Emergency Lighting Systems

Advanced Electrical Contractors can design, install, maintain and test your emergency lighting systems.

Emergency lighting is a self-descriptive term and is lighting for an emergency situation when the main power supply fails.  The loss of mains electricity could be the result of a fire or a power cut and the normal lighting supplies fail.  This may lead to sudden darkness and a possible danger to the occupants, either through physical danger or panic.

075_EmergencyLightingDualBulbThe British Standard provides the emergency lighting designer with laid down guidelines which form the general basis for the designer to work to.  British Standard BS 5266: Part 1: 2005 includes the following in its scope:  residential hotels, clubs, hospitals, nursing homes, schools and colleges, licensed premises, offices, museums, shops, multi-storey dwellings, etc.  Although this standard recommends the types and durations of emergency lighting systems relating to each category of premise, it should be remembered that the standards are minimum safe standards for the types of premises and that a higher standard may be needed for a particular installation.Emergency lighting is normally required to operate fully automatically and to give illumination of a sufficiently high level to enable persons of all ages to evacuate the premises safely.  Most new buildings now have emergency lighting installed during construction, with the design and type of equipment normally being specified by the relevant local authority, architect or consultant.