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low bay lighting requirements #95346
09/07/05 09:06 PM
09/07/05 09:06 PM
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gserve  Offline OP
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What is the code on low bay lighting? Is it required to have a cord and plug or is this an option? If I use a cord(or if one is required)what is the min/max length and does it have to be hard usage and terminate in a male plug cap or can I hard wire and daisy chain? Also does it need single receptacle? Please answer these questions and supply code reference. Thanks

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Re: low bay lighting requirements #95347
09/07/05 09:19 PM
09/07/05 09:19 PM
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You may cord & plug fixtures; male cap to single recept (twistlock), cord is usually a factory option. You may also use any suitable wiring method from Art 300, excluding using 'cord' for permanent wiring (ie: into a 'j' box..

Some mfg have a 'plug-n-go' system; various lengths of cable with modular plugs; multi-circuit; multi-level lighting, etc.

Check 'www.ruudlighting.com' for some info on hi-bay/low bays.

Also, keep in mind that IF the area you are installing HID's in requires emergency lighting, you may require quartz restrike option in some oh the low/hi bays.

Uses on cord is Art 400, wiring methods is Art 300; Lighting is`within Art 410

John


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Re: low bay lighting requirements #95348
09/07/05 09:36 PM
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George Little  Offline
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Check 410.30 for cord connected luminaires (fixtures).


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