Radha Krishna Temple Construction





SECTION 26 51 13





The work under this section includes interior luminaires and accessories, exit signs, and building-mounted exterior lighting. Included are the following topics:




              Related Work

              Reference Standards


              Operation and Maintenance Data

              Extra Materials



              Interior Luminaires and Accessories

              General Use Lamps

              LED Luminaires

              LED Drivers



              Adjusting and Cleaning

              Interface with Other Products

              Field Quality Control

              Luminaire Connections

              Construction Verification Items

              Agency Training



Section 26 08 00 – Commissioning of Electrical

Section 26 27 26 – Wiring Devices




LM-79-08 (or latest) – IES Approved Method for the Electrical and Photometric Measurements of Solid-State Lighting Products.

LM-80-08 (or latest) – IES Approved Method for Measuring Lumen Maintenance of LED Light Sources.

TM-21-11 (or latest) – IES Technical Memorandum on Projecting Long Term Lumen Maintenance of LED Light Sources.

NEMA SSL 1-2010 (or latest) – Electronic Drivers for LED Devices, Arrays, or Systems.


Include outline drawings, lamp and ballast data, support points, weights, accessory information and performance data for each luminaire type.


For each luminaire type, submit luminaire information including catalog cuts with highlighted catalog numbers and required accessories:



Manufacturer and catalog number,
Type (identification) as indicated on the plans and schedule,
Delivered lumens,
Input watts,
Color rendering index.


Manufacturer and catalog number,
Type (Non-Dimming, Step-dimming, Continuous dimming, etc.),
Power Factor, Crest Factor, THD, etc.



All operations and maintenance data shall comply with the submission and content requirements specified under section GENERAL REQUIREMENTS.



Provide three (3) percent of each lamp type, but not less than one (1) of each type.

Provide one (1) of each type of LED module, light bar, or array (if applicable). If the LED’s are integrated into the luminaire and are not separate components, provide one (1) of each of these types of luminaires.

Provide one (1) LED driver or ballast of each type.



Driver: The power supply used to power LED luminaires, modules, or arrays.


L70, L70, or L70%: The reported life of an LED component or system to reach 70% lumen maintenance, or 70% of the LED’s original light output. This test is being developed by the IES and is currently described by TM-21-11.


LED’s: Broadly defined as complete luminaire with light emitting diode (LED) packages, modules, light bars or arrays, complete with driver.


LED luminaire failure: Negligible light output from more than 10 percent of the LED’s constitutes luminaire failure.




CITY HEALTH DEPARTMENT COMPLIANCE ON LIGHTING – see City ordinance and consult with city health department regulations noted on Electrical drawings for lighting requirements to be met before bidding project.



See the Luminaire Schedule on the drawings for type of luminaires and catalog numbers. Catalog numbers are shown on the drawings for quality and performance requirements only. Luminaires manufactured by others are equally acceptable provided they meet or exceed the performance of the indicated luminaires, and meet the intent of the design.

 Luminaire shall be listed by a NRTL (Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory: e.g. UL, ETL, etc.).

 Provide luminaires with quick-connect disconnecting means, similar to Thomas & Betts Sta-Kon.

 Fluorescent T8 lamps and ballasts shall be listed on CEE high-performance qualifying product list and approved by Focus–On–Energy.



General Use Incandescent Lamps and Incandescent Reflector Lamps are prohibited. Use LED retrofit lamps or LED luminaires in lieu of incandescent or halogen luminaires. LED retrofit lamps shall be:

Rated for the voltage of the incandescent lamp/luminaire they are replacing.
Dimmable where required as indicated on the plans.
Rated for the luminaire in which they are being installed. Verify whether the luminaire is enclosed and whether the LED retrofit lamp is rated for enclosed luminaires and the temperatures that will be encountered.
LED lamps/luminaires shall provide delivered footcandles equal to or greater than the footcandles provided by an equivalent incandescent lamp/luminaire.
LED retrofit lamps shall have an average rated life of 25,000 hours, minimum.
Lamp color temperature shall be nearly equal to the incandescent lamp it is replacing.

Light fixtures in existing space shall be reused for the kitchen expansion.  If additional fixtures are needed to meet the lighting requirements then such fixtures shall match existing ones.


LED Luminaires shall meet all DesignLights Consortium® (DesignLights.org) Product Qualification Criteria. This does not require that the luminaire be listed on the DesignLights Consortium’s® Qualified Products List, but they must meet the Product Qualification Criteria. The technical requirements that the luminaire shall meet for each Application Category are:

Minimum Light Output.
Zonal Lumen Requirements.
Minimum Luminaire Efficacy.
Minimum CRI.
L70 Lumen Maintenance.
Minimum Luminaire Warranty of 5 years (not pro-rated) to include LED driver and all LED components.


Additional requirements:

Color Temperature of 3000K-4100K for interior luminaires as listed in the Luminaire Schedule on the plans. The color temperature of exterior LED luminaires should not exceed 4100K (nominal).
Color Consistency: LED manufacturer shall use a maximum 3-step MacAdam Ellipse binning process to achieve consistent luminaire-to-luminaire color for interior luminaires. Exterior luminaires shall use a maximum 5-step MacAdam Ellipse binning process.
Glare Control: Exterior luminaires shall meet DesignLights Consortium’s® criteria for Zonal Lumen Distribution requirements or Backlight-Uplight-Glare (BUG) standards for exterior luminaires.
Luminaire shall be mercury-free, lead-free, and RoHS compliant.
Luminaire shall comply with FCC 47 CFR part 15 non-consumer RFI/EMI standards.
Light output of the LED system shall be measured using the absolute photometry method following IES LM-79 and IES LM-80 requirements and guidelines.
Luminaire shall maintain 70% lumen output (L70) for a minimum of 50,000 hours.
Lumen output shall not depreciate more than 20% after 10,000 hours of use.
Luminaire and driver shall be furnished from a single manufacturer to ensure compatibility.


Luminaire Color Rendering Index (CRI) shall be a minimum of 80 for interior luminaires, and a minimum of 70 for exterior luminaires.
LED luminaire shall be thermally designed as to not exceed the maximum junction temperature of the LED for the ambient temperature of the location the luminaire is to be installed. Rated case temperature shall be suitable for operation in the ambient temperatures typically found for the intended installation. Exterior luminaires to operate in ambient temperatures of -40°F to 104°F (-40°C to 40°C).
Luminaire shall operate normally for input voltage fluctuations of plus or minus 10 percent.
Luminaire shall have a maximum Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of <20% at full input power and across specified voltage range.
All connections to luminaires shall be reverse polarity protected and provide high voltage protection in the event connections are reversed or shorted during the installation process.
All luminaires shall be provided with knockouts for conduit connections.
The LED luminaire shall carry a limited 5-year warranty minimum for LED light engine(s)/board array, and driver(s).
Provide all of the following data on submittals:

Delivered lumens
Input watts
Color rendering index.


LED Luminaires used for Emergency Egress Lighting:

The failure of one LED shall not affect the operation of the remaining LEDs.


Emergency LED Luminaire Compatibility with Inverters:

Emergency Inverters shall be sine-wave type, or have written confirmation from the luminaire manufacturer that the luminaire will function with a square-wave inverter.





rovide driver type (non-dimmed, step-dimmed, continuous-dimming, etc.) as indicated on the luminaire schedule on the drawings.
Minimum Warranty of 5 years (not pro-rated) to include LED driver and all LED components.
Driver shall have a rated life of 50,000 hours, minimum.
Driver and LEDs shall be furnished from a single manufacturer to ensure compatibility.
Driver shall have a minimum power factor (pf) of 0.9 and a maximum crest factor (cf) of 1.5 at full input power and across specified voltage range.
Driver shall operate normally for input voltage fluctuations of plus or minus 10 percent.
Driver shall have a maximum Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) of <20% at full input power and across specified voltage range.
Wiring connections to LED drivers shall utilize polarized quick-disconnects for field maintenance.
Fuse Protections: All luminaires shall have built-in fuse protection. All power supply outputs shall be either fuse protected or be Polymeric Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC)-protected as per Class 2 UL listing.
Provide all of the following data on submittals:

Input watts
Power Factor (pf)
Crest Factor (cf) at full input power
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD).





Verify ceiling types with Architectural plans or with existing ceilings. Verify specified luminaires are compatible with specified ceiling type(s) prior to ordering luminaires.


Install in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.  Match existing lighting.  Following lighting requirements for each work area of kitchen.


Install surface mounted luminaires and exit signs plumb and adjust to align with building lines and with each other. Secure to prohibit movement.


The Contractor shall install lighting in ceiling acoustical tile grid system to be installed by other contracter.  


Exposed Grid Ceilings: [Support surface mounted luminaires on grid ceiling directly from building structure] [Provide auxiliary members spanning ceiling Ts to support surface mounted luminaires] [Fasten surface mounted luminaires to ceiling T using bolts, screws, rivets, or suitable clips].



Install wall mounted luminaires and exit signs at height as scheduled. Use pendants supported from swivel hangers in exposed ceiling/structure locations where necessary to mount exit signs at the specified height.


Install accessories furnished with each luminaire.


Make wiring connections to branch circuit using building wire with insulation suitable for temperature conditions within luminaire.


Bond luminaires and metal accessories to branch circuit equipment grounding conductor.



All lamps shall be delivered to the job in sealed cartons and protected from dirt and dust during storage on the project. Lamps shall be taken directly from the cartons and installed in the luminaire with special care so that they do not become dusty and are not soiled in the operation.


All new lamps shall be operational at the Substantial Completion of the project.



Align luminaires and clean lenses and diffusers at completion of Work. Clean paint splatters, dirt, and debris from installed luminaires.

Aim and adjust luminaires as indicated on Drawings or as directed by the A/E.

Touch up luminaire finish at completion of work.


Interface with air handling accessories furnished and installed under Division 23.


Provide controls as indicated on the plans. Refer to section 26 27 26 - Wiring Devices. Controls shall be compatible with the luminaires/ballasts/drivers being installed.



Operate each luminaire after installation and connection. Inspect for proper connection and operation.



Metal-Clad (MC) type cable that combines power and Class 2 circuits into a single cable may be used for luminaire whips where 0-10V dimming control wiring is required. Whips may not exceed six (6) feet in length. Examples of such products are Encore Wire® MC-LEDTM or Southwire® MC-PCS DuoTM. Manufacturer's names and catalog numbers are used for quality and performance only. MC Cables manufactured by others shall be equally acceptable provided they meet or exceed in performance and quality as specified.


Recessed, including Master-Satellite connections:

Use a luminaire fixture whip from a J-box for recessed lay-in luminaires. Luminaire fixture whips shall be aluminum or steel AC Cable (Armored Cable) or Flexible Metal Conduit (FMC). Metal Clad (MC) cable that combines power and Class 2 circuits (for 0-10V dimming control) into a single cable may be used as a whip for luminaires that are dimmed.
Cable/Conduit whips shall be 3/8" (10 mm) minimum diameter, six feet (1.8 m) maximum length.
Flexible whips or pre-wired systems between master and satellite luminaires may be supported by the ceiling grid wires.
The flexible connectors shall be steel, galvanized, clamp type with locknut, snap-in type with locknut, or snap-in connector type, including those used on the master-satellite units.

Cable Hung (finished spaces):

Use manufacturer’s SO cord from luminaire to a J-box.
SO cord shall be cut to length (six feet (1.8 m) maximum) and shall allow movement of the cable/luminaire, but shall not be long enough to “loop” and shall present a neat and workmanlike appearance.
SO cord slack may be tie-wrapped to the cable supports. Tie-wraps shall be UL listed for UV resistance.
Luminaire field wired flexible cord installations shall be connected per NEC 410.62.


Surface Mounted (finished spaces):

Provide direct conduit and box connection. Use surface metal raceway where indicated on drawings. Conceal box and conduit where appropriate. Flexible metal conduit shall not be used where the conduit is exposed.



Contractor is responsible for utilizing the construction verification checklists supplied under specification Section 26 08 00 in accordance with the procedures defined for construction verification. 



All training provided for agency shall comply with the format, general content requirements and submission guidelines.