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Advanced lights the way to safety at University of Bristol

04 June 2021

THE UNIVERSITY of Bristol’s emergency lighting upgrade continues with the installation of a further ten LuxIntelligent emergency light testing panels from fire and life safety system solutions developer Advanced.

The new equipment will be installed alongside 21 existing LuxIntelligent panels linked to around 4,500 light fittings to ensure ongoing compliance with the BS 5266-1 Emergency Lighting: Code of Practice for the Emergency Escape Lighting of Premises.

The LuxIntelligent panels will continue to be retrofitted across a range of University of Bristol buildings, including seven Halls of Residence, using existing cabling. The ease with which LuxIntelligent can be used to replace outdated emergency lighting on existing sites allows significant time and cost savings to be achieved.

A variety of LED luminaires have been chosen from the LuxIntelligent range to protect buildings with very different lighting requirements. They include downlighters, spotlights, exit signs and bulkhead lighting that complement equipment already installed in the historic Victoria Rooms, the Wills Hall Halls of Residence as well as operating theatres and abattoirs located in the veterinary college campus.

Chris Smith, commissioning engineer at the University of Bristol, said: “We fit various emergency lighting systems at the University of Bristol according to individual building requirements. However, the emergency lighting in some areas had become outdated and we could no longer source replacement parts, making repairs increasingly difficult. Having used Advanced’s emergency light testing system across other parts of the University of Bristol for many years, I was confident that we could rely on it for performance, compliance and peace of mind.”

Compatible with EasySafe                        

Matt Jones, emergency lighting business manager at Advanced, commented: “It’s fantastic to see our emergency light testing systems standing the test of time and being chosen for this major upgrade at the University of Bristol. We look forward to continuing to support the client as its future emergency lighting requirements grow.”

LuxIntelligent from Advanced is an addressable, automatic emergency lighting test system that shows all emergency lights are compliant and functioning. There no requirement for any engineer involvement. Each panel has up to four loops each, supporting 249 luminaires, and can be easily networked to work with existing wiring and luminaires, keeping installation costs to a minimum. The system also offers optional cloud monitoring and system management via mobile and web apps.

LuxIntelligent can be used with EasySafe, Advanced’s latest range of addressable, low-voltage emergency luminaires and exit signs. Powered directly from the LuxIntelligent panel, EasySafe devices need no local power supply and are compatible with any existing LuxIntelligent luminaires and exit signs, enabling the easy installation of devices on existing wiring circuits to form one intelligent emergency lighting system.

*Further information is available online at www.advancedco.com