Dual-Lite Central Lighting Inverter Systems
AC Emergency Power. By using central lighting inverters to power existing indoor and outdoor luminaires in lieu of self-contained emergency lights, occupants are more likely to evacuate to a public way in a safe and orderly fashion.
In an emergency, life safety is the number one priority. By using central lighting inverters to power existing indoor and outdoor luminaires in lieu of self-contained emergency lights, occupants are more likely to evacuate to a public way in a safe and orderly fashion. Central lighting inverters not only make occupants feel more at ease during a crisis, but they also maintain the architectural integrity of the building and typically yield the lowest total cost of ownership during normal operation. Greater value – increased safety!
Life Safety Code
When interior or exterior lighting extinguishes due to an interruption in the normal power supply, the Life Safety Code (NFPA 101) requires egress pathway illumination, which can be provided by a Dual-Lite inverter system. This requirement includes illuminating both the path of egress from inside the building to the nearest exit point and from outside the building to the “public way.”
According to the Life Safety Code, emergency pathway illumination is required for:
- Parking lots
- Exit passages
- Outdoor pathways
When compared to other emergency lighting solutions, Central Lighting Inverters are:
- Safer than other emergency lighting solutions because they typically provide full lumen output of the luminaire resulting in higher emergency light levels.
- Are more reliable because they are centrally located for easy maintenance and have the capability to email test results or alarm conditions to maintenance personnel .
- Offer greater value by using existing light sources, which maintains architectural design.
Dual-Lite’s central lighting inverter product line offers both interruptible and non-interruptible emergency AC power systems in single- and three-phase configurations.