Lithium Iron Phosphate battery technology
Significant maintenance and energy savings using a premium Lithium Iron Phosphate battery
- Australia’s No1 selling Emergency Lighting range
- Over 50% maintenance savings vs NiCd
- Standard Clevertest Plus
LP Premium advantages
Clevertronics were the first in the world to launch a range of Lithium powered Emergency and Exit lights when the L10 Optimum range was released in 2012. To complement the L10 Optimum range and provide the market with a lower up-front cost combined with the significant maintenance savings that Lithium can produce, Clevertronics engineers developed the LP Premium range. Utilising Lithium Iron Phosphate technology and clever engineering design the LP Premium range was launched in 2014 and has delivered facility owners with 50% maintenance savings comparable to Premium NiCd products at the same price point.
The LP Premium Lithium range is available in Exit and Emergency Luminaires and a full range of Battens which can be found using the product selector.
Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries provide:
- an excellent thermal stability and charging performance at high temperatures
- extremely low self-discharge rate
- high current rating
- over 1000 times cycle life
- no dissipation or memory effect
- fast to charge
Lithium Environmental advantages
One of the other benefits of moving to the Lithium battery technology is also a significant concern around the toxic and harmful substances found in NiCd, NiMH, and SLA batteries. These toxic substances can cause harm to humans and the environment if not disposed of and recycled correctly. There is significant concern that with the expected increase in Lithium battery powered products coming in the market will result in an increase of old batteries finding their way to landfill.
The harmful substances in questions come in the form of the following three battery types
- Nickel Cadmium (NiCd)
- Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
- Sealed Lead Acid (SLA)
These three substances are known to have a harmful impact on both human and the environment so much so that the National Pollutant Inventory produced by the Australian Federal Government lists Cadmium, Lead, and Nickel among it 93 priority hazardous substances. Also, the recycling rate of these batteries is understood to be less than 5% and this is of major concern given the amount of these substances entering landfill.
From an environmental and health perspective Lithium Iron Phosphate contains no toxic heavy metals and no carcinogens and provides a significant reason to consider Lithium over NiCd and NiMH.
More information can be found on the ExitCYCLE website regarding issues with NiCd and NiMH batteries and the recycling initiatives set up to reduce these products ending up in landfill.