With a global valuation of $5,386.0 million in 2020, the emergency lighting market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.4 percent from 2021 to 20301. This demand stems from the increasing number of construction projects, lowering costs of LED lights, and continuing government initiatives to drive usage of energy-efficient lighting around the world.

In response to this growing demand, ABB will launch its innovative and easy-to-install modular Movion emergency lighting range designed for commercial applications such as offices and retail, as well as schools, restaurants and hotels.

This comprehensive new escape route signalization and lighting line features a clever, modular design that is suitable for a range of applications including recessed and surface mounting, as well as walls and ceilings. In addition, the exit signage can switch from ceiling to wall mount, by simply changing the position of the electronics box 90 degrees.

The range provides better cable access and terminal connections for quick and easy installation, whilst offering a new track mounting option using a 3C interface for mounting to any type of track adapter available on the market, making it highly flexible and adaptable. The batteries are also simple to replace which reduces maintenance time.

For installations where there is a need to optimize the number of luminaires, ABB has developed a hybrid Movion version, which combines escape route signalization and lighting into one product. The solution can be used to provide one lux as escape route lighting and five lux on safety equipment. For these specific applications, different lenses are available, and both are supplied with the product. On site, the lens can be rotated to adjust to the actual situation, or the escape route lighting lens can be replaced by the lens designed for illuminating safety equipment.

With Movion, ABB delivers impressive lighting performance with escape route signalization that provides a bright and equal 500 cd/m2 distribution on the pictogram. The new lighting range also offers good spacing performances, with 18m at 3m ceiling height for escape routes and 10m by 10m at 3m ceiling height in open areas.

Commenting on the launch, Gerben Achterberg, global product manager of Emergency Lighting from ABB’s Smart Buildings division said: “We know how critical lighting is to evacuate buildings safely and smoothly in the event of an emergency. We also know how much pressure there is on our customers to reduce wastage and improve efficiency. With Movion, we’ve developed a clever solution that will reduce installation times and total cost of ownership without compromising performance.”

ABB’s new Movion® range will launch in Belgium, Germany, Netherlands and the UK.