Lighting & Electrical Maintenance

Lighting & Electrical Maintenance

We specialize in lighting design, installation and maintenance of a variety of lighting systems such as Metal Halide, T8 and T5 Fluorescent, LED and induction and plasma lighting systems

Lighting installation and lighting maintenanceBrint Electric has over 40 years’ experience in the design, installation and maintenance of a variety of lighting technologies, whether it is a traditional system such as metal halide or high pressure sodium, or the newest technologies such as LED and induction systems.

We have a staff dedicated to designing a system to exceed your expectations in both performance and value. We use the latest Visual and CAD Software solutions which help us design a system to meet the need of the application as well as current electrical and lighting code and IES standards.

Types of lighting installations:

  • Industrial lighting – interior high and low bay including explosion proof
  • Educational Lighting – exterior lighting including parking lots and high mast sports lighting and interior lighting for offices and athletic lighting for gymnasiums and pools.
  • Retail Lighting – exterior parking lot, flood, sign and security lighting as well as interior office, spot flood and decorative lighting.
  • Health Care Lighting – exterior parking garage/lot, security, flood and decorative lighting and interior office and exam room lighting.
  • Automobile Dealership lighting – we have a wide variety of lot lighting solutions, service bay, showroom and office solutions
  • Athletic Lighting for indoor tennis, hockey, basketball, pool, indoor air structures, soccer and gymnastics. High mast lighting for football, tennis, soccer and baseball.

Types of lighting maintenance performed:

  • Lamp replacement for high pressure sodium, metal halide, fluorescent and induction.
  • Ballast replacement for high pressure sodium, metal halide and fluorescent.
  • General repair of all lighting types including shoebox, floods, spot, security, troffers, exit signs, can, high/low bay and track.

Lighting Controls for Fluorescent, LED and induction lights

Lighting controls play an important part in saving energy and reducing your energy costs. There are several types of lighting controls such as daylight harvesting, dimming and motion controls. Daylight harvesting, dimming and motion controls work in conjunction with one another and some lighting technologies work better with controls than others.

  • Daylight Harvesting Sensors – monitor natural light in a particular area from windows and skylights and adjust the amount of light output a fixture produces. A daylight harvesting sensors work with dimmers and can adjust the amount of light output a fixture produces gradually or in increments depending on the lighting technology. LED’s and fluorescents work particularly well with dimming controls because they can be adjusted to any percentage.
  • Dimming and Multi-level dimming sensors work with motion sensors or daylight harvesting sensors to dim or adjust the amount of light a fixture can output.  They can be mounted directly on the fixture itself or remotely. Motion sensors work great in an office environment. For example, after you leave your office a motion sensor can detect that you are no longer there and will shut off the lights after a predetermined time. Once you return the sensor detects that you have returned and instantly returns the lights to their normal light level. Another example where multi-level dimming is useful is in a manufacturing or warehouse application. If the manufacturing area has people present the sensors will keep the area lit at 100% of fixtures capability. If the sensors detect that no one is present they will dim down to a predetermined level. The fixtures could stay at that level so you could still see across the facility or area or after a certain time the lights would completely shut off.
  • Motion Controls for on/off – motion controls simply either turn on or off a light fixture using infrared or ultrasonic technology for detection. Also, many manufacturers now have wireless network option so you can control your lights via the network!

Every type of lighting technology has advantages or disadvantages when it comes to controls and how they integrate and function and understanding that is very important.

ASHRAE 90.1 – 2010

ASHRAE 90.1 – 2010 has significant changes in the installation of new lighting and it’s coming soon. 

  • Threshold for triggering code compliance – Any new construction projects and retrofit projects involving altercation of > 10% of connected lighting.
  • Automatic Shutoff of lighting – Required in all spaces.
  • Additional control requirements – All spaces must have a control device to control the lighting in the space. These devices must be either: manual on or auto on to 50% or less.
  • Space Controls – The following spaces require the installation of an occupancy sensor or a time switch that turns lighting off within 30 minutes after the last occupant leaves the space:
  1. Classrooms
  2. Lecture halls
  3. Conference and meeting rooms
  4. Training Rooms
  5. Employee lunch and break rooms
  6. All storage and supply rooms between 50-1000 square feet.
  7. Rooms used for document copying and printing.
  8. Restrooms
  9. Dressing, locker and fitting rooms
  • Light Level reduction – Enclosed spaces must have controls that reduce the power level by 30-70% of full connected load in addition to turning off all lighting.
  • Daylight Zones – Automatic, multi-level daylighting controls must be installed in enclosed areas 250 sq. ft. or more and all top lit areas greater than 900 sq. ft.
  • Parking Garage Lighting Controls – Lighting must be reduced automatically by at least 30% of connected power when motion is not detected within 30 minutes. Automatic daylighting controls must be installed for perimeter lighting.
  • Exterior Lighting – Lighting must be off during the day by photosensor. Lighting is regulated during the night so it is either off or at a reduced level depending on the purpose of the lighting.
  • Automatic receptacle – 50%