Switch to safety with advanced emergency lighting technology & features from Eaton

Product safety and reliability is a priority for us. We focus on the development of high-quality products with market-leading technologies which cater for future needs. With vast experience, our product management teams continually work on the development of our product portfolio. View our most critical advanced technologies and features below.

STAR - Central battery monitoring system

Free programmability of switching mode of each luminaire per circuit without additional data line.

Battery technology applicable: central battery

The continuing development of the CEWA GUARD monitoring system has led to the creation of the Switching  Technology  Advanced  Revision, or “STAR” for short. This CG-STAR technology allows different switching modes to be implemented in one and the same circuit, and the switching mode of each individual luminaire can be re-programmed at any time.

As a result, this technology offers not just the proven CEWA Guard safety when it comes to operating a safety lighting system, it also gives planners the confidence and flexibility of knowing that the system can respond and adapt at any time to any changes that are made to a building and its use.


STAR- Central battery monitoring system

All the benefits of CG and STAR Technology for AC safety power sources

Battery technology applicable: central battery

STAR+ offers all the known benefits of our STAR technology, now also for AC safety power sources. It is the perfect symbiosis of CEWA GUARD and STAR technology.

With the help of the STAR+ technology, the Automatic Test System AT-S+ individually monitors each CG-S luminaire (up to 20 per circuit), and it does all this using the power supply cable alone.

The STAR+ technology allows the switching mode of every connected V-CG-S luminaire to be freely programmed within a 50 or 60 Hz supply network using the system‘s controller. This means that maintained light, switched maintained light and non-maintained light modes can be combined in one and the same circuit – there is no need for separate data cables.


CGLine+ - Self-contained testing & monitoring system

Simply the most flexible, reliable monitoring for peace of mind

Battery technology applicable: Self-contained

CGLine+ is a controlling and monitoring system for self-contained emergency safety lights and exit signs that provides automatic function and duration test - ensuring compliance for building managers without the hassle and cost of manually testing each luminaire.

The system is able to monitor up to 800 CGLine+ self-contained luminaires, divisible in 4 lines with 200 luminaires each (or 2 lines with 400 luminaires each).

An integrated web server enables the convenient control or monitoring of all connected CGLine+ luminaires from any workplace PC on the intranet with a standard web browser and without special software.

The electronic log book simplifies the requirement for the building operator to provide documentation, and it removes the need for laborious, manual logging. 

Adaptive Evacuation - Escape route management

Improving the safety of escape routes

Battery technology applicable: Self-contained and central battery 

Facing the diverse risks of fire, terrorism, violent crime, extreme weather and civil unrest, the owners and managers of commercial buildings must ensure the ability to detect, alert and evacuate, which is dependent on planning, equipment, training and infrastructure being in place. However, evacuation poses additional challenges when occupants may include visitors who are not familiar with layout and procedures, and particularly if they are in large, highly-populated, high-risk or complex premises such as railway stations, shopping centres, airports, stadia, government buildings or leisure facilities. 

Building upon decades of expertise in the delivery of life safety systems, Eaton has pioneered the development of an Adaptive Evacuation System, which is capable of switching between a number of predefined routes and guiding people towards the safest available exit in a given scenario.

Increased Affordance - Escape route recognition feature

Better recognition of escape routes

Battery technology applicable: Self-contained

The evacuation of commercial buildings can be inhibited by people’s failure to recognise standard emergency exit signs. Research has shown that only 38% of people see conventional exit signs during an evacuation from an unfamiliar environment. Much of this is down to the proliferation of branding, advertising and informational signage in buildings such as shopping centres and airports which can distract attention away from exit signs.

Eaton has developed a new system to increase the visibility of exit signs, whereby the emergency luminaire that illuminates the sign can flash on and off or pulse more softly. Bearing in mind the two-sense principle for emergency notification, the challenge of recognising exit signs is exacerbated for people with hearing disabilities who may not hear any accompanying vocal instructions or alarms. In their normal mode, the luminaires offer excellent visibility thanks to a high level of luminance that exceeds the minimum requirement in most countries.

When activated, Increased Affordance enables even better recognition by flashing or pulsing but never dipping below the minimum level of luminance that is established in industry standards, thus achieving full compliance.

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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.