Emergency Lighting

Whether it’s for commercial premises, private homes or a House in Multiple Occupancy (HiMO), emergency lighting plays a critical safety role by providing sufficient light in the event of conventional illumination failure.

Emergency lighting is most commonly seen in escape routes, where it is required to provide a minimum level of lighting to aid safe exit when the normal lighting fails.

It should also be installed to provide general area lighting in open plan offices and warehouses, again to aid safe exit. Other important locations for emergency lighting are lift motor rooms, commercial kitchens, or where a process involves a specific risk to operators (such as lathe workers), as well as in areas where there is no natural or ambient light (e.g. enclosed stairwells) and over safety equipment (fire alarm panels, first aid points).

Covered by BS5266, all emergency lighting schemes must also meet IEE wiring regulations to BS7671 and our technicians are qualified to undertake this work, with all new work supported by the ECA that gives a six-year guarantee of workmanship.

Emergency lighting systems are classified as ‘maintained’ where one fitting provides both normal and emergency lighting and ‘non-maintained’ which provide emergency light alone.

Increasingly, LED emergency lighting is becoming popular due to its low energy consumption and low cost of ownership – a move that has also been driven by the move to low voltage and addressable lighting systems. As with fire alarms, we can design, install and maintain lighting systems of all types and in all buildings.


Non-maintained emergency lighting is designed to operate only when the normal lighting supply fails, providing suitable illumination in the event of a fire.

Non-Maintained Emergency Lighting SystemsThese units serve a single purpose and as such are a basic lighting solution. Our range includes a number of design options from basic units to more decorative and even recessed ones.

Non-maintained lighting is required to supplement existing lighting installations where an emergency lighting requirement is identified.

LED fittings

Low energy LED emergency light fittings are now available across the range, offering lower lifetime costs with reduced battery capacities and no lamp replacements.

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Maintained emergency light fittings serve a dual purpose, providing both normal and emergency lighting.

Maintained Emergency Lighting SystemsWith normal and emergency lighting in the same fitting, the overall number of fittings installed is reduced and aesthetic appearance can be improved.

The units range from simple polycarbonate enclosures to custom made architectural light fittings, with matching mains-only units being available for a wide range of looks.

They are required to illuminate exit signs when buildings are in use and are commonly used in office lighting, reception areas, external exit routes, garages and other places with general area lighting requirements.

LED fittings

Low energy LED emergency light fittings are now available across the range, offering lower lifetime costs with reduced battery capacities and no lamp replacements. 

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Extra-Low Voltage Addressable

The rapid development of LED technology has made it possible to create emergency lighting systems that utilise low-voltage LED technology.

Low Voltage Addressable Emergency Lighting SystemsA completely new emergency lighting system, it combines the best of centralised and decentralised emergency lighting systems with its state-of the art fire detection technology, simplified cable-planning, loop technology and connections.

The system is based on an addressable emergency lighting control panel with battery back-up, offering new solutions their emergency lighting needs.

This new, simplified system offers a number of key benefits:

  • Simplified system planning
  • Battery back-up contained in each luminaire/ sign
  • Inexpensive cabling costs - a dedicated lighting loop does not have to be fire-rated
  • Easy service and maintenance
  • Automatic testing
  • Cost-effective to run

Contact our team of experts to discuss how low-voltage emergency lighting can benefit your business.

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