Self-Testing Emergency Lighting
Emergency lights, conversions and signs are equipped with Fastel self-test inverters or drivers. The control modules operate the product in case of genuine mains failure, as well as performing a fully automatic self-testing routine which exceeds the minimum test requirements demanded by BS 5266.
In the event of a failure of the emergency lighting unit, clear visual and audible signals are generated on fittings as shown in the table below. This clearly indicates the nature of the failure to untrained staff so that they can contact maintenance staff to promptly rectify the fault.
Fastel self-testing emergency lighting systems all comply with BSEN 62034, Automatic Test Systems for Battery Powered Emergency Escape Lighting. This provides assurance that the systems comply with the legislative requirements avoiding any risk of prosecution for not doing so.
In order to comply with the requirements of BS 5266 to record the results of testing of the emergency lighting, it is necessary for somebody to record the indicator status of all indicator LEDs on the emergency lights at least monthly.
Our stand alone solution is ideal for:
- Existing premises requiring upgrades
- New premises with less than 50 emergency lights
- Premises where there is nobody to regularly carry out testing
- Premises which are routinely unmanned.
How It Works
- Standalone fully automatic self-testing emergency lighting in accordance with ATS type PERC classification, as classified by BS EN 62034.
- Luminaires and signs incorporate self-contained emergency lighting operation with built-in standalone self-testing in accordance with ATS type S, as classified by BS EN 62034.
- Luminaires and signs automatically carry out testing in excess of the requirements of BS EN 1838/BS 5266 Part 7.
- A self-testing programme embedded in the microprocessor built into the inverter/driver modules automatically initiates and controls tests of the emergency lighting unit and provides status indication through a single multi-function bi-colour LED indicator.
- A sounder in control modules operates for 10 seconds every hour until the fault is rectified to reinforce fault indication. The sounder may be deleted as an order option.
- Nominal Test Cycle – To ensure that adjacent units do not test simultaneously, all test sequences programmed into the integral microprocessor controllers are randomly set during production to test up to +12 hours from a nominal eight-day cycle