Fire and life safety systems manufacturer, Advanced, has launched a new generation of highly intuitive configuration software for its LuxIntelligent emergency light testing solution. Designed with installers and commissioning technicians in mind, Advanced’s ConfigTool for LuxIntelligent allows users to build both complex and straightforward emergency lighting systems with ease and speed. Features And Benefits The benefits of the new ConfigTool extend far beyond easy programming of the LuxIntelligent lighting panel itself, providing full remote control of menu screen options via a virtual terminal and allowing one to pre-plan entire systems remotely, saving valuable time on site. ConfigTool offers improved system visibility and an updated interface Favored by technicians for its ease of use in commissioning large-scale, networked systems covering multiple areas, floors, and buildings, the new ConfigTool offers improved system visibility. Its updated interface provides an at-a-glance view of all available loops and their remaining capacity. In addition, devices can now be filtered by test group or zone location for quick review. The new software also simplifies the maintenance of existing systems. To add and remove devices, one can simply amend the serial number of the addressed device that needs replacing and upload the configuration directly to the panel. Event logs and configuration files can be downloaded via a laptop allowing one to check the status of the panel and devices and create essential back-ups. Meanwhile, fully customizable test schedules can be set up with ease to ensure BS 5266-1 compliance. Matt Jones, Advanced’s Emergency Lighting Business Manager, said “The new ConfigTool for LuxIntelligent makes light work of installing and maintaining emergency lighting systems. We’ve listened carefully to customer feedback and focused our design process on areas that will save the most time and create the greatest ease of use. Our R&D team has refined the user experience to make the process of using the software, and ultimately the system, as smart and intuitive as possible.” “With its updated user interface and straightforward navigation, configuring new systems and performing routine tasks on existing systems to ensure compliance becomes effortless, and can often be done remotely via virtual terminal.”
The incentive to switch from fluorescent to LED emergency lighting has never been greater with Advanced’s range of versatile, high-performing, and energy-efficient solutions. Many emergency lighting installations, in place for upwards of ten years, include old technology that can add thousands of pounds of unnecessary expense to buildings’ overall running costs. Traditional fluorescent lighting consumes significantly more electricity than LED technology, while the typical lifespan of fluorescent lights is between 15-30 percent shorter than that of identical LED solutions, resulting in a greater number of bulb failures and replacements leading to higher overall maintenance costs. Benefits of Switching to LuxIntelligent Switching to LuxIntelligent’s low-energy LED emergency lighting is quick, simple, and will on average deliver 20% energy efficiency savings have compared with fluorescent alternatives. The versatile range of LuxIntelligent luminaires and exit signs can be integrated onto existing cabling and/or used alongside the LuxIntelligent emergency light testing panel to form an intelligent emergency lighting system. Matt Jones, Advanced’s Emergency Lighting Business Manager, said “When building owners take time to review their long-term emergency lighting costs, there can be some nasty surprises. Realizing the potential reductions in overheads and environmental impact that simply switching to LED can make is driving the fast pace of change towards less energy-consuming lighting. Thoughts of disruption, inconvenience, and cost are often cited as reasons to delay swapping old for new technology. However, LuxIntelligent LED luminaires are quick and easy to install and deliver demonstrable long-term cost-saving benefits.” “We offer a wide range of LED emergency lighting solutions as well as EasySafe, our latest range of addressable, low-voltage (32V) emergency luminaires and exit signs that also deliver significantly lower running costs and CO2 emissions while minimizing maintenance and testing labor.” The cost-saving benefits of EasySafe include: EasySafe devices require no local power supply and are compatible with any existing LuxIntelligent luminaires Reduced energy consumption and CO2 emissions Superior device lifespan No need for a fully-qualified engineer Painless installation – less fitting time on site Compatibility with existing devices and wiring About EasySafe Emergency Light Powered directly from the LuxIntelligent emergency light testing panel, EasySafe devices require no local power supply and are compatible with any existing LuxIntelligent luminaires and exit signs. This enables simple and cost-effective installation of devices onto existing wiring. The low-voltage lights offer quick and easy fitting and service, with a simple twist and click installation onto a first-fix base without the need for a qualified engineer. Managing maintenance and compliance is easy, with test result data accessible at the touch of a button via the cloud-connected LuxIntelligent control panel, PC, or mobile app. Matt added “Well-tested, compliant and dependable emergency lighting is vital to life safety. LuxIntelligent optimizes LED technology to not only help ensure compliance with BS5266-1 and EN60598.2.22 but to also help drive down the cost of owning and maintaining your system.”
LuxIntelligent from Advanced is an addressable, automatic emergency light test system. It shows all emergency lighting is compliant and functioning, with no engineer involvement required. It can be easily networked and retrofitted onto existing wiring and luminaires, keeping installation costs to a minimum. LuxIntelligent provides cloud monitoring and system management via mobile and web apps. Test data is stored securely in the cloud and the system delivers live details on status, faults, test failures and advisories from a smartphone, tablet or via a web browser. This allows users to monitor all their sites, anywhere in the world, right down to individual devices. Users can share the data on sites or panels with engineers and maintenance staff and e-mail maintenance and test reports in one click. monitored via cloud The system is easily installed in single-panel or networked formats. Each LuxIntelligent panel can be connected to the LAN via its own MOXA LAN device, allowing any PC on the LAN or with access to the IP address to act as the monitoring PC, and connect to any panel on the network. This low-cost, no-disruption method allows an unlimited number of panels to be networked to cover large or multiple sites across the globe and monitored via the cloud. LuxIntelligent works with most third-party luminaires and LED lights and can be easily added to existing wiring LuxIntelligent works with most third-party luminaires and LED lights and can be easily added to existing wiring, offering considerable savings on installation and maintenance time and cost. It works with any system including those with a central battery, and each panel has up to four loops each supporting 249 luminaires. automatic testing technology LuxIntelligent has a unique set of test methods that include the standard current and voltage tests, as well as direct light level measurement via fiber optics. Once installed, the panels should never need to be looked at, and only need a three-year battery check. “LuxIntelligent makes compliance with BS5266-1 easy and cost-effective,” comments Advanced’s Emergency Lighting Business Manager, Matt Jones. “To help you see how much time and money LuxIntelligent could save you, you can access the savings calculator on our website, showing how the automatic testing technology, easy installation and cloud monitoring will benefit its users.” zero-time testing “A well-tested, compliant system that works when you need it is vital to life safety. We achieve this in a few simple steps. Firstly, we offer live status and test reporting; secondly, all of your data is stored securely in three places: the panel, the PC and the cloud; thirdly, you can access that data on your phone, tablet or any computer. Finally, we make it simple to share sites, panels or test and maintenance reports with your team or third-party partners quickly and easily." "It’s this combination of zero-time testing, data integrity and quick resolution of problems and maintenance needs that make LuxIntelligent so reliable and cost-effective. Not only this, but your system can also easily scale to cover any site anywhere and work with just about any light or LED fitting” concluded Matt. LED light fittings Advanced protects a wide range of prestigious and high-profile sites across the globe Advanced offer a full range of ready to install, intelligent standalone LED light fittings, as well as a new range of ultra-low voltage, fast fitting luminaires and exit signs called EasySAFE. These devices twist and click onto a first fix base that draws its power directly from the data cable from the LuxIntelligent panel (32V) – meaning that almost any member of the user’s team can conduct installation and maintenance easily and safely. Owned by FTSE 100 company Halma PLC, Advanced protects a wide range of prestigious and high-profile sites across the globe – from London’s Shard to Abu Dhabi International Airport and Las Vegas’ Golden Nugget Casino. Halma is a global group of life-saving technology companies with a clear purpose to grow a safer, cleaner, healthier future for everyone, every day. intelligent fire systems Advanced is globally renowned for the development and manufacture of intelligent fire systems. Advanced’s reputation for performance, quality and ease of use see its products specified in locations around the world, from single-panel installations to large, multi-site networks. Advanced’s products include complete fire detection systems, multiprotocol fire panels, extinguishing control, fire paging and false alarm management systems.
Global fire and life safety company, Advanced, has appointed a new business manager to support the growth of its emergency lighting business. Matt Jones joins Advanced from his role as product manager at Apollo Fire Detectors. In his new role, Matt will leverage Advanced’s strong reputation in the fire industry to tap into new emergency lighting markets and grow the LuxIntelligent and EasySafe brands. LuxIntelligent control panels LuxIntelligent is an addressable automatic test system that examines all emergency lighting to check it is compliant and functioning or, in the event of a failure, provides accurate maintenance guidance without the need for manual intervention. The system can be integrated with almost any type of light, offers a host of unique technical features and proves compliance with BS 5266. EasySafe is a new range of addressable emergency luminaires and exit signs that work with LuxIntelligent panels EasySafe is a new range of addressable, low-voltage emergency luminaires and exit signs that work with LuxIntelligent control panels and can be installed and maintained without the need for a qualified electrician. EasySafe low voltage emergency lights Matt said, “In the fire industry, Advanced is synonymous with performance, quality and ease of use, a reputation I want to mirror across our emergency lighting portfolio. We have a strong presence in the UK with plenty of growth potential, but we also aim to maximize the opportunity to expand globally as we have done with our fire products.” Pete Browitt, Managing Director at Advanced, said “We’re introducing further innovative products to our emergency lighting product line, the imminent launch of our EasySafe low voltage emergency lights will establish us as the only manufacturer to enable the use of both low and high voltage lights on the same loop. The addition of Matt to the team means we are now in a strong position to be able to drive our solution forward in key markets.” Fire detection and intelligent fire systems expert Advanced serves around 80 countries from bases in the UK and around the world and, in 2018, consolidated its operations to one, 48,000 sq ft base in Newcastle Upon Tyne to meet growing domestic and international demand for its products. Advanced, owned by FTSE 100 Company, Halma PLC, has its emergency lighting solutions installed in a number of high-profile sites across the UK, from Cambridge University to Knightsbridge’s Berkeley Hotel. Halma is a global group of life-saving technology companies with a clear purpose to grow a safer, cleaner, healthier future for everyone, every day. Advanced is a globally renowned company in the development and manufacture of intelligent fire systems. Advanced’s reputation for performance, quality and ease of use see its products specified in locations around the world, from single-panel installations to large, multi-site networks. Advanced’s products include complete fire detection systems, multiprotocol fire panels, extinguishing control, fire paging and false alarm management systems.