Adura Lightpoint System

Adura Lightpoint System

SECTION 260936–Modular lighting controls



  1. The contractor shall install the network lighting controls as specified herein and as shown on applicable drawings.
  2. Related sections:

1.260923 – Occupancy Sensors

2.260923 –Photocell

3.265100 – Interior Lighting Fixtures


  1. The lighting control system shall be digital and consist ofa master LCP with up to 16 individual relays per panel, remote LCP(s) with up to 16 individual relays per panel, digital switches and digital interface devices. All system components shall be connected in a daisy chain network configuration using CAT5style network cables utilizing RJ45 connectors. LCP will provide real-time two way communication between each system component. Analog systems are not acceptable. All cables supplied by contractor.
  1. Relay panels shall be pre-wired, pre-assembled, preprogrammed and listed to UL916 (normal) or ETL listed to UL924 (emergency). Panels shall be provided with dual voltage power supply.
  1. Standard relays shall have normally closed latching (NCL) contacts UL listed 30A@ 277VAC and 20A@ 347VAC for ballast/HIDloads; 20A tungsten at 120VAC with an 18,000ASCCR @ 277VAC. 250,000 operations at 30A, fully loaded. No exceptions. Optional 480VAC 2-pole relay shall be available.
  1. Relay panel electronics shall provide current visual status and control of each relay or zone. All system control electronics shall store programming in a non-volatile memory and provide 10 year battery backup for time of day.


A.Submit product datasheets for all devices provided.

B.Submit standard wiring diagrams for the typical lighting fixtures, wall switch and sensor interfaces.

C.Submit a sequence of operation for each typical space type describing the typical control functions and occupant interactions with the lighting controls.

D.Upon receipt of notice of proposal acceptance, the successful bidder shall create and submit floor plans showing the type and location of each network device and each controlled light fixture. Submitted floor plan(s) shall include a bill of material listing all control devices, model numbers and quantities for each floor or location. Drawings shall be created from the electronic files received from the building’s owner or representative (See Section 3.02).


A.Prior approval from the owner’s representative is required for products or systems manufactured by companies not specified in the Network Lighting Controls section of this specification.

B.Any alternate product or system that has not received prior approval from the owner’s representative at least 10 days prior to submission of a proposal package shall be rejected. Alternate products or systems require submission of catalog datasheets, system overview documents and installation manuals to the owner’s representative.

C.For any alternate system that requires wired communication between field controllers,bidders shall provide systemriserdiagrams detailing communication wiring and control wiring including wiring details of all typical light fixtures with the submitted proposal package. Bidders shall provide a total installed cost including itemized labor costsfor installing a wired communication network.


A.All hardware components shall be listed by UL specifically for the required application.

B.The successful bidder shall install and configure the equipment according to the manufacturer’s installation instructions, wiring diagrams, project submittals and the plans and specifications.


  1. Hardware: The manufacturer shall provide athree year warranty on all control devices supplied and installed. Warranty coverage shall begin on the date of shipment. The manufacturer will, at its option, repair or replace any defective products within the warranty period. The manufacturer is not liable for improper installation or incidental damages, and the warranty does not cover the cost of installation or removal of the equipment.
  2. System Operation: For one year following system completion (as described in Section 3.04), the manufacturer shall warrant that the system operates as specified and per the approved submittals and that the system operation conforms to the submitted sequences of operations.


A.The manufacturer shall make available to the End-User a method of ordering new equipment for expansions, replacements or parts to be used as spares. The manufacturer must make new or remanufactured parts available for a minimum period of 10 years from the system’s date of purchase.

B.The manufacturer shall provide extended support that is billable at half or whole day rates.



A. Lighting Control & Design (LC&D), an Acuity Brands Company

B.Unless otherwise noted, all basic lighting system components shall be provided by the same manufacturer.


A.Lighting Control Panels: Lighting control system shall consist of a master and remote panel(s) controlled by a 32-channel digital time clock (DTC) that controls and programs the entire lighting control system. The DTC shall supply all time functions and accept external inputs. The DTC shall accept local control and display prompts to the user on an 8 line 21-letter display. The DTC shall accept user input from keypad pushbuttons,connected computer, modem, Ethernet or internet devices.All commands shall be in plain English. User help information shall display on the DTC screen

B.Digital Switches: All digital switches shall communicate via RS485, CAT5 patch cable with RJ45 connectors. Contact closure style switches are not acceptable. Any digital switch button function shall be able to be changed locally (at the DTC or a PC) or remotely, via modem, Ethernet or internet device. Refer to single line diagram for wiring details. Switches which cannot be programmed remotely shall not be acceptable.

C.Photocells: Exterior (PCO) or interior (PCI) photocells shall provide numeric readout on the DTC display in numerical values corresponding to foot-candles values. Each photocell shall provide a minimum of 14 trigger points. Each trigger point can be programmed to control any relay or zone. Each trigger point shall be set through DTC, locally or remotely. Photocells that require the use of set screws or manual adjustments at the photocell control card shall not be acceptable.

D.Accessory Devices: Accessory lighting control system interfaces to include a dry contact input interface, BMS interface, dimming system interface, Ethernet/internet interface and an interface to Smartbreaker panel boards. Verify and install only those interfaces indicated on the plans.

E.Lighting Control Software: Standard lighting control system software shall be installed on the DTC and will consist of and utilize standard graphical management software (GMS) screens. A local or remote PC running the GMS software shall provide a visual representation of each device on the DTC network, show real time status and offer the ability to change the status of any individual device, relay or zone. Optional software that accepts job specific graphic images shall be available. No exceptions.



A.The successful bidder may schedule a pre-installation coordination meeting on site with the manufacturer’s representative and the owner’s representative. The pre-installation coordination meeting shall review the project plans and specifications, the project submittals, installation methods, jobsite conditions and the installation schedule.The manufacturer’s representative shall provide the name and telephone number for a technical support person available to answer questions and provide additional information throughout the project.

B.The successful biddershall coordinate the system installation and start-up to occurin a timely manner.

C.If new lighting fixtures are being installed, the successful bidder shall coordinate with the lighting fixture manufacturer to factory install the wireless lighting controllers and for the lighting fixture manufacturer to provide compatible ballasts or drivers.

D.The successful bidder shall coordinate with the owner to secure the required connection to the building network and the required Internet access.

E.Installation ofthe specified equipment and system components shall be in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

F.System installation in occupied spaces shall be performedin a manner that is not disruptive to occupants during normal working hours.Prior to the beginning of the next business day, the contractor is responsible for cleanup of all construction materials and debris. All lighting fixtures shall be fully reassembled.

G.Provisions shall be made so that all required lighting shall be on during normal working hours and during and following the system installation.


  1. Owner is to provide after-hours access to the controlled areas as needed for a timely completion of the installation.
  2. Owner is to provide an electronic file of a reflected ceiling plan showing the lighting fixtures in the controlled areas. As an alternate,when the owner does not have lighting drawings, owner is to provide files of the building’s floor plan. Files are to be in a standard CAD format such as AutoCAD’sDWG format.
  3. Shop drawings: Submit drawings of lighting control system and accessories including, but not necessarily limited to, relay panels, switches, DTC, photocells and other interfaces. Drawings shall indicate exact location and programming of each device. Indicate all time schedules and switch button engraving.


A.Upon completion of the installation by the installer, the system shall be started up and programmed by an authorized representative of the manufacturer.

B.System Start up: Electrical contractor shall contact LC&D at least 7 days before turnover of project. LC&D will remotely dial into the lighting control system, run diagnostics and confirm system programming. EC shall be available at the time of dial in to perform any corrections required by LC&D. EC is responsible for coordinating with GC and owner. EC shall install a dedicated telephone line or a shared phone line with A/B switch. Phone jack shall be mounted within 12” of master LCP and labeled with phone number. EC shall connect phone line from jack to master LCP. No exceptions.Initial start-up and programming is to occur on-site. Additional programming may occur on-site or remotely over the Internet as necessary.

C.Factory support (dial-up support) utilizing the dedicated telephone line shall be available at no additional cost to the EC or owner both during and after the 3 year warranty period. Factory shall preprogram the lighting control system per plans and approved submittal. Manufacturer warrants the DTC software which can be upgraded and monitored remotely. No exceptions.


  1. Once the system isoperational, the manufacturer may schedule and complete an optionalsystem and software training with the owner’s representative.Training shall provide an overview of the system's key components including hardware and software.Training shall focus on the appropriate, available management tools.
  2. The manufacturer is to providethe owner or owner’s representative as-built versions of the submittals required,as depicted in Section 1.03. As-built documentation is to be marked “As-Built” and marked with the corresponding revision date.As-built documentation shall document all LC&D equipment.
  3. The As-Built documentation shall include contact information for system support.


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