Most of the Emergency lamps do not have low battery indicator which is essential to indicate the deep discharge of battery. So if the Emergency lamp is switched on continuously, battery will discharge deeply and causes 2 problems. 1. Ends of the fluorescent tube will turns black and fails. 2. If the battery is discharged fully, it may develop memory effect and will not accept full charge. To avoid these problems, the battery should not be allowed to discharge below its 50% efficiency. This simple add on circuit will give a visual indication when the battery enters in to the deep discharge stage.
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