Schneider Electric has announced the availability of three new emergency lighting control solutions: the UL924 Emergency Lighting Control Relay, the UL924 Emergency Lighting Control Relay with Panel Mount, and the UL924 Emergency Lighting Dimmer Control. These emergency control devices enable building owners, managers, contractors and builders to implement the necessary emergency lighting in their facilities to meet compliance standards while saving energy, time and resources.
Schneider Electric’s new UL924 Emergency Lighting Control products a simple solution allowing standard existing fixtures to also be used for emergency lighting applications, saving the costs associated with the installation of additional emergency lighting fixtures. Additionally, the emergency lighting control devices require fewer maintenance costs and testing requirements than backup batteries because they comply with the UL924 standard, reducing installation time. Finally, the emergency lighting control devices save both energy and money by providing emergency backup power only when needed.
The three new models are designed to meet the different needs and requirements found within many of today’s buildings:
– UL 924 Emergency Lighting Control Relay (ERC): A low-profile device that can be mounted in the ceiling, the ERC provides emergency lighting to switched loads when a power drop is detected and automatically transfers lighting back to normal utility power once restored. An automatic diagnostic feature replaces the need for an accessible test switch.
– UL924 Emergency Lighting Control Relay with Panel Mount (EPMC) (see photo): Equipped with the detecting and switching features of the ERC, this relay is a universally compatible device available in both 120V and 277V models. The EPMC includes a test switch that offers the convenience of testing an emergency lighting system with a simple push of a button. The solution is also equipped with a green LED to confirm wiring connections and power availability.
– UL924 Emergency Lighting Dimmer Control (EDC): Specifically designed with dimmable lights in mind, the EDC senses a voltage drop from a regular lighting circuit and automatically turns lights on to full brightness after transferring the load to the emergency source. The product is also available in both 120V and 277V models and is equipped with a simple test switch and a green LED to confirm wiring connections and power availability.