The Importance of Emergency Lighting on Your Property and Where to Install It

14 July 2022

Commercial and industrial properties cater to a wide array of operations and processes to ensure the success of their businesses. And with the presence of multiple equipment pieces, tools, and others, owners of these buildings should ensure that everyone inside the premises will be safe.

Safety, after all, should always be prioritised when designing and planning a commercial or industrial property. By disregarding safety, many people inside the building will be at risk of getting injured or hospitalised in case of emergencies. Some may even die, causing an irreversible negative impact on the overall reputation of the building.

One way to ensure the safety of a building is through the addition of emergency lighting.

A Quick Overview of Emergency Lighting

Emergency lighting is a system of lights that can guide people to the nearest safe location in case of a fire or security-related emergency. Even without electrical power, emergency lighting should still be able to work to ensure the protection of everyone. A commercial or industrial building should always possess one as it is being required by the governing bodies and authorities.

In most cases, emergency lighting should work at least for 90 minutes whenever necessary. So, once the power is out, the lights for this system must operate for more than an hour. The recommended time of its operation is sufficient for the people inside to leave the building properly and safely.

This type of lighting works alongside illuminated exit signs, panic doors, and other safety devices that can help in evacuating occupants properly. And to ensure that these things can all work properly, they must be inspected, tested, and maintained regularly.

Emergency Lighting Primary Locations

There are places in a building that must be installed with emergency lights.

Some of these places include emergency exit stairs, aisles, corridors, ramps, and escalators leading to an exit, doors that are equipped with delayed-egress locks, doors with new sensor-release electrical lock systems, and exit points that lead to a public open area. 

There are places, alternatively, that do not require emergency lighting. These places include structures that are not regularly occupied by people, buildings that are only used during the daylight hours, properties that have natural light throughout the interiors, and towers intended for less than three people.

By illuminating the mentioned places, occupants inside the building can safely navigate and reach the nearest exit in case a fire occurs. Emergency lighting can also help secure occupants during a security-related emergency. Failure to add emergency lighting to crucial parts of a building will only lead to casualties and fire protection code violations.

Proper Installation of Emergency Lights

To ensure that emergency lights in your building will be installed properly, you must call us at Light-On Electrical. We have a well-rounded team of knowledgeable individuals that have extensive electrical experience and technical expertise in their line of work. We deliver quality work on time and within your budget, matched with excellent customer service. We can accomplish all types of electrical, air conditioning, and refrigeration needs for strata, commercial, industrial, and residential properties.

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