FAQs

Can I use it with a dimmer switch?

No, the safety light power outage sensor will not work and the light may flicker or buzz.

Can I use it in totally enclosed luminaires?

No, the LED and battery will overheat and degrade prematurely. It is important to install the light in a well ventilated location. Only install in indoor operating environments between -5ºC and +35ºC (+23ºF and +95ºF).

Can I use it with incandescent and halogen bulbs on the same switch?

No, they are not compatible with our safety light. They will cause the sensor to falsely detect a power outage and turn the backup light on after the light switch is turned off. The Safety light is only compatible with normal LED and CFL bulbs.

Can I simulate power outage and verify Safelumin function?

Yes, you can simulate the power outage with following setup:

1st   You need 1 power strip, 2 light fixtures such as table lamps, 1 Safelumin, and 1 incandescent bulb (not CFL, not LED).
2nd  Install Safelumin into 1 light fixture and the incandescent bulb into the other.
3rd  Plug the lamp cords into the power strip; then plug the power strip into the wall outlet.
4th  Turn on both light switches.
5th  Turn off the power strip’s switch (to simulate the power outage).
6th  You will see both lights go off, but Safelumin comes back in 1sec.
7th  Now turn Safelumin light switch on and off to see it in action.

Advanced verification: Use “Main” breaker to cut “whole house” power (cut power at main breaker, not sub-panel breaker), and turn light switch on and off to verify SAFELUMIN works in your light fixture. However, this is unnecessary and we do not recommend it as many users are unfamiliar with the house breaker operation.

Can I unplug the lamp cord from the outlet to simulate the power outage?

No, a normal house breaker box has many branches and the lamp sensor uses these to identify the power condition. To simulate the power outage, please see above instruction.

I charged my brand new safety light for 6 hours but it did not blink 3 times when I pressed the test button. Why?

In rare cases the battery connector may loosen during transportation. The simple fix is to disconnect (pull apart) and reconnect the plug as described in figure 5B. It should then blink 3 times showing full charge.