Emergency Lighting

 

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LED Lighting Solutions for Emergency, Safety and Security Lighting

Emergency, Safety and Security LED Lighting

Emergency lighting can be found in every commercial building such as warehouses, yards, shopping centres and public buildings that require strong sources of emergency light just in case of fire and power failure.

Emergency exit signs and lights are significant for effective evacuation in case of emergency either to allow a large number of people to exit safely or to ensure that operations can be wound down safely if the power fails at any time of the day.

LEDs provide major benefits for emergency lighting, luminaires and exit signs. In a building emergency, fast panic-free evacuation can make the difference between life and death. This is why UK legislation requires reliable, good quality emergency lighting.

Early exit signs were generally either made of metal or lit by a nearby incandescent light bulb or were a white glass cover with EXIT written in red that fit directly over a single-bulb light fixture.

The inherent flaws with these designs were that, in a fire, the power of the light often failed. In addition, the fixtures could be difficult to see in a fire where smoke often reduced visibility, despite being relatively bright.

Better signage was soon developed with light emitting diode technology, making signs brighter while using less electricity. LED signs combine a large number of bright light emitting diodes to illuminate the sign from within. Because an exit sign is constantly lit, fluorescent bulbs need to be changed more often than LEDs.

Emergency, Safety and Security LED Lighting
Emergency, Safety and Security LED Lighting

Early exit signs were generally either made of metal or lit by a nearby incandescent light bulb or were a white glass cover with EXIT written in red that fit directly over a single-bulb light fixture.

The inherent flaws with these designs were that, in a fire, the power of the light often failed. In addition, the fixtures could be difficult to see in a fire where smoke often reduced visibility, despite being relatively bright.

Better signage was soon developed with light emitting diode technology, making signs brighter while using less electricity. LED signs combine a large number of bright light emitting diodes to illuminate the sign from within. Because an exit sign is constantly lit, fluorescent bulbs need to be changed more often than LEDs.