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Emergency Lighting: Everything You Need To Know

A single light bulb in a dark room

Emergency lighting helps the building’s residents remain calm and find their way to safety.

There is a lot that people need to know when it comes to emergency lighting, and the importance of emergency lighting cannot be overstated. When a fire breaks out, particularly in a commercial building, a power outage could be a huge disaster and very harmful to the people inside. It is the emergency lighting that guides all the occupants in the building out to safety. And, in the more common power outage, it’s the emergency lighting that can ensure that everyone inside stays safe and calm. As a result, building owners must have a base understanding of the essential elements of having emergency lighting in their building.

What Exactly Is Emergency Lighting

Emergency lighting is simply the feature that consists of battery-packed lighting devices that will switch on automatically whenever a power outage happens. These emergency lights should always be placed strategically in a commercial building to provide the occupants inside the building with an evacuation route. For the most part, commercial buildings will be required to install emergency lighting. Therefore, emergency lighting serves as a fire safety measure to ensure all occupants of the building can evacuate safely and stay calm in the event of a fire emergency.

Improvements To Emergency Lighting

While most people are used to fluorescent lighting, the shift to incandescent lighting has made waves among commercial buildings lately. Many people have even moved on from incandescent lighting and onto LEDs. This preferred option tends to be the best way to provide the best emergency lighting for everyone in your commercial building. Property managers and building owners should consider the perks that come with LED lights and upgrade their current systems if necessary.

Bottom Line

There is nothing better than having the proper measures in place — like emergency lighting — in your commercial building. When it comes to fire safety measures, emergency lighting should be the first step for building owners who want to keep their occupants safe in the event of a fire emergency.


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