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Emergency Lighting


heat detrimental to the battery life. This energy efficient and compact system provides a perfect solution for smaller buildings, or buildings where space is an issue. “With a wide choice of reliable, high quality emergency lighting systems, EMEX Mini is developed to meet the most stringent design and operational requirements”, explains Darren Birch, EMEX Production Manager. A number of UK companies are facing


problems because lighting designers are looking to the Far East to provide their battery pack needs. However, for some companies the money saving potential might not be worth the wait time. Fully aware that a section of battery-pack business has moved to the Far East, UK based CAB Special Batteries has capitalised on some of the shortcomings of trading abroad; “Initially, companies might find the lower cost of foreign products alluring, but in reality the necessary bulk purchases can have a massive negative impact on cash flow” explains Tim Robins, CAB’s Sales and Marketing Director. He believes that because many overseas companies expect money paid upfront, this can be financially prohibitive for companies


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that then have to put up with long lead times. When this is saving a company a considerable amount of money this can prove to be a viable option, but for some companies this could prove to be a false economy. CAB can often build to specification and deliver products within 2-3 days, so if a customer cannot afford to wait, CAB are the ideal solution. Robins concludes; “CAB is a SAFT main distributor and promotes the use of its VNT D Cell - the only NI-CD D cell to hold the true ICEL 1010 standard.” The regulations of emergency lighting have recently undergone a revision. Alan Daniels, Director of P4 Limited explains; “Property managers, building occupants or installers should note the revised version of the British Standard “Code of Practice for the emergency escape lighting of premises” BS5266 Part 1 when planning or considering an installation. This new version, due to be published before the end of 2011, replaces BS5266 – 1:2005 and BS5266:-10:2008.” A major factor of this revision is the


increased stress on the testing of emergency lighting. “Maintained luminaires and exit signs must be checked


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Left: CAB Special Batteries offer clients of all sizes a fast and reliable service where products can be made to specification. Below: The EMEX Mini offers a compact solution to emergency lighting battery needs.


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