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Title: An innovative maintenance system for emergency lighting
Authors: Tse, WL
Chan, WL 
Lai, SS
Keywords: Lighting
Maintenance programmes
Emergency services
Control systems
Operating systems
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Source: Facilities, 2003, v. 21, no. 5, p. 106-114 How to cite?
Journal: Facilities 
Abstract: Fire regulations of different countries require that a monthly test is carried out on each battery back?up emergency lighting to check for functionality. Existing practice requires a team of maintenance staff to carry out the test manually at each lighting point, which is unreliable, inefficient and tedious. An innovative maintenance system is proposed to cater for this issue. It has several advantages over the existing practice ? high reliability, cost effectiveness and user friendliness. With simple modification and the inclusion of LonWorks technology, an intelligent control node is proposed for carrying out the test regularly and sending the test results to a main terminal at a remote centre over a control network. Any defective lighting point can be easily spotted and repairs can be carried out promptly. Also, the system can be integrated with the existing building automation system to form an integrated system to facilitate building management.
ISSN: 0263-2772
EISSN: 1758-7131
DOI: 10.1108/02632770310476723
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