The safety of people in buildings depends primarily on the efficiency of the systems that are responsible for them. The design and selection of the right solution is very important, followed by the correct execution of the system and maintaining its efficiency. Ensuring the factors mentioned in the previous sentence ensures high reliability. Emergency evacuation lighting is one of several necessary elements which every modern facility must have. Each luminaire illuminating an escape route or an open area as well as illuminated signs indicating an escape route during a loss of basic power supply have a significant impact on the comfort of using a building.

Current legal acts concerning automatically switched emergency power supply and guidelines concerning the scope of its application require the owner or user of the building to subject the equipment to technical inspections and maintenance activities. In addition, according to the regulation (1), fire-fighting equipment, including emergency lighting, should be subject to technical inspection at intervals set by the manufacturer, but at least once a year. The lessee/owner of the property should appoint a competent person to supervise the servicing of the system, who is competent to carry out the necessary checks and maintenance of the system in order to keep it in constant readiness. Remember to carry out periodic checks whenever possible during low risk periods - this allows the battery packs to be safely recharged to eliminate the risk of discharging.

According to standard (2), if automatic test equipment is used, the information should be recorded monthly. Tests should be carried out in accordance with the guidelines:

*Daily test - indicators of the correct operation of the central power supply should be visually checked.

*Monthly test - involves activating the emergency mode of each luminaire and each exit sign illuminated by the internal battery supply - simulating a failure of the primary supply for sufficient time to ensure that each luminaire is illuminated. For central battery systems, check that the monitoring system is working correctly. Once the main power supply has been restored, the correctness of the indication of the correct power supply to the emergency luminaires must be checked. A monthly (functional) test should be carried out at least once a month and should not be longer than 10% of the rated emergency operation time (autonomy). The performance of a functional test gives one of the earliest warnings that a failure has occurred in a system component, including an emergency luminaire, often due to natural wear and tear. If automatic test equipment is used, the results of short duration tests should be recorded

*Annual test - each luminaire and internally illuminated sign should be tested for the full rated time as stated by the manufacturer. Primary lighting power should be restored and each indicator light or device should be tested to ensure that it indicates that primary power is restored - it is recommended that the charging system is checked for correctness. The date of the test and its result should be recorded in the logbook. In the case of generators, make the check according to the applicable standards. If automatic test equipment is used, the results of full rated duration tests should be recorded.

Luminaires with their own power supply and built-in automatic testing system should have visual indicators of the test results, which can be simplified compared to light indicators. An important role in the reading is played by the colour of the LEDs and the frequency of blinking LED signalling allows for quick verification of the luminaire's operational status, and only a functioning installation allows for safe evacuation.

An important aspect is the fact that we deal with emergency lighting every day, even when we do not pay attention to it - it is always on. They should be used in rooms such as :

  • Auditoriums: cinemas, theatres, philharmonics, performance halls,
  • In museums,
  • Sports halls, reading rooms,
  • In garages illuminated only with artificial light,
  • In public utility buildings,
  • In collective residential buildings
  • In production buildings,
  • In warehouses,
  • In hospitals, etc.


In addition, each newly built or modernized facility is required to have a fire protection report. A fire protection expert acquainting himself with the object and classifying its purpose and use prepares a fire protection report. When starting to develop emergency lighting, the lighting designer on the basis of the operation report performs photometric calculations. Calculations of emergency lighting should be performed with exclusion of multiple reflections, i.e. it is necessary to assume the worst possible scenario - during a power failure the facility will be dark.


The PRIMO R multifunctional luminaire offers a wide range of applications. The use of complex electronic circuits, which realise the important parameters of the LED light source, makes the product, despite its small size, ideal for illuminating open areas and escape routes. The luminaire allows the use of different optics, as well as the placement of an internally illuminated pictogram. The use of dedicated optics and their correct positioning allows to optimise the number of luminaires in the investment, ensuring maximum safety. Thanks to the different optics, PRIMO R can be used as:

  • Panic lighting - the basic version of the luminaire without additional lenses illuminates the space underneath symmetrically.



The purpose of open area (panic prevention) lighting is to reduce the likelihood of panic and to allow safe movement of people along escape routes by providing adequate vision and direction.

  • Lighting of escape routes - the use of the "C" lens in the luminaire allows for ideal light distribution along escape routes.



The purpose of escape route lighting is to assist in the safe exit of occupants by providing adequate vision and direction along escape routes and in special areas, and to ensure that fire and safety equipment can be easily located and used.


The standard dictates that emergency lighting should also be used in the vicinity (up to 2 metres away, measured horizontally) of any fire equipment and warning buttons, so that vertical illumination of 5 lux is provided at the alarm buttons, fire equipment and fire alarm control panel. Indicating the evacuation direction - the PRIMO R luminaire is available with a pictogram. Thanks to the illuminated pictogram the visibility of the sign is twice as high as in the case of non-illuminated signs. The luminaire with safety sign is available in two size variants. The PRIMO R 30P version is visible from 30 metres, and the PRIMO R 40P even from 40 metrer

The purpose of the emergency lighting of escape route safety signs is to provide adequate visibility and direction of movement for easy location and use of escape routes


PRIMO R is a compact luminaire for surface-mounting only. The product represents a group of luminaires designed to illuminate escape route signs and fire extinguishing equipment with a high luminance ratio of up to 500 cd/m².

The product has a metal body which gives it an industrial character. Thanks to its modern form and various types of finish it can be used in many modern spaces.

Available finishes:

  • stainless steel - polished
  • white powder coated steel - RAL 9003
  • black powder coated steel - RAL 9005

Main parameters:

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  • LED light source
  • insulation class I
  • battery (not for CB) LiFePO4
  • degree of protection IP20
  • degree of protection against impact IK05
  • test versions: ST - manual test, AT - self-test, DATA 2 - with addressable module dedicated for central monitoring DATA 2, DATA 2 RADIO - with addressable module dedicated for wireless central monitoring DATA 2 RADIO, DALI - with module dedicated for DALI system, CBA - with addressable module for central battery TM-CB
  • power supply 210÷250 V AC
  • power supply CB 186÷254 V DC
  • working temperature range 10-35 °C or -10-40 °C
  • material metal

PRIMO R luminaire dimensions:


With Pictogram:


All PRIMO R models have undergone a certification process by the Scientific and Research Centre for Fire Protection, based on which the products are certified by the CNBOP (Scientific and Research Centre for Fire Protection), allowing the product to be used in fire protection. The PRIMO series of products confirms that TM TECHNOLOGIE Sp. z o.o., being a leading producer of emergency lighting in the domestic and foreign market, pursues its primary goal of high product safety and professionalism in terms of the highest quality solutions offered.