To operate effectively (by providing optimum levels of light and duration in emergency scenarios), an emergency luminaire’s battery must be regularly checked and tested to ensure there is no degradation in its capacity. Further conditioning is also required to maintain its optimum performance.
Given that conventional emergency luminaires rely on human intervention in the process of routinely monitoring, checking and testing, there is an associated risk of human error or neglect. If the luminaire is not properly tested and maintained there could be serious implications on the performance of the luminaire when an emergency scenario occurs. Automating the process by introducing intelligent emergency luminaires effectively eliminates this risk, increasing reliability of the emergency network and improving overall site safety. A reduction in the time and cost of maintenance is another associated benefit.