Hochiki Europe’s FIREscape emergency lighting provides safety while saving money
Published on 15 June 2012
Hochiki Europe’s new FIREscape emergency lighting system is an EN50172 compliant intelligent low voltage system which utilises light emitting diode (LED) technology and provides a unique, highly cost-effective, and energy efficient solution.
FIREscape comprises an addressable emergency lighting control panel with battery back-up, and features addressable, self-contained LED luminaires and signage connected via low voltage (40V) cabling. The luminaires are also equipped with battery back-up, making sure they will function in every situation.
The LED technology the system uses is both cost-effective and environmentally friendly – in fact, it produces less than five per cent of the carbon emissions of fluorescent lighting. The system has been designed to be very low maintenance and its long life LED technology means that it requires less than five per cent of the lamp changes needed with traditional lighting.
So how much can be saved? Hochiki carried out a comparison of its own FIREscape system compared to traditional manual test systems and identified all the costs associated with each on a 1,000 luminaire system. It factored in maintenance labour, battery replacement, testing labour, recycling costs, energy use and initial capital outlay and found that over a 10 year period the Hochiki system could save users a massive £184,885, with a CO2e reduction of over 29.5 tonnes.
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