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Exit and Emergency Lighting

Posted on 4 June 2019
Exit and Emergency Lighting

Exit and emergency lighting standards provide certainty that the goods and services are safe and trustworthy. These standards protect the merchandisers, customers and end users. It is important that they are learned, understood and complied.

Exit and emergency lighting saves a lot of lives by ensuring a safe egress. In an emergency, occupants have mere minutes to escape and oftentimes have to escape in darkness due to dense smoke or power outage. The emergency lights illuminate the routes to help people see clearly, avoid obstacles and move faster to the nearest exit.

 

Even when one is familiar with the building, panic and anxiety might interfere with one's judgment making it difficult to escape. Should there be an emergency crisis, it is practical to have a mandatory evacuation procedure. Exit signs along with the emergency evacuation procedure ensure safe and faster escape of the occupants. It is  essential that the signages can be easily understood. Thus, standards for exit lights have been changed; this standard displays an arrow pointing the way and a man running in the direction of the nearest exit. Check this blog for more information about Exit and emergency lighting standards.

 

The emergency lighting must be correctly positioned to guarantee sufficient lighting is available at all times, especially during emergencies. It's important that they are connected to a lighting circuit and equipped with a permanent active power supply or an alternate in case of a power outage.

 

Similar to other fire protection equipment, exit emergency light must be routinely inspected, serviced and regularly maintained by a qualified electrician. As no one can tell when it will be exactly needed, regular testing and inspection ensures that they function properly when needed.


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