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Emergency Lighting systems

An essential part of the Workplace Regulations, Emergency  Lighting  is designed to provide a battery backed light source that illuminates automatically in the event of power failure and the resulting loss of normal lighting.


Under BS5266-1 2011 we have clear guidelines in order to ensure any emergency lighting scheme design is of a suitable standard to minimise the risk of danger to occupants.


We are able to advise you in all aspects of emergency lighting requirement, install & maintain systems and to provide certification to BS5266.

Types of systems

The most common form of emergency lighting comprises of standalone battery backed units in a number of formats to provide a self contained unit connected to the local lighting power supply but which is independent of other services or systems. Lighting technology used to consist of filament bulbs and fluorescent tubes, but the advent of LED lighting has significantly changed the industry as they use less power, provide a steady light source and degrade less over time than most other types. Suitable for most types of application they commonly come in the following formats:


Bulkhead units: the standard tradition brick-shaped  light has been slimmed down substantially with the use of LEDs and are stylish enough for most applications.


Spot Lights: usually in the form of Twin-Spot units, the light can be directed effectively in larger open areas to ensure the illumination is where required; often used in warehouses and sports halls.


Down lights: for a less obtrusive installation, small recessed circular fittings are available


Exit Signs: in order to ensure that Exit signs are visible they are internally illuminated, available in simple light-box form or more sophisticated slim line hanging metallic fitting


Others: further options include conversion packs for many standard light fittings, automated self test systems, central battery systems and static inverter systems. If your requirements are more demanding then one of these approaches may well provide a better solution.