Ex-Signal and escape sign luminaires ATEX
Emergency lighting – central or decentral
With regard to emergency lighting in hazardous areas, there are two general philosophies, which are based on the reliability of the supply source, the costs and efforts required for testing and maintenance work and the economic efficiency.
Emergency light fittings with a self-contained battery system
Emergency light fittings with self-contained battery systems provide the required emergency lighting decentrally, independent of central systems. This means that the battery, the charger and the electronics are integrated into each emergency light fitting. With regard to the availability and the redundancy, this system meets the highest requirements regarding the reliability of the supply source, in particular in safety-related sensitive areas.
However, with regard to economic efficiency, the costs and efforts involved in the testing and maintenance of each self-contained battery system and the influence of the ambient conditions on the battery life span have to be taken into account. Taking the above safety aspects into consideration, the use of emergency light fittings with a self-contained battery system is undoubtedly the best solution for applications in large and spacious hazardous areas where the number of fittings used is limited. The CEAG emergency light fittings with self-contained battery systems of the series EXIT N and Ex-Lite N have been designed for a 3 h emergency lighting duration. The series EE11 PL and Planete 400 are designed for a rated emergency lighting duration of 1.5 h/1 h and features partly a device for carrying out automatic function and duration tests.
The new LED emergency light fitting Planete 400
The new Planete 400 AD DL completes our lighting portfolio with a robust emergency light fitting with self-contained battery system and state-of-the-art LED technology. An integrated micro-processor monitors the automatic function and duration test and green and yellow LEDs indicate the lighting status. The Planete 400 AD DL is equipped with 32 LEDs and has an emergency light duration of more than one hour.
The EXIT series of explosion-protected escape sign luminaires fulfils the requirements of ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU and EN 60598, Section 2.22 for emergency lighting luminaires. The luminaires are suited for marking escape routes and exits in hazardous areas. Only white, high-efficiency LEDs are used as illuminants for these luminaires. This guarantees maintenance free operation, as the illuminants do not need replacing throughout the complete service life of the luminaire.
With its robust flameproof enclosure made of copper-free aluminium (Cu < 0.1%), the high degree of protection IP67 and the protective tube made of borosilicate glass with high mechanical and thermal resistance, this luminaire series is ideal for use in areas with adverse environmental conditions.
These light fittings meet the requirements of ATEX-Directive 2014/34/EU for temperature class T6. They are certified for use in hazardous areas in Zones 1 and 2 with a temperature class up to T6, as well as for explosive dust atmospheres in Zones 21 and 22. What is more, they also meet the requirements in accordance with EN 60598, Part 2.22 for emergency lighting.