The introduction of the Philips Bodline LED emergency driver

//The introduction of the Philips Bodline LED emergency driver

The introduction of the Philips Bodline LED emergency driver

APhilips Emergency Lighting designs and manufactures award-winning, innovative Philips Bodine emergency and specialty lighting products. We offer a diverse line that includes emergency LED drivers, fluorescent emergency ballasts, inverters and generator-compatible products to turn your existing lighting fixtures into emergency lighting. With over 50 years of experience, Philips Emergency Lighting leads the way in Emergency Lighting Solutions.

Emergency lighting is a vital part of every facility’s life safety program. Local, state and national building codes such as the NFPA®, Life Safety Code® and National Electrical Code®, require reliable emergency illumination for a minimum of 90 minutes in all commercial, industrial and institutional buildings in the United States. For over half a century, Philips Bodine products have helped give companies, facility managers, contractors, architects, specifiers and lighting designers the peace of mind that their buildings’ pathways are well lit during an emergency

LED lighting as a general lighting source is becoming commonplace. Not surprisingly, its role in emergency lighting has also expanded. As with other types of lighting, LED lighting must meet the life safety code requirements for emergency illumination. LED fixtures serving as emergency units must, therefore, meet UL 924 emergency lighting requirements and provide at least 90 minutes of emergency lighting. Philips Bodine emergency LED drivers allow these fixtures to meet or exceed code. Until recently, most emergency LED drivers were UL Component Recognized for factory installation only or were UL Classified. A Classified listing requires both operating compatibility and verification of the fixture with the Design Lights Consortium (DLC) database before the emergency driver can be field installed in the fixture. The restrictions associated with these listings make it more difficult and in the case of UL Component Recognized drivers, not possible – for contractors or electricians to install an emergency LED driver in the field for new or retrofit applications. Philips Emergency Lighting continues to lead the industry by providing the solutions required by lighting professionals.

Philips Emergency Lighting offers UL Listed, field-installable emergency LED drivers. Most of the Philips Bodine emergency LED driver portfolio is UL Listed for installation in the field, and it is worth noting that Philips Emergency Lighting was the first to offer field-installable emergency LED drivers for the U.S. UL Listed, field-installable emergency LED drivers:

• Eliminate factory installed up charges.

• Eliminate the legwork involved in the field installation process associated with UL Classified emergency LED drivers. To use a UL Classified emergency LED driver, one must ensure that:
1. The luminaire that will receive the emergency LED driver is in the DLC database. If it is not included in the database, the emergency driver cannot be installed in the field.
2. The luminaire must be compatible with the emergency LED driver. Even though the luminaire is listed in the database, compatibility is not guaranteed.
Some UL Classified emergency drivers are compatible only with their own brand of luminaires. The UL Listing for emergency drivers simplifies the process for field installation by eliminating the time consuming measures required by a Classified listing

-BAC40EM6:

  • 40W AC Driver with 6W emergency output
  • A single compact, low-profile case

The UltimateOne BAC40EM6 combination AC/Emergency driver provides a 40W dimming LED driver with Philips SimpleSet technology and a 6W emergency LED driver in one low-profile case.

-BAC40EM10

  • 40W AC Driver with 10W emergency output
  • A single compact, low-profile case

The UltimateOne BAC40EM10 combination AC/Emergency driver provides a 40W dimming LED driver with Philips SimpleSet technology and a 10W emergency LED driver in one low-profile case.

-BSL4L

  • Field-installable
  • Class 2 Output

The BSL4L Emergency LED Driver is a cost-effective unit that provides up to 4 W in emergency mode and features proprietary charging technology.

-BSL4SB

  • Temperature range (ambient) of -20° C to +55° C
  • Class 2 Output
  • Separate battery configuration
  • UL Listed for the U.S. and Canada

The BSL4SB Emergency LED Driver is designed for LED luminaires that operate in an extended temperature range and supplies up to 4 W in emergency mode.

-BSL6LST

  • New Compact Case
  • Self-Testing
  • Class 2 Output

The BSL6LST Emergency LED Driver’s compact-design, self-testing operates a lighting load up to 6 W. Ideal ideal for smaller fixtures & low energy consumption

-BSL8SB

  • Temperature range (ambient) of -20° C to +55° C
  • Class 2 Output
  • Separate battery configuration
  • UL Listed for the U.S. and Canada

The BSL8SB Emergency LED Driver is designed for LED luminaires that operate in an extended temperature range and supplies up to 8 W in emergency mode.

-BSL10 Family

  • extended temperatures
    (-20°C to +55°C)
  • Field-installable
  • Class 2 Output
  • Compact Case
  • Self-Testing
  • Universal input
  • Class 2 Output

The BSL10 Emergency LED Drivers operate a lighting load up to 10 W with an initial lumen output of up to 1400 lumens, ideal for smaller fixtures & low energy consumption

BSL20 Family

  • LV: (low voltage) offers 20-50V
  • MV: (medium voltage), 50-130V
  • HV: (high voltage), 125-200V
  • Field-installable

The Philips Bodine BSL20 family convert high output LED fixtures into code-compliant emergency lighting sources. The drivers provide 20W of constant output power, a nominal 2000 lumens. The emergency driver models are named to reflect output voltage.

-BSL23

  • Dual voltage (120/277V)
  • Non-conduit version needs an enclosure for proper installation.

The BSL23C operates LEDs in the emergency mode for 90 minutes at 410 mA and up to 4.5 W. Ideal for downlight and steplight applications, office environments

BSL26

  • Dual input (120/277V)
  • Available in multiple mounting configurations

The BSL26C is ideal for indoor and damp LED downlight applications, features a flexible output voltage range of up to 30 VDC and is output LVLE compliantBSL36 BSL310 Family BSL718 BSL722

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