Emergency lighting plays a big role in the safety of building occupants, staff and visitors in the event of an emergency. Even in a power failure, these safety lighting measures are designed to illuminate, utilising batteries, they visually display the safest and fastest route out of the building.
There’s two main types of emergency lighting: maintained and non-maintained.
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Emergency lighting explained
As we touched on at the start of this blog, emergency lighting plays a crucial role in guiding people in a building to safety in the unfortunate event of an emergency.
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Let’s recap the importance of emergency lighting products:
- They play a significant role in safety, and
- They’re required by law to be installed in many buildings throughout the UK.
Now let’s delve into the different types of emergency lighting products in the UK.
Maintained emergency lighting
There are two different types of emergency lighting: maintained and non-maintained.
Let the team at BLE Lighting and Power Ltd walk you through maintained emergency lighting first.
Unswitched maintained emergency lighting products are:
- Continuously on, but
- Will continue to stay lit in the event of a power loss, sometimes at a lower brightness.
Switched maintained emergency lighting products:
- Can be switched on and off, but
- Will still illuminate in the event of a power loss, sometimes at a lower brightness.
Maintained emergency lighting products are generally used in cinemas and auditoriums, shopping centres, hospitals and airplanes.
Non-maintained emergency lighting
As you can probably guess, non-maintained emergency lighting will only illuminate in the event of a power loss. So, these emergency lighting products will come on only in emergency mode.
How does it work?
- The batteries inside continuously charge and a green LED shows that it is fully charged.
- If power fails, the fixture switches on using its battery back-up supply.
- At a minimum, emergency lighting should last for at least 1 hour where re-occupation of the building isn’t expected within 24hrs and 3 hours where immediate evacuation isn’t required.
Non-maintained emergency lighting products are not part of the general lighting fittings and fixtures of a building. Also, this type of emergency lighting is often found in workplaces that rely heavily on artificial lighting.
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Why BLE Lighting and Power Ltd?
The emergency lighting products you need are found at BLE Lighting and Power Ltd.
Five reasons to buy BLE Lighting and Power products;
- We have a Made In Britain Range which comes with a 3 year guarantee backed by the UK manufacturer.
- The range is designed, manufactured and tested to the highest standards.
- Customer Service and after sales care on your doorstep.
- Supporting British jobs.
- Lower carbon footprint.
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