The sales office of the itsme industrial supplier group in Rotterdam sets the example in terms of innovative lighting technology: ETAP K4 emergency lighting. The signage luminaires feature an OLED panel as their light source.
Innovation is one of itsmes core values. When ETAP was the first lighting specialist in the world to market emergency lighting with OLEDs at the end of 2013 , they immediately showed their interest. The construction of a new branch in Rotterdam, which houses the sales departments of ES Elektro and Hoogland-Mennens - two of the groups subsidiaries - was a unique opportunity to start using the emergency lighting. Ideal light source The light source for ETAPs K4 signage series is an OLED, an LED version based on organic materials. The organic materials are evenly spread across the entire surface of the safety sign. Hence the pictogram is no longer illuminated, it is the light source itself, which results in perfectly uniform lighting. In addition, the K4 is also the slimmest emergency luminaire on the market. Since light source and sign form a single unit, the panel is a mere 4 mm thick. Electronics are built into the wall or ceiling. The luminaires are powered by EBS Compact, ETAPs central battery system. Safety is a priority Design and innovation is one thing, but safety obviously remains the first concern in emergency lighting. That is why the K4 luminaire is fitted with patented light source monitoring: a sensor constantly measures the signs effective brightness and issues a warning as soon as it no longer satisfies the standard. Furthermore itsmes Rotterdam subsidiarys emergency installation is connected to ESM (ETAP Safety Manager). ESM continuously monitors the operation of the luminaires and immediately reports battery or operational issues. It also controls the central battery system EBS Compact. With ETAPs OLED emergency lighting, itsme puts safety in the forefront and enhances its innovative image, by providing a visible example to its customers. Project sheet - 17 x dust and watertight K2 luminaires in warehouses - 13 x K4 OLED luminaires in offices - 17 x K9 luminaires for escape route and antipanic lighting in offices - EBS compact - ETAP Safety Manager (ESM)