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1. WO1996039008 - MODULAR UNINTERRUPTIBLE LIGHTING SYSTEM

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What is Claimed is:
1. An uninterruptible lighting system comprising:
(a) A plurality of lights and a source of normal energizing electric power for said lights;
(b) Receiver means interconnected with each of said lights for conditioning said lights to any selected one of a plurality of states;
(c) Control means selectively conditionable to produce individual control signals severally representing said plurality of states;
(d) Communication means interconnecting said control means and said receiver means for communicating said signals from said control means to said receiver means; and
(e) Means including said receiver means effective when said source of normal energizing power is interrupted for severally conditioning said lights to states severally represented by selected ones of said plurality of states.
2. An uninterruptible lighting system according to Claim 1 wherein said receiver means is modular.
3. An uninterruptible lighting system according to Claim 1 in which said control means and said receiver means are each modular.
4. An uninterruptible lighting system according to Claim 1 further including normal switch means connecting said normal energizing electric power to said lighting system and in which one of said individual control signals severally representing said plurality of states is a first signal, said first signal being representative of a condition that when said normal switch means is in an on condition and said normal energizing electric power fails, for instructing a light to remain on, and when said normal switch means is in an off condition and said normal energizing electric power fails for instructing a light to turn on.
5. An uninterruptible lighting system according to Claim 4 further including override switch means for overriding said normal switch means, said override switch being effective when in an on condition to cause said first signal to represent a light on condition irrespective of the condition of said normal switch means.
6. An uninterruptible lighting system according to Claim 1 further including normal switch means connecting said normal energizing electric power to said lighting system and in which one of said individual control signals severally representing said plurality of states is a second signal, said second signal being representative of a condition that when said switch means is in an on condition and said normal energizing electric power fails, for instructing a light to remain on, and when said switch means is in an off condition and said normal energizing electric power fails for instructing a light to stay off.
7. An uninterruptible lighting system according to Claim 6 further including override switch means for overriding said normal switch means, said override switch means being effective when in an on condition to cause said second signal to represent a light on condition irrespective of the condition of said normal switch means.
8. An uninterruptible lighting system according to Claim 1 in which one of said individual control signals severally
representing said plurality of states is a third signal, said third signal being representative of a condition that when said normal energizing electric power is on said light is off, and when said normal energizing electric power fails, for instructing said light to turn on.
9. An uninterruptible lighting system according to Claim 1 in which one of said individual control signals severally
representing said plurality of states is a fourth signal, said fourth signal being representative of a condition that when said normal energizing electric power is on, said light is on, and when said normal energizing electric power fails, for instructing said light to turn off.
10. An uninterruptible lighting system according to claim 9 in further including a switch for switching said light off and on, and in which one of said individual control signals severally representing said plurality of states is a fourth signal, said fourth signal being representative of a condition that when said switch is turned on to energize said lights and said normal energizing electric power is present, said lights are on and when said lights are energized and said normal energizing electric power fails, for instructing said light to turn off.
11. An uninterruptible lighting system according to claim 1 in further including a switch for switching said light off and on, and in which one of said individual control signals severally representing said plurality of states is a fourth signal, said fourth signal being representative of a condition that when said switch is turned on to energize said lights and said normal energizing electric power is present, said lights are on and when said lights are energized and said normal energizing electric power fails, for instructing said light to turn off.
12. An uninterruptible lighting system according to Claim 1 wherein said control means is modular.
13. An interruptible lighting system according to Claim 12 wherein said control means includes a plurality of selectable output terminals individually representing said plurality of states.
14. An interruptible lighting system according to Claim 13 wherein said selectable output terminals are quick-connect, quick-disconnect modular terminals.
15 An interruptible lighting system according to Claim 13 further including normal switch means connecting said normal energizing electric power to said lighting system and in which one of said individual control signals severally representing said plurality of states is a first signal, said first signal being representative of a condition that when said normal switch means is in an on condition and said normal energizing electric power fails, for instructing a light to remain on, and when said normal switch means is in an off condition and said normal energizing electric power fails for instructing a light to turn on.
16. An uninterruptible lighting system according to Claim 15 further including override switch means for overriding said normal switch means, said override switch being effective when in an on condition to cause said first signal to represent a light on condition irrespective of the condition of said normal switch means.
17. An uninterruptible lighting system according to Claim 13 further including normal switch means connecting said normal energizing electric power to said lighting system and in which one of said individual control signals severally representing said plurality of states is a second signal, said second signal being representative of a condition that when said switch means is in an on condition and said normal energizing electric power fails, for instructing a light to remain on, and when said switch means is in an off condition and said normal energizing electric power fails for instructing a light to stay off.
18. An uninterruptible lighting system according to Claim 17 further including override switch means for overriding said normal switch means, said override switch means being effective when in an on condition to cause said second signal to represent a light on condition irrespective of the condition of said normal switch means.

19. An uninterruptible lighting system according to Claim 13 in which one of said individual control signals severally
representing said plurality of states is a third signal, said third signal being representative of a condition that when said normal energizing electric power is on said light is off, and when said normal energizing electric power fails, for instructing said light to turn on.
20. An uninterruptible lighting system according to Claim 13 in which one of said individual control signals severally
representing said plurality of states is a fourth signal, said fourth signal being representative of a condition that when said normal energizing electric power is on, said light is on, and when said normal energizing electric power fails, for instructing said light to turn off.
21. An uninterruptible lighting system according to claim 20 in further including a switch for switching said light off and on, and in which one of said individual control signals severally representing said plurality of states is a fourth signal, said fourth signal being representative of a condition that when said switch is turned on to energize said lights and said normal energizing electric power is present, said lights are on and when said lights are energized and said normal energizing electric power fails, for instructing said light to turn off.
22. An uninterruptible lighting system according to claim 13 in further including a switch for switching said light off and on, and in which one of said individual control signals severally representing said plurality of states is a fourth signal, said fourth signal being representative of a condition that when said switch is turned on to energize said lights and said normal energizing electric power is present, said lights are on and when said lights are energized and said normal energizing electric power fails, for instructing said light to turn off.
23. A modular uninterruptible lighting system comprising:
(a) A plurality of lights and a source of normal energizing electric power for said lights, at least one of said lights being identified individually as an identified entity, and others of said lights being identified in groups as group entities;
(b) Receiver means interconnected with each of said
entities for individually conditioning said entities to any selected one of a plurality of states;
(c) Control means selectively conditionable to produce control signals severally representing said plurality of states;

(d) Communication means interconnecting said control means and said receiver means for communicating said signals from said control means to said receiver means; and
(e) Conditioning means including said receiver means effective when said source of normal energizing power is
interrupted for severally conditioning said identified entity and group entities to states severally represented by selected ones of said plurality of states.
24. A modular uninterruptible lighting system according to Claim 23 wherein said plurality of states includes three different states .
25. A modular uninterruptible lighting system according to Claim 23 wherein said plurality of states includes six different states.
26. A modular uninterruptible lighting system according to Claim

23 wherein said conditioning means includes means for
conditioning said identified entity and said group entities to different states.
27. A modular uninterruptible lighting system according to Claim

24 wherein said conditioning means includes means for
conditioning said identified entity and said group entities to different states.
28. A modular uninterruptible lighting system according to Claim

25 wherein said conditioning means includes means for
conditioning said identified entity and said group entities to different ones of said states.
29. A modular uninterruptible lighting system according to Claim 23 further including normal switch means connecting said normal energizing electric power to said lighting system and in which one of said individual control signals severally representing said plurality of states is a first signal, said first signal being representative of a condition that when said normal switch means is in an on condition and said normal energizing electric power fails, for instructing one of said lights to remain on, and when said normal switch means is in an off condition and said normal energizing electric power fails for instructing said one of said lights to turn on.
30. An uninterruptible lighting system according to Claim 29 further including override switch means for overriding said normal switch means, said override switch being effective when in an on condition to cause said first signal to represent a light on condition irrespective of the condition of said normal switch means.
31. An uninterruptible lighting system according to Claim 23 further including normal switch means connecting said normal energizing electric power to said lighting system and in which one of said individual control signals severally representing said plurality of states is a second signal, said second signal being representative of a condition that when said switch means is in an on condition and said normal energizing electric power fails, for instructing one of said lights to remain on, and when said switch means is in an off condition and said normal
energizing electric power fails for instructing said one of said lights to stay off.
32. An uninterruptible lighting system according to Claim 31 further including override switch means for overriding said normal switch means, said override switch means being effective when in an on condition to cause said second signal to represent a light on condition irrespective of the condition of said normal switch means.
33. An uninterruptible lighting system according to Claim 23 in which one of said individual control signals severally representing said plurality of states is a third signal, said third signal being representative of a condition that when said normal energizing electric power is on one of said lights is off, and when said normal energizing electric power fails, for
instructing said one of said lights to turn on.
34. An uninterruptible lighting system according to Claim 23 in which one of said individual control signals severally
representing said plurality of states is a fourth signal, said fourth signal being representative of a condition that when said normal energizing electric power is on, one of said lights is on, and when said normal energizing electric power fails, for
instructing said one of said lights to turn off.