Systems & Applications | Systems | Luminaires | Emergency Lighting | Aug 09, 2017

Tridonic Presents "Out of the Box" Solution for Emergency Lighting

Tridonic has developed an all-in-one, ‘out of the box’ solution for emergency lighting. The EM ready2apply recessed downlight now being launched on the market includes all components for emergency lighting in one single box: light source, driver, battery, optic. The well-thought-out installation concept allows for quick and easy installation.

EM ready2apply at a glance:
•    Maintained and non-maintained versions
•    BASIC, SELFTEST and DALI (PRO)
•    3 interchangeable lenses with push-click-connection (anti-panic, escape route and spot)
•    Impressive spacings thanks to lens technology
•    Battery with an 8-year design life and 3-year guarantee
•    5-year guarantee on electronic components

Chris Slattery, Global Product Manager for Emergency Lighting at Tridonic, explains: “Our aim was to design a compact and easy-to-install product that can be inserted into the ceiling void through a minimal cut-out. It had to exceed all lifetime and safety requirements and offer interchangeable lenses.” The result is the EM ready2apply engine, a stand-alone emergency luminaire that was subjected to rigorous testing procedures and complies with the most stringent safety and reliability criteria.

A major challenge was to find a battery that would be small enough but also pack enough power for all possible applications. The current NiCd and NiMH technology did not allow for delivery of the necessary performance in the size required. After extensive research and testing, Tridonic settled on a lithium-iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery that keeps the maintenance costs low thanks to its service life of eight years. The low standby loss ensures minimum energy consumption. Thanks to the specifically developed push-click-connection, the battery can be inserted quickly.

The entire engine is also easy to install. The installation concept even uses the packaging as convenient installation aid. A mounting depth of a few centimetres is enough to accommodate the space-saving housing with integrated driver.

The new emergency lighting downlight provides a suitable optic for every area of application. In total, three interchangeable optics for anti-panic, escape-route and spot lighting are available. They can easily be exchanged at a click.

The three models BASIC, SELFTEST and PRO can be combined with one, two or three hours of operation (two hours in case of PRO). Moreover, the engine is optionally suited for maintained or non-maintained operation.

Additional information is available on Tridonic's EM ready2apply website.

About Tridonic:

As a leading global provider of smart and efficient lighting solutions, Tridonic today empowers its customers and business partners to become successful by making their lighting smarter, more exciting, and more sustainable. Our lighting components deliver superior quality, highest reliability, and impressive energy savings to provide our customers with a strong competitive edge.
Tridonic continually launches state-of-the-art innovations and lighting solutions on the market. 95 percent of all R&D projects are devoted to the development of new LED and connected lighting technologies. Thanks to our well-founded expertise and specialist knowledge in vertical lighting applications (for instance in Retail, Hotel & Hospitality, Office & Education, Outdoor and Industry), leading luminaire manufacturers, architects, electrical consultants and lighting designers, electrical installers and wholesalers rely on Tridonic for both indoor and outdoor lighting needs.
Tridonic is the technology company within the Zumtobel Group, which is headquartered in Dornbirn, Austria, and in the fiscal year 2016/17 generated sales of EUR 377.2 million. 1,590 highly skilled staff and distribution partners in more than 50 countries around the world reflect the company’s commitment to developing and launching new smart, networked lighting systems. With more than 40 million lighting points installed each year, Tridonic plays a crucial role in networked lighting as a key element and as important infrastructure for the “Internet of Things”. - www.tridonic.com

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