Systems

Emergent Lighting Systems is a mass notification and emergency egress system that can be activated instantly in emergency situations.  The ELS uses dynamic, color-coded lights to provide safe evacuation instructions to building occupants.  The ELS system is also configured to use static lights for immediate mass notification. The system incorporates the use of static red, blue, amber/yellow, and white LEDs in addition to the green egress LEDs.

System Implementation

The Emergent Lighting System® can notify an entire college campus or facility if a threat exists in seconds instead of minutes.  As soon as the system is activated, every installed unit turns on.  A centralized control panel indicates the specific area that has a system-specific-needs-emergency-lightsproblem, which allows authorities to quickly respond. With this discrete notification system, occupants are able to take action without alerting or agitating an intruder. This  allows authorities to know which locations can be evacuated without alerting the location in distress.

  • ELS activation units can be mounted in public areas  to allow any individual who recognizes a threat to instantly relay that threat potential to the entire facility or campus, even to multiple buildings.
  • The system is mounted in or over the baseboard, shoe mold, and or chair rail. It can also be installed in or under crown mold of a room as determined by each facility.
  • Each emergency situation has a designated color code programmed into the system that can also be determined by the user. It is up to the user to train the personnel at their facility as to what each condition the colors will represent.
  • Building/Facility staff can be issued a small pendant to wear, giving them the ability to immediately activate the system.

Mass Notifications

The Emergent Lighting System® can be programmed to illuminate in order to indicate a different emergency situation. Each facility may set up specially programmed alerts specific to their organizations’ needs using the color-coded lights.

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  • Fire
  • Intruder Alert/Lock down

In the event of an intruder alert, designated individuals are able to set a silent emergency notification. Organization representatives simply press a “panic button” which activates the appropriate color LED in every room in the facility, instantly alerting building occupants that there is a problem so that they are able to quickly and quietly take action. The staff could be issued a button to wear that would immediately activate the system.

The activation units can also be mounted in public areas much like a fire alarm pull station in order to allow any individual who recognizes a threat to instantly relay that threat potential to the entire facility or campus which could include multiple buildings. As soon as the system is activated every installed unit turns on.  With this discrete notification system, occupants would be able to take action without alerting or agitating an intruder. This would also allow authorities to know which locations could be evacuated without alerting the location in distress. Other areas or buildings could be locked down and or evacuated per the organizations protocols.

  • Loss of power 

In the event of power loss, ELS also provides emergency lighting that helps building occupants continue to move throughout the building safely. The system including the loss of power circuit is capable of maintaining light for 90 minutes and is compliant with UL 924.  If the system is tied to an emergecy generator circuit, the system could provide light for as long as needed.  In long power outage scenarios, such as after a tornado, the units' low power usage would allow the entire system to run off of a small portable generator providing low level lighting for as long as needed.

  • Specific needs according to your facility or organization

Emergent Lighting Systems' Project Managers can consult with you to evaluate the needs specific to your building or campus.  We'll design a system that offers easy installation and effective implementation.

Emergency Evacuations

In the event of a smoke/fire alert or another emergency that requires evacuation, the Emergent Lighting System® illuminates a floor pathway with green LED emergency lighting that flashes or strobes to direct an individual toward the nearest exit.

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This is done with a set of dynamic green LED lights that strobe in the direction of the nearest exit point. Since these lights are mounted on the wall over the base mold this puts the emergency exit lighting on the floor where an individual would be crawling out of a burning building.

  • Traditional emergency lighting is static and mounted on the ceiling. Moreover, traditional exit lighting becomes obscured by smoke as fires increase in intensity.

By installing the egress lighting on the floor, an individual can follow along the path made by the strobe effect of the green LEDs to the nearest exit. These lights can even be reversed to strobe in the opposite direction should the exit be compromised.

In the event of power loss, the system will be activated with clear colored LEDs to light pathways. The system including the loss of power circuit is capable of maintaining light for 90 minutes and is compliant with UL 924. If the system is tied to an emergency generator circuit the system could provide light for as long as needed. In long power outage scenarios, such as after a tornado, the units low power use would allow the entire system to run off of a small portable generator providing low level lighting for as long as needed.

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