Emergency Lighting

Fire alarm installations UK Ltd can design, install, commission and maintain emergency / escape lighting systems. Please give us a call to discuss your requirements.

Purpose of emergency lighting:

  • To show clearly the escape routes and signage
  • Allow safe movement without stumbling
  • Help prevent panic
  • Show & identify fire equipment (e.g. extinguishers)
  • Permit safety operations such as locating and checking the fire control panel indications

Maintenance of emergency lighting

BS5266 recommends:

  • Daily - Indicators show that the main supply is connected
  • Monthly - Short duration test, simulate mains failure and confirm the lamp lights
  • Annually - Full duration test, simulate mains failure and confirm the lamp lights and remains lit for the full duration (usually 3 h), at end check that the batteries charge normally. Record any test in the logbook.