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Stay Safe, Stay Bright: How Emergency Lights Can Save Lives

  • by chris basford
Stay Safe, Stay Bright: How Emergency Lights Can Save Lives
When it comes to safety in buildings, emergency lighting is a key aspect that should never be overlooked. In a power outage or emergency situation, these lights provide the necessary illumination to guide people to safety and allow for efficient evacuation. Without them, occupants may find themselves in complete darkness, unable to navigate potential hazards and exit the building safely. This is particularly crucial in commercial, residential and industrial settings, where large numbers of people may be present at any given time. Here at LightHub Direct, we understand the importance of reliable, high-quality emergency lighting. That's why we offer a wide range of products to ensure that your workplace is always prepared for the unexpected.

Why Emergency Lights Matter

If a power outage, fire, or other emergency happens in your home, office, or workplace, good lighting can be a lifesaver. The correct lighting system makes it possible for people to leave the building safely without tripping, falling, or colliding with objects, which can so easily happen in unexpected darkness. It can also help people to find fire extinguishers or other equipment. And by illuminating the important areas of an office or factory, emergency lights ensure exit routes can be quickly identified in times of crisis. In addition to safety considerations, there are also statutory requirements to which many types of companies and public premises must adhere. Businesses need to comply with the BS 5266 standard and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which require all non-domestic offices and workplaces to have adequate lighting. If you do not have this in place, you could face prosecution and business owners could be held liable if anyone is injured or killed due to the lack of emergency lighting.

Our Emergency Lighting Lineup

It is impossible to predict when a power outage or emergency may occur, but with proper planning and preparation, you can be ready for any unpredictable situation. At LightHub Direct, we offer a diverse array of ultra-bright, ultra-reliable lighting products that can help in emergencies and ensure the well-being of your employees, work colleagues, customers, and residents.

Emergency Fire Exit Signs

Emergency fire exit signs are a vital element in ensuring the safety and security of employees and visitors to your workplace. They provide clear and directional guidance to the nearest exit points, assisting occupants in efficiently exiting the building, shortening the evacuation process and avoiding injuries or worse. Our emergency LED fire lighting range includes suspended, recessed, surface exit lights, and lightboxes, as well as emergency bulkheads with signs and legends. All of our products comply with BS 5266 and BS EN 1838, and these lamps can additionally be operated in both maintained and non-maintained modes, providing operational flexibility where required. These lights also have up, down, left and right arrow legends, which help occupants to find the right way out during an emergency.

Emergency Bulkhead Lights

Bulkhead lights play a vital role in improving safety and visibility in various settings. These devices are tailor-made to give lighting in critical areas during power outages or an emergency, and they ensure that people are guided to safety and avoid accidents or injuries. Our range of emergency bulkhead LED lights are particularly recommended for corridors, hallways, stairways, entrances, car parks and basements, and they are also valuable in offices and utility areas. LED emergency bulkheads also provide flexibility; they can be run in either non-maintained or maintained mode to give continuous or intermittent illumination. These lights are also water resistant with ratings ranging from IP54 to IP65 so they can also be used in damp conditions and they can be wall or ceiling-mounted.

Twin Spot Lights

Twin-spot emergency lighting is a purpose-built illumination fixture designed to supply reliable and precise lighting during a power failure. They include a spotlight head with two adjustable heads mounted on the central housing unit which are tailored for concentration on specific areas. They are commonly used in industrial or commercial areas and ensure the safety of staff and make evacuation procedures more efficient. These floodlights are widely deployed in indoor locations such as warehouses, factories, and sports arenas and in emergencies, they can be used where the normal operational lighting sources may not be sufficient.

Maintained and Non-Maintained Emergency Lights

Maintained emergency lighting fixtures are designed to operate in two distinct modes, maintained mode and non-maintained mode, depending on the situation in question. In maintained mode, the lights continuously obtain power from the main supply and hence are visible at all times. This mode sees the emergency lights used as regular light fixtures, thus operating normally during day-to-day activities. These continuously lit lights are invaluable in areas that require constant lighting, for example, corridors, stairways or locations which receive a lot of traffic. In contrast, non-maintained lights work differently as they are always off during routine operations, with an internal battery continuously charged from the mains supply. However, if the mains power shuts down for any reason, these lights turn on automatically and provide essential light when necessary. So, why not dive into our extensive emergency lighting collection today and discover the perfect lighting solutions that meet your needs. Should you require any assistance or seek expert advice on any lighting matter, our dedicated team is always ready to assist you. Explore our range and let us help illuminate your space safely and effectively.

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