Emergency Lighting Specialists in the East Midlands
Emergency Lighting is one of the most important but regularly overlooked components of a life safety system.
Emergency lights are standard in new commercial and high occupancy residential buildings, such as Hotels or college dormitories. Current building codes require that they be installed in older buildings as well. Illuminated or luminous exit signs are used in conjunction with emergency lighting systems to improve the safe egress from buildings.
A.T. Alarms design, install and maintain all required emergency lighting in compliance with the current British standard.
This standard recommends the minimum types and durations of emergency lighting systems relating to each category of premise and are a minimum standard.
A common question from customers buying emergency lighting is:
What is the difference between maintained and non-maintained emergency lighting? New commercial or public buildings have emergency lighting installed as standard, but if you are looking to install or renew a system this issue may need clarifying.
Non-maintained emergency lighting
Designed to turn on in the event of a power failure. It is linked into the building’s lighting circuitry and reacts to a power failure ensuring emergency exit routes remain illuminated. This type of emergency lighting is mostly found in the workplace, such as offices and factories, where people are familiar with the escape routes.
Maintained emergency lighting
Designed to be lit continuously and will continue to work even in the event of a power failure. This allows the unit to double as a standard light fitting but still supply the necessary backup in the event of a power outage. This type of emergency lighting is suitable for public places such as theatres, shopping malls and cinemas.
Emergency exit signs
These can also be lit to act as an emergency light. Again they can be maintained or non-maintained, with non-maintained signs reserved for areas where occupants are familiar with the layout of the escape routes.
Our specialist knowledge of emergency lighting systems allows us to provide clear, insightful and pragmatic advice, which is specifically tailored to the size, ethos and culture of our clients.
We understand time is money and that you want to concentrate on your business, that is why we go to great lengths to ensure our surveyors gain a quick understanding of your requirements and propose the correct solution for your business.
Our surveyor will liaise with you and you’re staff to gain a deep insight to the benefits our systems and service can provide you with.