Battery backup isn't just for indoors anymore. NFPA requirements include outdoor safety lighting. Get up to code.
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June 4, 2012 - PRLog -- To meet the new NFPA requirement for Emergency Outdoor Lighting near building exits, RAB Lighting, the leading manufacturer of affordable LED lighting, proudly announces the introduction of its innovative “LBACKUP” family of LED Wallpack and Floodlight fixtures with built-in emergency battery backup power.
Available in 26 Watt Wallpack (WPLED26) and 18 Watt Floodlight (FFLED18) versions, LBACKUP LED fixtures feature affordable, energy-efficient, long life LED technology along with security and peace of mind from the system’s built-in emergency battery back-up system.
The LPACK meets the new National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101 Life Safety Code requiring an average of 1 footcandle and a minimum of .1 footcandle of emergency lighting outside building exits for at least 90 minutes during power outages. Avoiding the need for external emergency wiring, LBACKUP automatically transfers to its integrated battery if power goes out and recharges when the normal power supply returns.
Offered in a Standard version with a minimum starting temperature of 0°C and a Cold Weather version for temperatures as low as -20°C, LBACKUP fixtures are available in bronze and white finishes as well as three LED color temperatures – cool (5000K), neutral (4000K), and warm (3000K).
LBACKUP fixtures can be installed as a switched or unswitched fixture. They meet NFPA requirements at a recommended mounting height of 15 feet spaced 20 feet on center to cover 46 feet from the building. LBACKUP systems are UL Listed for Wet Locations to ensure reliable operation in outdoor weather conditions and also incorporate a test switch and LED charge indicator light for testing and monitoring. Highly efficient, the 26 Watt LBACKUP Wallpack is equivalent to a 175 Watt Metal Halide wallpack, while the 18 Watt LBACKUP Floodlight, which is fully adjustable for directional lighting applications, is equivalent to a 70 Watt Metal Halide floodlight.