File #: Int 0955-2023    Version: * Name: Required lighting under sidewalk sheds.
Type: Introduction Status: Filed (End of Session)
Committee: Committee on Housing and Buildings
On agenda: 3/16/2023
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the New York city building code, in relation to the required lighting under sidewalk sheds
Sponsors: Erik D. Bottcher, Pierina Ana Sanchez, Keith Powers , Farah N. Louis, Christopher Marte, Shaun Abreu, Kalman Yeger , Lincoln Restler, Lynn C. Schulman, Crystal Hudson, Diana I. Ayala, Kevin C. Riley, Robert F. Holden, Oswald Feliz, Marjorie Velázquez, Gale A. Brewer, Mercedes Narcisse, Shekar Krishnan, Nantasha M. Williams, Alexa Avilés, Shahana K. Hanif, Carlina Rivera , Jennifer Gutiérrez, Vickie Paladino, (in conjunction with the Manhattan Borough Preside
Council Member Sponsors: 24
Summary: This bill would increase the required level of lighting under sidewalk sheds from 45 lumens per watt or greater to 90 lumens per watt or greater. It would also require that lighting under sidewalk sheds be provided specifically by LED lights.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 955, 2. Int. No. 955, 3. March 16, 2023 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 3-16-23, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - March 16, 2023

Int. No. 955


By Council Members Bottcher, Sanchez, Powers, Louis, Marte, Abreu, Yeger, Restler, Schulman, Hudson, Ayala, Riley, Holden, Feliz, Velázquez, Brewer, Narcisse, Krishnan, Williams, Avilés, Hanif, Rivera, Gutiérrez and Paladino (in conjunction with the Manhattan Borough President)


A Local Law to amend the New York city building code, in relation to the required lighting under sidewalk sheds


Be it enacted by the Council as follows:


Section 1. Section 3307.6.4.8 of the New York city building code, as amended by local law number 126 for the year 2021, is amended to read as follows:

3307.6.4.8 Lighting. Sidewalk shed lighting shall be in conformance with the following:


1. The underside of sidewalk sheds shall be illuminated at all times either by daylight or electric light. The level of illumination shall be uniformly distributed along the entire length of the shed with a minimum of 1 footcandle (11 lux) measured at the level of the walking surface with a minimum luminous efficacy of [45] 90 lumens per watt or greater and be rated to operate at temperatures of 5°F (-15°C) and higher.


2. All lamps shall be enclosed in water-resistant and vandal-resistant fixtures, and all lamps, wiring, and accessory components shall conform to the requirements of the New York City Electrical Code.


3. Photosensors may be used to control electric lighting according to the amount of daylight available. All photosensors shall be equipped for fail-safe operation ensuring that if the sensor or control fails, the lamps will provide the lighting levels required by this section.


4. LED lighting shall be used to satisfy the requirements of this section.



§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.






LS #10774

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