Emergency Lighting Conversions
Emergency lighting is lighting for an emergency situation when the mains power supply is cut and any normal illumination fails. This may lead to sudden darkness and a possible danger to the occupants, either through physical danger or panic. At COCO Lighting we specialise in providing ICEL accredited emergency lighting conversions service for this eventuality.
With over 20 years of experience in the conversion process for emergency and standard luminaires, we have become recognised within the industry by ensuring our conversions comply with the current ICEL 1004: 2014 standard. This enables us to provide innovative and state of the art lighting and emergency conversions using only the best components available and the latest HAL testing, EMC equipment. We meet the requirements for re-engineering luminaires into emergency lighting, complying with EN requirements.
Emergency LED lighting conversions are our speciality; with nearly 20 year's experience as a supplier of emergency lighting and conversions we can advise you on the most appropriate emergency lighting products and the most cost-effective conversions.
Our emergency lighting conversions meet the requirements for the Re-Engineering of Luminaires for Emergency Lighting Use as given in the ICEL 1004 documentation. The benefits of this to the customer is that the luminaires have been converted to the same standards as are required for an originally produced emergency luminaire to BSEN 60598-2-22 and offer a “Bench Mark Quality”.
However, this method does have a possible downside. Poorly constructed, designed and tested conversions can cause installation problems and become a safety risk. Unfortunately, the desire for cost-cutting combined with badly conceived and or open specifications leads to conversions that ignore the complexity of the host luminaire, and in some cases can be extremely dangerous.
As a supplier of emergency lighting, we ensure all our products are designed, manufactured and individually tested in accordance with the current regulations before leaving the factory. We pride ourselves on being one of the UK's best emergency lighting conversion companies around.
The use of ICEL registered emergency lighting products enables you to demonstrate to inspecting fire authorities that the emergency luminaires are of appropriate quality as required by Government guides.
Our ICEL approval ensures:-
- The lighting performance of the emergency luminaires has been independently confirmed and supports good installation design.
- The batteries within the emergency luminaires are designed to provide the full rated duration for at least 4 years at rated ambient temperature.
- The electronic components we use are designed to provide life to our emergency lighting for at least 8 years and manufactured using quality components that are fire-resistant and conform to the 850°C glow wire test where required.
- The photometric spacing tables are authenticated to ensure that the luminaire locations can be easily and correctly determined. For further information on our Photmetrics service please click here.
- We have BS ISO9001:2015 accreditation, are experienced, reliable and will provide a full after-sales service and direct access to any technical documents.
- It means that the emergency luminaires supplied by COCO Lighting have been independently approved. By specifying ICEL approved luminaires, we can uphold our professional reputation and more importantly people's lives are being protected.
- When the mains supply fails the emergency lighting will operate for the required duration, allowing safe evacuation of the building and provide light for the emergency services to operate effectively.
- DALI addressable emergency reports via a DALI monitoring system on the health and status of the emergency fittings and batteries. All DALI emergency kits we use should be compatible with most DALI monitoring systems. This is done by the inverter having a unique IP address as part of a network, this would be a separate network address from the mains driver which also has its own IP address to control the switching/dimming of the luminaire. Self-Test is a stand-alone system and not part of a network, it simply tests itself according to a pre-set schedule and reports the results of the said test via the bi-colour charge indicator and would still require manual inspection.
Many people refer to DALI as DALI Self-Test because DALI kits will usually default to Self-Test if no DALI network is detected. However, if a dedicated Self-Test kit is used it will not have DALI functionality.
For more information about how we can help with our conversion service please get in touch.