What is emergency lighting?
Emergency lighting is an integral part of any building's fire safety strategy. It provides a source of light in an emergency situation, when regular lighting fails due to power failure or fire hazards, for example. Not only does it lessen the risk of people being hurt in the darkness but it can provide a sense of security in uncertain situations and ensure safe evacuation. Emergency lighting must be automatically activated, meet minimum light levels and fully comply with relevant regulations such as those under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. For this reason, many public and commercial buildings, as well as some larger residential buildings are legally required to install emergency lighting systems.