Contractor shall furnish a
complete neon lighting installation as described in the architectural
details. Lighting shall be manufactured by Krypton Neon or
approved equal. Installation shall be by an approved contractor
to be supervised by Krypton Neon or approved equal.
|1. Neon Lamps output and glass tubing diameter shall
be in accordance with contract drawings. Unless otherwise specified, they shall
provide a continuous line of light. Maintained lumen output shall not
depreciate more than 20% after 10,000 hours of operation. Lamp color to
be selected by Architect based on samples provided. Glasswork must
accurately comform to pattern. Glass bends and welds must be properly
formed and annealed. Lamps shall be processed with mechanical
pump with aspirator and/or diffusion pump. Lamps shall be processed using accurate gauges for measuring
process pressures, temperatures, ultimate vacuum, back-filling
pressures, and dosage of mercury. Age lamps for minimum 24 hours.
Reject lamps showing darkening, stains, discoloration, spiraling or
sputtering. Where required by law coat tubing with silicone or
|2. Transformers shall conform to the requirements
of UL2161. Open secondary voltage shall not exceed 9,000 volts. Transformer
shall be located as close and symmetrically as possible to the
electrical center of a secondary circuit. Where required provide enclosed transformers that conform to the requirements of UL2161
with accesible wiring compartments. Install
transformers only in accessible and ventilated areas maintaining 100
degrees F maximum ambient temperature.
Neon must dim in a smooth
curve without flicker, strobing, or isolated flashes, and shall not
interfere with sound system. Provide ghost load where required.
Wiring shall be listed integral
sleeve silicone based GTO-15 with total length not to not
to exceed 20 feet. All wiring and insulating materials and methods must
comply with NEC Article 600 as adopted by the local jurisdiction.
Housings where required, shall
be listed for 7500 volts minimum. Material shall be borisilcate glass
(Pyrex). Where required glassing housings shall be enclosed in metal
with conduit fittings. Boots and end caps where required shall be listed for 7500 volts minimum and where
required must be approved for damp or wet conditions.
Drawings to be complete
submissions for approval and maintenance. These shall include wiring
diagram, scale plans and details showing the method of installation of
lamps, transformers, secondary circuit, as well as complete bill of
materials. Field dimensions are to be verified and included on shop
drawings. Drawings shall show exact locations of all components and
shall show a complete installation that complies with NEC Article 600 as adopted by the local
jurisdiction. Provide copies of approved shop drawings
for Owner's use in maintenance and lamp replacement.
of lamps, lamp housings,
secondary feeds, insulators and transformers shall be in strict
accordance with the intent of the contract drawings and approved shop
drawings of the neon manufacturer and shall comply with NEC Article 600 as adopted by the local
jurisdiction. The Contractor shall assure that all
lamps make secure electrical contact. Apply paint finish prior to lamp
installation within architectural coves and or mounting surfaces.
transformer primary circuits shall be capable of being locked in open
The following information
shall be provided by the Contractor within 60 days of contract signing:
name and location of neon manufacturer and list of previous jobs using