A/h: Amp per hour
Anti-Panic (Open) Area Lighting: The part of Emergency Escape Lighting provided to avoid panic and provide illumination allowing people to reach a place where an escape route can be identified.
Ballast: The component that controls the operation of a lamp from a specified low or high voltage AC or DC source.
Ballast Lumen Factor: The ratio of the light output of the lamp in emergency operation compared with the light output of the same lamp operated by a reference ballast at its rated voltage and frequency.
BIM: Stands for “Building Information Model”, which is a 3D Cad file model which contains a wide variety of information concerning the product, for dimensions, color, materials, light output, photo-metrics to name but a few.
CE Marked: With the CE marking on a product, the manufacturer declares that the product conforms with the essential requirements of the applicable EC directives.
Central Battery System: A system in which the batteries for a number of emergency luminaires are housed in one location. Usually for all the emergency luminaires on one lighting sub-circuit, but sometimes for all emergency luminaires in a complete building.
CREE LED: Cree is a market-leading innovator of lighting-class LEDs, LED lighting, and semiconductor solutions for wireless and power applications.
DALI: Digital Addressable Lighting Interface
Duration: The period of time, in hours, that the luminaire can maintain continuously the minium level of illuminance required.
EMC compliant: Electric Magnetic Compatibility
Emergency Exit: The way out of a building, which is intended to be used at any time whilst the premises is occupied.
Escape Route Lighting: Lighting provided to ensure that the means of escape to the final EXIT point can be effectively identified and safely used.
Emergency Lighting: The lighting provided for use when the supply to the normal mains lighting installation fails.
Exit Luminaire: An emergency luminaire designed to serve as an Exit sign.
‘F’ Mark: Mark indicating that a luminaire is suitable for mounting onto normally combustible surfaces.
Glow Wire Test: The glow-wire test (850°c) is one of the most important fire-related tests for plastics used in the electrical industry and simulates overheating of wires or components such as resistors or capacitors.
ICEL: Industry Committee Emergency Lighting
Ingress Protection (IP) Number: Classification of the degree of protection a luminaire provides against the entry of solid foreign bodies and moisture