft2
) for a space 10,000 ft2
) or less, and a maximum of 10,000 ft2
) for a space greater than 10,000 ft2
). The control must be capable of overriding any scheduled shut-off for no more than 4 hours. Some specialty lighting within the space, such as display / accent lighting and lighting required for plant growth (non-visual lighting), requires a separate control device.
Remote location shall be permitted for reasons of safety or security when the remote control device has an indicator pilot light as part of or next to the control device. The indicator pilot light must be clearly labeled to identify the controlled lighting. Proposed Requirements for 2010
Any required automatic control will not be set to turn on lighting, except in the following spaces where automatic-on is allowed.
- Public corridors and stairwells
- Primary building entrances and lobbies
- Areas where manual-on operation would endanger the safety or security of occupants