Residential Lighting Luminaire Requirements

A. Luminaire Efficacy: All installed luminaires shall be high efficacy in accordance with TABLE 150.0-A.
B. Blank Electrical Boxes. The number of electrical boxes that are more than 5 feet above the finished floor and do not contain a luminaire or other device shall be no greater than the number of bedrooms. These electrical boxes must be served by a dimmer, vacancy sensor control, or fan speed control.
C. Recessed Downlight Luminaires in Ceilings. Luminaires recessed into ceilings shall meet all of the following requirements:
i. Be listed, as defined in Section 100.1, for zero clearance insulation contact (IC) by Underwriters Laboratories or other nationally recognized testing/rating laboratory; and
ii. Have a label that certifies the luminaire is airtight with air leakage less than 2.0 CFM at 75 Pascals when tested in accordance with ASTM E283. An exhaust fan housing shall not be required to be certified airtight; and
iii. Be sealed with a gasket or caulk between the luminaire housing and ceiling, and shall have all air leak paths between conditioned and unconditioned spaces sealed with a gasket or caulk; and

iv. For luminaires with hardwired ballasts or drivers, allow ballast or driver maintenance and replacement to be readily accessible to building occupants from below the ceiling without requiring the cutting of holes in the ceiling; and
v. Shall not contain screw base sockets; and
vi. Shall contain light sources that comply with References Joint Appendix JA8, including the elevated temperature requirements, and that are marked “JA8-2016-E” as specified in Reference Joint Appendix JA8.

D. Electronic Ballasts. Ballasts for fluorescent lamps rated 13 watts or greater shall be electronic and shall have an output frequency no less than 20 kHz.
E. Night Lights. Permanently installed night lights and night lights integral to installed luminaires or exhaust fans shall be rated to consume no more than five watts of power per luminaire or exhaust fan as determined in accordance with Section 130.0(c). Night lights shall not be required to be controlled by
vacancy sensors.
F. Lighting Integral to Exhaust Fans. Lighting integral to exhaust fans shall meet the applicable requirements of Section 150.0(k).
EXCEPTION to Section 150.0(k)1F: Lighting installed by the manufacturer in kitchen exhaust hoods.
G. Screw based luminaires. Screw based luminaires shall meet all of the following requirements:
i. The luminaires shall not be recessed downlight luminaires in ceilings; and
ii. The luminaires shall contain lamps that comply with Reference Joint Appendix JA8; and
iii. The installed lamps shall be marked with “JA8-2016” or “JA8-2016-E” as specified in Reference Joint Appendix JA8.
EXCEPTION to Section 150.0(k)1G: Luminaires with hard-wired ballasts for high intensity discharge lamps.
H. Enclosed Luminaires. Light sources that are not marked “JA8-2016-E” shall not be installed in enclosed luminaires.

2. Interior Lighting Switching Devices and Controls.
A. All forward phase cut dimmers used with LED light sources shall comply with NEMA SSL 7A.
B. Exhaust fans shall be switched separately from lighting systems.
EXCEPTION to Section 150.0(k)2B: Lighting integral to an exhaust fan may be on the same switch as the fan provided the lighting can be switched OFF in accordance with the applicable provisions in Section 150.0(k)2 while allowing the fan to continue to operate for an extended period of time.
C. Luminaires shall be switched with readily accessible controls that permit the luminaires to be manually switched ON and OFF.
D. Lighting controls and equipment shall be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
E. No controls shall bypass a dimmer or vacancy sensor function where that dimmer or vacancy sensor has been installed to comply with Section 150.0(k).
F. Lighting controls shall comply with the applicable requirements of Section 110.9.
G. An Energy Management Control System (EMCS) may be used to comply with dimmer requirements in
Section 150.0(k) if at a minimum it provides the functionality of a dimmer in accordance with Section
110.9, meets the installation certificate requirements in Section 130.4, the EMCS requirements in Section 130.5(f), and complies with all other applicable requirements in Section 150.0(k)2.
H. An Energy Management Control System (EMCS) may be used to comply with vacancy sensor requirements in Section 150.0(k) if at a minimum it provides the functionality of a vacancy sensor in accordance with Section 110.9, meets the installation certificate requirements in Section 130.4, the
EMCS requirements in Section 130.5(f), and complies with all other applicable requirements in Section 150.0(k)2.
I. A multiscene programmable controller may be used to comply with dimmer requirements in Section 150.0(k) if at a minimum it provides the functionality of a dimmer in accordance with Section 110.9, and complies with all other applicable requirements in Section 150.0(k)2.
J. In bathrooms, garages, laundry rooms, and utility rooms, at least one luminaire in each of these spaces shall be controlled by a vacancy sensor.
K. Dimmers or vacancy sensors shall control all luminaires required to have light sources compliant with
Reference Joint Appendix JA8.
EXCEPTION 1 to Section 150.0(k)2K: Luminaires in closets less than 70 square feet.
EXCEPTION 2 to Section 150.0(k)2K: Luminaires in hallways.
L. Undercabinet lighting shall be switched separately from other lighting systems.