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Emergency Lighting

Supply, Installation & Maintenance

Emergency Lighting: Welcome

Emergency lighting is lighting for an emergency situation when the main power supply is cut and normal electrical illumination fails.  The loss of mains electricity could be the result of a fire or a power cut. Without emergency lighting this could lead to sudden darkness and possible danger to occupants, either through physical danger or panic.

Emergency lighting is normally required to operate fully automatically and give illumination of a sufficiently high level to enable all occupants to evacuate the premises safely. The British Standard provides the emergency lighting designer with clear guidelines to work to. BS 5266-1 relates not only to hotels, clubs, hospitals, nursing homes, schools and colleges, licensed premises, offices, museums, shops but also multi-storey dwellings. Emergency escape lighting needs to remain on for a minimum duration of three hours on premises that you cannot evacuate immediately, such as places where people sleep.

We design, supply, install and service emergency lighting to your needs. We carry out maintenance on emergency lighting in accordance with BS5266, Emergency lighting should have a full 3 hour duration test annually, and emergency lighting systems must be tested monthly. The tests are in accordance with BS EN 50172 / BS 5266-8. The period of simulated failure should be sufficient for the purpose of this test while minimising damage to the system components, e.g. lamps. During this period, all luminaires and signs shall be checked to ensure that they are present, clean and functioning correctly.

Emergency Lighting: Services
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