The use of LED fixtures in entertainment-lighting venues has extended from the stage into the house. DMX-controlled LED houselights are becoming increasingly popular, yet few manufacturers provide sufficient safeguards for emergency lighting situations with those fixtures. ETC's compact DMX Emergency Bypass Controllers make safety a priority for DMX-based lighting in venues like theaters, opera houses, concert halls and houses of worship.
The DMX Emergency Bypass Controllers allow DMX512-controlled lights to operate as normal or emergency fixtures, by taking control of a single universe of DMX512 when triggered by an external UL924 device.
Both single-channel (DEBC-1) and six-channel (DEBC-6) controllers are available. Both controllers are CE compliant and UL924 listed as a control bypass device and can work with other emergency-lighting products, like ETC's Emergency Bypass Detection Kit (EBDK). Both are important parts of an emergency lighting plan that must include a complete UL1008 emergency power transfer system.
That system - such as an ETC Branch Circuit Emergency Lighting Transfer Switch (SC1008) or Emergency Lighting Transfer System (ELTS2) - is responsible for actually transferring from normal to emergency power when there's a loss of utility power or other life-safety condition. The DMX Emergency Bypass Controller can also operate as part of a closed-loop fire-alarm system.
Product Features for both the 1- and 6-channel controllers:
Six channel controller: