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In both systems, the same tests are performed on the devices. They are as follows:

  • Functional test: the lamp, the battery and the electronics are checked, the duration is 6 minutes and the periodicity with which it is carried out is 3 months.
  • Autonomy test: the lamp, the battery, the electronics and the autonomy are checked, the duration is 1, 2 or 3 hours (according to the autonomy of the device) and the periodicity with which it is carried out is 12 months.

The difference is that in devices with Autotest, faults are displayed locally by flashing two LEDs in red and green. 

In devices with Centralized Test, in addition to indicating faults locally as with the Autotest function, they are displayed on screen in real time. Luznor's own software allows the status of all the installed devices to be monitored visually and intuitively, facilitating the preventive maintenance of the entire installation.  

In accordance with article 20 of the Low Voltage Electrotechnical Regulation and ITC, the owners of the installations must maintain them in good working order, using them in accordance with their characteristics and refraining from intervening in them to modify them. 

The use of emergency lighting devices with Autotest function makes it easier for the owner to control and verify the correct operation of his installations.  

It is worth considering the option of the Centralized Test Function, in which all the devices are managed from a single central station, communicating with it through a communications bus. Thus, the owner can program in Luznor's own software the periodic testing of lamp, battery, communications and electronics, visualizing the results in the plan of its facilities and keeping a record of the maintenance by generating reports. 

This depends on the type of staircase on which the beacon lights are to be fitted.  

If you have a hollow staircase with a thickness of 2 cm, they can be fitted using different systems depending on the series: for the Matiz series there is a spring kit; with thread and nut in the PCM series and, in case of the Élite series, screwed directly to the surface or to a universal box for false walls. 

If the staircase is solid, there are different fastening systems depending on the series: the beacon lights of the Élite series are screwed to an universal box, while for the Matiz series it is necessary to use a Luznor box, which is smaller than the universal box. The PCM series can be screwed and nutted to a metal sheet or surface that covers the recess of the universal box.  

All three Luznor beacon light series have aesthetic frames to cover round and square universal boxes. 

Beacon lighting shall be installed on each step or ramp with an inclination of more than 8% of the room, with a sufficient level of illumination to light up the tread.  

They shall be installed at a rate of one beacon light for each linear metre of the width of the staircase and may be self-contained or centralized and regardless of the colour of the light.  

It should be mentioned that beacon lighting is not emergency lighting as such and therefore beacon lights cannot be used to justify it. This means that the fact that there is beacon lighting on a staircase does not obviate the obligation to install emergency lighting to illuminate the staircase. 

All Luznor fluorescent products have their counterpart LED version for quick and easy replacement.  

In addition to achieving higher quality and more energy-efficient lighting, the sizes and anchorages match, so that the previous installation and even, in some cases, certain parts of old products could be used, thus reducing the generation of waste (mainly plastics and metals). 

The substantial difference between both functioning modes is whether the lamp is switched on or not, in mains power presence. Thus, in a: 

  • Non-maintained device: there is no possibility of switching on the lamp in the presence of mains power and, when mains power fails, the lamp is automatically switched on by the power supplied by the battery.  
  • Maintained device: the lamp can be switched on or not (choice of the user) in presence of mains power and, when this fails, it is switched on automatically by the power supplied by the battery. 

Yes. Luznor has maintained emergency lighting devices for this purpose. 

These models allow the user to switch the lamp on or off at will in the presence of mains power and also provide emergency lighting in the event of mains power failure.  

On the other hand, Luznor also has devices called luminaires, which act as general lighting without providing emergency lighting in the event of mains power failure, as they do not have a battery inside (with the consequent reduction in cost). 

With a combination of devices and luminaires, it is possible to cover both general and emergency lighting, while maintaining the same aesthetics throughout the space under consideration.   

The UNE-EN 60598-2-22 standard states that the luminaire must be operated in such a way that the battery fulfils the expected 4 years of its normal operating life. It also mentions that the battery or the entire luminaire should be replaced when it is detected that its autonomy has decreased significantly with respect to the theoretical autonomy. 

Taking into account the above paragraph and that, in addition, the ambient temperature depending on the application greatly affects the life and capacity of the batteries, generally, a suitable battery replacement period would be 4 years. Each Luznor device has in its instruction manual the steps to follow for battery replacement. 

The emergency lighting devices do not require any maintenance except for cleaning the outside of the device, so as not to hinder the emission of light when it is necessary. For this purpose, a damp cloth wrung out with a mild household detergent is recommended. 

Luznor has a flexible and accessible technical staff at its disposal at all times, capable of dealing with a complete development, from the specification sheet to the delivery of the product, including  the relevant electronic and mechanical development.  

The Technical Office and R&D&I staff have a great technical capacity and experience when it comes to undertaking customized developments, even if they involve the study of specific directives or standards, the performance of laboratory tests and the required homologation or certification. 

Luznor has many developments with autonomies and luminous fluxes (lumens) that do not appear in the catalogue.  

Even if they involve the assembly if new electronic cards or the incorporation of batteries of other technologies, do not hesitate to transmit your needs to Luznor's technical team, who will try to provide the optimum solution either by adapting existing products to the required parameters or by developing a new product. 

If the green LED goes out when the device is powered by mains voltage, this indicates that the device is not charging the battery. The following two basic checks are recommended:

  • Check that the mains power supply is correct
  • Check that the battery is properly connected to the control board 

If after these checks the device still has the green LED turned off, it is very likely that there is a fault in the electronics of the device. Please contact Luznor to find the best solution to the problem.

When an emergency lighting device is in the charging state, i.e. mains power is present, the green LED will be on, indicating that the device is charging the battery correctly. 

However, when the mains power fails, it is the device that provides emergency lighting by switching on the lamp using battery power. In this emergency mode, the green LED will be off, indicating that there is no mains power. 

All devices are accompanied by an instruction sheet detailing the installation and operation of the devices.

Yes, you can download the Luznor catalogues in PRESTO and FIEBDC format from this website as well as from ACAE's website.



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