Section 260943: Wireless Network Lighting Control Specification
- The contractor shall install the wireless lighting control system
specified in this section which shall provide time-based,
sensor-based, and user-initiated lighting control.
- The system shall allow optional system control and monitoring from a
remote off-site location via a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to the
- The wireless lighting control system shall be able to be accessed
using any device with the Google Chrome browser.
- All lighting controllers shall be individually addressable and shall
be networked together using wireless communication that forms a
self-healing mesh network.
- All lighting controllers shall be capable of forming their own
wireless communication route to the site controller.
- Any lighting controller shall be capable of defaulting to a full on
state if connectivity to the site controller is lost in order to
ensure environmental safety.
- Product Cut Sheets (general device descriptions, dimensions, wiring
- Other Diagrams – as needed for special operation or interaction with
- Contractor Commissioning Information (instructions on documenting the
location of each of the lighting controllers)
- Hardware and Software Operation Manuals
- Product Installation Guides
- Other operational descriptions as needed
1.3 Quality Assurance
- The manufacturing facility where products are manufactured must be
- All wireless transmitting devices must be FCC compliant.
- All applicable products must be UL / CUL Listed or other acceptable
national testing organization.
- The installing contractor shall be responsible for a complete and
functional system in accordance with all applicable local and
- The selling agent shall coordinate system start up with the
- The selling agent shall coordinate training for the end users.
1.5 Warranty and Support
- All devices in lighting control system shall have at least a five (5)
- Customer shall be provided one (1) year of software updates for the
- This specification is based on Control System produced by Synapse
2.2 System Requirements
- System shall have an architecture that includes:
- A SNAP-based wireless self-forming mesh network
- Wireless lighting control devices
- Stand-alone site controller that manages lighting control devices
- System shall have one or more primary “site controller” devices that
are capable of communicating with connected system devices.
- The site controllers must have the ability to be remotely controlled
via Internet using an Ethernet LAN.
- The site controller and wireless light controllers must be capable of
communicating using a SNAP-based wireless mesh network protocol.
- The mesh network shall be capable of self-healing by re-routing
wireless messages in the event that any one light controller ceases
- Individual lighting controls shall continue to provide default level
of lighting in the event of a system communication failure with a
site controller device.
- All wireless communications by any device in the system (from
lighting controls to site controllers) must be capable of using
- System shall have a browser-based software management program that
enables remote system control, status monitoring, and creation of
lighting control zones.
- Wireless Light Controller
- The wireless light controller shall be suitable for control of
commercial and industrial luminaries.
- The wireless light controller shall be capable of controlling
multiple lighting fixtures by daisy chaining fixture power and
dimming wires between fixtures as long as the maximum current rating
of the light controller is not exceeded.
- The wireless light controller shall be capable of responding to
multiple inputs (switches, sensors, etc.) as well as calendar based
events and schedules.
- The wireless light controller shall be capable of setting the correct
dimming level through multiple control strategies based on inputs
from sensors and switches and calendar events.
- The wireless light controller shall have a universal power supply
that operates from 110 to 277VAC plus or minus 10%. The wireless
light controller shall be capable of being remotely monitored and
controlled via the site controller using a standard web browser
across either a LAN or Wi-Fi connection
- The wireless light controller shall be capable of responding to
wireless communication messages from the site controller to set
lights to specific dimming levels. The wireless light controller
shall automatically recover from any power failure. Should power be
interrupted and subsequently returned, the lights shall default to a
user configured light level.
- The lighting controller shall include an internal relay to switch
power to the fixture.
- The lighting controller shall be capable of 0-10V dimming.
- Site Controller
- The wireless connection from the site controller to the light
controller devices shall be through a SNAP mesh network.
- Each site controller shall be capable of supporting a network of up
to 250 wireless devices.
- All configuration information including light zones and relationships
between lighting controllers and sensors shall be stored in the site
- All configuration information in the site controller shall be able to
be backed up to an external device.
- Browser-based Control and Monitoring Application
- Control and Monitoring of the lighting solution shall be possible by
any device that supports a Google Chrome web browser. The application
shall allow control and monitoring of the lighting system.
- The application shall be capable of displaying wireless light
controllers and the site controller on a map.
- The application shall be capable of backing up and restoring the
system configuration including all lights that have been added to the
system. The end user of the application shall be able to create and
edit zones of lights.
- Any light shall be capable of belonging to at least 8 custom zones.
- The application shall provide alarm notifications of anomalies in the
system. The alerts shall be available via software dashboard.
- The application shall be capable of monitoring multiple locations.
- The application shall be secured by a username and password.
- The application shall provide scheduling capabilities, including
recurring and one-time event scheduling.
- The application shall be capable of displaying networked devices and
the key device characteristics.
- The system shall have the capability to encrypt all wireless
- The successful bidder may schedule a pre-installation coordination
meeting on site with the manufacturer’s representative and owner’s
representative. The pre-installation coordination meeting shall
review the project plans and specifications, the project submittals,
installation methods, jobsite conditions, and the installation
schedule. The manufacturer’s representative shall provide the name
and telephone number for a technical support person available to
answer questions and provide additional information throughout the
- The successful bidder shall coordinate the system installation and
start-up to occur in a timely manner.
- The successful bidder shall coordinate with the owner to secure
internet access if required.
- Installation of the specified equipment and system components shall
be in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
3.2 Owner Requirements
- Owner is to provide after-hours access to the controlled areas as
needed for a timely completion of the installation.
- Owner’s IT manager is to discuss network access options. IT manager
to provide optional secured access through the network firewall to
allow communication with the site controllers as needed.
- Owner is to provide an electronic file of a reflected ceiling plan
showing the lighting fixtures in the controlled areas. As an
alternate, when the owner does not have lighting drawings, owner is
to provide files of the building’s floor plan.
- Owner is to provide name of light fixture manufacturer(s) and model
numbers of all fixtures.
3.3 System Start-up and Programming
- Upon completion of the installation by the installer, the system
shall be started up and programmed by an authorized representative of
- System start-up and programming shall include:
- 1. Identifying the physical location for each wireless lighting
- 2. Identifying the lights controlled by each wireless lighting
- Ensuring that each device is functioning properly.
- 4. Organizing the controlled lighting into functional groups for
control and calendar
- scheduling. Creating and verifying automatic schedules.
- Initial start-up and programming is to occur on-site. Additional
programming may occur on-site or remotely over the Internet if direct
connection to the internet is provided by the owner.
- The manufacturer shall provide the owner or owner’s representative
documentation which includes:
- Network configuration information, including location of site
- Contact information for system support.
- Web addresses for remote access (if provided).
- Username and password for the application.