The Critical Role of Battery Quality in the Success of e-Light Systems
E-Light, a reference to emergency lighting, is a globally recognized health and safety protocol that provides sufficient illumination in the event of a fire or power outage. The purpose of e-Light is to guide individuals to emergency exits and reduce panic during a crisis. Timely and effective emergency lighting can mean the difference between life and death in emergency situations. E-Light is a source of stability in times of uncertainty, offering illuminated guidance to ensure safe evacuation. The absence of proper emergency lighting can increase the risk of injury or death due to obstacles or smoke inhalation.
Growing Demand for Energy-Efficient and Eco-Friendly Emergency Lighting
The global emergency lighting market is expected to grow significantly over the next few years, primarily driven by factors such as increasing government regulations mandating the installation of emergency lighting systems in public buildings, rising awareness of the importance of emergency lighting in ensuring public safety, and the growing adoption of LED technology in emergency lighting systems. Compliance with specific life expectancy regulations for batteries utilized in e-Light systems is necessary, with variations existing by region. For instance, batteries are required to have a minimum lifespan of 4 years in Europe.
While nickel-cadmium (NiCd) batteries have been a popular choice for emergency lighting systems in the past, the industry has been looking for alternative battery solutions with better performance with lower maintenance cost and higher eco-friendliness. Upcoming European Union legislation removing the e-Light exemption for using Cadmium will further accelerate move to alternative battery solutions.
This comes to the consideration of NiMH batteries, which have a higher energy density, providing more power output and longer runtimes during emergencies. They do not suffer from memory effect, allowing for more efficient charging and discharging. This also means NiMH batteries requires less maintenance, reducing upkeep costs and the amount of time spent on maintenance tasks.
Moreover, NiMH batteries are more environmentally friendly than NiCd batteries, as they do not contain toxic heavy metals like cadmium. NiMH batteries have a wider temperature range and are widely available in a range of sizes and capacities, making them a convenient and accessible choice for emergency lighting systems.
We Drives the Development of Superior eLight Batteries for Optimal Performance
Inherited from the research and development of e-Light for 30 years in GP Batteries, GP Energy Tech shall continue to play an important role in the market.
GP Energy Tech' eLight solution utilizes materials specifically designed to withstand extended periods of high temperature and overcharging, which is crucial for long-term performance. This is achieved through a careful balance of elements in the anode and cathode. The industry goal is to achieve a service life of 10 years to minimize replacements and promote sustainability. To reach this target, the quality of materials must be considered from the onset of the battery's creation, not as an afterthought.
Leveraging its nearly 30 years of eLight experience and nearly 60 years of battery production expertise, GP Energy tech shall continue to develop high-quality and reliable eLight batteries. Automation and a zero-tolerance approach to quality control and testing ensures the effective use of materials and exceeds industry expectations.