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ESP offers testing solutions for emergency lighting

ESP continues to develop its Duceri range of Emergency Lighting products, and recent additions include a range of Self Test Emergency Light Fittings, plus Emergency Light Test Switches.

Self Test Emergency Light Fittings These offer numerous benefits over standard fittings by reducing the costs and time associated with manual testing and inspection.

Emergency lighting installations must have routine tests carried out and these tests should all be documented, with the results held on file. Whilst installing standard emergency light fittings is straightforward enough, the task of regularly inspecting every fitting on site for functionality, operation and duration can be an expensive, labour-intensive exercise. By opting for self test fittings, installers and contractors can save valuable time and expense, with each self test fitting utilising an inbuilt processor to initiate ‘Self Tests’ . Once an issue is discovered, the fitting will clearly display the fault via the status LED.

During initial power up, an automatic commissioning stage will begin. After the initial charge up time (up to 72 hours), the unit will carry out a full duration test. After all initial tests are completed successfully the inbuilt processor will start the standard programmed test schedule, reporting failing functions via the status LED. In addition it is also possible to initiate a manual test on self test emergency lighting fittings for extra peace of mind.

ESP has added five new self test products to its growing Duceri Emergency Lighting range.

  • 3W LED Maintained Emergency Self-contained Downlight with Self Test and Interchangeable Open and Corridor Lens.
  • 3W LED Emergency Open Lens Downlight with Self Testl
  • 9W LED IP65 Non-Maintained Emergency Twin Spot with Self Test
  • 3W LED IP65 Maintained Emergency Bulkhead with Self Test
  • 3W LED Maintained Emergency Exit Box with Self Test The Self Test range of products has all been tested and complies with the latest standards.

They are easy to install – without any need for key switches or data cables – and offer convenience and reduced maintenance time and costs.

Emergency Light Test Switches ESP’s

Duceri emergency light test switches are designed to test batteries, lamps and duration function of emergency lighting luminaires in accordance with current emergency lighting standard BS5266.

They will help building owners and responsible persons to maintain compliance.

These automatic, key-operated emergency lighting test switches are permanently wired to the emergency luminaire supply. The key switch is used to interrupt the supply for a pre-programmed period of time. At the end of that period, the supply to the luminaries is automatically reinstated, so there’s no risk of depleting the batteries in the emergency fitting by leaving them connected for prolonged periods.

There are two models to choose from standard LED display or countdown digital display. They each feature four pre-programmed test intervals – 10 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes and 180 minutes. There is the option for an audio buzzer alert for completion of duration test.

For further information contact ESP on 01527 515150, email or visit

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