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Tax Season and Your Critical Power Systems – Deductions You Can Use

With tax season in full swing, it is a good time to explore tax deductions that may help your bottom line. At QPS, we find that many of our clients don’t realize that there are deductions or tax benefits regarding your critical power equipment available.

As with any tax related topic, please consult with your tax professional to see if some of the ideas below make sense for your organization.

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Seven Important Components: Lighting Inverters Dissected

As a follow up to our Lighting inverter series, this article will focus on the components of a lighting inverter and how they may differ from a UPS.  UPS systems are typically used for critical power applications where both power conditioning and uninterrupted power is required.  They typically have shorter run time and rely on batteries to keep the system running in the event of an outage.  While there are UPS systems that are UL924 approved, a UPS is typically used in non-lighting applications such as data centers, hospitals and other critical environments, keeping your servers, computers and other equipment operational in the event of a power outage.  A lighting inverter is similar to a line-interactive UPS, where the unit passes utility power to support systems until there is an outage, then draws from batteries to provide power during the outage window.

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Emergency Lighting Inverters: Life Safety

UL924 Emergency Lighting Central Inverter/ UPS Systems are different than other mission critical power systems in that their application is designed for life safety in emergency situations. Emergency lighting inverters are regulated by various life safety codes that address what needs to happen regarding egress lighting in the event of a power failure. Some of these codes specifically include:

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Emergency Lighting Inverters: The Basics

In the critical power equipment industry we get a lot of questions regarding emergency lighting. This article is the first in a three part series discussing what a lighting inverter is, how to maintain it, and what standards exist that facilities need to adhere to. Before we can discuss emergency lighting inverter maintenance and standards, it’s important to understand the different types of lighting inverters, what they do and why they are important. Continue reading “Emergency Lighting Inverters: The Basics” »