Standard Bright LED Emergency Light | White or Black Housing

Base Code: EL-2

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Standard Bright LED Emergency Light | White or Black Housing

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Lead Time:
Special Voltage: 7-10 Day Lead Time
3' Cord: 3-5 Day
Black Housing with Remote Capability 7-10 Day Lead Time


All LED efficient and secure Emergency Light. Long lasting, low maintenance NiCad battery. No heavy, short-lived sealed lead acid batteries! Works on either 120 or 277 VAC. Universal mounting plate.

Compatible Battery:  3.6V 1000mAh

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-2-W/B-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).

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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
  • Listed for damp location
  • Two fully adjustable, glare-free LED lighting heads
  • LED indicator light with push-to-test switch
  • Lightweight, injection molded, 5VA flame retardant thermoplastic housing
  • 120/277 VAC operation
  • Universal mounting back plate
  • Short circuit, voltage surge, brown out and low battery voltage disconnect protected

Previous Product Codes: EL-2, EL-W2. EL-B2, EL-WST2, EL-BST2, EL-W-RH2, EL-B-RH2


Dimensions (May Vary by Model)
Weight6.00 lb

What's included?

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


The EL-2 series is constructed from injection-molded, engineer-grade, 5VA flame retardant thermoplastic. White housing is standard. Also available in black housing.


EL-2 emergency lamps use long-lasting, efficient ultra bright white LEDs. Fully adjustable 1.8W LED lamp heads equipped with 12 series-parallel white LEDs each. Lamp heads are on track-and-swivel arrangement allowing lamp heads to be fully adjustable.

Emergency Operation

Upon failure of the normal utility power, an internal solid-state transfer switch automatically provides uninterrupted emergency operation for at least 90 minutes. If remote head capability is used without connecting additional remote heads, the battery can provide a run-time of 180 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-2 Emergency Lights series is designed with a maintenance-free 3.6V 900mAh NiCad battery that provides a minimum emergency duration of 90 minutes. Recharge time of the battery is 24 hours. Operational temperature range is 50°F (10°C) to 104°F (40°C).


Total Luminaire Lumens : 80.9 Per Lamp
Input Wattage: 2.4W

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Suggested mounting height of 7.5ft illuminates 1 footcandle (FC) spaced at 18ft for a 3ft path of egress.

Mounting height of 7.5ft illuminates 1 footcandle (FC) spaced at 14ft 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.

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Self-Testing Option

Continuously monitors the AC power, battery supply voltage, emergency lamp and charging circuit. The multi-color LED indicator light will indicate failure and adjust when it has been corrected. Unit will automatically perform NFPA required monthly and annual testing. Refer to user manual for details.

Remote Head Capable Option

The remote head capability option allows the EL-2 unit to supply power to up to two additional 3.6V 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.  220V/50Hz option available as well but only on the standard battery backup model.


The EL-2 is suitable for wall or ceiling mount. Snap together design allows for quick and easy installation. Conduit mount knockout on back plate only.

Mounting Configurations   Mounting Configurations Explained

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Customer Questions & Answers
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Q Brett Lichty • 01/02/2019, 2:53:05 PM Are the light heads replaceable or do you just replace the whole unit?
A Exit Light Co. Replacement parts are not sold. The whole unit would have to be replaced.
Q Tony • 01/05/2019, 9:30:27 AM Can you buy replacement batteries?
A Exit Light Co. Yes! The replacement battery for the EL-2 is the BAA-36900: Battery AA NiCAD 3.6V 900mAh - 1x3 Triangle. Thanks!
Q rich king • 03/13/2019, 7:03:32 PM do these lites have a knockout for installing cord
A Exit Light Co. The only knockouts on these units are for mounting the unit. The units are retrofitted when applying the cord.
Q Kenn • 05/30/2019, 1:17:14 PM Can these units be mounted on the wall of a covered porch?
A Exit Light Co. The ELCEL-2 is damp location rated. It is not wet listed. It is not recommended to install this unit in a location where it may be exposed to the elements.
Q Wilma • 06/01/2019, 11:32:21 PM Does this have to be hard wired or can it be wired to a cord / drop cord?
A Exit Light Co. The base ELCEL-2 unit is hardwired. However, we do offer a corded option for an additional charge.
Q Don Hudgins • 06/16/2019, 5:10:26 PM I need self testing and remote head capability. Can this unit do both? thanks
A Exit Light Co. The ELCEL-2 can only do Self Testing or Remote Head capable, not both.
Q John • 07/06/2019, 10:19:40 AM Are the LED lamps illuminated only when the power fails? Or are they also illuminated from wall power when power is available. Or are they switchable between these two modes?
A Exit Light Co. The lights will only come on when power is lost. IF there is power to the unit, the lights will remain off.
Q Paul B. • 07/09/2020, 4:44:25 PM Can you suggest an LED emergency light for mounting to the ceiling that is 14 feet high? The instructions for EL-W2 say 8 feet maximum.
A Exit Light Co. Unfortunately we do not stock any emergency lights rated at 14 ft mounting height.
Q Rich Stachurski • 07/24/2020, 12:35:43 PM Are these light NYC approved?
A Exit Light Co. This unit is not NYC Approved. Please search "NYC" in our search bar for all of our NYC approved fixtures.
Q Watson Farlie • 07/28/2020, 4:10:41 PM I recently purchased a few of the EL-W2 lights. The specs show either 120 or 277 volts. Is it OK to operate it with 240volts?
A Exit Light Co. These units are not rated to operate on 240v system.
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