EL is short for “Emergency Lighting”, the extra “T” in EL-T stands for “Automatic Testing”. This means, EL defines the basic requirements that are relevant for all emergency lighting control gear, EL-T includes all of these basic requirements plus some additional ones that are relevant for automatic testing. EL and EL-T are self-compliance marks. They confirm that emergency lighting control gear comply with all the relevant standards. Like the CE mark, EL and EL-T work as self-compliance mark. This means that the manufacturer is responsible for putting on the mark. The marks can be used without further investigation through an external certification body.
Self-test emergency products can reduce the burden of testing emergency lighting installations as these perform all mandatory testing automatically, removing the need for the user or building owner to perform manual testing. The luminaire performs its own functionality test and an LED indicator on the device draws attention to any issues.
Monthly functional tests and annual full duration tests are automatically initiated with results shown via an LED indicator on the indicating light. The responsible person need only check the status of the LED indicator and record the results in the log book. This still requires manual checks / physical walk-arounds and it also requires manual and reactive rectification work.
Check Charge Function
Check Lamp Operation
Check Battery Capacity
Saving Time & Money
Testing Causes No Disruption
More Effective and Reliable than Manual Testing
Easy to Install