Eaton Launches First Conventional LED Devices to Meet Latest Industry Codes

Date: August 23, 2017


LONG BRANCH, NJ — Power management company Eaton announced the launch of its new line of Wheelock Exceder LED3 notification appliances, the industry’s first LED conventional devices to comply with the latest National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) code requirements for flash duration. Eaton’s advanced, energy-efficient LED design requires less power, allowing more devices to be connected to fewer power supplies and helping commercial and industrial customers reduce overall costs in fire alarm systems. 


The Wheelock Exceder LED3 line includes strobes, horn strobes, horns, speakers, speaker strobes, low frequency sounder strobes, and sounders for both ceiling and wall-mount, indoor applications. With low current draw, Eaton is helping customers reduce installation costs, materials, and overall system costs in a compact, low-profile, aesthetically-pleasing solution that is designed to blend with building decor. In addition, the high-fidelity speakers provide leading intelligibility for mass notification and emergency communications.


“Eaton is the first in the industry to introduce LED notification appliances, and our latest line of Wheelock Exceder LED technology continues to build on nearly a century of innovation and expertise,” said Huyenchau Villas, product manager for Eaton’s life safety and mass notification solutions. “By meeting the NFPA’s 20 millisecond flash duration requirements for strobes, customers can now mix xenon and LED devices in the same field of view. This energy-efficient line is ideal for retrofit applications as well as new construction, since Eaton offers a complete range of low and high candela offerings with its other Wheelock product lines.” 


The Wheelock Exceder LED3 product line has been UL/ULC listed as compatible with all fire alarm control panels (FACP) and accessories that have been determined to be compatible with Wheelock RSS strobe-based products. The listing also includes the ability to install the Exceder LED3 strobes in the same notification zone and field of view with any Wheelock RSS strobe model.


Eaton provides integrated, advanced technology and code-compliant solutions for life safety and mass notification, providing critical emergency communications for higher education, industrial, commercial, government and military markets. To learn more about these solutions or other life safety and mass notification solutions, visit


Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.


Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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