All public buildings in WA are required by law to have emergency lighting which will operate with an alternate power source if a power outage occurs. Emergency lighting is also required to be tested every six months by a qualified electrician to ensure they meet the AS/NZS 2293 standard.
This includes a 90-minute battery discharge or power down test, to certify that they can stay on for 90 minutes from the start of a power outage to allow a full evacuation.
As certified electricians, Crown Electrical Services are able to test and install your emergency lighting for you. We use a comprehensive check list when installing, maintaining and testing all emergency lighting systems and will also quickly and cost effectively complete repairs when required.
Emergency lighting is a type of lighting which has a battery backup option to ensure it stays on if there is a power failure. Wired into a building’s AC power system, emergency lighting uses the AC power to keep its batteries fully charged.
Emergency lighting can be broken down into two parts; exit lights and standby lights. Exit lights will show where the exits are by illuminating during a power outage, allowing occupants to leave the building safely. Standby lights are lights which form a part of the lighting system, turning on during a power failure to allow activities to continue as normal.
Emergency lighting can literally save a life during an emergency. They help to guide occupants to the nearest emergency exit to allow them to leave the building safely. During a power outage, natural disaster or any other type of emergency, they will show where stairs or steps are and help you locate the exit.
Emergency lighting also assists fire and search and rescue teams should they need to enter your building during an emergency.
It provides your employees and visitors with the peace of mind knowing that they can leave the premises safely if they need to, as well as knowing that your building meets the required safety standard for public buildings.
There are three types of emergency lighting:
Contact us today to arrange one of our friendly team to test your emergency lighting and organise a schedule of testing and maintenance for you too. If you are needing new emergency lighting installed or want to simply replace your existing models, we can help advice you on the best ones for your situation and fit them for you.