Product News: Electrical Equipment & Systems, Display & Presentation Equipment
LED Emergency Egress Lighting is suited for commercial spaces.
Press Release Summary:
February 26, 2013 - Sure-Lites PathLinx series, featuring EZ Click Ethernet connection, EZ Key power disconnect, and EZ Hang installation, includes interior emergency lighting units with single- and double-head remote choices. With 2 in. thin profile, emergency lighting utilizes LED optics that consume .52–1.96 W, depending on model, while exceeding lumen output of 5.4 W incandescent heads. Optics can also rotate 360°, while lens swivel feature allows 348° rotation with 104° tilt.
Original Press Release
Cooper Lighting Launches Sure-Lites PathLinx LED Emergency Lighting Line
Press release date: February 14, 2013
Advanced patented and patent-pending features allow for reduced labor and material costs
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. – Cooper Lighting, a leader at the forefront of transforming the lighting industry and setting an unmatched standard for innovation and reliability, is pleased to announce the launch of its Sure-Lites PathLinx emergency lighting line, offering features to reduce egress system costs. Petite in size but powerful in performance, the new LED series includes sleek, interior, emergency lighting units with indoor and outdoor single- and double-head remote choices for egress lighting in commercial spaces.
After input from specifiers, distributors, and contractors, Cooper Lighting developed the PathLinx line with a number of industry-first, patented and patent-pending performance and design features, offering savings in installation, maintenance, and materials costs. These include expanded remote capability; maximum spacings between fixtures; and Sure-Lites’ EZ Solutions including EZ Click Ethernet connection, EZ Key power disconnect, and EZ Hang installation.
Aesthetically pleasing with a compact and thin profile design (two-inch depth), the LED emergency lighting line utilizes Cooper Lighting’s patented AccuLED Optics™ system, resulting in expanded remote capability of up to four remote LED heads, reducing the overall cost of emergency lighting. When comparing a dual-head LED remote emergency light versus a standard dual-head emergency light with a battery pack, cost can be up to 60 percent less for the remote. In addition, the PathLinx series’ LED optics consume under 2 watts (.52 watts to 1.96 watts, depending on the model) while exceeding the lumen output of the traditional 5.4-watt incandescent heads. The lower power consumption results in expanded remote capability.
The advanced LED optical design also offers maximum spacings of up to 50 percent greater than traditional incandescent emergency lighting fixtures (approximately 90 feet), reducing the number and overall cost of emergency lighting fixtures. The precision engineered optics display sharp cutoff and an elliptical light pattern that provides even light distribution for a clear path of egress. The optics can also rotate a full 360-degrees, while a patent-pending lens swivel feature allows 348-degree rotation with 104-degree tilt. This provides optimal flexibility and precise control of the light patterns on floor, as well as the option for forward-throw of the lighting.
The Sure-Lites PathLinx series has additional advanced features allowing installers to reduce the cost of labor and materials including patent-pending RJ45 connectors. This EZ Click Ethernet connection feature, combined with the UL Type-2 low voltage rating, allows remote units to connect to the base emergency light without the requirement of conduit or a junction box, saving up to five times the cost of labor and materials. The patent-pending EZ Key external power disconnect technology allows installers to externally control the battery connection, which is better than line-latching and allows installers to choose when the battery is connected to avoid battery damage during the construction cycle. Additional, the hands-free EZ Hang feature allows the installer to hang the emergency light face from the back plate in order to easily and efficiently make the power connections.
Maintenance features include Sure-Lites’ Eagle Eye Self Diagnostics software, which automatically performs all tests required by UL 924 and NFPA 101 and systematically calibrates itself in the field, reducing installation labor and eliminating manual calibration errors. The system indicates the status of the emergency light at all times using the LED indicator. The system performs a 90-minute battery power (emergency mode) simulation test once every 12 months as well as a 30-second battery power simulation test every 30 days. The solid-state microprocessor-based system has the ability to accurately detect and warn of system failures.
The PathLinx units are backed by a five-year warranty and meet the UL924 standards for egress lighting.
Cooper Lighting continues to empower its customers with the innovations, technology, and resources needed to meet the challenges of the future. Cooper Lighting delivers a wide range of innovative and reliable lighting, LED, and controls solutions, all specifically designed to maximize performance, energy efficiency, and cost savings. For additional information, visit www.cooperlighting.com.
Cooper Lighting is part of the electrical business of Eaton. Eaton acquired Cooper Industries plc in late 2012. Cooper Lighting provides world-class lighting, LED and controls solutions to commercial, retail, institutional, residential and utility markets. Cooper Lighting is committed to helping businesses and communities leverage the latest technologies to improve energy efficiency, reduce costs, and enrich the quality of the environment. Cooper Lighting. Innovation you can rely on™. For additional information, visit www.cooperlighting.com. For information about Eaton, visit www.eaton.com.