The purpose of emergency lighting is:
To ensure that safety lighting is provided promptly, automatically and for a suitable time, in a specified area when the normal mains power supply to the standard lighting installation fails.
This part of BS 5266 promotes a wider understanding of the different types of emergency lighting systems that can be used and gives guidance on how different systems can be correctly applied to different categories of premises with varied requirements.
It gives recommendations on the factors that need to be considered in the design, installation and wiring of electrical emergency escape lighting systems, to provide the lighting performance needed for safe movement of people if the normal lighting supply fails.
At the LED Industrial Lighting Company we offer a design and certification service to ensure your business is able to comply with BS5266-1:2016 and which meets all UK legal requirements.
All emergency lighting systems and luminaires are based on a standalone battery back-up, either within the fitting itself or as part of a wider UPS/generator installation.
BS 5266-1 is the first in a series of Codes of Practice on emergency lighting. It gives detailed guidance on the application and practice of emergency escape lighting, with a view to ensuring safety in the event that normal lighting is interrupted. The recommendations have been drawn up to encourage uniformity of application.