Peace of mind for DMX-based control
The use of LED fixtures in
entertainment-lighting venues has extended from the stage into the house.
DMX-controlled LED houselights are becoming increasingly popular, yet few manufacturers
provide sufficient safeguards for emergency lighting situations with those
fixtures. ETC's compact DMX Emergency Bypass Controllers make safety a priority
for DMX-based lighting in venues like theaters, opera houses, concert halls and
houses of worship.
The DMX Emergency Bypass Controllers allow
DMX512-controlled lights to operate as normal or emergency fixtures, by taking
control of a single universe of DMX512 when triggered by an external UL924
Both single-channel (DEBC-1) and
six-channel (DEBC-6) controllers are available. Both controllers are CE compliant
and UL924 listed as a control bypass device and can work with other
emergency-lighting products, like ETC's Emergency Bypass Detection Kit (EBDK).
Both are important parts of an emergency lighting plan that must include a
complete UL1008 emergency power transfer system.
That system - such as
an ETC Branch Circuit Emergency Lighting Transfer Switch (SC1008) or Emergency
Lighting Transfer System (ELTS2) - is responsible for actually transferring from
normal to emergency power when there's a loss of utility power or other
life-safety condition. The DMX Emergency Bypass Controller can also operate as
part of a closed-loop fire-alarm system.