Bright Oval LED Emergency Light

Base Code: EL-M2

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Bright Oval LED Emergency Light


Fully adjustable emergency light with energy-saving LED lamps in an economical package. Long lasting, low maintenance NiCad battery. No heavy, short-lived sealed lead acid emergency lighting batteries! Provides emergency power for up to 90 minutes, works on either 120 or 277 VAC.

Brighter than our standard EL-M unit.

Compatible Battery:  Standard: 3.6V 1000mAh
Remote Head: 3.6V 2000mAh

Compatible Remote Head(s): RHP-L-3V, RHB-L-MV, RHB-WPL-MV
To use with remote heads, please change the Operation Type above to Battery Backup + Remote Head Capable to ensure compatibility. Code at time of checkout must read: EL-M2-RH.

This product has been tested to meet all required U.S. standards by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL), the most widely recognized U.S. nationally recognized testing laboratory (NRTL).

UL Listed
This item has been tested and meets safety standards imposed by the Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

LED Lighting

LED Lighting
This product uses energy efficient and long lasting LED's.

Battery Included

Battery Included
This product contains a battery for backup power. The battery must be connected during installation.


  • UL 924, NEC, OSHA and NFPA 101 Life Safety Code
  • Damp location listed
  • 120/277 VAC operation
  • Two fully adjustable, glare-free LED lighting heads
  • Push-to-test switch and status indicator
  • Injection-molded, high impact, UV-stabilized, UL 94 VO thermoplastic housing
  • Lightweight with snap-together construction for easy installation
  • Universal mounting plate with quick-connect feature

Previous Product Codes: EL-MW2, EL-MW2-RH


Dimensions (May Vary by Model)
Weight3.00 lb

What's included?

  • White All LED Emergency Light
  • Installation Instructions & Hardware
  • NiCad Battery - Must connect the battery after installation (Located inside unit)


The EL-M2 series is contructed from injection molded, impact- and scratch-resistant and corrosion-proof UL 94 V-0 flame retardant thermoplastic housing. White housing is standard.


The battery backup and remote head capable series uses two 1.5W LED lamp heads each equipped with 12 series-parallel white LEDs. Lamp heads are on track-and-swivel guides. Glare-free lenses provide clear light source to ensure performance in emergency situations.

Emergency Operation

Upon failure of the normal utility power, an internal solid­state transfer switch automatically provides uninterrupted emergency operation for at least 90 minutes. The fully automatic solid-state, two-rate charger initiates battery charging to recharge a discharged battery in 24 hours.

Battery - Battery Backup

The EL-M2 Emergency Light series (Battery Backup Model) is designed with a maintenance-free 3.6V 1000mAh NiCad battery that provides a minimum emergency duration of 90 minutes. Remote Head capable unit is designed with a maintenance-free 3.6V 1800mAh Ni-Mh battery that provides 90 minute battery backup time (180 minute battery backup time if no remote heads are connected). Recharge time of the battery is 24 hours. Operational temperature range is 32°F (0°C) to 104°F (40°C).


Total Luminaire Lumens : 209.5
Input Wattage: 2W

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Battery Backup and Remote Head Capable Units Only

Suggested mounting height of 7.5ft illuminates 1 footcandle (FC) spaced at 24ft for a 3ft path of egress.

Mounting height of 7.5ft illuminates 1 footcandle (FC) spaced at 18ft for a 6ft path of egress.


Spacing is measured in lab condition with an assumed open space, no obstruction and reflection rates of 80 (ceiling) / 50 (walls) / 20 (floor). Actual spacing may vary depending on what environment the fixture is installed in.

Bright Oval LED Emergency Light Photometrics

Remote Head Capable Option

The remote head capability option allows the EL-M2 unit to supply power to up to two additional LED remote heads. The remote heads would then operate on the same emergency mode as the standard units (see Emergency Operation Section).

Electrical Components

Dual voltage input 120/277 VAC operation. LED display indicates AC/ON. An external push button test switch allows maintenance personnel to quickly determine the operational status of the unit. Unit offers surge protected, solid state circuitry.


The EL-M2 is suitable for wall or ceiling installation via included mounting plate. Snap together design allows for quick and easy installation.

Mounting Configurations   Mounting Configurations Explained

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Bright Oval LED Emergency Light Dimensions

Customer Questions & Answers
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Q Aaron • 12/20/2018, 11:38:33 AM I noticed you sell EL-MW and EL-MW2 on your website, What is the difference in the units besides Price?
A Exit Light Co. The EL-MW is a slightly smaller unit. It is described as "Compact" in comparison to the EL-MW2. Also, the EL-MW has 8 white LEDs in each lamp whereas the EL-MW2 has 12. So, the EL-MW2 has brighter illumination.
Q A. Scherer • 03/15/2019, 4:06:30 PM Operational temp 50-104 F. Can it not operate in freezing temps? Say outdoors under an overhanging roof that keeps it totally dry? If not what emergency light do you recommend?
A Exit Light Co. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee proper function if conditions reach anything below or above the stated temperature range. Our ELCEL-WET as an internal battery heater option that allows for 15°F (-9°C) without running the risk of the battery freezing.
Q Art Scherer • 03/27/2019, 1:07:42 AM Can it be used exterior location but under roofed passageway that never gets wet? Rarely temp of 25 F but mostly between 35 to 80F.
A Exit Light Co. This unit is Damp Location Rated. However, please note, the operational temperature range is 50°F (10°) to 104°F (40°).
Q JULISSA JURADO • 07/02/2019, 5:52:53 PM Would you please confirm if LFI model EMEL-MW2 has POLYCARBONATE LENS. Thanks.
A Exit Light Co. Yes, the lens of the ELCEL-M2 is Polycarbonate.
Q HEIDI • 09/05/2019, 11:15:30 AM Besides the 3 wires for wiring (red, black, and white) does this include a second set to wire for external remote heads aswell?
A Exit Light Co. The standard unit does not. However, the Remote Head capable version of this light does. That feature can be selected under Operation Type.
Q Terry • 07/04/2020, 4:06:40 PM This is the "high output" model, but within the options there's another "high output" option. What's the difference between the non-"high output" option and the "high output" option on this already "high output" model?
A Exit Light Co. The standard EL-M2 unit runs on a nicad battery and is a high output LED fixture featuring 72 lumens per head. The EL-M2-HO variant runs off of SLA battery and features 700 lumens total.
Q Ken Still • 10/20/2022, 12:59:17 PM How wide of a path will the EL-M2-HO illuminate?
A Exit Light Co. The typical path of egress is 3' width but this depends on the mounting height of the unit.
Q Tony Cabral • 04/05/2023, 1:27:47 PM What is the maintenance hours for the LED light bulbs? Can you provide the color temp of your bulbs?
A Exit Light Co. LEDs are rated at 25 years LEDs on these are the 2835 SMD We do not have the color temperature of these bulbs, but this information can be found in an online search.
Q Steven T. Zmuda • 12/19/2023, 2:46:43 PM Hello, Is this light fixture approved for use by the New York City Building Dept?
A Exit Light Co. This unit does not meet NYC requirements. Please see our NYC Approved Emergency Lights category:
Q Izak Richmond • 01/11/2024, 11:05:05 AM What company makes this light? I might have not been looking hard enough but I couldn't find it.
A Exit Light Co. We are the manufacturer of this unit. The brand name is our sister company: Light Fixture Industries.
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