Manual test (S)
In this case the power supply is manuallycut to emergency light luminaires. During monthly function tests, the length of the test is a maximum of 25% of the expected lighting time. During annual tests the equipment should undergo a full decharge test to check battery capacity.
Test status is found by visual checking of the charge diode and the light source at the same time that testing takes place. Tests and repairs should be logged with their status.
Emergency light luminaires take control of the tests themselves and carry these out at the necessary times and intervals as dictated by regulations.
Test status is found with a visual check of one or more two-coloured diodes in the luminaire. Visual control should take place on a monthly basis. Tests and repairs should be logged with their status.
DALI is an addressable, standardised control protocol designed for lighting. DALI has now also been expanded to manage emergency lighting. In addressable emergency equipment the tests are programmed from a central unit. The system is divided into test zones and all test status and any repairs are automatically recorded in the. central unit. Today, there are various types of software and control modules which manage DALI emergency lighting protocols. DALI Emergency lighting can be connected to other DALI controls in accordance with certain regulations.
Glamox has decided that DALI is the control protocol that we will rely on. See also page 426 for further information about DALI control panels.