Emergency Lighting Can Be So Much More
Of course, there are many other reasons a power outage could take place. And when the grid goes down, safety risks go up. Backup lighting must work properly to ensure the safety of operators and others near the site of the emergency. And that requires a versatile bulb that can perform in the worst conditions.
One Bulb, Many Benefits
True AC to DC Operations
Protection From Droplets and Dust
Advanced LED Technology
Longer Bulb Life
Exponential Energy Efficiency
Direct Incandescent Replacement
The Dual AC/DC LED Bulb: Ideal for a Range of Emergency Applications
Blue Light Towers
Helping to deter criminals in the area, blue light towers can promote safety during non-emergencies as well.
And when the power goes out — whether from a grid issue or emergency — they can be the beacon to safety people need to get assistance or find their way out of an area.
Whether wall-mounted or attached to a steel post, these blue light towers and call stations have the power to save lives — but only if they perform as expected.
VCC’s 9W AC/DC Utility LED Bulb is available in custom colors, including the blue LED transit authorities would require for emergency light towers.
Parking Garages, Tunnels & Walkways
- Highway tunnels that could see crashes, fires or waste spills, or even terrorist attacks
- Transit tunnels deep underground where there is absolutely no natural light to lead to an exit
- Parking garages where outages could lead to serious injuries or opportunities for criminals to rob, break into vehicles, or worse
During a crisis, emergency lights can flash in unison to help direct drivers or pedestrians of dangers ahead and illuminate a path to safety. Typically, these fixtures are in hard-to-reach locations, so maintenance should be kept to a minimum, and bulbs should be protected from the elements.
Water & Wastewater Treatment Facilities
Drinking water can quickly become contaminated and pose health risks for the community without reliable backup.
For treatment facilities, wastewater can flow into streams and other bodies of water or back up in homes and businesses.
Reliable emergency lighting is critical in ensuring workers can see where they’re going to implement power outage protocols as quickly as possible to minimize damaging effects.
For example, Canada’s only thermal oil/gas-fueled electricity generating facility, Lennox GS, used VCC’s 9W LED to retrofit 1,200 bulbs at the plant.
When the power goes out, the emergency backup lighting only draws 8% of the power it used to with incandescent bulbs. This leaves more energy for other crucial operations during outages, including DC pumps for lubrication of the steam turbines.
There are many instances where you wouldn’t want to question the reliability of the backup lighting… The good news is, there is a reliable emergency bulb designed to perform when everything else falls apart.