The expertise and legacy of Eaton's emergency lighting

When it comes to protecting life and property, there’s no room to compromise

In a constantly changing world, owners and operators of commercial and industrial buildings must keep up-to-date with the changing nature of risk. Safe evacuation is becoming more challenging due to a number of external influences.

What are the risks businesses face today?

The ongoing risk of fire

Over a third of businesses never resume operations after a major fire - losing orders, contracts, and key employees. This results in lost jobs and services to the community.

Non-traditional threats 

Power outages, terrorism and domestic extremism are a rising cause for evacuation. These risks demand a different approach when planning for safe evacuation. High-profile terrorist attacks can shape regulation.

Each emergency lighting system is important, it protects life and health.

  • Escape route marking during regular power supply: Evacuation of a building due to an accident, a bomb threat etc.
  • During blackout: Light supply
    • Showing the directions out of the building
    • Illumination of the escape route to guarantee a safe evacuation
Emergency Lighting System in a gymnasium application

Eaton has a long history of expertise in the life safety industry with a commitment to deliver market-leading solutions

Innovation, tests and compliance for more reliability - We constantly innovate for contemporary design and technologies. Customers light engineering requirements are fully tested at an in-house lighting laboratory.

We also expose newly developed products to extreme conditions and life cycle testing. As a commitment to deliver high quality for all products and employees, Eaton’s emergency lighting manufacturing facilities are certified ISO 9001. Most of our products and complete systems are 3rd party certified.

Heritage of innovation
  • CEAG
  • Cooper
  • Menvier
  • JSB
  • Luminox
  • Crompton
  • Blessing
  • Univel
  • Pretrónica

Eaton innovates to light the way to safety

1981: CEAG presents the first fully automated monitoring system of the world for group battery systems called CEWA GUARD

2000: First to market with LED Emergency Lighting luminaires

2001: First addressable central power system

2002: Launch of the Central Battery System ZB-S with STAR-Technology

2003: First eco-friendly range of luminaires

2003: Launch of CGVision Visualization Software

2004: Launch of Self-Contained Luminaire System CGLine

2005: First monitoring panel for self-contained luminaires with web server integrated

2009: Launch of GuideLed product range - energy optimized solution

2012: First graphic webserver

2012: Automatic Test System AT-S+ launched

2015: Launch of CrystalWay luminaires, the new aesthetic reference

2017: Increased Affordance capability for better visibility of escape routes

2018: Adaptive Evacuation systems for safer evacuation

2020: Launch of FlexiTech luminaires - modern and flexible design

Innovation is key at Eaton and we have over 30 patents linked to emergency lighting. 

Look to the future, trust our past

The projects listed below are only a selection of the locations and application where Eaton emergency lighting solutions are installed.
Hospitality & leisure
  • New Modern Art Museum, Italy
  • Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Germany
  • Marriot Opera Ambassador, France
  • Ramada Resort Hotel, Hungary
  • Atlantis the Palm Hotel, Dubai

Sport venues

  • Emirates Stadium, UK
  • Stadium Borussia-Park, Germany
  • Groupama Stadium Lyon, France
  • Karaiskakis Stadium, Greece
  • National Aquatics Center, China


  • Microsoft, Italy
  • EADS Airbus, Germany & France
  • Bayer, Germany
  • BP, Norway
  • Dubai Cable Company, Abu Dhabi
Schools & universities
  • Technical University Berlin, Germany
  • University Hamburg, Germany
  • Normale University, Italy
  • University Zurich, Switzerland
  • University of Dubai, U.A.E.

High-rise buildings

  • Tower 115, Slovakia
  • Etisalat Tower, U.A.E
  • Capital Gate Tower, U.A.E
  • Burj Khalifa Tower, U.A.E
  • Burj Al Arab, U.A.E

Assembly halls/rooms

  • German Bundestag, Germany
  • National Theatre Budapest, Hungary
  • National Library Leipzig, Germany
  • Town Hall Sydney, Australia
  • National Conventional Centre, Qatar
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • Athens, Greece
  • Schiphol, Netherlands
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Dubai, U.A.E

Commercial centres/retail

  • CentrO, Germany
  • Carrefour Supermarkets, Belgium
  • Arena Plaza Budapest, Hungary
  • Montedoro Freetime, Italy
  • Mazaya Centre, U.A.E

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A self-contained emergency luminaire has its own battery. Under normal conditions, this remains permanently on charge via the mains lighting circuit until the power supply to the luminaire is lost and the battery takes over.

All elements of an SC luminaire micro-system, including battery, lamp, control unit and any test or monitoring equipment, will either be located within the luminaire housing itself or in a directly adjacent enclosure, connected via short cabling (i.e. less than 1m).

Central battery systems

A central battery system features ‘slave’ emergency luminaires with no on-board battery. Instead, the luminaires automatically draw power from one centralised battery in the building, supported by a charger, alarms and instrumentation, should mains lighting fail.

Some ‘decentralised’ central battery systems may, however, feature multiple centralised power supply systems – to serve individual floors for example.