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Emergency Lighting
Emergency Lighting

Emergency Lighting... 


What is Emergency Lighting?

Emergency lighting is primarily intended to provide sufficient illumination to enable people to see their way safely out of a building in cases of emergency and falls into five categories:

It is vital that emergency lighting comes on if the normal lighting fails. It needs to be sufficiently bright, illuminated for enough time, and the light sources so positioned that the occupants of a building can be evacuated safely in an emergency.

Where should I have Emergency Lighting?

BS 5266, the Code of Practice for the emergency lighting of premises, offers simple guidance on the positioning of emergency luminaires, minimum height levels, acceptable glare levels, together with minimum routine testing schedules.

Emergency lighting requirements specify that luminaires are positioned:

  • Along escape routes
  • At every change in direction
  • Adjacent to any step or trip hazard
  • Over every flight of stairs so each tread receives direct light
  • Close to fire fighting equipment and call points
  • Close to any first aid points
  • Outside every final exit

It is also recommended that some thought is given to providing external luminaires to guide evacuees away from the final exits. Additionally, BS 5266 puts additional emphasis on the importance of regular testing of emergency lighting equipment.

How we can help....

Advanced Fire Technologies has the resources and expertise to provide our clients with a ‘complete' service. Including;

  • Design Service
  • Equipment Supply
  • Installation & Commissioning
  • Routine Maintenance
For your ‘peace of mind'....

All our engineers are ‘time served' electricians, accredited to 18th Edition of the IEE wiring regulations.

We are regulated by the NICEIC (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting) and the ECA (Electrical Contractors Association).

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