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    LightStat

    Started a new Job this week. Going to be doing a lot of Retail stores. Never seen one of these till today.
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    They go into setback when the lights are off.

    Im not a fan.




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    Placement is key. Stores love to put products in front of them so the stat never see’s light and lets the unit run. The direction the store faces can cause the same problem. Been on a number of calls when we did Family Dollar for no cooling because of stat placement.


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    Didn't used to have a mode switch, was auto changeover. So if store has control over temp, as Radio Shack stores did, turning the heat down could turn the air on. Not good in bitter cold weather.

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    I had a few of those in the shoe stores when I worked at the mall. They would change over to a different setting after the lights were turned off. The problem was as stated, product being stored over them and I had a Journey's store that had the stat located in the stock room and it had a motion sensor light so when the lights went out in the back the a/c would shut down.
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    1) The temp range is factory preset to limits specified by the customer that had them installed. With changing retail locations, you need to find out if the current occupant ordered them, and if they are a legacy of the previous store, replace them with standard stats for comfort and control.

    2) NEVER have the green LED light on during occupied times. If the green light is on, the stat reverts to unoccupied settings. If the green light is on (it thinks the store is closed, and the store lights are off) it means that not enough light is hitting the sensor. I have had to switch track lighting bulbs to point a good bulb at the stat to get the green light to go out.

    3) If there is light hitting the sensor but the light is still on, there is a sensitivity adjustment that changes the light threshold so the light goes out. It is a horizontal slot where you have to stick something like a pick into the slot to move the slider back and forth.

    The most prolific user of these stats is DXL/Casual Male. For some reason, they don't want their fat male customers to feel comfortable in the summer. I have also seen them used at Catherine's and Lane Bryant. Obviously, these chains like keeping their associates and customers sweaty. It is 100% counter intuitive.
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