Philips TrustSight Gen3 achieves certification to the BSI Kitemark ™ for Emergency LED Control Gear
Philips TrustSight Gen3 has achieved the BSI Kitemark for Emergency LED Control Gear. It is an achievement which gives confidence to emergency lighting manufacturers as they can be sure the Philips TrustSight Gen3 portfolio complies with necessary standards. An accredited third-party was sought after to certify the portfolio to the Kitemark, as it is one of the most highly recognised symbols of quality and safety in the world.
The BSI Kitemark for Emergency LED Control Gear specifies particular safety requirements for battery supplied electronic control gear for maintained and non-maintained emergency lighting purposes. Additionally, Philips TrustSight Gen3 has a 70,000 hour life and comes with a five year warranty so lighting manufacturers can be sure that they are getting a reliable product. The driver is compatible with both NiMh and Lithium batteries which offers manufacturers more flexibility for design-in.
As with Philips Xitanium SR drivers, the new Philips TrustSight Gen3 DALI can be configured using SimpleSet which allows luminaire manufacturers to easily program drivers at any stage during the manufacturing process using near-field communication, without a connection to mains power, offering a range of settings. As a result they can meet orders faster, while reducing costs and inventory.
Peter Earle, Business Development Manager, Signify said of the achievement, “When developing the Philips TrustSight Gen3 portfolio safety, compliance and reliability were at the heart of what we wanted to achieve, ultimately to protect the end-users. The industry must recognise that these are life-critical safety systems.”
The portfolio was launched in January 2019 and is available globally, outside of North America. It came at a crucial time for the lighting industry because of the renewed focus on emergency lighting compliance, building regulations, standards and safety systems in buildings.
“We will continue to work with BSI to ensure that the importance of safety, compliance and reliability is continually communicated to the market,” Peter Earle continued.
Graham McKay, Global Head of Gas & Electrical Products at BSI said:
“We are delighted that Signify has achieved the Kitemark for Emergency LED Control Gear for its Philips TrustSight Gen3 portfolio. This is because we are committed to helping organizations differentiate their products to make them identifiable as being as safe and reliable as possible. Signify should be very proud of this result and we look forward to working with them again in the future.”