Understanding Emergency Lighting
Why do I need emergency lighting and exit signs?
Installing emergency lighting systems and exit signs is a very important step in ensuring the safety of people occupying a home or building. Backed by battery power, emergency lights and emergency exit signs automatically turn on during an unexpected power interruption or outage.
Nowadays, emergency lights are required most especially for residential and commercial buildings with high occupancy or visitor rates. Dormitories, malls, condominiums, and hotels are often provided with good emergency lighting systems and exit signs because of the sheer number of people who use or visit them.
What are the different types of emergency lights?
An important aspect of an emergency lighting system is standby lighting, which provides enough illumination for normal but important activities to continue after a power failure. Many critical facilities like hospitals, fire stations, police stations and others use standby lighting when normal power services become unavailable.
Emergency Escape Lighting
Emergency escape lighting is provided to guarantee that all means of escape are safe and accessible to as many people as possible at all times. Emergency escape lighting can be categorized into the following:
Combination Emergency Exit Signs & Lighting – Ideal for applications requiring both exit and emergency lighting in one unit. Signs are connected to battery packs to provide illumination during power failure. Easily mount in restricted spaces.
Emergency Lights – As the name suggests, emergency lighting helps people in the event of an emergency by providing illumination. Emergency lighting helps occupants quickly evacuate the structure by guiding them towards an area where a marked escape route can be identified. This is important in places where large crowds usually converge, such as sports stadiums, opera houses and the like.
Emergency Exit Signs – Emergency exit signs are the final markers of available exits that will lead building occupants to safety in the event of an emergency. Exit signs are lit and clearly marked with words or images depicting an exit. They are connected to powerful battery packs which provide them power and allow them to be illuminated during a power failure. Building codes and fire protection agencies, especially in the United States, are stringent about the placement of exit signs. Builders and building owners are instructed to have at least one exit sign visible in every location within the building.
At Global Industrial, you’ll get to choose from a great variety of industrial lighting fixtures for emergency escape and standby lighting. Not only will these help in preventing the destruction of your property, they were also designed to protect the lives of your people.