At XL Electrical Contractors we can play an important role in helping you keep up to date with your emergency lighting.



Emergency lighting is lighting for an emergency situation when the main power supply is cut and any normal illumination fails.  The loss of mains electricity could be the result of a fire or a power cut and the normal lighting supplies fail. This may lead to sudden darkness and a possible danger to the occupants, either through physical danger or panic.

Emergency lighting is normally required to operate fully automatically and give illumination of a sufficiently high level to enable all occupants to evacuate the premises safely. Most new buildings now have emergency lighting installed during construction; the design and type of equipment being specified by the architect in accordance with current Building Regulations and any local authority requirements.

The British Standard provides the emergency lighting designer with clear guidelines to work to. BS 5266-1 embraces residential hotels, clubs, hospitals, nursing homes, schools and colleges, licensed premises, offices, museums, shops, multi-storey dwellings, etc. Although this standard recommends the types and durations of emergency lighting systems relating to each category of premises, it should be remembered that the standards are the minimum safe standards for these types of building and that a higher standard may be required for a particular installation.

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What we provide:



At XL Electrical Contractors we can provide a detailed layout drawing of your premises with showing all numbered emergency lighting locations and all emergency test points.



Create and issue you with a detailed logbook listing all types of emergency fittings in your premises relating to the detailed drawing, and all test point locations, with easy to follow monthly test results beside each light fitting.



We can carry out monthly functional tests while also carrying out a percentage of 3 hour duration tests each month so that all your emergency lights have been 100% duration tested at the end of each year. We will also repair or replace any fails so that your emergency lighting is always up to date for the safety of you and employees. You will also have up to date paperwork for any audits you may have.