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Automatic testing keeps the emergency lighting testing costs low and ensures the system’s functionality

The functionality of the escape route lighting can only be ensured with regular functionality tests and maintenance. A majority of escape route lights are tested manually, unlike the cost-efficient and reliable Neptolux system, which is based on automated testing.
 
In addition to energy consumption, other significant costs for escape route lights include testing and maintenance work, such as replacing the batteries and the potential racking costs. The functionality of the escape route lighting can only be ensured with regular functionality tests and maintenance.

The central unit for the addressable Neptolux emergency light system is a centre equipped with battery backup, which tests itself and the lights constantly and feeds the operating voltage to the lights in normal conditions. During a power outage, the lights operate using their own batteries. The electronics in the lights prevent the batteries from completely discharging during a long power outage.

Neptolux was granted the Automatic Testing Standard (ATS) approval in February 2017. The requirements set in Standard ATS 62034 Neptolux had already fulfilled in 2006. The purpose of the standard is to improve the operational reliability of systems and ensure the hardware is constantly monitored.

We calculated the testing costs for an average-sized hotel with manual and automatic testing using the Finnish Neptolux and another emergency lighting system for the central battery system.

Comparing the escape route lighting for an average-sized hotel over 10 years

  Example: testing costs in 10 years

Ordinary LED escape route lighting
Manual testing
incl. monthly and annual tests, not daily

1 800 €

Neptolux system
Automatic testing
incl. daily, monthly and annual tests

450 €

Up to 75 % in savings in testing when choosing Neptolux.
 
Manual testing common in escape route lighting

A majority of the installed escape route lighting systems are monitored and maintained manually. A daily visual inspection is not effective for revealing malfunctions in lights. Light source faults, for example, may occur in the systems. A short capacity test conducted monthly will only reveal a small share of the problems. A manual inspection provides the correct result for redundancy operation only once a year, provided that all of the building’s emergency and guide lights are examines during the test.

We calculated the battery costs for an average-sized hotel using Neptolux and another emergency lighting system for the central battery system.

Escape route lighting costs for an average-sized hotel over 10 years

Ordinary LED escape route lighting
with central batteries

15 433 €
Neptolux with LiPO batteries 6 342 €

 
 

 

 

With the battery costs alone, Neptolux was able to save nearly EUR 9,000 in ten years.

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