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Emergency Lighting

The importance of emergency lighting cannot be overstated: 

Backup lighting systems help minimise panic – which is a dangerous factor in any emergency – by illuminating escape routes and signage to help people to safely and quickly evacuate a building in the event of a fire.

 All businesses are legally required to have emergency lighting installed as per The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. These lighting systems must be able to remain illuminated for one to three hours.

Indoor & Outdoor Emergency Lighting

We provide lighting for both indoor and outdoor settings, so you can help to keep people safe no matter where they are.

Whether it’s a corridor or an external path that is otherwise poorly lit, you can trust CC Electrical Services to install your indoor or outdoor emergency lighting quickly, safely and efficiently.

Escape route lighting

This is perhaps the most well-known type of lighting, and it is used to illuminate escape routes and signage so that people can quickly and safely get out of the building.

High risk task area lighting

This type of lighting serves a very specific purpose – to help people safely switch off and leave machinery or other high-risk areas in the event of a power cut. Should the power go out, these lights will kick in around areas of high risk, allowing people to safely turn off and leave their stations.

Open area emergency lighting

Open area lighting is used in larger spaces to help people find their way to a fire exit in an emergency. It is also referred to as ‘anti-panic lighting’.

Standby lighting

Standby lighting is run by a generator or battery bank, serves the same purpose as escape route lighting, and is automatically activated when the main power is cut. However, it is not a legal requirement.

Testing: Emergency Lights 

Emergency LED lighting system shall be tested every year to ensure it is functioning correctly. The test will be a ‘full duration test’ which means it needs to be tested for as long as they’re required to work for. If your emergency lights are supposed to provide three hours of illumination, then they need to be tested for three hours. During the test we will inspect the lights for compliance and any defects to ensure a safe working system.

So, who can test your lighting? The answer is a ‘competent person’ – that is a person with the required skills, training and knowledge to carry out a safe test of the equipment.

CC Electrical Services electricians are trained and experienced in emergency lighting testing, so you can count on us to provide the testing you need. Whether it’s a small office space or a large commercial environment, we have the skills, tools and knowhow to do what’s required.

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Lighting Certification

​Upon completion of an emergency lighting test, we will issue you with a certificate of completion. BS 5266 requires these certificates, or ‘written declarations of compliance’ to be available for inspection, and so possessing an emergency lighting completion certificate will allow you to prove you are fulfilling your obligations.

For more information about our lighting services, from installation to testing to  certification, contact us today.

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