Lobby Work

horsegoer

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NJ
Sorry guys forgot my old password and logged me in under old.

Anyone ever do a large commercial building lobby lighting and power job? Anything unusual you’ve come across or things to be aware of?
 

charlie b

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Seattle, WA
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Electrical Engineer
I did the design for a large lobby. The biggest challenge was making it possible, even easy, to replace light bulbs. With the increased availability of LEDs, that issue is less of an issue.
 

PaulMmn

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Location
Union, KY, USA
I was thinking something like catwalks above the ceiling for easy access to light fixtures. What a nice dream!

Then I remembered-- fancy lobbies have fancy chandeliers! You're still going to need a ladder to change light bulbs! :roll:


ps-- most really large chandeliers have hoists to lower them to floor-level (or at least short-ladder-level) for maintenance.
 
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infinity

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New Jersey
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Journeyman Electrician
50', scaffolding by others....think they call it a dance floor

And there are about 10 different phases. Never completely understood how phasing affect the installation.
Since there's a "dance floor" just treat it like a regular floor. You won't be able to use a lift and will probably have to work off of ladders. Dance floors are pretty standard for lobby ceiling construction.
 
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