Emergency light
Safe solutions
Experience and know-how
For more than two generations Glamox has developed, produced and distributed
lighting solutions for the professional market. Emergency lighting has to comply with strict
regulations for both products and projecting. Glamox takes its responsibility seriously and
offers emergency lighting that meets all the different requirements for Europe.
In critical situations, emergency equipment that works perfectly can mean the difference
between life and death. Glamox has developed a range of emergency products that
secure the best escape route lighting in addition to good design and performance.
Glamox can offer you a unique range of products, both in terms of different design,
different types of application and also for different type of systems. A freedom of choice
whether you choose decentralised with selftest, addressable units or centralised battery.
Great care has been taken to ensure that
illustrations and technical specifications in this
brochure are correct at time of publication.
Glamox is not responsible for production related
and technical changes to products presented
in the brochure, changes to the selection and
printing errors. Glamox takes no responsibility
for the consequences such mistakes may have
for users of the brochure.
Emergency light - April 2012
Emergency light planning
Planning your emergency lighting installation does not
have to be confusing. Whilst it can be easy to miss out
important areas or locations in your premises, please use
this emergency lighting overview to direct you in what to
look out for and what needs to be addressed.
The benefits with planning emergency lighting solutions
with Glamox are that we are working with standardised
systems and high quality products that are here today – and
tomorrow.
Contents
Projecting step by step.................................................. 4
Areas to be covered.................................................... 6
Escape route lighting.............................................. 8 - 14
High risk lighting........................................................15
Anti-panic lighting.......................................................16
Standards for emergency light.......................................18
Servicing and testing.................................................. 20
Alternative solutions................................................... 22
System solutions........................................................ 23
Product overview................................................. 24 - 26
Projecting step by step
Locate fire cells and
escape routes on drawings
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Example of fire technical
drawing
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Locate essential areas
in the project
Decide type of
system and product
Change of direction
Change of floor levels
Staircase
Rooms without windows
Fire technical equipment
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Centralised
Stand-alone
Integrated
Self-test
Adressable
Projecting step by step
Plan and project
escape route lighting
Locate, plan and project
high risk areas
Locate, plan and project
anti-panic areas
1 lux on centreline.
Uniformity better than 40:1
10% of light level - minimum 15 lux.
Uniformity better than 10:1
0.5 lux in area.
Uniformity better than 40:1
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Areas to be covered
Planning emergency lights in your projects is not just about showing users the escape route. Lights must be
carefully located to provide sufficient illumination according to the different areas of premises and must conform
to the latest legislation. An emergency escape lighting system should normally cover the following areas:
Exit doors and escape routes
High risk areas
Change of direction
Stairways so that each flight receives a
­ dequate
light
Changes in floor level
Intersections of corridors
Fire fighting equipment
Final exit door and outside building
Anti-panic areas
Each area has their own requirements and needs to be looked at individually.
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Escape route lighting
Escape route lighting has a superior objective to contribute to a safe evacuation from an area when normal
illumination fails. That part of the building, which is prepared for evacuation, should be easily identified and used
with great safety. Luminaires prepared for escape route lighting are divided into route lighting and sign lighting.
Route lighting
Regulation recommends the provision of
a horizontal illumination at floor level on
the centre line of a defined escape route
(permanently unobstructed) not less than 1
Lux. For escape routes of up to 2m wide,
50% of the route width should be lit to a
minimum of 0.5 lux. For anti-panic areas
a minimum level of 0.5 lux is required
excluding a 0.5m border to the perimeter
of the area.
Route lighting should provide ample lighting
to make an evacuation possible in a safe
way. For escape routes up to 2 m widths the
horizontal illumination on the floor should
not be less than 1 lux on the centre line of
the escape route and outside the centre line
the illumination should be minimum 50% of
the lowest level of the centre line. The ratio
between maximum to minimum illumination
level should not exceed 40:1.
Wider escape routes can be treated
as a number of 2m wide bands. The
actual degree of illumination should be
closely related to the nature of both the
premises and its occupants with special
consideration being given to old person’s
homes, hospitals, crowded areas such as
pubs, discos and supermarkets, and to
whether or not the premises are residential.
Route lighting should provide a
­ mple
lighting to make an ­evacuation
­possible in a safe way.
0.5 lx
1 lx
0.5 lx
X/2 m
Xm
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Escape route lighting
Emergency escape signs
Exit direction signs should mark changes
in direction of emergency exit escape
routes where it is not possible to spot the
emergency exit. Signs directing escape
routes should be illuminated or externally
illuminated.
Sign height “H” should consider the reading Along with route lighting the escape signs
distance and be dimensioned according to shall lead the users to safety.
the following formula:
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For internally illuminated signs:
Max reading distance = 200 x H
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For externally illuminated signs:
Max reading distance = 100 x H
00
<2
xH
H
Glamox E80 is designed for
a ­maximum ­reading distance
of 30m
Escape route lighting
Corridors and intersections of corridors
In a building it is important to have emergency lighting that clearly illuminates the escape routes and where there
are changes in direction. This allows users to clearly identify their means of escape and should highlight the
escape route signs.
Emergency lighting in corridors
allows users to clearly identify
escape routes.
Possible solution
X
X/2
E85 C: X = 17m
Suitable products
We offer a range of products that are ideal
for covering changes in corridors, junctions
and changes in directions.
Please check details on E80, E85 C.
E80
E85 C
X = 17m
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Escape route lighting
Changes in floor levels
Uneven flooring on escape routes needs to be illuminated so that in emergency users can act accordingly. In
areas where flooring may become uneven on an escape route, a lighting unit should be fitted, so that it does not
prove a danger to users. Uneven flooring can consist of single steps, ramps, sloping floors etc.
Uneven flooring on escape routes
need to be illuminated so it’s not
a danger to users.
Possible solution
X
X/2
E85 C: X = 17m
Suitable products
We offer a range of products that are ideal
for covering changes in floor level.
Please check details on E85 C.
E85 C
X = 17m
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Escape route lighting
Windowless rooms
All areas of a building need to be covered in case of evacuation, including toilet ­accommodation and other
windowless rooms. When an evacuation is needed and users must make their way out of the building safely, it
is necessary that all escape routes are visible. Small rooms are no exception to this rule, they need to be well lit
so that users can find their way to safety.
Small rooms also need to be
­covered with emergency lighting.
Suitable products
We offer a range of products that are ideal
for windowless and small rooms.
Please check details on E80, E85 WB,
GEF.
E80
E85 C
GEF
when IP rating is required
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Escape route lighting
Stairways
Stairways and stairwells can present a potential hazard in an emergency. Emergency lights need to be fitted so
that these challenging areas are made visible and safe to use.
Ensure that stairways and stairwells are made visible and safe to
use in emergency situations.
Suitable products
We offer a range of products that are ideal
for covering stairways and stairwells.
Please check details on E80, E85, A10.
E80
E85 C
A10
for integrated solution
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Escape route lighting
Doors and exits
Ensuring that exit doors are well lit in an emergency can be the difference between ­evacuating a building and
getting trapped inside. All exit doors need to be well lit to ensure that users can identify where to go at the end
of escape routes.
All exit doors need to be well lit
to ensure that users can identify
where to go.
Possible solution
Suitable products
We offer a range of products that are ideal
for covering exit doors.
Please check details on E80, GEF, GFI2.
E80
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GEF
GFI2
when IP rating is required
for large areas
High-risk lighting
In areas where high-risk operations are carried out, special requirements for emergency lighting prevail. For highrisk areas the emergency lighting should not be less than 10% of standard lighting and minimum 15 lux. The ratio
between maximum and minimum illumination level should not exceed 10:1. Areas with heavy machinery and
physical risk need to be kept well lit to allow the safe shutdown of machinery to avoid injury
High-risk areas require special
­emergency lighting.
Possible solution
Suitable products
We offer a range of products that are ideal
for high-risk areas.
Please check ­details on GEF, MIR, MAX.
MIR/MAX
GEF
for integrated solution
when IP rating is required
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Anti-panic lighting
An anti-panic area is defined as an area bigger than 60 m² where a large number of persons are gathered.
The illumination of this area should provide sufficient emergency lighting, not to raise panic and enable persons
to arrive at a place where the escape route can be identified. For anti-panic areas the horizontal illumination on
the floor should not be less than 0.5 lux, and the ratio between maximum and minimum illumination level should
not exceed 40:1.
An anti-panic area is an area
bigger than 60m2 where a large
number of people are gathered
Suitable products
We offer a range of products that are i­deal
for covering large open areas. Please
check details on E85 WB, GEF, integrated
solutions.
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E85 WB
GEF
C20
when IP rating is required
for integrated solution
Standards for emergency light
Specifying emergency light can very often be like stumbling through a minefield of different National and
European standards. The installation of emergency luminaires and fire exit signs in premises must meet
several legislations and also be agreeable with the business owner. The current requirements of legislation
must then be met:
National / European standards
EN 1838:2012 / IS3217
Emergency light includes light technical conditions like reading distance, uniformity and level of light.
EN 50171:2001 Central power supply systems
Central power supply systems is a system standard that includes design, operation and maintenance of a central based emergency
power supply. This is then referring to product standards for UPS and emergency luminaires.
EN 50172:2004 / IS3217 Emergency light systems
System standard for emergency light. This is a system standard that includes design, operation and maintenance of an emergency light
system. This is then referring to product standards for Emergency luminaires and stationary batteries.
EN 60598-2-22:1999 (Emergency luminaires) + EN 50091-1-1 (UPS)
Product standards for emergency luminaires and Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS).
The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 state that final exits and locations where the escape route may be
unclear must have signs installed to reduce uncertainty
Local Authorities and Fire Prevention Officers will have preferences as to the requirements of signage and lighting, so seeking their views
is always advisable
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Servicing and testing
To test an emergency lighting system you need to simulate a mains power failure on the normal lighting circuit or
circuits of individual luminaires. This will force the emergency lighting system to operate and use the battery supply.
This can be done manually or automatically.
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MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
FOR EMERGENCY LUMINAIRES
Responsibility and control,
­emergency equipment
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The batteries are described as consumables and are not
­covered by our 5 year warranty.
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The battery should be replaced with same item number. The
item number is found on the label of the old battery. If this is
unreadable you must use the entire luminaire description. The
item number of the new battery shall be part of the operation
and ­maintenance documentation.
Emergency lighting has an important function in any building. The
operational and maintenance costs of emergency equipment are
high. The investment costs often account for 5-10% of the total
costs for emergency lighting equipment.
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It is not necessary to disconnect the mains supply prior to
changing the battery. It is recommended to disconnect the
mains supply to self-test variants, as this will reset the test ­c ycle
and a battery discharge test will be done 48 hours after
­b attery change.
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For emergency lighting that use fluorescent or compact
­fluorescent lamps as light sources in both emergency and in
normal lighting operation, the emergency lighting will wear
­extra on the lamp. We therefore recommend, for safety
­reasons, to make group replacement of these lamps twice as
frequent as for the rest of the lighting system. If there are light
sources that don’t light up during the emergency operation, it
must be replaced immediately.
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Emergency luminaires must be tested and the results / actions
must be logged and kept in accordance with the national
building regulations. These refer to EN 50172, which states:
1. Functional test at least once per month.
2. Full Capacity test at least once a year. For safety ­reasons we recommend to fully discharge the battery every 3 month as a test to see if it’s still functional.
3. The following should be recorded:
a. Date of commissioning of the system
b. Date of tests
c. Date and comments to service of the facility
d. Date of errors that occur at the facility and what ­actions must be implemented
e. The date when the measures are implemented and test status measured
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Self Tests are tested according to EN 50172. If errors occur,
the bipolar diode or a set of LEDs will indicate what type of
­error it is. The light patterns of the various errors are found
in the user manual, which is a part of the operation and
­maintenance documentation.
When analysing operational and maintenance costs, the following
should be taken into account:
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The equipment’s energy requirements
Monthly testing and control of the fittings and light sources
Annual testing and control of emergency power sources
Materials and parts
Work connected to maintenance
Operational and maintenance documentation. Log keeping.
Alternative solutions
Integrated
emergency lighting
Integrated LED
emergency lighting
Designation: E1/(1 hour lighting time) or
E3/(3 hours lighting time) Standard light
luminaires where one of the light tubes also
provides light in emergency operation. The
solution has battery, diode and emergency
lighting electronics built into the luminaire
housing. Supplied as combined maintained
M/non-maintained NM.
Luminaire designation = E1L/ or E3L/
Standard luminaire with its own integrated
LED light source for emergency use. The
solution has battery, diode and emergency
lighting electronics built into the luminaire
body. The light source is dedicated to
emergency lighting. Supplied as nonmaintained NM.
Often emergency lighting is looked at as a necessary evil when it comes
to aesthetics. Glamox can today offer a complete range of route light and
anti-panic light with LED based design that can be integrated into most of
our commercial luminaires. To integrate emergency light into the general
lighting is often the only way to meet the aesthetic demands in a modern
building.
The advantages of using the LED technology for route light and anti-panic light is that a
dedicated light source for emergency gives a higher degree of safety and additionally
you require less battery capacity and therefore lower battery cost.
Glamox can also offer the more standard integrated emergency version when the room
requires more light (example large ceiling heights). All our solutions can be offered in a
Standard (S), Self Test (ST) and an addressable (DALI) version based on DALI protocol.
Our aim is to offer a complete solution where low maintenance cost and high safety is
the main objective. By using quick connectors between the battery and electronics and
the LED and electronics the time spent on both mounting and maintenance is lowered to
a minimum.
Our reflector technology on LED gives a coverage area of up to 44 m² according to antipanic light regulations.
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Stand-Alone
Designation = E1/, E3/ or Z (centralised)
The luminaire is dedicated to emergency
lighting. Comes as both sign or escape
route lighting. Some versions supplied
as combination (with applied sign). The
combined solution is also supplied as
combined maintained M/Non-maintained
NM. Escape route light supplied as NonMaintained (NM) and sign lights supplied
as Maintained (M). Stand-Alone solution
available for various types of light source.
System solutions
Manual test (S)
In this case the power supply is manually cut to emergency light luminaires. During
monthly function tests, the length of the test is a maximum of 25% of the expected lighting
time. During annual tests the equipment should undergo a full discharge test to check
battery capacity.
Test status is found by visual checking of the charge diode and the light source at the
same time that testing takes place. Tests and repairs should be logged with their status.
Self-test (ST)
Emergency light luminaires take control of the tests themselves and carry these out at the
necessary times and intervals as dictated by regulations.
Test status is found with a visual check of one or more two-coloured diodes in the
luminaire. Visual control should take place on a monthly basis. Tests and repairs should
be logged with their status.
Addressable (DALI)
DALI is an addressable, standardised control protocol designed for lighting. DALI has now
also been extended to manage emergency lighting. In addressable emergency equipment
the tests are programmed from a central unit. Test status are automatically logged in
the central unit. Today, there are various types of software and control modules which
manage DALI emergency lighting protocols. DALI Emergency lighting can be connected
to other DALI controls in accordance with certain regulations. Glamox recommend DALI
because it is an open standardised system and will be here today and tomorrow…
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Product overview
E80-S
body material and colour connection emergency system E80-S is a surface mounted exit sign based on LED. Signs for both
20m and 30m reading distance are available. Can be supplied for
manual, selftest and central controlled testing and monitoring. Using a
environment friendly NiMh battery. Signs are included.
White painted aluminium with ­
component plate in Polycarbonate.
Cable entry on top and knock-out in each side. 3 or 5 pole terminal block.
Supplied in standard (S), selftest (ST) or addressable (DALI) system for 1 or 3 hours duration.
mounting For surface ceiling mounting. Flag, wall and suspended possible by using a kit. The kit must be ordered separately.
accessories Wall bracket, flag bracket and ­
suspension must be ordered separately.
Selection of items, for more items and details see our web.
Article
Article number
E80-S 10x25 DOWN LED E3/S
E80103110
E80-S 10x25 DOWN LED E3/ST
E80103210
E80-S 10x25 DOWN LED E3/DALI
E80103310
E80-S 10x25 L/R LED E3/S
E80103120
E80-S 10x25 L/R LED E3/ST
E80103220
E80-S 10x25 L/R LED E3/DALI
E80103320
E80-R
body material and colour White painted aluminium with ­
component box in Polycarbonate.
connection 3 or 5 pole terminal block.
emergency system Supplied in standard (S), selftest (ST) or addressable (DALI) system for 1 or 3 hours duration.
E80-R is a recessed exit sign luminaire based on LED. Signs for both
20m and 30m reading distance are available. Can be supplied for
manual, selftest and central controlled testing and monitoring. ­Using
an environment friendly NiMh battery. Signs are included.
mounting For recessed mounting. Spring-locking mounting clips are included.
Selection of items, for more items and details see our web.
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Article
Article number
E80-R 10x25 DOWN LED E3/S
E80003110
E80-R 10x25 DOWN LED E3/ST
E80003210
E80-R 10x25 DOWN LED E3/DALI
E80003310
E80-R 10x25 L/R LED E3/S
E80003120
E80-R 10x25 L/R LED E3/ST
E80003220
E80-R 10x25 L/R LED E3/DALI
E80003320
Product overview
E85-S WB / E85-S C
body material and colour connection emergency system E85-S is a surface mounted escape route light or anti-panic ­emergency
light system based on LED. The escape route system, E85-S C, is
­especially designed for corridors and covers a 17m corridor with
1 lux on centre line. The anti-panic light, E85-S WB, has a circular
wide beam light distribution that covers 8x8m with the required 0.5
lux. Both variants can be supplied for manual, selftest and central
controlled testing and monitoring. Using a environment friendly NiMh
battery.
White painted aluminium with ­g ear tray in Polycarbonate.
Cable entry on top and knock-out in each end. A 3 or 5 pole terminal block.
Supplied in standard (S), selftest (ST) or addressable (DALI) system for 1 or
3 hours duration.
mounting For surface ceiling mounting.
Selection of items, for more items and details see our web.
Article
Article number
E85-S WB LED E3/S
E85113100
E85-S WB LED E3/ST
E85113200
E85-S WB LED E3/DALI
E85113300
E85-S C LED E3/DALI
E85103300
E85-S C LED E3/S
E85103100
E85-S C LED E3/ST
E85103200
E85-R WB / E85-R C
body material and colour White painted aluminium with ­
component box in Polycarbonate.
connection A 3 or 5 pole terminal block.
emergency system Supplied in standard (S), selftest (ST) or addressable (DALI) system for 1 or
3 hours duration.
E85-R is a recessed escape route light or anti-panic emergency light
system based on LED. The escape route system, E85-R C, is especially
designed for corridors and covers a 17m corridor with 1 lux on centre
line. The anti-panic light, E85-R WB, has a circular wide beam light
distribution that covers 8x8m with the required 0.5 lux. Both variants
can be supplied for manual, selftest and central controlled testing and
monitoring. Using an environment friendly NiMh battery.
mounting For recessed mounting. Spring-locking mounting clips are included.
Selection of items, for more items and details see our web.
Article
Article number
E85-R WB LED E3/S
E85013100
E85-R WB LED E3/ST
E85013200
E85-R WB LED E3/DALI
E85013300
E85-R C LED E3/DALI
E85003300
E85-R C LED E3/S
E85003100
E85-R C LED E3/ST
E85003200
E85-R C LED EZ
E85000100
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Product overview
GEF
body material and colour connection emergency system All-in-one IP65 emergency luminaire for easy mounting. Based on
8W fluorescent light source. Including exit sign legends for mantained
(M) variants. Can be supplied with manual (S) or selftest (ST) control.
Grey component body with a clear diffuser, both in polycarbonate.
Cable entry on top or through knock-outs in each end. 4 pole
terminal block in centre.
Can be supplied as standard (S) or Selftest (ST).
light source 1xT5 8W fluorescent
mounting Easy mounting by first loosening the gear tray from the body, connect mains to the termination block
before re-connecting using the quick connector.
optics With longitudinal prism-lenses in the front screen providing an excellent light distribution for escape route lighting.
Selection of items, for more items and details see our web.
Article
Article number
GEF 108 E1-3/S SINGLE M/NM
988811110
GEF 108 E3-3/S 120LM SINGLE NM
988811411
GFI2
body material and colour White painted steel frame.
connection Cable entry in the centre of the back-plate. When using a ceiling mounting box the cable entry is on top. 5-pole push-in terminal block.
emergency system Exit sign based on 18W fluorescent lamp. Up to 60m ­reading
­distance.Can be supplied with system for manual, selftest and
­centrally controlled testing and monitoring.
Supplied in standard (S), selftest (ST) or addressable (DALI) system for 1 or 3 hours duration.
light source 1xT8 18W
mounting For wall mounting or pendant mounting with wire suspensions that must be ordered separately.
Selection of items, for more items and details see our web.
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Article
Article number
GFI2 30x60 118HF-Z
991123601
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Integrated solutions
Overview of product families with possibility for integrated emergency light.
For more details see our web.
interior
Activus II
C10
C20
C30
C50
C51
C60
C61
Medicus
Minerva
Modul Circle
Modul Micro
Modul Square
Reed
X-TYPE
Eminent
GIR T5
GIR T8
GPV2
i15
i20
i40
i45
MAX
MIR
MIX
D20 LED
D20-R
D20-S
Travel
industry
downlight
CASA
outdoor
architectural
A10
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TraveLED
A50
A51
Sinus
ZAPP
STING
Suspension system / Accessories
complete suspension system
cable & wire
2,5m cable 3 x 0.75
1.5m wire
Art.no. standard: E80000006
Art.no. w/ceiling cup: E80000007
cable & wire
2,5m cable 5 x 0.75
1.5m wire
Art.no. standard: E80000008
Art.no. w/ceiling cup: E80000009
wall suspension
flag suspension
Art.no: E80000015
block out
Art.no: 10x26: E80000017
15x26: E80000018
mounting bracket for t - profile
Art. no:15mm 25001005
24mm 25001006
support plate
Art.no E80: E80000020
E85: E85000020
Art.no: E80000010
complete set of cups
Art.no: 815403244
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