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CECA/ACEE CECA 500-2011 Standard for Installing Indoor Commercial Lighting Systems

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Foreword

The Canadian Electrical Installation Standards™ (CEIS™) have been adopted from the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) National Electrical Installation Standards™ (NEIS™) in the United States. These NEIS™ have been reviewed by a Canadian technical committee assembled to Canadianize the standards by referencing the requirements of Canadian Standards Association (CSA) C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code, Part I (CEC, Part I) and the methods used for electrical installations across Canada and to find opportunities to harmonize with the United States, where possible.

CEIS™ are intended to improve communication and consistency among designers, engineers, general contractors, specifiers, purchasers, and suppliers of electrical construction services. They define a minimum baseline of quality and workmanship for installing electrical products and systems. CEIS™ are intended to be referenced in contract documents for electrical construction projects. For this standard, the following language is recommended:

General work practices for installing indoor commercial lighting systems should be in accordance with CECA 500-2011, Standard for Installing Indoor Commercial Lighting Systems.

Use of CEIS™ is voluntary, and the Canadian Electrical Contractors Association (CECA) assumes no obligation to or liability for users of this publication. Availability of a CEIS™ on any given subject does not preclude any member or non-member of CECA from specifying or using alternative construction methods permitted by applicable regulations. CEIS™ should be considered best practice standards for the electrical contracting industry.

Scope

Products and Applications Included
This standard describes installation procedures for lighting systems commonly used in commercial and retail buildings, including but not limited to the following:
a) recessed lighting systems such as troffers, downlights, wallwashers, valance lights, and accent lights
b) ceiling surface-mounted lighting systems such as surface troffers, wraparounds, surface downlights, monopoints, and decorative fixtures
c) ceiling-suspended lighting systems such as pendant luminaires, warehouse or industrial luminaires, uplight systems, or decorative luminaires
d) wall-mounted lighting systems such as sconces or wallpacks
e) track lighting systems.

Products and Applications Excluded
While this standard generally covers most industrial lighting systems, the following are specifically excluded:
a) lighting systems supported and installed from industrial lighting track or wireway systems
b) low-voltage lighting systems in which the transformer is not integral to the luminaire and secondary wiring is required
c) lighting systems designed for showcases, refrigerated cases, and other special conditions
d) high-voltage lighting systems such as neon or cold cathode
e) outdoor lighting systems including site or roadway lighting
f) portable lighting.

Related Construction Materials
In addition to the luminaire(s) proper, this standard covers related construction materials including lamps, conduit, wire, various special screws and clips, and structural suspension components.

General requirements for installing electrical products and systems are described in CECA 1, Standard for Good Workmanship in Electrical Construction. Other CECA Canadian Electrical Installation Standards™ (CEIS™) provide additional guidance for installing particular types of electrical products and systems.
A complete list of CECA CEIS™ is provided in Annex B.

Foreword

The Canadian Electrical Installation Standards™ (CEIS™) have been adopted from the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) National Electrical Installation Standards™ (NEIS™) in the United States. These NEIS™ have been reviewed by a Canadian technical committee assembled to Canadianize the standards by referencing the requirements of Canadian Standards Association (CSA) C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code, Part I (CEC, Part I) and the methods used for electrical installations across Canada and to find opportunities to harmonize with the United States, where possible.

CEIS™ are intended to improve communication and consistency among designers, engineers, general contractors, specifiers, purchasers, and suppliers of electrical construction services. They define a minimum baseline of quality and workmanship for installing electrical products and systems. CEIS™ are intended to be referenced in contract documents for electrical construction projects. For this standard, the following language is recommended:

General work practices for installing indoor commercial lighting systems should be in accordance with CECA 500-2011, Standard for Installing Indoor Commercial Lighting Systems.

Use of CEIS™ is voluntary, and the Canadian Electrical Contractors Association (CECA) assumes no obligation to or liability for users of this publication. Availability of a CEIS™ on any given subject does not preclude any member or non-member of CECA from specifying or using alternative construction methods permitted by applicable regulations. CEIS™ should be considered best practice standards for the electrical contracting industry.

Scope

Products and Applications Included
This standard describes installation procedures for lighting systems commonly used in commercial and retail buildings, including but not limited to the following:
a) recessed lighting systems such as troffers, downlights, wallwashers, valance lights, and accent lights
b) ceiling surface-mounted lighting systems such as surface troffers, wraparounds, surface downlights, monopoints, and decorative fixtures
c) ceiling-suspended lighting systems such as pendant luminaires, warehouse or industrial luminaires, uplight systems, or decorative luminaires
d) wall-mounted lighting systems such as sconces or wallpacks
e) track lighting systems.

Products and Applications Excluded
While this standard generally covers most industrial lighting systems, the following are specifically excluded:
a) lighting systems supported and installed from industrial lighting track or wireway systems
b) low-voltage lighting systems in which the transformer is not integral to the luminaire and secondary wiring is required
c) lighting systems designed for showcases, refrigerated cases, and other special conditions
d) high-voltage lighting systems such as neon or cold cathode
e) outdoor lighting systems including site or roadway lighting
f) portable lighting.

Related Construction Materials
In addition to the luminaire(s) proper, this standard covers related construction materials including lamps, conduit, wire, various special screws and clips, and structural suspension components.

General requirements for installing electrical products and systems are described in CECA 1, Standard for Good Workmanship in Electrical Construction. Other CECA Canadian Electrical Installation Standards™ (CEIS™) provide additional guidance for installing particular types of electrical products and systems.
A complete list of CECA CEIS™ is provided in Annex B.