INTELLIGENT, LOW-VOLTAGE, LED EMERGENCY LIGHTING GLOBALLY PROVEN PRODUCT DESIGN
Hochiki’s vast expertise and heritage of cutting-edge design and technology, has developed FIREscape, the unique, highly cost effective and environmentally friendly emergency lighting system that incorporates the latest in LED and battery technologies. Designed, manufactured and tested in the UK, the system is based around an emergency lighting control panel with battery back-up and features addressable, self-contained luminaires and signage interconnected via traditional extra low-voltage cabling.
STRUCTURE, COMPONENTS AND OPERATION
Fully intelligent, the FIREscape system luminaires are fully monitored and incorporate a self-test facility, reassurance that the emergency lighting system is fully operational without the need for an individual inspection. With the option of being controlled manually or automatically, FIREscape can operate in either a maintained or non-maintained mode.
FIREscape does not need 230 V wiring to individual luminaires – only extra low voltage cabling is required. Individual lighting sub-circuits are monitored at the local distribution board, simplifying installation. All FIREscape luminaires are equipped with integral batteries allowing continued operation for at least three hours, even where the control panel or line cables are damaged.
Backup battery power within each luminaire allows FIREscape lighting devices to use screened, non-fire rated cabling in lieu of heavy, costly fire resistant cabling. Coupled with extra low voltage operation, cabling costs are reduced by up to 60% compared with central battery based systems and up to 30% compared with other addressable self-contained systems.
QUALITY AND RELIABILITY
The FIREscape system complies with all British and European emergency lighting standards, in particular BS5266 for the design, manufacture and installation of emergency lighting systems.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS – A GREEN SOLUTION TO EMERGENCY LIGHTING
The FIREscape solution considers the useful life of the entire emergency lighting system, from manufacture and installation, right through to recycling. Produced from fully recyclable materials, and incorporating LED technology that reduces CO2e emissions, FIREscape reduces its impact on the environment to an absolute minimum.
REDUCED COST OF OWNERSHIP
FIREscape is simple to install, requires little maintenance or manual testing, and uses less than 5% energy consumption compared with conventional lighting.
Even at its peak lumen output, the LED draws only 80% of the recommended maximum energy level which minimises energy consumption and maximises LED lifespan.
Self-contained backup batteries negate the need for expensive fire-rated cabling, and in turn reduce the associated installation costs.
Each luminaire can be programmed to operate at any one of seven levels of light output, making them even more energy efficient when used as security or night-time lighting. They will automatically default to maximum light output should a failure in the 230 V supply be detected.