I bought this unit to shed some light on my cellar stairs and service panel when hit with a power failure to facilitate the connections to my standby generator.
On the unit itself I expected to find a a black (hot), white (neutral) and a green or copper ground. Instead, I found a black, a white and an orange sheathed wire marked 277VAC. After scratching my head a few times I realized that this orange 277VAC wire was likely a alternate hot lead used for non U.S. residential grids and just capped it. Secondly, getting the mounting knockouts out without damaging the thing was like pulling healthy teeth from a fully awake subject (not a trivial task). The instructions left much to be desired. If they were a bit more thorough they would have been a bit more helpful doing the installation. It was not obvious to me at all that the hot and neutral wires tied to the mounting plate did not have to be individually pigtailled to the unit itself so once again, I found myself scratching my head trying to figure out how the power was supposed to be tied to the battery pack/lights. I reasoned that there were two possibilities: 1- my unit was missing some wires or 2- there was a stealthy plug connection between the two that mated when the two parts were snapped together. Fortunately it was the latter rather than the former. The directions could have highlighted this fact. All in all, the unit works as advertised and it will will do the job I needed done so I would recommended it to a friend.
Pros: Functional, Unique, Good Size & Weight
Cons: poor instructions
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In context with the gen. inlet and service panel
5out of9found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Quantum 2-Light LED Emergency Fixture Unit
Great for the homeowner
PostedMarch 13, 2012
Ease of installation
I was going to hard-wire a light with pull chain in front of my breaker panel but stumbled across this light instead. It's perfect for shutting down the electrical service and being able to work with ample lighting. The small battery hopefully means it's not consuming much power to stay charged. The design is a little clunky, but the heads are quite flexible.
3out of3found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Quantum 2-Light LED Emergency Fixture Unit
I put 1 in the bathroom. no windows, night or day when power fails, its dark. Well I have glass doors in the shower, nice. But not if the power goes out when your in it. now problem solved. I also put 1 in the stairway for the basement for egress and to get to the panel to transfer to back-up power.
Pros: Easy to Assemble, Eco-Friendly, Looks Great, Very Bright, Nice Design