Avoid panic when the power goes off

Emergency lighting can serve a crucial purpose in commercial premises, public buildings and large residential properties. The lights are used to illuminate a property in the event of a power failure so that people can evacuate safely, locate emergency equipment, and for fire fighters and electricians to see if they need to access the property.

All lighting systems need to be designed, installed and maintained in line with current regulations. These dictate where lights are needed and how long they need to stay illuminated after a power cut, as well as various other essential requirements. It is vital that all property owners comply with these regulations so that safety is optimised for the inhabitants.

The location of the lights is one of the most important factors to consider. There should be enough illumination to allow people to evacuate the property safely and efficiently through a suitable route, so lights will be required in hallways and lobbies. Obstacles such as stairwells, steps, ramps and changes in direction should also be illuminated to avoid confusion and accidents as people make their way out.

All exit signs and signs containing other important information need to be illuminated in the event of a power cut. There are generally two ways to do this; either place emergency lights close to them, or ensure the signs themselves feature illumination. Whichever option you choose, the signage needs to be clearly visible from as far away as possible so that people can see where they need to go.

Our highly trained Warwickshire electricians have extensive experience with emergency lighting systems and can provide solutions for a wide range of properties, handling design, installation and the maintenance. We stay up to date with all the latest regulations and follow them closely to make sure we maximise safety in each property, combining great workmanship with excellent value for money. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like our help to keep your property as secure as possible.