The Electrical Contractor Network

ECN Electrical Forum
Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

Books, Tools and Test Equipment for Electrical and Construction Trades

Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#192180 - 01/30/10 08:31 PM Dual bulb MH wallpacks
ldes Offline
New Member
Registered: 01/30/10
Posts: 2
Loc: Vancouver
Has anyone ever heard of an MH wall pack with a secondary emergency bulb (or quartz restrike bulb) that can be externally switched independently of the MH bulb?

I've spent hours looking through manufacturer spec sheets for MH wall packs with emergency circuit support but can't find anything that says if the emergency lamp can be turned on externally.

I don't want to be able to run both the MH and secondary lamp at the same time--just the option of being able to light one or the other on demand.

Thanks for any leads.
Top
Tools for Electricians:
#192181 - 01/31/10 01:06 AM Re: Dual bulb MH wallpacks [Re: ldes]
NORCAL Offline
Member
Registered: 09/25/02
Posts: 807
Lithonia offers a quartz restrike option.

Check out the spec page here for a Lithonia TWP wallpack.


http://www.acuitybrandslighting.com/library/LL/documents/psg/TWP.pdf

Edit: Not sure if this is exactly what your asking for.....




Edited by NORCAL (01/31/10 01:08 AM)
Top
#192191 - 01/31/10 05:32 PM Re: Dual bulb MH wallpacks [Re: NORCAL]
HotLine1 Offline


Member
Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6833
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
Ides:
Welcome to ECN.
I believe that RUUD Lighting in WI, USA has a wallpack that has emergency lighting (2 bulbs) available. It was a few years back, but they may still have it.

You are looking for egress illumination from the two lamps, correct??

_________________________
John
Top
#192206 - 02/01/10 04:19 PM Re: Dual bulb MH wallpacks [Re: HotLine1]
ldes Offline
New Member
Registered: 01/30/10
Posts: 2
Loc: Vancouver
Thanks for the suggestions, but these don't look quite what I'm looking for.

What I want is a three (or four) wire fixture where I can turn on either the MH or secondary light (halogen, LED, CFL, etc) by energizing one circuit or the other. In other words, something like a title 24 two stage luminaire where one stage is MH and the other uses some different technology.
Top
#192209 - 02/01/10 05:25 PM Re: Dual bulb MH wallpacks [Re: ldes]
HotLine1 Offline


Member
Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6833
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
Ldes:
I'm moving this over to the Canadian Section; perhaps that will help.
_________________________
John
Top
#192210 - 02/01/10 06:05 PM Re: Dual bulb MH wallpacks [Re: HotLine1]
dougwells Offline


Member
Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 1230
Loc: kamloops BC Canada
Now we Just need to know if he is in Vancouver Washington or British Columbia smile
Top
#192213 - 02/01/10 09:12 PM Re: Dual bulb MH wallpacks [Re: dougwells]
twh Offline
Member
Registered: 03/11/04
Posts: 899
Loc: Regina, Sask.
I wouldn't have thought that this was a particularly "Canadian" problem. Too bad there isn't a Chinese Section to deal with manufacturing questions.
Top
#192214 - 02/01/10 09:16 PM Re: Dual bulb MH wallpacks [Re: twh]
HotLine1 Offline


Member
Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6833
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
I have no intentions of upseting my 'brothers' north of the border!
Thanks for the geography lesson, I never heard of Vancover, WA!

Back to the 'meat'....
I can't figure if the OP is looking for a fixture with a set-up for egress lighting, or ???

_________________________
John
Top
#192229 - 02/02/10 03:23 PM Re: Dual bulb MH wallpacks [Re: HotLine1]
mikesh Offline
Member
Registered: 06/07/06
Posts: 614
Loc: Victoria, BC, Canada
I know I have heard of them as Discharge lighting is not usually recognized as meeting the requirements for emergency lighting. Given the heat involved in these luminaires I doubt you would find an LED option but Quartz is probably the ticket. Might be a special order item?
Top
#192232 - 02/02/10 04:07 PM Re: Dual bulb MH wallpacks [Re: mikesh]
HotLine1 Offline


Member
Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6833
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
We have a wallpack that has two (2) 6-12 volt DC base lamps that are used for egress lighting, used to come in HPS/MH for reg ltg. The egress was from a remote em battery pack.

Currently, I see a lot of CFL wallpacks with this option.

As to MH/HID hi-bay type, the quartz restrike option is available; I have not seen anything with Em Ltg built-in. It may exist, but I have not seen it.

AS the OP didn't state the use he is looking for.....I'm just throwing this out.
_________________________
John
Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box

Recent Posts
Looking for older post
by sparkyinak
Today at 12:27 AM
License exam
by TRUE POWER
Yesterday at 11:33 PM
Members: Non-Members: Did you know?
by Admin
Yesterday at 02:34 PM
Safety at heights?
by HotLine1
01/21/17 08:51 PM
International Wire Colour Codes
by Texas_Ranger
01/21/17 03:29 PM

Who's Online
1 registered (Admin), 117 Guests and 10 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
New in the Gallery:
Desk-mounted "power-board"
Top Posters
gfretwell 9066
Trumpy 8560
pauluk 7693
HotLine1 6833
sparky 5545
Member Spotlight
Tom
Tom
Member Since: 01/01/01
Posts: 1069

ECN Electrical Forums - sponsored by Electrical Contractor Network - Electrical and Code Related Discussion for Electrical Contractors, Electricians, Inspectors, Instructors, Engineers and other related Professionals