Steel Recessed Backbox Emergency Light 2 Round Heads - 12-36 watts

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Steel Emergency Light

The RBEL is designed to blend well with high-aesthetic interiors and is favored by designers and architects. The RBEL Series emergency light combines a recessed back-box and with powerful emergency lamp heads. The RBEL can be recessed into drywall ceilings and walls and suspended ceiling installations. The lamp heads are fully adjustable and come in a variety of voltage and wattage options. The unit comes finished in a standard white powder coat and features a simple push button for testing the battery backup system.


  • 12-36 watt capacity
  • (2) 5.4 watt lamps
  • Recessed housing installs into both walls and ceilings
  • Lamp heads easily adjust to provide egress path illumination
  • Push button and AC charging indicator allows for easy testing of the unit
  • Available with a variety of voltage and wattage configurations
  • Housing and back-box are made from sturdy 20-gauge steel


Ideal for commercial interiors where powerful emergency lighting is needed but a minimal impact on the interior aesthetic is desired. Housing is fully recessed while only the lamp heads protrude from the fixture. The RBEL recessed emergency light is great for commercial retail, office, institutional, and even warehouse applications. Installs into both suspended ceiling and drywall (ceiling/wall) surfaces. The recessed design makes this model ideal for utilizing remote lamps (if needed) while maintaining a high aesthetic appeal.


back-box and cabinet of the RBEL emergency light are constructed from 20-gauge steel while the lamp heads are made from durable thermoplastic. A white finish is featured on both the back-box and the lamp heads (other colors and custom finishes are available). Powerful springs hold the RBEL cover in place and make installation and maintenance simple to perform.

The RBEL allows for remote lamps 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.


Operates using 120/277v AC electrical power, suitable for indoor, ceiling recessed installations only. Damp location rated. The RBEL uses a pulse switching charge that is much more efficient than older, constant voltage chargers. The charger is a fully automatic current limited charger with line-latched solid-state low voltage disconnect protection. Brownout and short circuit protection standard.

Lamp Specifications

When ordering the unit as it is configured on this page you will receive a model with (2) PAR36, 5.4-watt lamp heads. Higher and more powerful lamp heads are available; for different capacity and lamp options, view the other RBEL models that we offer.

The PAR36 lamps are standard but PAR18 lamps are also available. Comes standard with two lamps 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. Lamp wattage available: 5.4, 7.2, and 9.0.


When ordering the unit as it is configured on this page you will receive a sealed lead acid 6-volt, 18-watt capacity battery. Higher voltage and wattage battery capacities are available; please see the category page for a wider selection.

The RBEL Series comes standard with maintenance free, sealed lead acid 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 122 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 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.

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.


One of the most affordable priced recessed emergency lights available today.


Steel housing and battery are recyclable at the end of the product's lifespan.


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


Recessed design is attractive and the housing can be custom colored to almost any specification. Perfect for retail, office, and other commercial applications.


Offers a recessed appeal combined with powerful illumination, custom options, and a great price. The RBEL is a great value for many types of commercial applications. Favored by architects and contractors alike.


Installs easily into both drywall and suspended ceiling surfaces. The RBEL emergency light can be installed into drywall walls and ceilings, making it a versatile unit.