Emergency lighting is an important part of the safety system in any building, particularly on premises where people occure in large numbers. Safety and security are paramount.
Many people believe – incorrectly – that emergency lighting only has to operate whenever there is fire or smoke. But there are actually a number of other situations in which premises have to be evacuated quickly; for example in the event of a power failure, threat or some other kind of accident.
Emergency lighting consists of two different systems. The first, the "guiding light", is tasked with illuminating escape routes so that people can easily find and get out safely. The second involves illuminated or backlit signs. The purpose of these signs is to indicate where the emergency exits are.
We have a broad range of emergency lights from some of Europe's leading manufacturers.
When choosing emergency lighting, there are a few important qualities to bear in mind:
Our range includes a complete selection of LED lights for both illuminated signs and emergency lighting. The advantages are:
Long LED service life, up to 100 000 hours,
more than 10 years
Low energy consumption
Low maintenance costs
Over the last few years, we have been replacing NiCD batteries and lead cells with greener Nickel-metal hydride batteries. There are no environmental fees payable to the National Environment Protection Board for these batteries.
Some lights also come with autotest/self-test functions. This is a system whereby the electronic system in the luminaire regularly checks the light source, battery capacity and electronics. If an error is detected, LEDs on the light provide instant notification. During annual inspection, the regular power supply does not need to be disabled in order to check the battery; then engineer can simply view the operating status directly on the lamp.