In all public buildings, businesses, shops, airports, etc. you can see the emergency lights. This type of lighting solution serves several important purposes to ensure a safe exit for all people present in these areas. Here are some reasons why emergency lighting should never be overlooked in these buildings.
1. Emergency lighting regulations
One of the reasons for considering the necessity of emergency lighting is the regulation on control of built-in active fire protection systems. All public buildings are required by law to have emergency lighting to ensure the safety of employees and the public. Whether it's a cinema, shopping center or local office building, we have emergency lighting regulations in the form of exit signs and pathways leading to exits.
2. Reduces panic
A great reason for emergency lighting is because it reduces panic in the event of an emergency. Since the system is set to turn on in the event of a power outage or in response to a fire alarm, there will naturally be some panic as people rush out of the building. Emergency lighting helps people stay calm as they make their way to a clearly marked exit, rather than struggling to find their way out in the dark.
3. Enables timely evacuations
The third reason for the need for emergency lighting is that it allows timely evacuation. In an emergency, especially a fire, time is of the essence and there is no shortage of it. If people find it difficult to find an exit, it will take them longer to leave the building safely, so emergency lighting is crucial for timely evacuation. This is particularly important in larger locations where the exit door may be in a corridor or stairwell to provide adequate lighting leading to the final exit from the building.
4. Assists emergency personnel
In an emergency, emergency personnel will likely be dispatched to the building once visitors and employees have exited. These backup emergency lights are critical for first responders to safely navigate the building and help anyone else get out of the building safely.
5. It works in a variety of situations
Emergency lights can be set to come on in a few different scenarios where this type of lighting is critical to getting people out of a building safely. While we most often think of this in relation to fires, power outages caused by storms are another reason why this type of lighting is vital for a public building. Even in the unfortunate event of an active shooter or similar threat, police can activate these lights as a means of guiding people safely.
Emergency lights for safe and quick evacuation, with various attachments (ceiling, wall...), can also be viewed on our Web site.