Have you ever been in a store or other commercial space when the power went out? Could you see to find your way out? The answer should be yes, thanks to emergency lighting!
Lighting inverters are relatively simple in design, with less than a half dozen components. Yet, there is much to know about their operation and things to consider when specifying them for a project…
In typical power situations, inverters store energy in their battery banks as DC power. When power is lost, inverter circuitry converts the DC power in the batteries back to AC power.
Emergency Lighting is a code requirement for every commercial building. We will talk more about what it is and why it is needed, but first, what is a driver?
One of the most shocking incidents in American industrial history occurred on March 25, 1911, in New York City. The Triangle Shirtwaist Company factory burned, killing 146 workers. The tragedy was largely preventable as most victims died due to neglected safety features and locked doors within the building.
The UL 924 standard is applicable for emergency lighting and power equipment circuits of 600 volts or less, which is intended to supply power and illumination in critical locations when the regular power fails.
No matter the battery capacity, an inverter provides several advantages over other systems. Learn more about how inverters support emergency lighting systems.
Safety regulations mandate that emergency exit signs appear at all points of egress from a building and all areas inside a building leading to the point of egress.
Internal rechargeable batteries provide power for emergency fixtures when the power goes out. Learn about these various battery types.
Learn more about the agencies and codes that apply to the installation of emergency and exit lighting.