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Emergency Lighting

Definition:

Emergency Lighting – Lighting provided for use when the supply to the normal lighting fails.

British & International Standards include (but are not limited to) the following:

BS 5266-1:2016 - Emergency lighting. Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises. This Standard gives recommendations and guidance on that factors that need to be taken into the account in the design, installation, and wiring of electrical emergency lighting systems, in order to provide the lighting performance needed for safety of people in the building in the event of failure of the supply to the normal lightning.

BS EN 1838:2013 - Lighting applications. Emergency lighting - This is a European Standard that specifies the luminous requirements for emergency escape lighting and standby lighting systems installed in premises or locations where such systems are required. It is principally applicable to locations where the public or workers have access.

Emergency Escape Lightning – That part of the emergency lighting that provides illumination for the safety of people leaving a location or attempting to terminate a potential dangerous process before doing so.

BS 5266-6:1999 - Emergency lighting. Code of practice for non-electrical low mounted way guidance systems for emergency use. Photoluminescent systems.

ISO 7010:2011 - Prescribes safety signs for the purposes of accident prevention, fire protection, health hazard information and emergency evacuation. The shape and colour of each safety sign are according to ISO 3864-1 and the design of the graphical symbols is according to ISO 3864-3.”

BS 5499-4:2013 - Safety signs. Code of practice for escape route signing. This standard gives recommendations for the selection and use of escape route signs conforming to BS EN ISO 7010 to be provided within buildings. This part of BS 5499 gives further recommendations on the use of appropriate escape route signs conforming to BS EN ISO 7010:2012, E001 and E002, the use of supplementary text to assist in the interpretation of signs and the use of arrows to provide additional directional information.

BS 5266-5:1999 - Emergency lighting. Specification for component parts of optical fibre systems.

BS 5266-4:1999 - Emergency lighting. Code of practice for design, installation, maintenance and use of optical fibre systems.

BS 5266-2:1998 - Emergency lighting. Code of practice for electrical low mounted way guidance systems for emergency use.

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