DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT WITH TEKNOWARE (FINLAND) CENTRAL BATTERY AND EMERGENCY LIGHTS
The European standard EN 50171 determines the specific requirements for the Central Power Supply Units, used for the Emergency Lighting Systems. In practice, this means that the device must be designed especially for Emergency Lighting
usage. UPS devices and central units used for controlling other systems, originally not designed for Emergency Lighting use don’t typically meet the requirements of EN 50171.
Teknoware offers a wide range of Central Battery Systems, specifically designed and manufactured for Emergency Lighting usage. Thanks to the modular product range, we can offer solutions for buildings of all sizes. Starting from our basic models, all the types fulfil the requirements of the standard EN 50171. In addition we offer several options making the controlling, monitoring and servicing easier.
The primary function of the Emergency Lighting is to ensure a fast and safe evacuation of the building, in the case of an emergency. This is valid both, when the general lighting is working, as well as when there is a power outage. The escape route is marked with Exit Lights. The safe moving in the escape route, and in the open areas, is secured with Emergency Lights, giving general light. The observability of the Exit Lights becomes even more important, when the general lighting is still functional, because the pictograms in Exit Lights must always clearly stand out from the surroundings. Also, the possible smoke poses a big challenge to the observability of the Exit Lighting.
In Emergency Lighting, the performance of the light is a crucial safety factor, which means that it must always fulfil its requirements. This is ensured, by following the relevant standards, the most important of which are the European standards for Emergency Lighting, EN 1838 and EN 60598-2- 22 for the luminaires, and EN 50171 for Central Battery Systems.