The Ventilux Lux5ive Call Point Cover ensures that the necessary illumination levels are achieved at manual call points as required by standard EN 1838.
It is quick & simple to install & achieves a uniform distribution of light over the front surface of manual call points. In addition to providing constant illumination, the protective front cover safeguards the manual call point & reduces the risk of accidental false alarms. The device acts as a universal solution for the broad range of manual call point brands.
What is required in the Code of Practice?
A minimum of 5 lux vertical illuminance shall be provided at each fire alarm manual call point as required by Irish, British & European standards.
Why is this requirement in the Code of Practice not adhered to?
Lux requirements at the floor level are usually the only consideration at the design stage.
Studies show that the minimum 5 lux vertical illuminance is not met at manual call points in an emergency lighting situation outside of daylight hours meaning the vast majority of buildings do not meet standard requirements.
Will the current consumption of the device cause issue for the fire system?
Testing on existing sites has provided very positive results with no issues reported.
Does the Lux5ive device affect fire standards for manual call points EN 54-11?
There is no conflict with EN 54-11 as the Ventilux device sits outside the fire manual call point & on top of the device. It has no impact on the fire manual call point construction or application.
How will the Lux5ive device affect the certification of the Emergency Lighting System?
Normally the fire manual call point would be illuminated by the emergency lighting system if properly designed and installed.
It would only be necessary to certify the emergency lighting system with a variation to state that the fire manual call point is self-illuminated at all material times that it is operational.
How will the Lux5ive device be serviced and maintained?
Emergency lighting systems require annual testing. The escape lighting systems require periodic testing as detailed in the local national standards.
The emergency lighting routine tests that the unit is operational and that it can provide the standby duration required
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