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ABB Announces Modular Emergency Lighting Solution

ABB has announced the pending launch in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK of Movion® – an innovative emergency lighting range for commercial and education facilities.

With a global valuation of US $5,386 million in 2020, the emergency lighting market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.4 per cent from 2021 to 2030, with demand driven by an increase in the number of construction projects, falling LED lightoing costs, and continuing government initiatives to drive usage of energy-efficient lighting around the world. The new escape route signalization and lighting line features a clever, modular design that is suitable for a range of applications including recessed and surface mounting, as well as walls and ceilings. In addition, the exit signage can switch from ceiling to wall mount, by simply changing the position of the electronics box 90 degrees.

The range provides better cable access and terminal connections for quick and easy installation, whilst offering a new track mounting option using a 3C interface for mounting to any type of track adapter available on the market, making it highly flexible and adaptable. The batteries are also simple to replace which reduces maintenance time.

For installations where there is a need to optimize the number of luminaires, ABB has developed a hybrid version of Movion® which combines escape route signalization and lighting into one product. The solution can be used to provide one lux as escape route lighting and five lux on safety equipment. For these specific applications, different lenses are available, and both are supplied with the product. On site, the lens can be rotated to adjust to the actual situation, or the escape route lighting lens can be replaced by the lens designed for illuminating safety equipment.

With Movion®, ABB delivers impressive lighting performance with escape route signalization that provides a bright and equal 500 cd/m2 distribution on the pictogram. The new lighting range also offers good spacing performances, with 18m at 3m ceiling height for escape routes and 10m by 10m at 3m ceiling height in open areas.

Gerben Achterberg, Global Product Manager of Emergency Lighting from ABB’s Smart Buildings division, comments: “We know how critical lighting is to evacuate buildings safely and smoothly in the event of an emergency. We also know how much pressure there is on our customers to reduce wastage and improve efficiency.

“With Movion®, we’ve developed a clever solution that will reduce installation times and total cost of ownership without compromising performance.”

ABB is targeting the new solution at operators of multiple types of facilities, including offices, retail premises, schools, restaurants and hotels.

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Staff Reporter covers the latest news, trends and opinion from the facilities management (FM) and corporate real estate (CRE) sectors. The FM market is currently estimated to be worth USD 1 trillion annually and is projected to grow at a compounded annualised rate of approximately 5% between now and 2026.

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