These are the Standard 8 watt Emergency Fitting. They are very common very easy to install and maintain
They can be used outdoors as they are all IP65 rated
We supply them with a self-adhesive legend card, which adapts to all situations i.e. left or right, up or down so you don’t have to worry about getting the correct directional arrows and running man.
There are two main types Maintained and Non-maintained.
The maintained fittings can be used as a normal light fitting, it can be switched on and off in the normal way, when the power supply is cut in an emergency the battery pack takes over and continues to run the lamp so the escape route is still illuminated.
The Non-maintained fitting only lights up when the power goes off i.e. it are not lit the rest of the time.
It has a normal power supply, which charges its batteries and when it senses a power failure, it strikes the tube.
The non-maintained is the less common type; it has one main advantage, as the tube is always “new” and ready to go.
In a maintained fitting, you can see that the tube is working, but it is possible to have a dead tube and not spot it.
All emergency fittings should be regularly tested; they are normally installed with a test switch nearby which can only be operated by a special key
Each fitting should be tested monthly and every 12 months they should be run for at least an hour but preferably until the batteries are run down completely
In this way the batteries which are sealed Nickel Cadmium can maintain a full charge, if you only partially discharge them they develop a “memory” and only part of their power is available
All emergency fittings should have a green LED, which shows that the batteries are charged and ready for action, if the LED is not lit replace the batteries as soon as possible