The requirement states that “Any automatic control device required … shall either be manual on or shall be controlled to automatically turn the lighting on to not more than 50% power”

Assuming that we have an open plan space that is larger than 10 000ft2, we require one manual or automatic control device per 10 000ft2 (

The proposal is the split the 10 000ft2 space into small 100ft2 zones (about 4 – 6 desks) and provide a motion sensor in each zone. This way the multiple automatic control devices only switch on 1% of the power of the space each, meeting the “<50% power for automatic on” requirement.

Would this meet the intent?