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FIREscape Nepto

FIREscape Nepto is the latest generation of intelligent, self-testing and self- monitoring emergency lighting system from Japanese life safety manufacturer, Hochiki.

INTRODUCING FIRESCAPE NEPTO



This unique, cost effective and fully compliant emergency lighting system is based around an addressable, emergency lighting control panel and features addressable, self-contained LED luminaires and exit signs.



These are connected via screened, extra-low voltage (40V) cabling, each with their own intelligent back-up batteries, which can power the devices for the mandatory three-hour duration (as prescribed in BS 5266) in the event of a power failure.  



Its extra-low operating voltage together with its ability to continually self-test and monitor itself makes installation and maintenance of the system quick, easy and less costly compared to central battery or mains-powered systems.

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DIVERSE PRODUCT RANGE



The flexibility of the FIREscape Nepto range means the system can be designed and configured for any installation. The Nepto control panels can also be networked to protect large, multiple building sites, all from a central point of control.



An extensive range of luminaires consisting of standard, high-powered and recessed complements a full suite of directional, fully BS EN ISO 7010 compliant exit signs to provide emergency lighting to any environment.



Photometric data for the FIREscape Nepto units has been third-party approved and verified enabling the installer to design an aesthetically pleasing emergency lighting system which meets all legislative requirements, for building-owner’s total peace of mind.



The range also includes a variety of accessories, including an I/O unit and a common luminaire/exit sign mounting base.



ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS - A GREEN SOLUTION

The FIREscape Nepto solution considers the useful life of the entire emergency lighting system, from manufacture and installation, right through to recycling.

Environmental Considerations

Produced from fully recyclable materials, and incorporating energy-saving LED technology that helps to reduce CO2e emissions, FIREscape Nepto’s impact on the environment remains at an absoluteminimum.



FEATURES

SELF-TESTING

FIREscape Nepto is a fully monitored, self-testing system with addressable devices. The system’s control panel continuously monitors the status of the luminaires and exit signs. If there is an uncharged battery or device fault, the system will quickly locate and identify the problem, therefore making maintenance quick and easy. Plus, completed test reports are stored in the memory of the panel and can be printed for end-user records, as required by EN 50172.

EXTRA LOW VOLTAGE CABLING

The panel is connected to the mains power to monitor for failure, however the cabling that runs between devices is extra low voltage (40V). This means that the majority of installation and maintenance does not have to be carried out by a qualified electrical engineer, drastically reducing labour costs.

FEATURE RICH

FIREscape Nepto is a feature rich system with adjustable lighting levels, an intuitive graphics package, bi-coloured status LEDs, day and night modes and the ability to program units as maintained or non-maintained. The wide variety of system features and product accessories, not only helps to make installation simple, but also enables the installer to provide a flexible and cost-effective solution tailored to the requirements of the building and building owner.

COST EFFECTIVE

FIREscape Nepto has been designed to reduce total cost of ownership. The extra low voltage cabling, central monitoring, simple installation and hassle-free maintenance, reduces labour costs. Plus, the LED luminaires save money on lamp replacement costs, battery replacement and energy efficiency. Over the total life of the system, a building owner can expect to save tens of thousands of pounds compared to traditional systems.

NETWORKABLE PANELS

Each panel can have two lighting lines with up to 127 devices per line, and up to 12 FIREscape Nepto panels can be networked together.

FUTURE DEVELOPMENT - CLOUD REPORTING

With an additional gateway card, a FIREscape Nepto system will be able to  be monitored and interrogated live and remotely through a simple web browser interface.  Email notifications will then be sent to report faults and alerts and system reports can be accessed/downloaded.  This feature will be available later in 2023.

INTEGRATION WITH BMS AND GRAPHICS

When used in conjunction with third party software, FIREscape Nepto can be connected to a Building Management System or a graphics package. Having remote central control helps building management to increase staff productivity, manage maintenance more efficiently, and effectively monitor energy consumption. Central control is particularly beneficial when working on a large or complex site.

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

FIREscape Nepto’s standard LED luminaires consume less than 0.5 W when charging. Once the units are fully charged they only consume 0.1 W. Even the high-power luminaires consume less than 0.2 W when fully charged. A similar 8W fluorescent light will typically consume 12 W. Lower energy consumption directly correlates with lower CO2e emissions; giving the building owner a greener and more cost-effective solution.

AREAS OVER NETWORKS

A brand-new feature of the new system is the ability to create lighting areas that can be defined across the network, rather than being limited to a single panel and its physically connected lines of devices.

 

 

 

 

 

An example of a lighting area across a network of two panels

FULLY COMPLIANT

All luminaires are certified to BS EN 60598-2-22, BS EN 62034 TYPE PERC. All exit signs are BS EN ISO 7010 compliant, and the full system meets the requirements of BS EN 5266. All photometric data and energy efficiency calculations have been verified by third parties and can be found in our FIREscape Nepto catalogue. Third party approvals confirm that FIREscape Nepto is a high-quality system that will not fail in an emergency, giving building-owners total peace of mind.

REAL-WORLD CASE STUDY

 

When The Unity Theatre's out-moded central battery emergency lighting system started to fail, there was a very real possibility of this important communty hub having to close to the public to remain compliant.

 

After researching replacement systems, Xenia Bayer, Technical Manager at The Unity Theatre discovered Hochiki's FIREscape Nepto, and all of its time and cost-saving features.

 

 

FIREscape Nepto

A unique, cost effective and fully compliant emergency lighting system, based around an addressable, emergency lighting control panel and featuring addressable, self-contained LED luminaires and exit signs.

NEPTO-3K/HO

Emergency Lighting Control Panel

Supports up to two lighting lines with up to 127 devices per line.  Up to 12 FIREscape Nepto-3K/HO panels can be networked together.

EL-KP

Remote Keypad

The NEPTO-3K/HO panel can be operated and interrogated through the compact backlit LCD graphical display of this keypad

N20-3

20m Exit Sign Frame

An intelligent LED-based exit sign frame, viewable from up to 20m.  

N40-3

40m Exit Sign Frame

An intelligent LED-based exit sign frame, viewable from up to 40m. 

N20GR

20m Exit Sign Lenses

Following the ISO 7010 design, these lenses are available as various directional arrows (LEFT, RIGHT, FORWARD, DOWN)

N40GR

40m Exit Sign Lenses

Following the ISO 7010 design, these lenses are available as various directional arrows (LEFT, RIGHT, FORWARD, DOWN)

N68-C-3

Corridor/Escape Route Luminaire

An addressable emergency lighting luminaire featuring long-life NiMH batteries and the latest LED technology. The lens casts a rectangular pattern of light, to illuminate corridors and escape routes.

N68-O-3

Open Area Luminaire

an addressable emergency lighting luminaire featuring long-life NiMH batteries and the latest LED technology. The lens casts a circular pattern of light, to illuminate open areas.

N89-C (Available 2024)

High-Powered Corridor/Escape Route Luminaire

An addressable high-powered emergency lighting luminaire featuring high-power Li-ion batteries and the latest LED technology.  The lens casts a rectangular pattern of light, to illuminate corridors/escape routes or high-risk areas from high ceilings

N89-O (Available 2024)

High-Powered Open Area Luminaire

An addressable high-powered emergency lighting luminaire featuring high-power Li-ion batteries and the latest LED technology. The lens casts a circular pattern of light, to illuminate open spaces or high-risk areas from high ceilings

N68R-C-3

Corridor/Escape Route Recessed Luminaire

A recessed addressable emergency lighting luminaire featuring long-life NiMH batteries and the latest LED technology. The lens casts a rectangular pattern of light, to illuminate corridors and escape routes.

N68R-O-3

Open Area Recessed Luminaire

A recessed addressable emergency lighting luminaire featuring long-life NiMH batteries and the latest LED technology. The lens casts a circular pattern of light, to illuminate open spaces

N89R-C

High-Powered Corridor/Escape Route Recessed Luminaire

A recessed addressable high-powered emergency lighting luminaire featuring high-power Li-ion batteries and the latest LED technology. The lens casts a rectangular pattern of light, to illuminate corridors/escape routes and high-risk areas from high ceilings

N89R-O

High-Powered Open Area Recessed Luminaire

A recessed addressable high-powered emergency lighting luminaire featuring high-power Li-ion batteries and the latest LED technology. The lens casts a circular pattern of light, to illuminate open areas and high-risk areas from high ceilings

YBN-R/3(WHT)

Common Mounting Base

A Common Mounting Base, which is compatible with the Nepto range of emergency lighting luminaires and exit signs

N68/89-IP65/BLACK

Weatherproof Luminaire Enclosure

This weatherproof IP65 rated enclosure is designed to house any of the FIREscape Nepto surface-fixed, "down light" style luminaires, and features an adjustable built-in mounting bracket, cable entry knock-outs and a pre-fitted mounting base (YBN-R/3).

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