Emergency lighting is designed to come on when power to your house or building cuts out.
It is mainly used for businesses and corporate buildings, as there are specific regulations in place for this. However, it can also be helpful in the home and many do not think to test this. For example, if your family were in a dangerous situation emergency lighting could be essential to quickly guide them to safety.
Emergency lighting requires sufficient intensity to ensure emergency routes and exits can be seen easily when building lighting has failed. There are three main types:
- Escape route lighting – Allows a safe route to the closest emergency exit. This can be put in areas such as communal hallways, stairs and corridors.
- Open area/anti-panic area lighting – This prevents crowds panicking when normal lighting fails. This is normally used in public areas, but could also be used in large hallways or stairway areas and reception rooms.
- Task area lighting – Allows a safe exit from a potentially dangerous area and isolation of any machines when the normal lighting fails. Could be used in large spaces of the home and rooms such as the kitchen or garage.
As part of the emergency lighting installation, emergency exit signs will be positioned at various specified locations. There are a selection of ways this type of lighting can work, speak to us about how we can help.
We have a team of fully qualified electrical engineers who hold ECS cards and have completed enhanced DBS checks. We operate in areas within Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Middlesex and North London. Areas we cover include: Hatfield, St Albans, Watford, Hemel Hempstead, Borehamwood, Radlett, Elstree and Harpenden. To find out more about our testing services, please contact our knowledgeable team.