Legislation requires all occupied buildings to have adequate escape lighting to allow safe exit should mains power fail. Escape and exit routes In the UK must be lit to a minimum of one lux during an emergency
Emergency luminaires have integral back-up batteries, – continuously charged during normal operation. They power the luminaire for at least 3 hours should power fail. Emergency light output is approx. 10% of normal levels.
Every emergency luminaire must have a green LED indicator to show it is charged and functional.
The Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997 & BS5266 part 1 – require building owners to test emergency lighting systems regularly and maintain them in proper working order.
Maintained luminaires operate as normal light fittings during everyday operation and can be controlled with all other luminaires in the area. When power fails they automatically switch to battery backup.
Non-maintained luminaires remain off during everyday operation, only illuminating when mains power fails.
Advanced Property Matters supply, fit and test all types of Emergency Lighting