Appleton introduces self-contained LED-based emergency lighting for industrial areas

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ROSEMONT, IL -- As the evolution in LED lighting continues to roar forward, Appleton is ensuring that its customers stay ahead of the curve and efficiently utilize this technology in a growing number of applications. Appleton 's newest contribution is the FNES LED series of self-contained emergency lighting luminaires complete with self-test system and rated for hazardous industrial environments.

Appleton FNES luminaires fully leverage LED's remarkable efficiency, minimal environmental footprint, and long and reliable operation even under extreme industrial conditions. They provide the bright lighting that employees need for safe escape during an evacuation.

The FNES is equipped with six white LEDs that produce 540 lumens for space lighting applications; for escape route lighting, six white LEDs produce 55 lumens. When compared to previous generation fluorescent and incandescent versions of this luminaire, the new FNES delivers an extended lamp life of 60,000+ hours or six times that of a fluorescent and more than 60 times that of a 3-watt incandescent.

The FNES LED is designed for installation in areas defined by the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) as Zone 2, 21 and 22, typically found in oil refineries, petrochemical plants and pulp and paper facilities. Lighting fixtures in these environments are subjected to harsh chemicals that may damage their operation. To combat these environments, the FNES is built extremely rugged with a corrosion-resistant fiberglass reinforced polyester body with polycarbonate diffuser, and a choice of either zinc-plated steel, gray painted aluminum or 315 stainless steel fixing brackets.

Because of the critical life-safety role that the FNES plays, it is equipped with an built-in automatic self-test system with memorization of tests indicated by LEDs. The lamp will self-check once a week for a duration of 6 seconds, as well as perform a quarterly self-test of one hour.

There are four (4) standard configurations available: Un-switched, Switched, Addressable and Un-switched, Addressable and Switched. Consult Appleton lighting support group for addressable monitoring software and cold weather applications where temperatures drop below -40°C/40°F.

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About Appleton
Appleton is a premium line of hazardous location products under the EGS Electrical Group family of brands. EGS Electrical Group is a worldwide manufacturer of electrical products for virtually every type of environment. Distributors, contractors, engineers, electricians and site maintenance professionals around the world trust EGS brands to make electrical installations safer, more productive and more reliable. EGS is organized into three focused businesses that provide distributors and end-users expert knowledge and excellent service. It is part of the EGS Electrical Group, LLC, a division of Emerson Industrial Automation and is headquartered in Rosemont, IL.

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Mary Krauss Emerson T (800) 621-1506


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