Emergency Lighting

emergency Lighting

  • What is emergency lighting? Lighting that automatically comes on when the power supply to the normal lighting provision fails. Emergency lighting is a general term and is sub-divided into emergency escape lighting and standby lighting.
    Emergency escape lighting – that part of an emergency lighting system that provides illumination for the safety of people leaving a location or attempting to terminate a potentially dangerous process beforehand. It is part of the fire safety provision of a building and a requirement of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
    Standby lighting– that part of an emergency lighting system provided to enable normal activities to continue substantially unchangedit is not a legal requirement and is a facility that may or may not be needed, depending on the use and occupancy of the premises. Emergency escape lighting is itself sub-divided into escape route lighting, open area lighting and high risk task area lighting. Escape route lighting – that part of an emergency escape lighting system provided to ensure that the means of escape can be effectively identified and safely used by occupants of the building..