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1.1.1 Compliance with relevant General Requirements of Electrical Services.


The contractor shall supply, install, test, commission and maintain during warranty
period intelligent lighting control and dimming systems for the various areas as
indicated in the lighting layout drawings and as specified herein.

System shall be complete with lighting control panels, photo cells, dimmer racks,
dimmer switches, dimmer module and scene control plates, override switches, all the
required control and power cabling and terminations.

Lighting control shall be using addressable relay/contactors, timers and photocells.
Dimmer racks shall be provided for the dimming of all public areas.

Dimmable ballast shall be provided for all light fixtures connected to dimmer swit ches.

Location of the override lighting control switches shall be at the ground floor security or
at location as instructed by the consultant.

All external lighting including but not limited to the following, shall be controlled by the
intelligent lighting control system:

- Roads and parking area lighting
- Walkway lighting
- Landscape lighting for the various trees and greeneries
- Water feature lighting

1.3 Quality Assurance

Design, manufacture, testing and method of installation of all apparatus and materials
furnished under requirements of these specifications shall conform to latest publications
or standard rules of the following:

a) DUBAI Distribution „Company (DEWA) regulations for electrical installation
b) Department of Civil Defense requirements
c) TECOM Standards and requirements.

The quality Control/Quality Assurance duties shall be performed by the Contractor. The
system of quality control verification shall be in accordance with ISO 9000 standards of
quality assurance.

1.4 Codes and Standards

The following codes and standards to the extent specified herein, form a part of this
specification. When an edition date is not indicated for a Code or Standard the latest

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edition enforce at the time of proposal submitted shall apply.

IEC 60947-4 Contactors

IEC 60947-5-1, IEC337-1, IEC 60536 Indication lamps, Push buttons, switches

BSEN 60529, BSEN 60439 Low voltage switchgear and control gear

BSEN 61008 Earth leakage circuit breakers

BSEN 60898 Miniature circuit breakers

BS7671 16
Edition, IEE wiring regulations


The CONTRACTOR shall submit the following drawings and documents related with
each electrical system for Consultant approval:

Original catalogues for various proposed components.
Schedule of Accessories and Fittings.

Test Certificates.

1.6 Shop Drawings

Contractor shall submit detailed shop drawings including but not limited to the following
for CONSULTANT approval:

a) Single line system architecture drawings representing the entire system and
including all system components.

b) Point to point wiring diagrams for all system devices.

c) Floor layout drawings indicating all system components such as control panels,
routing of network cabling, intelligent switches, etc.

d) Interfacing details with all other systems including fire alarm.

e) Typical installation details.


2.1 Lighting Control System

2.1.1 General A two-wire bus cable shall link all the system devices (input, output, system support,
and networking, etc.) to each other. The bus cable shall be a twisted pair, screened
/unscreened with solid conductors and shall be capable of handling information

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exchange and supplying power to the bus devices. The bus cable shall be laid in the
building in the form of a linear, star or tree structure similar to the power mains. The
system shall support free wiring topology. The system shall be completely de-centralized and programmable. The programming
shall be implemented via a computer located at a control location and having access
level passwords. Any device in the system shall be accessed for programming from the
PC location without having to manipulate the device locally.

Each device in the system shall be addressable via a software programmable physical
address. Any device in the system shall communicate with any other device via
software programmable group addresses. Each individual device will respond to only
those group addresses for which they are programmed to do so. There shall be a non-
volatile memory storing the physical address, group addresses & other software
parameters for every device, thus making it intelligent. It shall be possible to program any of the devices on-line at the working site without
affecting any of the system devices or the system operation as well as off-line prior to
dispatch of the material to site. The entire system shall consist of bus lines connected to each other via line couplers
that act as network filters and also provide communication between devices in different
lines. In the event of failure of a device in one line, only the control functions controlled
by that device shall be affected and the device failure report shall be printed out with the
date and time of failure. Power supply module shall be provided as recommended by the manufacturers. In case
of power failure, the operation and programming of the system shall not be impaired. The diagnostic modules shall scan the system for any faults in the bus wiring, failure of
any of the devices and generate reports displaying the physical address of non-
communicating devices. Each of the devices shall have a built-in push button along with a LED. The LED shall lit
in the event the push button is pressed and if there is power to the device, thus depicting
that the device is communicating in the system.

2.1.2 Control System Concept The programmable lighting management system shall consists of three levels of

a) Central PC software for time based control and manual override by the
operator. The software shall consist of graphics based overview of the entire
building, floors and going up to the individual rooms. It shall have the necessary
timer modules to control the circuits in the form of various groups. It shall be
possible to pre-program the time channels in advance with special holiday
programs, weekly programs, etc. up to the year 2040.

b) In the event the PC is not operational or is switched off, the standalone mode
shall control the lighting circuits as per programmed times. This shall be
ensured via a controller programmed with the same timer schedules as that of
the central PC software.

c) A second level of standalone operation shall also be possible via local timer

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modules capable of being programmed with switching times locally wit hout the
need to connect a PC. 100-channel timer capable of being programmed with
at-least 128 time schedules shall be provided for each network group of 64
devices to ensure this standalone operation. This shall ensure that the system

remains operational at all times in the auto mode.

d) All other circuits which are controlled based on daylight, local switches, etc.
shall at all times be working in the standalone „Auto‟ mode with monitoring and
override control possible from the central PC.

2.1.3 Lighting Control Concept

The low voltage system switches shall have indication for „On‟ and „Off‟ status with
„Red‟ and „Green‟ colors with a possibility to reverse them via software. In the case of
circuits switched in parallel from multiple signals, the switch „LED‟ shall display the true
status of the circuit based on the latest signal sent to the particular circuit. It shall be
possible to control any circuit in the system from any of the switch channels to ensure all
channels are available for entire control of the system.

A controller device consisting of at least 100 timer channels (groups) in the form of
lighting scenarios shall control circuits on a particular network group (line) so as to have
local standalone operation. It shall be possible to send signals from a timer channel in
one network to circuits in another network if programmed to do so. This is to ensure
that all timer channels are available for control of all circuits in the system. Each timer
shall be capable of being programmed locally with timer programs for any of the
channels combined together, without the need to connect a PC. Each of the channels
shall have a manual push-button to over-ride the channel to „On‟ or „Off‟ irrespective of
the time programs. In addition, each channel shall have a „Off-Auto-Manual‟ switch for
local over-ride purpose. The timer shall have a built-in battery back-up to ensure that
the timer is always operating even in the event of power failure. This timer device shall
be in addition to the PC software time schedules to ensure uninterrupted stand-alone
operation of the system at all times.

Lighting control at various areas shall be generally as indicated hereunder: Guest Floors Corridors/Lift Lobby

a) All light connected to emergency power distribution board shall be „ON‟ all the

b) Lighting circuits connected to the normal power distribution boards shall be
controlled through programmable timer channel.

c) Actual time schedule shall be as per end-user requirements. Main Lobby Entrance

Automatic scene control based on time and function using dedicated dimmer racks, and
override scene control plates.

Features of scene control plate, finishes and their location shall be to Architects approval. Main Kitchen, Pantries.

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Using time schedule and override switches. Back of House Corridors, Lobby.

Using time schedule

Actual time schedule shall be programmable as per End-user requirements. Staircase

Lighting control shall be by timer and intelligent push button switch.

All lights, which shall be ON by the push button, switch shall be automatically turned
OFF after a predetermined time period which is programmable be the end-user. Offices

Lighting control shall be by timer channels and intelligent lighting cont rol switch in each

Lights in individual offices shall be turned ON/OFF using the intelligent switch during
working hours, however the system switches shall be over ridden by timer schedules
during non working hours and on holidays.

All lights in offices shall be normally OFF during non working hours and on holidays,
however it can be overridden by the intelligent switch and shall be turned off
automatically at the end of a pre-determined time period or at a particular time which is
programmable by the end-user. Meeting Rooms

Lighting control by timer channels and intelligent lighting control and dimming switch for
dimming the lighting during presentations. Dimming shall be part of the intelligent
lighting control system, and shall be connected to the A / V system of the meeting room
for automatic dimming during presentation. External Lighting

External lighting shall be switched ON/OFF based on available daylight and time
schedule. A light value switch capable of switching up to three lighting groups where
each individual channel has a separate switching set point shall be used. The
brightness range of the set points shall be adjustable form 20 to 20000 lux or as agreed
with the CONSULTANT at the time of commissioning. A light sensor shall be connected
toe the switch to detect daylight.

On and OFF timing of the various group of lighting shall be different, it shall be possible
to program/reprogram the system accordingly.

Introduce time delays between various switching in order to avoid huge inrush current
disturbance to the power supply system. Basement Parking

Lighting control by intelligent addressable light sensors and timer channels.

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Selected circuits at the basement parking shall be switched off during the day to reduce
power consumption when no movement is detected. Detection will be by movement
sensors strategically placed to give the required coverage. During evening as per pre-
programmed times, alternate circuits or as decided at the time of commissioning shall
remain „ON‟ while the others shall continue to be controlled based on movement. The

movement sensors shall have a built – in lux sensor with an adjustable setpoint so as
not to switch „ON‟ circuits even after detecting movement due to sufficient natural light.
There shall also be an adjustable „OFF‟ delay on the movement sensor from 1 sec to
32 sec mins. So as to ensure that circuits are not switched „OFF‟ immediately. Further,
the movement sensor shall incorporate a “manual -auto-off” switch for maintenance and
local override purpose.

2.1.4 Central Controller Software The Central PC will comprise of state of the art Pentium IV duel core 34 GHZ with 19”
monitor with at least 2 GB RAM and 120 GB hard disk, graphics VGA, Ethernet card,
etc… to meet or exceed the configuration required by the graphics software. The software shall administer various access levels for different user accounts to
ensure responsibility and accountability in the operation of the system. The software shall provide customized graphics screens giving a full graphics display of
the entire building along with floor plans, partition layouts, circuit layouts in the
individual rooms, etc. The software shall provide real time monitoring of the entire system and shall display
active status of each lighting circuit along with the run time hours and generate
maintenance schedules when the circuits have reached their threshold set points for
run hours. It shall be possible for the user to access any individual room for monitoring and
controlling the lighting circuits. The various screens shall be freely linked to each other be
reached by a navigator. Each circuit shall be graphically customized to contain operational characteristics
available in the system or by a link to an external database. This information shall be
displayed by passing the mouse cursor over the respective circuits. The software shall have the interface to import and administrate graphics files having
standard formats such as Bitmap (BMP), Windows Metafile (WMF) and Enhanced
Metafile (EMF). Further, it shall be possible to add a huge variety of active elements to
these files for visualization and easy understanding. The software shall enable repeat interrogatory sweeps to be programmed through the
night or any other times to extinguish lighting which may have been left on locally. The timer library in the software shall be programmable. It shall have the necessary
timer modules to control any of the circuits individually or in the form of groups, which
can be selected and changed as and when desired. It shall be possible to pre-program
the time channels in advance with special holiday programs, weekly programs, etc. up
to the year 2040. The system shall be interlocked with the fire alarm system so as to switch all

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lights ON in case of fire.

2.1.5 Lighting Control Modules (For ‘On-Off’ Switching Control) The lighting control modules shall be DIN rail mounted consisting of either four or eight
individually programmable integral relays (contactors). Each of these contactors shall be rated 16 A/AC1, suitable for switching loads
with high switch-on peaks, and capable of switching resistive, inductive,
incandescent, and fluorescent loads without any derating. It shall also have a
capacity load rating of at least 200 microfarads. The output states of each of the four relays shall be displayed on the front.
Each of these relays shall be latch-on type with manual operation (override)
possible even without power to the system. In the event of power failure or bus wiring failure or control module failure, each
of the four relays shall attain a pre-programmed fail-safe position („On‟, „Off‟ or
„As it is‟). The control modules shall be capable of been programmed with different
applications to suit site requirements. The application for which a relay has been
programmed shall apply irrespective of the signal from which it is switched. Each of the relays shall be capable of being programmed with its own „On‟ and
„Off‟ delays which is applicable irrespective of the signal from which the relays
are switched. The control modules shall receive its operating power supply from the same
bus cable without any other power supply. Each of the control module shall have its own individual address and shall be
capable of being programmed from the central PC for the purpose of changing
parameters without the need to access the module locally.

2.1.6 Lighting Control Panels (LCP’S).

There shall be a dedicated Lighting Control Panel (LCP) for every DB. The LCP shall
house the system devices and the related control equipment depending on the no. of
circuits being controlled. This is to ensure the power wiring between the DB‟s and the
control modules inside the LCP‟s is kept to a minimum. The LCP‟s shall be surface
mounted IP65 polycarbonate enclosures together with built-in DIN-rails for easy
installation of the control equipment.

2.1.7 System Programming

The contractor shall allow for programming the system to operate as per the Consultant
instruction at site and shall allow for reprogramming of the system if necessary during
the maintenance period in accordance to the end user requirements.

2.2 Dimming Control Panel


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The contractor shall supply, install and commission dimmer racks as specified
hereunder and as indicated on the drawings.

2.2.1 Dimmer Modules Cases

Dimmer Modules shall be encased in Anodised Aluminium or polycarbonate ABS cases
with solid aluminium chases cases. The power control circuitry shall be protected from

accidental interference by means of a one section cover. All adjustment potentiometers
where required shall be accessible through this cover to allow the setting of lighting
levels and maximum/minimum levels.

Units shall be completely pre-wired by the manufacturer. The contractor shall be
required to provide input feed wiring, load wiring and control wiring which terminates to
a set of clearly marked low voltage terminals.

Units shall contain input miniature circuit breakers rated for electrical safety and

Units shall contain a bypass switch which enables the power to bypass the load control

Internal wire used within the units shall be to British Standards and have a 105 deg. C
temperature rating. All wiring shall be harnessed with cable ties or wire ducts at
sufficient intervals to present a neat orderly appearance. All connections made during
installation shall be clearly labelled terminals.

Encapsulated thyristor pairs/ IGBTs shall be used to control the power applied to the
load. They shall be capable of withstanding surges without impairment to performance.

The units shall be voltage regulated so that a + 10% change in line vol tage shall cause
no more than a + 0.5% change in output voltage.

The units shall provide a smooth and continuous "squarelaw" dimming characteristics
throughout the operating range.

The units shall be 98% or greater efficiency at full intensity and full l oad.

Units shall operate at 0-40 deg. C ambient environment and racks shall be cooled by
natural convection or by forced ventilation.

The units shall incorporate filtering circuits that reduce RF1 interface to levels deemed
acceptable by EN50081-1, EN50082-1, IEC1000-2-2

The units shall be derated by 50% when used for controlling inductive loads so as to
avoid nuisance tripping of MCBs. They should also be capable of controlling
Fluorescent Loads with suitable ballasts.

Dimmer modules shall be rated as shown in the load schedules and shall be provided
for each circuit as a single channel control.

2.2.3 Dimmer Racks

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Dimmers must be housed in sheet steel purpose built racks which will accept plug in
dimmer modules, microprocessors and primary circuit MCB. The rack should be wired
for front access with connections for extra low voltage control and load wiring, separate
gland plates should be provided at top and bottom of rack for control and mains/load

Earth leakage protection should be provided as incomer.

2.3.4 Microprocessors

Control of the dimmers shall be through channel microprocessors linked with
addressable control plates.

Microprocessors shall be of high reliability with self checks to ensure system integrity in
all environments. Storage of default levels shall be through non volatile memory, that
retains these settings even when power is switched off. It shall be possible to
programme a minimum of 100 scenes. The control signal to the dimmer modules shall
be 0.5V.

A 2 wire balanced data high way is to be used between control plates and the

The microprocessor shall be capable of receiving programmed instructions from the
control plates to control.

a) Level Intensities
b) Fade Rates
c) Individual Scenes
d) Individual Channels/Circuits
e) Link scenes with preprogrammed scenes fading from one to another on a time

The system shall be interlocked with the fire alarm system such that in case of fire the
lighting level shall go up to full intensity regardless of the set illumination level.

2.2.5 Hand Held Programmer

A hand held programmer shall be supplied for programming of the system.

The unit shall be designed for ease of operation and shall not require complex

The unit shall be capable of programming lighting level information, fade rates and link
scenes for all dimmer channels on a particular data highway.

Programming can be performed either 'on line' or 'off line'.

2.2.6 Dimmer Controls

Multiple Scene control with illuminated Led Push buttons giving 'scene 1; scene 2;
scene 3; scene 4; off plus individual raise/lower push buttons for each circuit being
controlled from the plate and with a jack socket to accept the data plug from the hand

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held programmer shall be used. The plate finish of the controller shall be similar to the
adjacent electrical accessories.


3.1 Installation

Design, manufacture and method of installation of all system components shall conform
to latest rules and requirements of the following:

a) Dubai Civil Defense
c) Relevant BS codes
d) IEE wiring regulations

Contractor shall install all lighting control system equipment shown on the relevant
drawings and required as per the specifications described in this section, all as per
manufacturer‟s recommendations and complying with the above regulations.

3.2 Testing & Commissioning

a) Check for installation of lighting control panels a site.

b) Check for installation of devices in the panel and in the field.

c) Check the wiring and termination of the bus cable for all the system devices.

d) Check the wiring and termination of the circuits in the lighting control panel.

e) Manually override each circuit using the override On-Off switch provided for
each circuit in the relay output module.

f) Test the respective lighting circuits to be ON as per the Electrical Load
Schedule provided by the M & E contractor.

g) Switch „On‟ the power supply to the lighting control panel with system devices.

h) Program the TP-controller timer groups as per Consultant requirements for
standalone operation of the lighting control system.

i) Switch ON & OFF the individual gang of the LV Push Button Switches &
check that the respective programmed circuits are switched ON & OFF

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j) Switch ON the power supply for standalone operation of t he Lighting Control

k) Demonstrate and explain the system operation to the site technicians.

l) Hand-over the control system to Consultant authorized personnel.

3.3 Spare Parts/Extra Materials

3.3.1 The contractor shall supply to the owner‟s stores spare parts for two years operation,
from the date of final handing over of the project, as generally, but not limited to the
items listed hereunder:

a) A minimum of 1% of the total number of switches, contactors, dimmer
modules etc.) for any other accessories used in the project.

b) Any other items as recommended by the manufacturer to cover the period
indicated above and to consultant approval.

3.4 Warranty

From the date of issuance of the „Taking over certificate‟ the system must be
unconditionally warranted for minimum of 2 years.