Emerson Launches Exit and Emergency Lighting Systems

Appleton HEX LED Series lighting ensures safe evacuation during industrial emergencies

Emerson announced the Appleton™ HEX LED Series of egress lighting comprised of a selection of exit and emergency exit signs, exit sign/emergency lighting combination systems, and lamps-only emergency lighting systems, with emergency models featuring 90-minute battery backup as required by OSHA, NFPA, and the NEC.

During an evacuation, the rugged lighting systems deliver lifesaving illumination in hostile industrial environments, such as oil refineries, Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) plants, chemical processing areas, and water and wastewater treatment facilities, enabling employees to escape safely from danger.

HEX LED Series

Every detail of the Appleton HEX LED Series emphasizes dependability. In addition to their ability to withstand exposure to corrosive elements, high vibration, heavy impact, and wide temperature ranges, the systems are rated for safe use in NEC Class I, Div. 2 (C1D2) hazardous locations where flammable gases and vapors may be present.

Fiberglass-reinforced polycarbonate housings, UV-stabilized polycarbonate lenses, stainless steel hardware, 6kV surge protection, and die-cast aluminum mounting brackets ensure industrial-grade reliability for long-term value.

While standard versions of the Appleton HEX Series are operational in weather conditions from 32° to +122° F, customers can choose cold temperature models equipped with an internal heater and a battery blanket, resulting in an ambient temperature range of -4° to +122° F. 

Electrical power is often lost during an industrial emergency, leaving employees in total darkness. Two ultra-bright LED adjustable lamp heads in Appleton HEX LED Series emergency lighting systems can safely illuminate a 45-foot center-to-center space to light the way for employees toward safety. 

The emergency systems’ 6V DC or 12V DC rechargeable nickel-cadmium batteries provide failsafe backup operation of 90 minutes or more, automatically activating within 10 seconds of a power outage. 

Self-diagnostic circuitry troubleshoots battery conditions monthly, bi-annually, and annually, removing the need for manual testing. If a failure is detected, the visual status on the LED indicator lights up immediately to alert maintenance personnel to perform needed repairs.

Diagnostic testing can also be prompted on-demand using the included magnet flash. Appleton HEX LED Series emergency systems are recommended for installation in all exit routes within hazardous areas and throughout industrial facilities, including hallways, stairways, corridors, and doorways.

The Appleton HEX LED Series offers customers a wide selection of models to precisely satisfy their application needs:

  • The emergency lighting system is a standalone lamps-only unit with a 6V or 12V battery.
  • The exit sign/emergency lighting combination adds an exit sign to the standalone emergency lighting system. Depending on customer preference or local code requirements, exit signs can be specified as single- or double-sided and come in red or green lettering with an option to snap out the directional arrows.
  • The exit sign model offers a power source choice of either AC only or the 90-minute emergency battery backup. Indicators on the signs are clearly visible for 40 feet in all egress directions. These versatile signs can be mounted near exit and entry doors, along walkways, in tunnels and stairways, or to indicate fire alarm call points.

The Appleton HEX Series from Emerson meets UL Standard 844 and 924, OSHA 1910.37 Exit Routes, and Emergency Planning, and NFPA 101 Life Safety Code. They are NEC-rated for use in Class I, Div. 2 (Groups A, B, C, D) areas and listed for wet locations. 

Emerson is a global technology and software company providing innovative solutions for the world’s essential industries. Through its leading automation portfolio, including its majority stake in AspenTech, Emerson helps hybrid, process and discrete manufacturers optimize operations, protect personnel, reduce emissions and achieve their sustainability goals. visit Emerson.com

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