Installing Sensor Activated Lighting? Not So Fast.

By Bruno Caligara

Many large building owners look to save money on energy cost and explore the use of motion sensor activated lighting for their exit stairwells.  These fixtures are permitted but only when approved by the DOB.

When the FDNY inspects buildings for Code compliance and observes these types of energy saving light fixtures, they will ask for approved documentation.  If the proper documentation is not supplied at the inspection,  the FDNY will issue a Violation Order.

If you plan to install these energy saving fixtures, please start by consulting our office. We can help direct you with the proper procedure, and requirements needed to insure approval prior to installation. This will help avoid the issues associated with violations that may result.