Does your building contain exit lighting and emergency lights? If you have these lights in your building, do you know how long ago it was since they were last tested? Are you in need of this type of lighting for your building? Whether you need installation or testing of your lighting, be sure you are working with a quality company that has the knowledge and experience you require, and works with the items you need. Now, let’s get a better understanding of just what exit lighting and emergency lighting is.
Exit lighting is commonly seen over doors, or it could be a sign that points in the direction of the exit that is the closest. Some of the exit lights are powered all the time, and these are likely the ones with which you are most familiar. Others will only come on in the event of a power failure.
The lights that stay on all the time feature two bulb sets in them. One will operate with the normal building power. The other will use an internal battery. This second bulb is low voltage, so it will not use up the energy in the internal battery as quickly.
Emergency lighting is essential for nearly every type of building out there, and it is certainly a staple feature of commercial buildings. There are some similarities to emergency lighting, but there is a difference.
True emergency lighting will provide an area with basic lighting when the power has gone out. The emergency lighting will typically only be in certain areas of the building, such as above the stairs, so it can allow people to move on them safely. They are also often located in bathrooms. Once you have this lighting installed, you will need to have it tested regularly. This way, you can have peace of mind knowing that it will work well in the event of a true power outage and when you need it the most.
If you are in a brand-new building and you need to have exit or emergency lighting installed, do not delay. Get in touch with quality, experienced electrical specialists, such as those from Hilton Electrical. You might not need to have the lighting installed. You may merely need to have the lighting tested. Again, you will want to work with the professionals to help you with this. A professional can also make sure your company and building are up to the latest codes and requirements when it comes to your exit and emergency lighting.