Emergency Lighting Unit - Steel

In stock
SKU: BGL-HWE-6-120
Regular price $311.99
Operation & Battery (Sealed Lead Calcium Pb-A)
With auto testing/self testing?


Steel Emergency Light

The HWE Series heavy-duty emergency lights feature a rugged 20-gauge steel housing finished in a white powder coat. The SWE features (2) top-mounted lamp heads that are constructed from high impact thermoplastic in a matching white finish. The SWE Series is popular for a variety of applications; this heavy-duty fixture is ideal for many commercial environments including schools, warehouses, apartment buildings, and government institutions. The SWE surface mounts in a number of different ways to a variety of surfaces and features conduit knockouts on either side of the unit making installation simple.


  • 120-360 watt capacity
  • 20-gauge steel housing is durable and finished in white
  • 9-watt PAR style lamp heads provide powerful illumination
  • Push button and AC charging indicator allows for easy testing of the unit
  • Available with a variety of voltage and wattage configurations
  • Popular for all types of commercial applications


Steel emergency lights, such as the SWE Series, are designed for use in many different commercial applications. This model is most popular for use in large rooms, throughout long corridors, in warehouses, or in any application where powerful egress illumination is required. The variety of models the SEL Series is offered in allows the user to configure a specification that best suits their needs.

The Self-Testing option and other options that are offered with the SWE Series decrease maintenance requirements and make the SEL ideal for installations where multiple units are needed or where units are being installed into hard to reach locations.


The 20-gauge steel enclosure provides a secure environment for the battery and circuitry of the unit while the lamp heads are mounted securely to the top of the fixture. Custom colored finishes are available for an additional charge, call or email to inquire.

The SWE allows for remote lamp heads to be connected to the unit and utilizes the unit’s battery backup system. Sturdy magnum terminal connectors enable large gauge wire to be utilized, which increase the flexibility of installation.


Utilizes 120/277v AC electricity to operate and charge the battery. Comes standard with solid state charging circuitry, low voltage disconnect, AC lockout, and brownout protection.


Lamp Specifications

When ordering the SWE model as it is configured on this page you will receive a model with (2) PAR36 12-volt, 9.0-watt lamp heads. Higher and more powerful lamp heads are also available; please contact us for more information on outfitting this unit with lamps higher than 9.0-watts.

The PAR36 lamps are standard. Comes standard with (2) lamp heads but can also be ordered with one; or no lamps at all. When ordered with no lamps the unit is essentially a recessed power supply for remotely located lamp fixtures. Other lamp wattage available: 8, 9, 10, 12.5, 18, and 25.


When ordering the SWE model as it is configured on this page you will receive a 12-volt, 100-watt sealed lead calcium capacity battery. Higher capacity batteries are available; please see the category page for a wider selection of models.

The SWE Series comes standard with maintenance free, sealed lead calcium battery that provides at least 90 minutes of emergency illumination power to the unit after AC power to the facility is lost. The recharge time for the battery is 24 hours and the max working temperature for the battery is 122º F. The sealed lead acid battery has an average lifespan of 3 to 5 years. Nickel Cadmium battery option increases efficiency and extends lifespan to 5-7 years.


To purchase a model with one or more of the options below (that are not offered above) please contact us via email or call us at 800-480-0707 for price and availability.

Self-testing - The unit can come with self-diagnostic testing that eliminates monthly and yearly testing of the battery backup system and alerts the user to any problems regarding operational functionality of the unit.

Self-testing with Audible Alarm - The unit can come with self-diagnostic testing that also features an audible alarm.

Nickel Cadmium Battery - The unit can come with a nickel cadmium battery. A step above the standard sealed lead acid batter, Ni-Cad batteries have a 5-7 year lifespan, are easier to replace, and decrease shipping weight.

Time-Delay - This option is ideal for installations that are utilizing fluorescent and HID lamps for general lighting purposes. The time delay feature keeps the emergency lights ililluminated for a preset period (usually 15 minutes) after power is restored since fluorescent and HID lighting can take 10-15 minutes to reach full brightness, even after a short power failure.

Custom Color - The unit comes standard in white but can be custom colored in a variety of standard finishes or can be customized to almost any specification.

Cord Set - If you need to plug your emergency light into the wall purchase the cord set option that allows you to connect your emergency light to any standard 120v AC outlet.

Voltmeter - This option gives a visual display of the voltage condition/level of the battery.

Ammeter - This option gives a visual display of the current that is being consumed by the emergency light at all time.


20-gauge steel housing is attractive and sturdy, an compelling combination of form and function.


The white powder coat finish on the steel housing creates an aesthetic of power and ruggedness combined with classic design appeal.


The SWE provides powerful emergency lighting illumination and a sturdy steel housing at an affordable, wholesale price.


A universal mounting pattern is found stamped into the back of the unit and allows for direct mounting onto standard conduit junction boxes and normally inflammable surfaces. There are key hole slots on either side of the unit for additional mounting possibilities. Conduit knockouts are supplied on the back and sides of the unit, enabling the SWE to receive conduit in a number of different ways.