This is the second in a series of posts about lighting maintenance.
In the first part of this blog series, the principles of lighting maintenance were discussed as a proactive solution to reducing energy usage.
The second part of proper lighting maintenance is developing a policy. A lighting maintenance policy is a set of written procedures designed to serve as a guideline, not only for everyday maintenance practices, but for optimizing lighting systems on a year-round basis.
A lighting maintenance policy should coordinate with your overall energy management strategy.
Elements of an effective maintenance policy include:
- Blueprints of the facility
- Fixture and lighting controls schedule
- Equipment and service provider sources and contacts, including utility contacts
- Fixture cleaning and relamping schedule with service tracking log
- Procedures for relamping, reballasting, and cleaning fixtures
- Procedures for the adjustment of controls and occupancy sensors
- An overview of proper lamp and ballast disposal
Part 3 in this blog series: Replacing Lights and Fixtures
Source: Ameren Missouri