Here at Stour View Electrical Ltd we are able to provide full Emergency Lighting Testing to ensure it is working as required, as well as the installation of new Emergency Lighting and upgrades (such as swapping out old lights to LED Emergency Lights) to existing Emergency Lighting.

Emergency lighting is lighting for an emergency situation when the main power supply is cut and any normal illumination fails.  The loss of mains electricity could be the result of a fire or a power cut and the normal lighting supplies fail. This may lead to sudden darkness and a possible danger to the occupants, either through physical danger or panic.

Emergency lighting is normally required to operate automatically and give illumination of a sufficient level to enable all occupants to evacuate the premises safely.

Emergency Lighting is lighting that automatically comes on when the power supply to the normal lighting provision fails and is a general term which is sub-divided into emergency escape lighting and standby lighting.

Emergency escape lighting – that part of an emergency lighting system that provides illumination for the safety of people leaving a location or attempting to terminate a potentially dangerous process beforehand. It is part of the fire safety provision of a building and a requirement of The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Standby lighting– that part of an emergency lighting system provided to enable normal activities to continue substantially unchanged. This guide does not include standby lighting as it is not a legal requirement and is a facility that may or may not be needed, depending on the use and occupancy of the premises, etc.