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GuideLed Self-Contained Luminaires Set New Standard In Emergency Lighting

Mar 05, 2012

Cooper CEAG has set a new standard in the safety lighting sector with the introduction of the GuideLed self contained luminaire series. Offering consistent compliance with standards, high economy, diverse mounting options, environmentally-friendly lithium ion battery technology and outstanding design, the new GuideLed escape sign and safety luminaires with self-contained battery technology allows for convenient monitoring of all installed luminaires.

With GuideLed, an escape sign luminaire was developed that completely fulfils stringent standards, including the requirement for 500 cd/m2 within the white surface, ensuring optimal recognition and a high level of safety. The basis for these values is the highly developed Lightguide technology that transforms the high point-sourced luminance of an LED into an illuminated surface with absolute uniform brightness. The 3-chip LEDs used in this process ensure a high level of operational safety and, with a service life of 50,000 hours, significantly reduce maintenance efforts. Its minimised power consumption of up to 60 percent below a comparable luminaire with fluorescent lamp also ensures a distinct reduction in operating cost.

Diverse mounting options with an exemplary design
The wide-ranging product portfolio makes the GuideLed escape sign luminaire a versatile solution. Featuring viewing distances of 20m or 30m, single-sided or double-sided options and multiple mounting types, they are ideal for a variety of room sizes and applications. Concealed connections and a slimline construction also offer users an innovative solution and design.

GuideLed safety luminaires also impress with their flexible applications and are available in ceiling recessed and surface-mounted versions. Two optics specifically developed for emergency lighting requirements guide the light either longitudinally along the escape route or consistently over a very large area. Despite a compact construction and low connected load, GuideLed safety luminaires  prove a match for the more power-intensive fluorescent lamp luminaires and allow spacing distances for standard-compliant illumination in accordance with EN 1838.

Equipped for all situations
Universal application possibilities typify all GuideLed CGLine luminaires. They can be operated with both maintained or non-maintained light, and emergency light operating duration can be set with each luminaire individually to 1, 3 or 8 hours. The adjustable setting function allows the GuideLED emergency luminaires to meet the different standards required for a variety of locations and applications while also minimising stock holding. Lumen output of the escape sign luminaires offers flexible control as well, including a dimmable function which limits operation to 10 or 30 percent. This is particularly beneficial in rooms with less ambient lighting including cinemas or theatres.

Automatic tests, central monitoring simplify inspection
Automatic test mechanisms have been built into all GuideLed self-contained luminaires, which significantly reduce efforts for the legally required inspections. All luminaire functions are automatically monitored, controlled and logged so that high-cost, manual inspections for each individual luminaire are no longer needed. Test results can be read from a status display directly on the luminaire and, with the aid of central web modules, are saved to SD cards for four years as an electronic log book. In this way, a larger project with up to 3,200 self-contained luminaires can be monitored. With the web modules, further functions such as the blocking of luminaires in idle operating times as required by standards become possible. 

About CEAG Notlichtsysteme GmbH
CEAG Notlichtsysteme GmbH, with headquarters in Soest, Germany, is one of the operating companies of Cooper Safety, a subsidiary of Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE). 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 

About Cooper Industries
Cooper Industries plc (NYSE: CBE) is a global electrical products manufacturer with 2011 revenues of $5.4 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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GuideLed CGLine, recessed mounting GuideLed CGLine, cable suspension 
GuideLed SL CGLine, surface mounting  GuideLed SL CGLine, recessed mounting
GuideLed SL, open area illumination  GuideLed SL, escape route illumination 


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