Emergency Lighting

Emergency Lighting Services

Emergency lighting is lighting for an emergency situation when the main power supply is cut, and normal illumination fails.

The loss of mains electricity could be the result of a fire or a power-cut and the normal lighting supplies fail. This triggers sudden darkness and a danger to the occupants, either through physical danger or panic.

Emergency Lighting Main Features

In Normal Use

Emergency Lighting

In Emergency Use

Emergency Lighting In Use

Connected To Electrics

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Emergency Lighting Regulation

Emergency lighting is normally required to operate fully automatically and give illumination of a sufficiently high level to enable all occupants to evacuate the premises safely.

Most new buildings now have emergency lighting installed during construction, however older buildings often have inadequate and dated lighting that is non longer suitable in the time of an emergency and loss of light.

The design and type of equipment is specified by the architect in accordance with current Building Regulations and any local authority requirements.

The British Standard provides the emergency lighting designer with clear guidelines to work to. BS 5266-1 covers residential hotels, clubs, hospitals, nursing homes, schools and colleges, licensed premises, offices, museums, shops, multi-storey dwellings, etc.

Although this standard recommends the type and duration of emergency lighting systems relating to each category of premises, it should be remembered that the standards are the minimum safe standards for these types of building and that a higher standard may be required for a particular installation.

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Annual Training Day For Continuous Development at McDevitt Electrical & Controls

Annual Training Day

Every year, a training day is held at McDevitt Electrical & Controls HQ to keep our staff up to date with relevant safety requirements and awareness.

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