FJMT Architects design buildings that are meticulously planned right down to the Exit and Emergency lighting. Often a highly specified and beautifully designed space will be impeded with the necessary addition of emergency and exit lighting as by ASNZS2293 standards. Decorative and dramatic ceilings are statements for public spaces, and the addition of compulsory emergency and exit lights can mute the impact of these design choices.
ETAP Lighting manufacture sophisticated Emergency and Exit lighting that recede into the spaces through custom finishes, minimal housing and clever mounting.
Nunawading Community Hub used ETAP K9 Exits for front of house, K9 Mini Emergencies and K9 surface mounted Emergency. The back of house area used K1 Universally mounted Exit and in the stadium extra strong IK10 IP65 K2 wall mounted Exit.
The K9 mini is mounted between the timber slats. It is very difficult to find the emergencies apart from when they are needed. During an Emergency, ETAP’s powerful optics create the desired beam to guide community out of the building. ETAP Lighting products come with a 5 year factory warranty as well as approximately 5 hours of battery.
The ESM monitored system by ETAP with run function testing cycles weekly. Function testing will include wiring, Diode function, luminous flux, battery function. Battery health testing will run four times a year. The battery is drained to 90 minutes (as per ASNZ2293 requirement) and then fully fully charged. The ESM system will record the remaining battery life and time capacity during an Emergency. The ESM system is remote with a one off license being purchased with the products. If the installation require more Emergency and Exit product that exceed the license capability an additional license can be purchased. At Bluelab, we can help NCH Maintenance maintain the system in a remote capacity.
The biggest challenge in commissioning this project was trying to find the K9 Mini’s in the spaces. The mini’s were so well hidden.
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