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This section describes how to use light fixtures.
The values that can be specified for a light fixture are listed below.
Callout: The name of the light fixture.
Include in Schedule: This checkbox controls whether the light fixture type is displayed in the light fixture schedule that is inserted on the drawing. Most light fixture types will have this box checked. It is commonly unchecked for existing light fixture types and light fixture types that are being used to model other types of devices in your project.
Loads 1, 2, and 3: Light fixtures can have up to three different loads assigned to them. Each load can be connected to a separate circuit. If the light fixture will always be connected to a single circuit, only one load should be used. If the light fixture might be connected to multiple circuits, multiple loads should be used. A common use for multiple loads is emergency lights, where some lamps are connected to a normal circuit and other lamps are connected to an emergency circuit.
Each load can have the following values set:
Load Description: The description shown in the panel schedule for this light. "LIGHTING" is the default, but it can be changed to read something else.
Number of Lamps: The number of lamps (bulbs) in the light fixture.
Lamp Description: Description of the lamp if needed.
Input VA: Load of the fixture including the ballast, if applicable.
Watts/Lamp: The wattage of each lamp.
Egress Mode Lumens/Lamp: The number of initial lumens per egress mode lamp.
Lamp Depreciation: The depreciation value of each lamp (Lumens / lamp x lamp depreciation = actual lumens) Lamp depreciation may include fixture dirt or lens depreciation, where applicable.
Ballast: The type of ballast on the light fixture. Default ballasts are available in the list. To specify a ballast that is not included in the list, select Custom and enter the value in the field below.
Volts: The voltage of the light fixture.
Mounting: How the light fixture is mounted. Default mounting types are available in the list. To specify a mounting that is not included in the list, select Custom and enter the value in the field below.
Default Elevation: The elevation that will be set when this type of light fixture is first inserted. It can be modified on an individual light fixture basis as necessary.
Arm Length: The length of the arm of the fixture. In photometric calculations, the light source is moved this distance from the insertion point of the light fixture block. See the section for more information on specifying this elevation.
IES Rotation: The counterclockwise rotation of the IES file relative to the fixture in degrees. Use this value to rotate the IES file if it does not point in the same direction as your light fixture block.
General Scale Factor: Multiplies the light output by the number specified. For use with IES files for LED light fixtures.
Egress Scale Factor: Multiplies the egress mode light output by the number specified. For use with IES files for LED light fixtures.
Energy Code Settings: The settings in this area are for energy code calculations. In particular, they are used when exporting light fixture information to COMCheck.
Exempt: Whether this type of light fixture is exempt from being counted in energy calculations. Light fixtures that have this box checked will not be exported to COMCheck. This will vary by state, but often emergency or exit lights are exempt. This setting can be overridden on an individual light fixture basis on the drawing if necessary. See the section for more information.
Watts: The load to export to COMCheck. If this value is not specified, the Input VA is exported instead.
Fixture Type: The type of fixture to export to COMCheck.
Description: The description to export to COMCheck.
Schedule Description: A description of what type of light fixture has been defined. The description will appear on the light fixture schedule on the drawing.
Model 1, Model 2, Model 3: A description of the model for the light fixture. In the light fixture schedule, the three models can be shown in a single column or in three separate columns. See the section for more information.
Note 1, Note 2, Note 3: These three notes will appear on the light fixture schedule on the drawing. See the section for more information on setting the default values for these notes.
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