Once our lighting connection and control system is installed, it is easy to maintain. The system simply plugs together, so parts can easily be changed/updated – just unplug and replace. Our controls are also available with an integrated emergency test option.
LSHF cable to BS EN 50525-3-11
All of our prewired leads are available in LSHF cable. LSHF (not to be confused with LSF) is now recommended for use in all public buildings due to the safety implications of using PVC or LSF cable, in the event of a fire.
Read the report written by Paul Bellamy, Managing Director at flex7, on the dangerous confusion surrounding LSHF and LSF cable.
We have a simple solution for installations requiring an essential and a non-essential supply such as hospitals: The flex7 Dual Supply Lighting Distribution Box Range makes it possible to supply power to two groups of luminaires via one connection unit, each separately supplied by its own protective device at the distribution board. A control device can be plugged into either side of the Box to provide independent control of each group of luminaires. The desired supply split point is factory configured to order.
Control Essential and Non-essential Supply With A Single Control Device
When light fittings are DSI or DALI it is possible to share the digital signal between the essential and non-essential circuits, and control them both using a single controller plugged into a Dual Supply Lighting Distribution Box. This simple solution means that only one control device and PIR and/or dimming switch is required rather than two, resulting in significant cost savings. Unlike similar products on the market, our Dual Supply Box can be used for dimming applications. It is suitable for hospitals and other buildings where DSI or DALI luminaires are employed in conjunction with essential and non-essential power supplies.
Protected Extra Low Voltage
All of our lighting controls operate at PELV, which means that switch drop cables can be set at any depth in the wall, and won’t require extra protection. This makes them a cost effective way of complying with IET 17th edition wiring regulations.
Easy Connection option for Centralised Emergency Luminaire Monitoring System
The flex7 2-Pole Auxiliary Adaptor Unit provides a point of termination for the fixed wiring of a 3rd party’s 2-wire centralised emergency luminaire monitoring system.
Integrated Emergency Test
Our lighting controls are available with integrated emergency test. When using our lighting control device there is no need for separate switches for each circuit or phase, as they can easily be networked together. This means that a single key switch can test emergency luminaires across multiple circuits or phases. Our lighting controls operate at protected extra low voltage, so the voltage at the test switch will operate at below 50V. This avoids scenarios where multiple key switches are grouped in a centralised, multi-gang enclosure with the potential for 415V to be present, which requires extra labelling as per regulation 514.10.1 of BS 7671