Lux Intelligent - Knowledge Base

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What are the annual cost savings from Lux Intelligent system?

The costs saving generated by Lux Intelligent annually are individual to each site. 

However, a simple approach is to look at the manpower costs to have an engineer physically test each light fitting across a site and produce a report summarising his findings.   The Lux Intelligent system allows such a report to be created, examined and shared in a few seconds!  On top of this, faults can be analysed, determined and spares ordered, before an engineer even has to visit site.

How does Lux Intelligent save me time and money?

Lux Intelligent provides cost savings in the form of cutting down expensive manpower costs.  Not only does it remove the need for emergency lights to be visually inspected (in emergency) on a regular basis, it also can provide a means of gathering and presenting all the necessary proof that testing has been completed.  It can provide safe storage for this data and provide access to it to any concerned parties such as maintenance.  It also has the added bonus of providing accurate fault analyses allowing decisions to be made in regards of spares requirements prior to visiting sites.  This results in fewer costly site visits for repair works and a reliable cost effective means of determining a spares stocking approach.

In September 2010 ICEL, the emergency lighting arm of the Lighting Industry Federation (LIF), said that automatic testing can be more cost-effective and reliable than manual testing, and can also provide peace of mind.  ICEL believes that consideration should always be given to installing automatic testing systems conforming to BS EN 62034 because of their reliability and cost-effectiveness.

 

Does Lux Intelligent control my emergency light system?

No.  Lux Intelligent is purely an Emergency Light Testing system.  It's job is to monitor the status of your emergency lighting system, run scheduled tests on the luminaires in your emergency lighting network, and combine and present the data in an easy to understand formats. 

The only control Lux Intelligent has over the emergency lights is the ability to simluate an emergency situation, which should trigger the light to drop into it's emergency state.  It is the emergency lights response to this simulation which is tested, i.e. is it able to provide sufficient light whilst operating on the emergency supply (self contained or central battery), and once back on mains supply does the battery recharge.

Can Lux Intelligent monitor light levels on LED lights?

Yes Lux Intelligent can monitor the light level produced by LED emergency lights, and this is especially important with some LEDs emergency lights currently on the market.  Although all LEDs in the Lux Intelligent range are designed to provide a high light output for 50,000 hours of use, some third party LEDs can see their output decay with time. 

Also, where it is difficult to monitor a direct light out, Lux Intelligent can provide alternative interfaces to monitor other aspects of LED luminaires such as current flow.

How does Lux Intelligent monitor emergency light performance?

Lux Intelligent’s unique addressable module (PLU) design monitors the actual light output of a luminaire via a fibre optic that typically points at luminaires light source.

This light level is measured against a calibrated value established at the time of manufacture of the PLU. 

If for some reason, a light level cannot be simply monitored in this fashion, it is possible to use another means of monitoring with an alternative interface component such as a current monitor.  Again, this is uniquely calibrated to ensure that the value measured confirms if the light source is working correctly.