EMERGENCY LIGHTING SYSTEMS
Its function is to provide a source of lighting when the power goes out. Every model therefore needs some sort of battery or generator system that can provide power to the lights during a blackout.
Maintained emergency lighting are built to be illuminated continuously all the time, as well as through a power cut. While they run normally taking power from the mains supply, when the emergency mode is triggered, they take power from the back up battery.
Non-maintained emergency lighting only come on when the electrical power supply fails, they are produced solely for emergency use. It is designed to make sure all emergency exit routes are lit, but will not be active as your normal day-to-day lighting system.
LED lighting is a highly energy efficient option for emergency or general lighting. However when it is running off of back-up power, it is important that the batteries last. LED lights can be used to reduce power consumption as well as to reduce the trickle charge for the topping-up of the back-up battery.
Ensuring the lighting tubes inside of your emergency system are working is one thing but it is nothing without a working back-up battery. The back-up batteries will be capable of providing anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours of emergency lighting depending on the design & occupancy requirements.
PHOTO LUMINESCENT SYSTEMS
In recent years, an alternate source of emergency lighting using photo luminescent materials has come to light.
PLM Exit signs / Egress Pathway Strips / Safety Track / Tape / Stonage
During an emergency, Photo-luminescent Material products are the Safest, most effective egress signage as they are not dependent on generators, batteries or light bulbs – all of which can fail.