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Emergency Lighting and Signs FAQs

What is a self-contained luminaire?

A self-contained emergency luminaire is an emergency light that contains all the parts necessary to function independently, such as back-up battery, lamp, control gear. Most emergency lights are self-contained - the exception are slave luminaires.

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