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Self-Storage Units

Discussion in 'Commercial Electrical Codes' started by Poc Building Dept, Nov 2, 2017.

  1. Poc Building Dept

    Poc Building Dept Registered User

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    Is there a requirement for exterior lighting? I have not found anything specifically outlining storage units. I see it as being an egress type of situation, although there is not a real occupant load here. I am approaching the owner with the concept for security. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. VillageInspector

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    Do you have anything in your local zoning code regarding parking lot lighting? that might help you get to where you want to be.
     
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  3. Poc Building Dept

    Poc Building Dept Registered User

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    No, the local code has no reference to parking lot lighting.
     
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    Poc


    Welcome again
     
  5. cda

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    Might be in other city ordinances

    Check or ask
     
  6. Poc Building Dept

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    Seems to be no requirement. Thanks for the help!
     
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    There is a requirement for lighting through the exit discharge, and there is always an occupant load...

    EXIT DISCHARGE. That portion of a means of egress system
    between the termination of an exit and a public way.

    [
    A] PUBLIC WAY. A street, alley or other parcel of land
    open to the outside air leading to a street, that has been
    deeded, dedicated or otherwise permanently appropriated to
    the public for public use and which has a clear width and
    height of not less than 10 feet (3048 mm).

    1006.1 Illumination required. The means of egress,
    including
    the exit discharge
    , shall be illuminated at all times the
    building space served by the means of egress is occupied.
     
  8. Pcinspector1

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    Self storage units? This could mean one story metal building or two story like the climate control type with stairs and egress requirements requiring lighting? I'm guessing a row of single story type buildings. For security I would request lighting, the local police may thank you.
     
  9. Poc Building Dept

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    Yes, single story metal building. I made the suggestion. We shall see how far it goes. Thanks for all the input everyone
     

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