Lux Awards Shortlisted: Emergency Lighting Product of the Year
EyeNut Combined Emergency with Wireless AutoTest
Harvard Technology is proud to be shortlisted in the Lux Emergency Lighting Product of the Year category for our 'EyeNut Combined Emergency with Wireless AutoTest'. This product comprises a new LED driver, in combination with a new feature of the EyeNut wireless lighting management system.
Automatic emergency testing has been a feature of wired DALI control systems for some time, and is regularly specified as a requirement in new build or major refurbishment projects. However, until recently, this feature has not been possible to retrofit into existing buildings, nor has it been possible to scale the emergency test feature across a large diverse estate of buildings with results being accessible centrally. This product solves both problems, meaning that automated emergency luminaire testing can now be retrofitted into large, multi-site estates, with results accessible from anywhere in the world via a cloud connection.
Central to this new feature is a new driver, the Combined Emergency ZigBee driver. This driver combines the following features in a single box, with the same size and form factor as a regular LED driver:
- Regular LED driver for mains use
- LED driver for emergency
- Drive currents for both mains and emergency programmable via RFID
- Battery technology (NiCd, NiMH etc) programmable via RFID
- ZigBee radio on board
- Compatibility with EyeNut wireless lighting management system
- Automatic test feature, compliant with BS5266 and EN62035.
In parallel with this, Harvards EyeNut lighting management system, winner of the 2013 Lux Award for Controls Innovation of the Year, has been upgraded to allow emergency lights (equipped with the new driver) to be recognised on the system, for groups of emergency lights to be defined, and for emergency functional and duration tests to be scheduled to automatically on a regular basis. Usually, functional tests are run monthly, and duration tests annually. However the user has full flexibility in defining this interval.
On completion of tests, EyeNut then reports results which are presented in the required BS5266 format. These results are archived on the users cloud database and can also be exported in Excel, CSV, PDF or XML format.
This product is already deployed in many projects alongside regular EyeNut wireless lighting control. See our Peabody case study for example.