Emergency lighting provides a building with a light in the event of a power failure. The purpose of the emergency lights are:
- To indicate clearly and unambiguously the escape routes.
- To provide illumination along such routes to allow safe movement towards and through the exits provided.
- To ensure that fire alarm call points and fire fighting equipment provided along escape routes can be readily located.
- To permit operations concerned with safety measures
Emergency lights are available in a Maintained and Non-Maintained version. Maintained emergency lights can be set to be constantly 'On' and the Non-Maintained only turns 'On' in the event of a power failure.
Recommended Placements of Emergency Lights
|At Each Fire Door||All Safety Exit Signs||Outside and Near Each Final Exit|
|Near Stairs so That Each Tread
Receives Direct Light
|At Each Change of Direction||At Each Intersection of Corridor|
|Near Each Piece of Fire Fighting
Equipment and Call Point
|Changes in Floor Levels|