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Eaton showcases innovative Adaptive Evacuation, Energy Storage and Arc Fault technologies at the Light and Building Show 2018

Date: March 19, 2018

Power management giant places safety and energy resiliency in buildings at the heart of the agenda for L+B

LIGHT AND BUILDING SHOW, MESSE, FRANKFURT   Power management company, Eaton, is exhibiting at the Light and Building Show in Frankfurt to highlight its innovative array of Adaptive Evacuation, storage and arc fault technologies.

Evacuation planning is critical in commercial buildings facing an ever-increasing range of potential hazards. As these hazards become more variable – ranging from anything to fires, terrorism and civil unrest -  buildings must provide greater flexibility. Eaton’s adaptive exit luminaires provide commercial buildings with the potential to redirect building occupants to safety by adjusting the directions displayed according to the threat – such as a red cross to indicate that a particular exit route has been blocked.

Stefan Rohrmoser, Product Line Manager Emergency Lighting at Eaton comments, “We are proud to unveil this life-saving technology, and to showcase its capabilities at this year’s Light and Building show. Safety is at the absolute core of what Eaton offers and we believe that this new technology will move the needle for how evacuation in commercial buildings is viewed.

In an increasingly complex urban environment, it is essential to provide a new kind of evacuation guidance that is adaptable rather than static. Our goal is to help better educate the market on this key issue.”

The Light and Building Show will also see Eaton showcase its series of arc fault detection devices, arc flash protection systems and energy storage technologies, amongst others. The AFDD+ technology (arc fault detection device) protects people and property against fires triggered by arc fault. The device detects high frequency patterns on an electrical circuit that indicate an imminent arc fault and trips to eliminate the risk. Furthermore, Arcon technology (arc flash protection system) works by detecting a problem based on the emitted light and the short-circuit current in a device. Finally, the innovative xStorage battery system for commercial and residential buildings will be on full display throughout the show.

John Robb, segment leader commercial buildings EMEA, Eaton concludes “This show serves us with a rich opportunity to showcase our array of smart digital technologies, and highlights our commitment to make commercial and residential buildings better connected, more resilient, more efficient and saferThe way we build and manage buildings is changing dramatically, and we want to help educate people to prepare for this smarter future.”

Eaton is a power management company with 2017 sales of $20.4 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 96,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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