Because power failures are unpredictable, fire marshals, electrical inspectors, building owners and others want assurance that emergency lighting equipment will function properly when it’s needed.
Bodine’s self-testing fluorescent emergency ballasts and emergency LED drivers automatically test emergency lighting operation for 30 seconds every 30 days and for 90 minutes once a year according codes such as the NFPA® 101® Life Safety Code®. In addition, they continuously monitor charging current and battery voltage. An LED alerts maintenance personnel to ballast status.
Because testing is done automatically, building maintenance personnel are not required to manually test emergency lighting each month, which can help building owners and operators save time and labor. Self-testing is ideal for facilities with large numbers of emergency lighting units to test or with difficult-to-access emergency lighting units.