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CGLine, the Safe, Convenient Self-Contained Luminaire System

Nov 07, 2011


Cooper CEAG self-contained luminaires from the CGLine series offer a wide variety of application options. They are available with a variety of housings and protection ratings and with use of CGLine technology, inspection and documentation, effort is minimised. Simple control of all luminaires is achieved with the additional use of a higher-level monitoring system and is accessible remotely from any internet-capable PC.

A fully functional emergency lighting system is essential and for this reason legislators determine continuous inspection of these lighting installations. This means carrying out a function test at least once a week. With traditional self-contained luminaires, a push button on the luminaire must be pressed and the result recorded in a log book. In addition, a duration test has to be carried out once a year which inspects whether the battery still has sufficient capacity. With a large quantity of luminaires, manual inspection is time consuming and expensive.

Automatic tests and central monitoring simplify inspection
Cooper CEAG has implemented automatic test functionality with all CGLine self-contained luminaires. All luminaire functions are automatically monitored and controlled via a microprocessor and the specified inspections (function test and duration test) run automatically. Test results can be read off from a status display directly on the luminaire and, with the aid of a central monitoring unit, are saved to an SD card as an electronic log book for a period of four years. In addition, further functions such as the blocking of luminaires in idle operating times as required by standards become possible.

Depending on the size of the emergency lighting installation and the existing infrastructure, CEAG offers three variants for central monitoring: the CGLine Controller 400 (a closed system for up to 400 luminaires); the CGLine Web Interface (display of up to 400 luminaires in a web browser); and CGVision (central visualisation of up to eight web interfaces on a PC). In this way a larger project with up to 3,200 self-contained luminaires can be monitored.

Convenient commissioning
Manual addressing of the luminaires with CGLine systems isn't necessary as all CGLine luminaires are supplied with a unique address (ID). In addition, each luminaire can be assigned a numerical short address (1-100) and a unique name (up to 20 characters) during configuration. In this way it's possible, for example, to adapt the designation according to planning documents. All CGLine luminaires are generally suitable both for maintained and non-maintained operation.

The right housing variant for any application
CGLine self-contained luminaires are offered in a wide spectrum of housing versions as safety and escape sign luminaires and are available in plastic, aluminium and panel luminaires as downlights and as luminaires with high protection ratings. The portfolio has a new addition with the GuideLed self-contained luminaire family with optimised LED optics, low connected loads, and a long service life of 50,000 hours. 

About CEAG Notlichtsysteme GmbH       
 CEAG Notlichtsysteme GmbH, with headquarters in Soest, Germany, is one of the operating companies of Cooper Safety, a division of Cooper Industries plc. Since its foundation in 1906 as a supplier of explosion-proof lighting for the mining industry, CEAG has become a pioneering company in the development and manufacture of emergency luminaires and emergency lighting systems. Expansion of the product range with fire detection technology from the Cooper Safety product portfolio was an additional step in 2008 towards the protection of people by implementing safety-related systems. Today 260 employees work at CEAG Notlichtsysteme in Soest.         

About Cooper Safety
Cooper Safety is a leading manufacturer of emergency lighting, security, fire detection and notification systems also offering lighting fixtures, and electrical installation materials. Our well-known brands and products can be found in a variety of industrial, commercial, and domestic settings providing protection to both life and property by offering fire and security detection, and escape route illumination in the event of an emergency.  Our products offer professional lighting solutions and high specification installation materials. Headquartered in Royal Leamington Spa, England, Cooper Safety comprises 20 different operating companies located in the UK, mainland Europe, Asia and North America. Together these businesses utilise in excess of 1 million square feet of modern manufacturing and warehousing space, and currently employ over 3000 people. The Cooper Safety companies are subsidiaries of Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE). For more information, visit the website at  

About Cooper Industries
Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE) is a global electrical products manufacturer with 2010 revenues of $5.1 billion. Founded in 1833, Cooper's sustained success is attributable to a constant focus on innovation, evolving business practices while maintaining the highest ethical standards and meeting customer needs. The Company has seven operating divisions with leading market positions and world-class products and brands including: Bussmann electrical and electronic fuses; Crouse-Hinds and CEAG explosion-proof electrical equipment; Halo and Metalux lighting fixtures; and Kyle and McGraw-Edison power systems products. With this broad range of products, Cooper is uniquely positioned for several long-term growth trends including the global infrastructure build-out, the need to improve the reliability and productivity of the electric grid, the demand for higher energy-efficient products and the need for improved electrical safety. In 2010 fifty-nine percent of total sales were to customers in the industrial and utility end-markets and thirty-nine percent of total sales were to customers outside the United States. Cooper has manufacturing facilities in 23 countries as of 2011. For more information, visit the website at  


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Logo CGLine Technology Operating principle CGLine Technology
GuideLed CGLine, recessed mounting GuideLed SL CGLine, recessed mounting


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