Standards and regulations

Emergency escape luminaires and central power supply systems

Emergency escape luminaires should be designed and manufactured according to PN-EN 60598-2-22:2004/AC Luminaires – Part 2-22: Particular requirements. Emergency lighting luminaires should be specified according to their intended place of installation. Luminaires used in Ex-zones should comply with relevant standards and the ATEX directive (94/9/EC).

Starters for emergency lighting luminaires should comply with PN-EN 61347:2005 (multi-part document) Lamp controlgear – Part 2-7: Particular requirements for DC supplied electronic ballasts for emergency lighting. Due to the amount of output power, the starting pulse current load and duration are important parameters of the starters. These parameters should be specified so that they do not cause damage of power supply circuit contacts (e.g. fuse bases, relay contacts etc.).

Central power supply systems for emergency lighting should be designed and manufactured according to PN-EN 50171:2007 Central power supply systems. Safety requirements for batteries should comply with PN-EN 50272-2:2007 Safety requirements for secondary batteries and battery installations – Part 2: Stationary batteries.

Due to a variety of internal designs and operating modes of safety equipment, a description of different types of central power supply systems for emergency lighting is not required. CPS systems should work in the IT earthing system with insulation monitoring in order to allow safe operation of rescue teams. Automatic emergency lighting test systems should be designed, manufactured and installed according to relevant requirements of national standards and regulations.