Installation Instructions

Installation instructions for LUX Luminaires

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LUX dynamics’ luminaires install in 1/4 the time.

It’s a bold statement, but it’s the truth. We do all the work for you. Simply snap on the provided aircraft cable hanger, do a single “J-box” connection and you’re done. We even strip the cord wire for you. All of our fixtures ship preinstalled with optional cord, lamps, occupancy sensors, emergency ballasts and even wire guards. At LUX we know that- “Less time equals greater profit.”

Table of Contents

Installation Instructions (click section

LUX-LHB and LUX-GYM High Bay Models
Aircraft Cable Suspension

LED-360° Models
Aircraft Cable Suspension

Electrical Connection

Wire Guards

Maintenance

1.0 Hanger Installation Guidelines

LOAD – Do not exceed the SAFE WORKING LOAD (SWL) of any suspension product.

NO LIFTING – Do not use for lifting such as in a crane or pulley situation

NO Movement – Hangers are to be used to suspend static loads only. Do not use to suspend moving services likely to be subject to movement.

NO JOINING – Hangers are not to be spliced together using any joining device. Hanger assembly must comprise one length of cable and one fastener only. If longer lengths are needed, do not join two assemblies together.

LIMITATIONS OF USE – All hangers, accessories, and other products must only be used for their intended use.

PAINTING – If cable is painted after installation, do not attempt to adjust fastener.

BUILDING CODES – Compliance with local codes, and where applicable national codes, is the buyer and/or installers responsibility.

NOT FOR RE-USE – Hangers are designed for permanent installations and not for reuse.

LUBRICANTS – Do not apply oil or any other lubricant to any part of the assembly.

NOT FOR SEISMIC BRACING – Unless otherwise noted, hangers are not to be used for seismic bracing. For products that have been tested and approved for seismic restraint applications, please contact manufacturer.

Y-FIT INSTALLATION ANGLE – Legs on Y-Fit hangers are not to be installed on angles greater than 60 degrees.

ENVIRONMENT – Hangers intended for indoor locations.

QUESTIONS – CALL (775) 200-0707

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1.1 Typical Installation Diagram (QUICK REFERENCE)

Detailed instructions can be found on pages 5-10 of the installation instructions

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LUX-LHB and LUX-GYM High Bay Models

2.0 Choosing The Correct Suspension System

Determine which method of installation you will be using. There are several different methods for hanging this luminaire. The most common include:

H4P (4-Point “HOOK” Hanger 5’ or 10’)

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The 4-Point HOOK Hanger is four individual cables with Snap Hooks designed to click onto the (4) for corners of the fixture and are brought to either 2 or 4 suspension points at the ceiling. (eye-bolt, beam clamp etc.)

lux-leaf-smallPROS- Advantage is that you have more control in leveling all four points of the luminaire. (Recommended for the LUX Gymnasium series fixtures)
CONS– The leveling is done at the ceiling height

“LOOP” Hanger

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The “LOOP” Hanger can be used as a 4-point hanger (one for each corner of the fixture) or in conjunction with a “Y”- Hanger. The loop end attaches at the ceiling anchor and is then through each corner of the fixture or through the loop at the “Y” Hanger.

lux-leaf-smallPROS– Versatility of many different mounting options.
CONS– Aesthetics (the HOOK looks better on the fixture)

2.0 Choosing The Correct Suspension System (Cont.)

Determine which method of installation you will be using. There are several different methods for hanging this luminaire. The most common include:

H5Y or H10Y (5’ or 10’ “Y” Hanger)

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The “Y” Hanger 5’ is an “All-in-One” system and does not require additional parts to complete the installation. TWO (2) “Y” Hangers 5’ pieces required per fixture. Each leg of the “Y” snaps onto ONE OF the (4) for corners of the fixture and is brought to 2 suspension points up to 5’ (or 10’) above the fixture.

lux-leaf-smallPROS– Quick and simple This is recommended for the LUX Industrial Highbay (LHB) series fixtures.
CONS- Can not be used on large fixtures and must be leveled at ceiling height.

“Y” – Hanger

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The “Y” Hanger w/loop is a 2-part system requiring either an additional “HOOK” or “LOOP” to complete the installation. TWO (2) “Y” Hangers and TWO (2) ADDITIONAL pieces required per fixture. Each leg of the “Y” snaps onto ONE OF the (4) for corners of the fixture and is brought to 2 suspension points just above the fixture. Used in conjunction with either a “LOOP” or “HOOK” to affix to the ceiling anchor point.

lux-leaf-smallPROS- Advantage is that you can level the fixture at the fixture height as apposed to at the ceiling. This is recommended for the LUX Industrial Highbay (LHB) series fixtures.
CONS- Can not be used on large fixtures.

2.1 HANGER Installation

Getting Started

Determine the number of hanging points and where you want the fixture to be installed. If using the 4-Point hanger, you can choose 2 or 4 mounting points. If using a “Y” hanger than you will only have two mounting points at the ceiling.

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lux-leaf-smallTIP-Depending on your personal preferences either method can be used. The most common is the two point, for ease of installation and/or aesthetics.

Once you have determined your method of installation, you will want to make sure your anchor point is suitable to support the weight of the fixture.

Step 1

Determine anchoring method. (This can be an Eye-bolt, beam-clamp, uni-strut, pipe, etc.) Anchors should be placed at 48” to 50” O.C.

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lux-leaf-smallNOTE: Be sure to check your cord length in relation to the J-Box location to ensure the cord will be long enough. Ideally your first anchor point should be within 12” of J-Box termination for aesthetic purposes.

2.2a HANGER (4-Point) Installation

Step 1a (4-Point System)

Thread Cable into locking mechanism and pull cable through as shown:

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Step 2a (4-Point System)

Loop around ceiling attachment point and pass tail end of cable through other hole in locking mechanism. Pull tail end to adjust desired length as shown:

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Repeat process for all four legs before attaching the fixture . NOTE: If all legs appear to be hanging at the same level/length, Step 3 (Leveling) will go quickly.

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lux-leaf-smallTIP: For even faster installation times, you can do two at a time. By setting up the locking mechanism on both tails at one time, you can control the length of both hangers as you slide them into place. This saves time as the hangers require less adjusting to make them match.
* See next page for “Y” Hanger and LOOP Hanger installation instructions.

2.2b HANGER (LOOP and/or “Y” ) Installation

Step 1b (LOOP and/or “Y” Hangers)

Loop cable around ceiling anchor point and pass tail of cable through ferruled loop or locking mechanism. Pull taught to secure. Place second 48” to 50” O.C.

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Step 2b (LOOP and/or “Y” Hangers)

Thread Locking mechanism onto cable from bottom and then loop cable through attachment point. (If incorporation a “Y” Hook assembly then thread through the loop. If to fixture, thread through (GREEN) Hanging Brackets. Continue to adjust until fixture is level

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Step 2b (LOOP and/or “Y” Hangers)

Thread Locking mechanism onto cable from bottom and then loop cable through

2.2c SPM Hanger Installation

SPM Kit

LUX dynamics Luminaires come with the Optional Single Point Mount (SPM) for when J-Box access is an issue. The SPM is designed to thread onto an existing J-Box stem. TIP-The Aircraft Cable Hangers come complete with snap-in hooks designed to work with our signature green brackets for easy installation. Visually inspect that the hooks are fully closed and the hook and cable are not twisted.

lux-leaf-smallTIP-LUX dynamics recommends using a pre-installed cord (optional) with Single Point Mount installations.

 

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Step 1c

Pull existing wiring out of the stem and into the SPM body. Thread the SPM body onto the stem. Use a single setscrew in the stem to ensure solid installation.

Step 2c

Thread the aircraft cable hangers into the (4) mounting points on the underside of the SPM. Install the luminaire on the aircraft cable hangers below the SPM.

lux-leaf-smallTIP-The Aircraft Cable Hangers come complete with snap-in hooks designed to work with our signature green brackets for easy installation. Visually inspect that the hooks are fully closed and the hook and cable are not twisted.

Step 3c

Loosely fasten the optional pre-installed cord to the aircraft cable hanger and pull the cord through the remaining hole on the underside of the SPM. Connect the existing J-Box wiring to the luminaire cord.

Step 4c

Ensure the luminaire is level and tightly fasten the cord to the aircraft cable hanger. Fasten endcaps to the SPM using included setscrews.

2.2d Surface Mount Installation

SM Kit

LUX dynamics Luminaires are able to be surface mounted. Simply anchor into the ceiling from directly through the extruded aluminum driver channel.

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2.3 Leveling Luminaire

Step 1

Press button on locking mechanism and slide UP or DOWN along cable to adjust height. With all four Snap Hooks hanging from fixture at relatively the same height you can begin to snap the fixture into place and adjust until fixture is level.

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lux-leaf-smallSnap Hooks are designed to click into place with ease with our signature (GREEN) Hanging Brackets. Make a visual inspection while snapping the hooks into place ensuring safety spring closes fully and that Hook is not twisted.

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Make final adjustments to level luminaire in both directions before moving to electrical.

LED-360° Models

3.0 The Correct Suspension System

The method for hanging this luminaire is:

H2P (“HOOK” Hanger 5’ or 10’)

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The HOOK Hanger is two individual cables with Snap Hooks designed to click onto the fixture and are brought to two points at the ceiling (Eye-bolt, beam clamp etc.)

PROS – High degree of control in leveling at both ends of the luminaire.
CONS – The leveling is done at ceiling height.

3.1 Hanger Installation

Step 1

Determine where your hanging points for the fixture will be installed.

Step 2

Determine anchoring method. (This can be an Eye-bolt, beam-clamp, uni-strut, pipe, etc.) Anchors should be placed at 48” O.C. for a 48” fixture or 96” O.C. for a 96” fixture.

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3.2 Leveling Luminaire

Step 1

Press button on locking mechanism and slide UP or DOWN along cable to adjust height. With all four Snap Hooks hanging from fixture at relatively the same height you can begin to snap the fixture into place and adjust until fixture is level.

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lux-leaf-smallSnap Hooks are designed to click into place with ease with our signature (GREEN) Hanging Brackets. Make a visual inspection while snapping the hooks into place ensuring safety spring closes fully and that Hook is not twisted.

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Make final adjustments to level luminaire in both directions before moving to electrical.

4.0 Electrical Connection

Step 1

LUX dynamics Luminaires come with the Optional Cord Pre-installed. Locate the Strain Relief Bushing (SRB) and create a small loop in the cord (for adjustment later). Loosely fasten cord directly to aircraft cable. Tighten when completed and level.

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lux-leaf-smallTIP-While keeping an eye on the level, continue to fasten the cord neatly up the cable until you reach the J-Box. Once cord is neatly secured in place, re-check that the fixture is level. NOTE: The weight of the cord and the tension applied to the fasteners can cause the fixture to twist, turn or slant. You can correct this by adjusting the fasteners (zip ties) on the cord and also by the locking mechanism on the cables.

Step 2

SAFETY FIRST! TURN OFF POWER BEFORE MAKING ANY ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS. This luminaire is equipped with a Factory installed ballast disconnect on the cord side of the fixture. Disconnect can be accessed by removing the ballast cover (Vented Channel Lid). No tools required- using only your fingers slide the “LID Locker” away from LID and pull up on LID to remove. Locate Ballast Disconnect (ORANGE or YELLOW) and pull to disconnect.

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NOTE: Depending on the style of wire guard your fixture is equipped with, you may have to open the wire guard to access ballast chamber. (for detailed instructions see pg. 18

4.1 Electrical Connection

Step 3

Using a circuit tester, test conductors to ensure POWER IS TURNED OFF. Using an NEC approved connector attach cord to Junction box in cover plate or knock-out (NOT Included) See figure below for more information-
NOTE: Cord provided by LUX dynamics may have more than one conductor or HOT wire (RED) for multi level switching. If you only have a single HOT (BLACK) at the junction box, connect both the two (RED & BLACK) together.

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Step 4

Connect to “J”-Box in accordance with Local & National Building Codes.
Note: Cord is 10’ or 15’ in length including the portion inside fixture depending on what was specified. End of wire should be pre-stripped, but should be checked for correct length and trimmed as needed. Double check that fixture is level and hanging straight.

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FOR INSTALLATION QUESTIONS CALL LUX dynamics at (775) 200-0707.

4.2 Typical Wiring Diagrams

WARNING:

All electrical work shall be done in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NEC), all applicable Federal, State and local electrical codes.

Installation should be performed by qualified personnel only.

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FOR INSTALLATION QUESTIONS CALL LUX dynamics at (775) 200-0707.

5.0 Wire Guards

Your fixture may have optional HINGED Wire Guard(s). In the Photo below the fixture is equipped with two Types of Wire Guards. The guard show on top is called TCWG (Tennis Court Wire Guard) and is specifically designed to prevent balls and other objects from remaining on top of the luminaire. Though typically used on top of the luminaire, it can also be used for the underside. In most cases, this guard is shipped unattached to the fixture to allow for an easier installation of the fixture and is typically installed after the luminaire is installed and level.

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WIRE GUARD INSTALLATION

To install, simply align the hinged point to the corresponding hole next to the green hanging bracket. (opposite of the threaded insert). Slide in one side and then the other. Note: the guard is designed to hit the green hanging bracket so you will have to flex the wire guard upwards to align the other side.

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OPEN

To OPEN the guards, simply turn each thumbscrew (2) 1/4 turn (90 degrees) and the Wire Guard will Slip over the thumbscrews and swing open.

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