Lighting & HVAC
Appleton launches FDBAES LED emergency luminaries
By Alyssa Dalton
November 18, 2011 – Appleton has introduced its new LED FDBAES Series of flameproof, self-contained emergency luminaries, which deliver lighting and visual indication of safe access on exit routes during an evacuation in a hazardous industrial environment, including oil refineries, petrochemical plants, pulp and paper mills, it describes. According to Appleton, the luminaries produce 55 lumens, and will run for a one-hour duration on the built-in battery pack in the event of an emergency. The FDBAES models engineered for space lighting applications produce 540 lumens, consuming a total of 0.95 watts, said Appleton, adding that both versions come equipped with 6 white LEDs rated for 60,000+ hours, or 6x time longer than standard fluorescent models.