Compliant emergency lighting saves lives.
Although some may see it as just a legal tick box, in an emergency, having adequate emergency lighting can be the difference between life and death.
Many older buildings still use halogen bulk heads or central battery systems, which are not only inefficient and expensive to run, but all too often the light out-put does not meet the requirements of
BS EN 5266. Compliant emergency lighting systems ensure that building occupants can identify first aid points, locate fire safety equipment, avoid hazards and escape through the closest emergency exit.
Moving away from bulk heads and central battery systems, Hochiki offers a completely unique, cost effective and fully compliant emergency lighting system. FIREscape is based around an addressable, emergency lighting control panel with battery back-up and features addressable, self-contained LED luminaires and exit signage connected via screened, extra-low voltage (40V) cabling. Furthermore, FIREscape is a fully self-monitored and self-testing system with a central point of control; making installation and maintenance quick and easy.
Diverse Product Range
Central to the range is an addressable emergency lighting control panel,
four LED emergency lighting luminaires and BS EN ISO 7010 compliant exit signs. The luminaire range includes two high powered variants for high risk
task areas, and all photometric data as been third party approved. Exit signs are available with up, down, left or right legends and are available in 20m or 40m viewing distances. All devices provide the 3-hour battery back-up, as required by BS 5266. The range also includes a variety of accessories; recess adaptors,
step lights, weather-proof enclosures, brackets, batteries, input/ output units,
a common mounting base and much more. This enables the installer to design
an aesthetically pleasing emergency lighting system which meets all legislative requirements.
Features and Benefits
The FIREscape emergency lighting system has a whole host of features and benefits, making it the ideal solution for a variety of environments.
FIREscape is a fully monitored, self-testing system with addressable devices. The EL-2 control panel continuously monitors the status of the luminaires and exit signs. If there is an uncharged battery or device fault, the system will quickly locate and identify the problem, therefore making maintenance quick and easy. Plus, completed test reports are stored in the memory of the panel and can be printed for end-user records, as required by EN 50172.
Extra Low Voltage Cabling
The panel is connected to the mains power to monitor for failure, however the cabling that runs between devices is extra low voltage (40V). This means that the majority of installation and maintenance does not have to be carried out by a qualified electrical engineer; drastically reducing labour costs.
FIREscape is a feature rich system with adjustable lighting levels, an intuitive graphics package, bi-coloured status LEDs, day and night modes and the ability to program units as maintained or non-maintained. The wide variety of system features and product accessories, not only helps to make installation simple, but also enables the installer to provide a flexible and cost-effective solution tailored to the requirements of the building and building owner.
FIREscape has been designed to reduce total cost of ownership. The extra low voltage cabling, central monitoring, simple installation and hassle-free maintenance, reduces labour costs. Plus, the LED luminaires save money on lamp replacement costs, battery replacement and energy efficiency. Over the total life of the system, a building owner can expect to save tens of thousands of pounds.
Each panel can have two lighting lines with 127 devices per line, and up to 49 FIREscape panels can be networked together via use of serial connectors. Alternatively, an infinite number of FIREscape panels can be networked together using LAN cards (dependant on the number of IP addresses available). Whether it is a small or large building structure, FIREscape can be scaled to suit your requirements.
Integration with BMS
When used in conjunction with third party software, FIREscape can be connected to a Building Management System. Having remote central control helps building management to; increase staff productivity, manage maintenance more efficiently, and effectively monitor energy consumption. Central control is particularly beneficial when working on a large or complex site.
FIREscape’s standard LED luminaire’s consume less than 0.5W when charging. Once the units are fully charged they only consume 0.1W. Even the high-power luminaire consumes less than 0.2 when fully charged. A similar 8W fluorescent light will typically consume 12W. Lower energy consumption directly correlates with lower CO2e emissions; giving the building owner a greener and more cost-effective solution.
All luminaires are certified to BS EN 60598-2-22, BS EN 62034 TYPE PERC and are approved under BS KM 653255. All exit signs are BS EN ISO 7010 compliant, and the full system meets the requirements of BS EN 5266. All photometric data and energy efficiency calculations have been verified by third parties and can be found in our FIREscape catalogue. Third party approvals confirm that FIREscape is a high-quality system that will not fail in an emergency, giving building-owners total peace of mind.
FIREscape has already been installed in a number of hospitals, universities, airports, theatres and commercial premises.
Read our case studies by clicking on the images.