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April 13, 2023


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Emergency lighting system launch aims to improve installation and monitoring accessibility 

A new self-testing and self-monitoring emergency lighting system has been launched by Hochiki Europe.

The lighting system, FIREscape Nepto, aims to be quicker, easier and less costly to install and monitor compared to centralised battery or mains-powered systems, according to the firm.

Hochiki-FIREscape-Nepto-23This latest product builds on the 2009 FIREscape range and new features include new recessed luminaire designs, with both a standard and a high-power output.

The team behind the new design is also said to be working on a cloud-based subscription service, set to be released later this year, which will aim to enable remote access via internet enabled devices, providing system notifications and the ability to monitor and interrogate multiple client sites from ‘anywhere in the world’.

Robert Head, Commercial Project Manager for Hochiki Europe, said: “The release of this new product from Hochiki is very exciting and builds on the success of our existing FIREscape range.

“I am particularly excited for the cloud-based service that is coming later this year. Our customers are going to benefit from a cost effective, fully compliant and cutting-edge emergency lighting technology that is second to none.”

Other improvements to the product include the photometry and increasing the maximum spacing between lights. 

Battery life is also said to be increased from four to 10 years – dependent on system usage – and scalability is a key feature of the new system.

Control panels can be networked to protect large, multi-site complexes all from a central point of control. For smaller projects, the new control panels are supplied with one 127 address line as standard, with the potential to achieve 254 addresses when upgraded to two lines, according to the firm.

The new system is also backwards compatible with the existing panels and devices within the older FIREscape range.


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