Emergency-lighting system uses category cables for power and monitoring

Mackwell, emergency lighting, testing

An innovative and efficient approach to installing powering and monitoring emergency-lighting systems is provided by Mackwell’s N-light EC. These capabilities are achieved by using category (Ethernet) cables so that monitoring and testing an emergency-lighting system can be completed without the need for additional wiring. All components are powered, commissioned and monitored via a plug-in category (Ethernet) cable.

N-light EC is a central component for powering and commissioning emergency-lighting systems. It is specially designed to be used alongside general lighting that operates on a smart building platform to create a complete lighting solution.

There are three ports to provide a mixed configuration for powering emergency lighting — one for maintained emergency lighting and two that can power maintained and non-maintained emergency lighting. The number of devices that can be connected to each port is determined by how much power each connected product requires.

There is an integrated fault indicator for live system health status, and it is fully configurable to the user’s exact requirements.

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