Velare® Concealed Achitectural Emergency Lighting, city of Chicago Approved

By Lithonia Lighting

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Provides 90 minutes of illumination for the rated wattage upon the loss of AC power. Ideal for applications that require ensconced emergency lighting in wall or ceiling.

The VELS1250 12V,50W single door with two MR11 lamps will also be discontinued effective April 18th, 2022 but we will still be offering the double door option (VEL).

Trim and door housing panels are finished in durable white textured powder coated paint. Can be wallpapered or field- painted. Trim and panel doors lay flush with mounting surface. No exposed hardware. Low-profile recessed test switch and status indicator configuration minimizes exposed interfaces. Rugged, 22-gauge galvanized steel box with three 3/4" knock-outs. Galvanized bar hangers span up to 30" on center.

Two MR16 halogen 12W to 75W lamps are fully adjustable to meet aiming requirements. Lamps are ensconced until activated in the emergency mode.

Sealed, maintenance-free lead-calcium battery with capacity of 24W to 150W for 90 minutes of emergency operation. Optional nickel-cadmium battery. Low-voltage disconnect prevents excessive deep discharge that can permanently damage the battery.

Dual-voltage input capability (120/277V). Precision-controlled motor and cam system ensures reliable extraction and retraction of light sources. Single, multi-chromatic LED indicator to display two-state charging, test activation and four-state diagnostic status. Standard self-diagnostic feature tests the unit for 30 minutes every 28 days without turning lamps on. Provided with an IR receiver for remote testing. Requires the ELA RTVEL remote transmitter (see Accessories). Selectable 30-second or 90-minute manual testing.

Three year limited warranty.

Complete warranty terms located at Customer Resources: Terms and Conditions.

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Shape Not Applicable
Light Source Halogen
Lumens Not Applicable
Product Type Emergency Lighting Unit
Regulatory Listing NFPA 101, UL
Fixture Wattage 20, 30
Voltage Rating 120, 277
Color Beige, Gray
Mounting Type Recessed, Surface
Series VEL12100, VEL12150, VEL1224, VEL1240, VEL1270, VELS1250
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    SPEC SHEET VEL.pdf Velare' VEL, Concealed Emergency Lighting Unit 4/21/2022 View
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    Document Type Document Title Description Updated View
    Installation Instructions EMCSA00730 All VEL models except VELS 4/26/2022 View
    Installation Instructions EMCSA00735 LRIS (rough-in section) - All VEL models except VELS 4/26/2022 View
    Material Safety Data Sheet B & B SDS.pdf SDS Sheet for 6V4AH, 6V12AH, 6V14AH, 12V38AH,12V28AH lead acid battery View
    Material Safety Data Sheet BYD.pdf SDS for NiCad (12V), (1.2V), (2.4V), (12V 7AH), (12V 8AH), (6V 5AH) 9/13/2022 View
    Installation Instructions EMCSA00777 (Discontinued) VELS (single door) (VELS1250 discontinued 4/18/2022) 4/26/2022 View
    Installation Instructions EMCSA00782 (Discontinued) VELS (single door), rough-in section (VELS1250 discontinued 4/18/2022) 4/26/2022 View
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