Emergency Lighting. 

360 Fire Limited are able to offer a comprehensive design, installation and maintenance for all emergency lighting installations in order to assist you and your business to meet the legal requirements of BS5266.

Emergency Lighting is the system that operates automatically in the event that the mains lighting fails. These lights can be either combined or standalone. The level of lighting needs to be adequately bright on the escape routes (1 lux in most cases), illuminated for the designed period of time (normally 3 hours), and the light fittings need to be positioned so that the staff and visitors of a building can be led out safely in an emergency situation.

There is a large choice of emergency lights on the marketplace, a lot of which are not supplied with any photometric data. All emergency light fittings should be tested to prove the level of light they emit; from this test the manufacturer will issue a photometric data spacing table. Only using this guide can the installing contractor guarantee that the installation will meet the lux level it was designed to be.

360 Fire Limited design and install emergency lighting systems using emergency lights supplied with photometric data from reputable manufacturers. We recommend that all prospective purchasers of Emergency Lights ensure that the fittings they purchase are supplied with photometric data and that the installing contractor issues a certificate at the end of the installation.

It is recommended that the emergency lighting should be tested as follows,

  • Monthly- functional test, If any fitting fails it should be repaired or replaced.

  • Every 6 Months a 1 hr test, If any fitting fails it should be repaired or replaced.

  • Every 12 Months - a full duration test (typically 3 hours). If any fitting fails to last the full duration it should be repaired or replaced.

360 Fire Limited can also provide our clients with emergency lighting log books, staff training and drawings detailing the location of the emergency lighting in order to ensure compliance with BS5266.

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