Integrated System Ensures Worker Safety with Egress Lighting and NFPA Code Compliance
BOSTON, November 19, 2015 – Digital Lumens, the market leader in intelligent LED lighting systems, today unveiled software-driven automated life-safety testing and reporting capabilities for its intelligent industrial lighting fixtures with emergency lighting capabilities.
The new LightRules Emergency Management Solution streamlines testing and reporting, and provides NFPA-101-compliant light levels in the event of an emergency. It comprises:
- LightRules® 2.12 lighting management software, which now includes automated safety testing and reporting capabilities, and
- New battery-backup fixture accessory that provides emergency lighting in case of interruption to facility power.
With Digital Lumens’ new solution, facility managers can schedule and perform automated emergency lighting tests to ensure the safety of their employees in the event of an emergency. LightRules remotely evaluates all connected emergency lighting fixtures and documents results and eliminates the need to shut down areas of a facility for manual fixture testing.
“Automated emergency lighting testing is a total game changer for us, completely eliminating a time-consuming monthly chore,” said Frank Tavares, Global Process Engineer for Atlas Box and Crating Company. “I know that my team is safe in the unlikely case of an emergency. Plus we have a single, integrated system that lets us manage all aspects of our lighting system – from performance to efficiency to code compliance.”
LightRules maintains a comprehensive audit record of all monthly and annual tests so that facility managers can easily demonstrate compliance with critical fire and life safety codes. The battery backup accessory provides supplemental power for 90 minutes to give facility staff clearly illuminated exit pathways in the case of power outage.
“Our customers depend on LightRules to manage all aspects of their lighting system behavior, and automated safety testing and reporting is tremendously valuable to them,” said Kaynam Hedayat, Vice President of Product Management at Digital Lumens. “The beauty of a software-based lighting system is that it gets more powerful with every release – similar to the way your cell phone is more useful with every application download.”
About Digital Lumens
Digital Lumens is the market leader in enterprise-scale intelligent LED lighting systems for global enterprises, delivering up to 90% energy savings and a platform for building intelligence. With deployments of 200 million square feet (20 million square meters) across more than 45 countries, Digital Lumens brings the tangible benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT) to commercial and industrial lighting environments. For more information, please visit www.digitallumens.com.
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