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Old 11-10-2017, 08:00 PM   #1
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I have a customer (condo complex) with an old emergency lighting system. 2 head units in hallways with master boxes in the basement with batteries to power them in the event of a power failure. They fail frequently and don't run for long. The customer would like me to propose on replacing them with LED units.

Can someone recommend brands/products that I should look at? Would I be crazy to keep the existing old master units and only replace the lights heads and batteries?

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It's likely you can find an LED bulb to fit the socket in the existing heads.

The charging circuit is what fails most often in old units like that, so just doing heads and batteries is a dead end.

Something like the AS-series products from Dual-Lite is probably what you're looking for.
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Perfect candidate for a. photovoltaic charging system.
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What exactly, "fails" ?
Batteries
Lamps
Control equipment

what ?
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What exactly, "fails" ?
Batteries
Lamps
Control equipment

what ?
The lamps I believe, based on the customers explanation.
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It's likely you can find an LED bulb to fit the socket in the existing heads.

The charging circuit is what fails most often in old units like that, so just doing heads and batteries is a dead end.

Something like the AS-series products from Dual-Lite is probably what you're looking for.
It looks like the AS-series is incandescent bulbs .... http://www.dual-lite.com/products/as_maintfree
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It looks like the AS-series is incandescent bulbs .... http://www.dual-lite.com/products/as_maintfree
The heads attached to the unit come as incandescent, but I don't see a requirement that only incandescent lamps be supplied from it. It's rated in watts.
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Take the heads down and replace with LED heads. I buy that stuff on econolight.com. As for the battery box, the charger is probably shot so just buy a new one. It can be much smaller with an LED system.

But assuming the charger is still putting out the right voltage (around 13 or so) then go ahead and change the heads and keep that battery box. You can replace the batteries with smaller ones.
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DITTO !

Replace the incandesant heads with LED.
Its the easiest option !
Much easier than replacing everything
And running new wires !

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