LED Emergency Drivers



LEDs (light-emitting diodes) are transforming the lighting industry. You currently find them everywhere from traffic lights to flashlights, and LEDs will certainly become a primary, if not the primary, source for general purpose lighting. LED lighting comprises an increasingly important and growing segment of the lighting industry.

As with traditional types of lighting, LED fixtures used as emergency lighting units must meet code requirements for emergency illumination. Philips Bodine emergency LED drivers allow the fixtures to do just that. When normal power fails, the emergency drivers, which work in conjunction with the AC LED driver, immediately switch into emergency mode, operating the LEDs for a code-compliant 90 minutes. When AC power is restored, the drivers automatically return to the charging mode.

Emergency Driver Models:

Model Emergency Ouput Power Ideal Usage
BSL10 Cold-Pak Lighting load up to 10 W Extreme temperature environments
BSL17C Lighting load up to 7.0 W Downlight applications, office environments
BSL17C-C2 Lighting load up to 7.0 W Class 2, downlight applications
Compatible with CREE LMH Modules
BSL20 Lighting load up to 20 W High lumen output fixtures
BSL20LV-cUL Lighting load up to 20 W High lumen output fixtures, Class 2
BSL23C Lighting loads up to 4.5 W Downlight and steplight applications, office environments
BSL26C Lighting load up to 5.1 W Downlight applications, office environments
BSL310 Lighting load up to 10 W LED strip fixtures
BSL310CP Lighting load up to 10 W LED strip fixtures
Compatible with CREE LMH Modules
BSL310HAZ Lighting load up to 10 W LED strip fixtures in hazardous locations
BSL310LP Lighting load up to 10 W Low-Profile LED strip fixtures
BSL722 Lighting load up to 23.1 W Security lighting and other outdoor high-brightness applications
BSL722 Cold Lighting load up to 23.1 W Same as BSL722 plus cold environments


Product Details:

BSL10 Cold-Pak
The BSL10 Cold-Pak Emergency LED Driver for extended temperatures (-20°C to +55°C) operates a lighting load up to 10 W at a rated current of up to 200 mA maximum for a minimum of 90 minutes in emergency mode with its internal heater turned on. 

BSL17C
The Philips Bodine BSL17C Emergency LED Driver supports a lighting load up to 7.0 W at rated current of 200 mA maximum.  BSL17C, working in conjunction with the AC driver, will supply a minimum 90 minutes of emergency lighting when operating in emergency mode. The BSL17C is suitable for indoor and damp and is ideal for downlight applications. A non-conduit version, BSL17, is additionally suitable for sealed & gasketed fixtures. Both models are UL Component Recognized.

BSL17C-C2
The Philips Bodine BSL17C-C2 Emergency LED Driver supports a lighting load up to 7 W at a rated current of 270 mA maximum for a minimum of 90 minutes. The class 2 emergency LED driver is ideal for LED downlight applications. It is compatible with the Philips Fortimo™ DLM (downlight module) and SML (spot light module). The BSL17C-C2 Type 1 is compatible compatible with the CREE LMH Modules.

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BSL17C-C2P
The Philips Bodine BSL17C-C2P Emergency LED Driver supports a lighting load up to 7 W at a rated current of 270 mA maximum for a minimum of 90 minutes. The class 2 emergency LED driver is ideal for LED downlight applications.

BSL20 Family
The Philips Bodine BSL20LV, BSL20MV, BSL20HV and BSL20LV-cUL Emergency LED Drivers convert high output LED fixtures into code-compliant emergency lighting sources. The drivers provide 20W of constant output power, a nominal 2000 lumens and a 90-minute runtime. The emergency driver models are named to reflect output voltage. BSL20LV (low voltage) offers 20-50V; BSL20MV (medium voltage), 50-130V; and BSL20HV (high voltage), 125-200V.

BSL23C
The BSL23C operates LEDs in the emergency mode for 90 minutes at 410 mA and up to 4.5 W. Dual voltage (120/277V) is standard. In addition, a non-conduit version, the BSL23, is also available by request. (The non-conduit version needs an enclosure for proper installation.) The BSL23C is ideal for most downlight applications. It is UL Component Recognized.

BSL26C
The Philips Bodine BSL26C Emergency LED Driver operates a lighting load up to 5.1 W at a rated current of 265 mA (max.) for a minimum of 90 minutes in emergency mode.  The BSL26C is ideal for LED downlight applications, features a flexible output voltage range of up to 30 VDC and is output LVLE compliant.  The dual input (120/277V) unit is available in multiple mounting configurations and in a non-conduit version, BSL26. It is suitable for indoor and damp. BSL26 is also suitable for sealed & gasketed fixtures. Both BSL26C and BSL26 are UL Component Recognized.

BSL310
The Philips Bodine BSL310 Emergency LED Driver is designed to provide code-compliant emergency lighting for linear LED strip fixtures. The unit allows you to transform LED fixtures into emergency lighting in the same way that fluorescent emergency ballasts transform fluorescent fixtures into emergency lighting sources – through battery backup. The proliferation of LED lighting makes emergency a "must." BSL310 is field installable when used with the Philips EvoKit G2 LED Retrofit Luminaire.
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BSL310CP
The Philips Bodine BSL310 Emergency LED Driver is designed to provide code-compliant emergency lighting for linear LED strip fixtures with lighting loads up to 10 W. The BSL310CP is compatible compatible with the CREE LMH Modules.

BSL310LP
The Philips Bodine BSL310LP Emergency LED Driver provides a convenient low-profile footprint for LED fixtures operating as emergency lighting sources. The low-profile emergency driver is an ideal choice for space-limited or architecturally sensitive fixtures. BSL310LP increases its appeal with high lumen output (1000 lm @ 25° C based on 100 lm/w efficacy) supported by 10W (initial) regulated power. It is a Class 2 unit and is UL Component Recognized for factory installation.

BSL722
The BSL722 can be used with an LED lighting load of up to 23.1 Watts at rated current of 700 mA for 90 minutes. If used in an emergency-only fixture, no AC driver is necessary. The BSL722 is suitable for universal input applications, damp locations and sealed and gasketed fixtures.It is ideal for high-lumen outdoor applications. The BSL722 is UL Component Recognized and CSA Certified.

BSL722 Cold
The BSL722 Cold Emergency LED Driver for extended temperatures (-20°C to +60°C) operates a lighting load up to 23.1 W at a rated current of 700 mA maximum for a minimum of 90 minutes in emergency mode. The BSL722 Cold is ideal for security lighting and other outdoor high-brightness applications in cold temperatures. The emergency LED driver features a flexible output voltage range of 28 to 33 VDC and is suitable for damp locations and for sealed & gasketed fixtures. BSL722 Cold is UL Component Recognized and CSA Certified.

Product List
Lighting Applications
LED Driver Selection Guide


Emergency Drivers

BSL10 Cold-Pak
BSL17C
BSL17C-C2
BSL20
BSL20LV-cUL
BSL23C
BSL26C
BSL310
BSL310CP
BSL310HAZ

BSL310LP
BSL722
BSL722 Cold

Cree LMH Compatible
BSL17C-C2
BSL310CP


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Philips Emergency Lighting offers emergency drivers for LED lighting applications. These drivers permit LED fixtures to serve as code-compliant emergency lighting units.

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