Power management company Eaton has announced that it has gained certification from CNBOP (Centrum Naukowo-Badawcze Ochrony Przeciwpozarowej), the Polish government’s chosen fire safety certification body, for its Fulleon LX range of visual alarm devices (VADs). This announcement of compliance with Poland’s most stringent certification in fire protection further strengthens the LX range’s high standards of safety.
“This certification not only credits the extremely high standards of safety provided by the product range, but also Eaton’s ongoing commitment to providing customers with solutions that meet the highest possible industry safety standards,” said Peter Regan, product marketing manager, Eaton. “We are delighted to have gained the CNBOP certification in Poland for our LX range of beacons.”
Poland’s CNBOP is a Notified Body for the European Commission under Directive 89/106/EEC within construction. It works to improve fire safety by conducting and providing technical assessments of the performance of products for use in fire protection. The LX range of VADs had to go through a rigorous technical performance evaluation to gain CNBOP certification.
Eaton’s LX range with patented lens technology was initially introduced to meet the requirements of the recently enforced EN 54-23 standard, a uniform standard for VADs to improve life safety in high noise areas and increase notification for the hearing impaired. The EU standard, which came into effect in January 2014, requires that a light level of 0.4 lux per square metre is dispersed across the entire area.
The LX range of devices is based on familiar Fulleon product platforms with backwards compatibility available for a number of variants providing easy installation and the reassurance of reliability and efficiency. The range is comprised of six products that include both wall mounted and ceiling application devices. All products are fitted with patented lens technology that overcomes the challenge of developing a device that distributes a range of light coverage of 7.5m whilst still remaining energy efficient.
Eaton was the first company to market with a low current solution that meets the demanding requirements of EN 54-23 and has also launched a campaign to help raise awareness of the new legislation across the industry. As part of the campaign, Eaton has made a number of information resources available, such as an online specifying tool to help professionals determine which products are required for a given installation, a beacon placement template that overlays scale drawings for ease of use and a pocket guide to the EN 54-23 standard.