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Automatic test system guarantees emergency lighting test savings

  • 6 May 2015

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Problems with manual testing

Advanced has created the Lux Intelligent Savings Calculator to demonstrate the benefits of its popular test system

To test lights manually, an engineer must walk around a building and cut power to the emergency lights to encourage them to operate on their secondary supply.

They must then reinstate the mains power and confirm that the batteries are charging correctly.

Although effective, this method is time-consuming and tedious.

The building must also be left without emergency lighting after the test so the batteries can recharge; this is impractical as a real emergency could occur in this period.

Automatic testing with Lux Intelligent

Lux Intelligent is an automatic test system which shows when emergency lighting is compliant and functioning.

With the ability to operate in conjunction with existing installations, such as central battery and static inverter systems, the system can be networked into existing wiring; no engineer intervention is therefore required.

Each panel can support up to 249 luminaries; they can work with almost any type of light, including LEDs.

The panels can be networked together using standard cabling or via a cloud-based monitoring option. This allows for the management of large areas and multiple sites.

With cloud monitoring, live details on status, faults and test failures can be delivered to smartphones and web apps.

This enables users to monitor their sites from wherever they are in the world; they can also share information with engineers and maintenance staff with one click.

Online savings calculator

By eliminating the need for engineers and manual reports with its cloud-based monitoring, Lux Intelligent has proved itself as a cost-effective testing solution.

Advanced has developed an online calculator to demonstrate its benefits.

A building with one Lux Intelligent panel and 150 standard emergency lights, for instance, can produce savings of over £5,700 in the first year.

After five years, it can generate savings of around £80,000.

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