Emergency Lighting LED Drivers
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Frequently Asked Questions
We asked new and existing customers what questions they wished they had asked before buying an LED emergency driver. Here’s the list below. If you couldn’t find the answer to your question, contact us on (888) 423-3191 and we’ll be happy to assist you.
What Is an LED Emergency Driver?
An LED emergency driver is a battery pack which, when installed inside or outside the fixture, provides battery power for the fixture if the main power is interrupted.
When Does It Make Sense to Use an LED Emergency Driver?
LED emergency drivers are commonly used in any location where people work or function. They are usually used in case of a power failure to light up the inside or outside area and make it safer. LED emergency drivers may also be required by law in certain locales.
Is a LED Emergency Driver and a LED Emergency Backup the Same Thing?
For the most part, yes, it’s essentially two ways of saying the same thing.
BEFORE YOU BUY
What Types of LED Fixtures Can You Use an Emergency Driver With?
For the most part, any fixture that has a 0-10V or 1-10V dimmable driver is a candidate. There also has to be room to install this battery back up driver. Sometimes the drivers are external to the fixture, eliminating the need for internal installation.
Can I Add Emergency Drivers to Only a Portion of the Units?
Yes. EMBs do not have to be on every fixture. We have done several lighting plans that represent all the lights being on, and then what it would look like under EMB power. Only a portion of the total fixtures have EMBs.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
How Long Will an Emergency Battery Backup LED Driver Last For?
They typically last for 250 cycles, which means they could last for a very long time.
Under What Conditions Will the Emergency Driver Start Delivering Power?
The emergency driver will start delivering power when the main power to the light is disrupted for some reason. It takes a few seconds for the EMB power to turn on.
How Do You Install an LED Emergency Driver?
Some are already installed as a feature of the product. Aftermarket installations can easily be accomplished by a certified installer, and we are always able to help and assist.
Can I Wire Multiple Fixtures to One Emergency Backup Driver?
No, they are only meant as a 1 for 1 install and should not be shared among fixtures.