During an emergency, power failure or other such serious incidents your primary power supply can be affected which results in a black out at your property. It can be hazardous to navigate through the darkness to find a safe exit, which is why you need emergency lights. All multi dwelling residential and commercial properties must have emergency lights.
What Are Emergency Lights?
Emergency lights are fixtures that have a battery back-up system as well as standard 240v system. When a power failure occurs the battery back system kicks in and allows for illumination in dark areas helping you exit the property safely. They are installed within reasonable distance of each other and ensure all egress routes are well-illuminated, so people can vacate the property quickly and reach safety. Here are some features of these lights:
- They’re permanent fixtures, and are mounted at specific locations throughout the common property
- When power supply is disrupted the emergency lights stay illuminated for a minimum of 90 minutes without any mains power
- They provide enough light to illuminate the egress paths clearly. They shouldn’t be dim or weak because that would be hazardous
- These lights also power emergency exit signs and route signs. Exit signs also have a battery back up system as per any other emergency fixture
- We can also install emergency lights designed specifically for wet locations. These lights have added protection to ensure water doesn’t sink in and harm the circuitries. These lights will function in storms and floods as well
Where Should You Install Emergency Lights?
According to Building Code of Australia, you need to install emergency lights in commercial and multi dwelling residential buildings. You also need to take the building class into consideration before you install any form of lighting system. A class 1 building won’t require emergency lighting as much as a class 9 building would. We always encourage our customers to err on the side of caution and invest in emergency lighting regardless of the code requirements. Here are some of the buildings that usually require emergency lighting:
- Office buildings
- Government offices
- Industrial facilities like factories and workshops
- Theatres, cinemas, and entertainment centres
- Retail spaces like malls, stores, and shops
- Warehouses and storage facilities
- Multi dwelling residential such as unit complex’s
We also recommend emergency lighting along the egress routes in residential properties. Most homeowners panic and struggle in the dark when the power goes out unexpectedly. A good emergency lighting system can help prevent that. Our experts will help you plan and will recommend the right products to you. We will make sure your property is safe and well-lit during emergencies.
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