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Importance of Emergency Lights

Beyond the obvious back up advantage why do you need emergency lights? This is a question that may be in the minds of people who want to understand whether the emergency light is an option or a compulsion. After all, candles are far cheaper and we have been using them for donkey’s years.

A possible logical answer to that question would differ depending on the person asking that question. For one thing, people have gotten wiser and times have changed hugely. They no longer want to remain donkeys for more future years.  If you are individual living in a small independent house with family and within limited means, candles could be a cheaper option and Emergency lighting –a luxury. But even that is debatable because when a fire rages and the house is dark, you might not get time to light that candle anyway. Alternately, if you are living in a clustered society, a building or a high rise, emergency lights may be the only lifesaving commodity in a crisis situation. Fire accidents have become very frequent of late and crowded cities and localities have become death traps.

Furthermore, if you are an architect, a builder or a developer the Building code mandates certain compulsory exigency criteria and you could be legally charged if you do not go by that code. So for you, emergency lights are most definitely mandatory.

The future of the Global Emergency Lighting market looks good with opportunities in the Residential, Commercial as well as Industry. The reasons for this are twofold. On the one hand many lives have been lost in fire accidents due to non-visibility in dark of smoky conditions. Lessons have been learnt the hard way and people are becoming more mindful of exigency safeguards. On the other hand those who still want to be penny wise and pound foolish, have to deal with tougher laws and negligence penalties which could be severe.

Importance of Emergency Lighting

It provides illumination allowing people to see clearly, avoid obstacles and move confidently to the nearest exit in a crisis. Emergency ballasts allow an existing light fixture to operate in emergency battery mode during a power outage.

Increasing adoption of safety regulations by governments is expected to create conducive environment for growth of the global emergency lighting market, as new buildings are required to be equipped with emergency lights as per the new standards. These factors are expected to further accelerate growth of emergency lighting batteries market.

UTILITY VALUE OF EMERGENCY LIGHTS

An emergency exit light is a clear, safe way to get out of a structure or building. It provides fast exit in case of emergency such as a fire. First responders may also use it as a way into the building so it is very important to make sure they are ready to use at all times.

All emergency lights are not created equal. Standard thermoplastic fixtures are appropriate for everyday office use, while explosion proof emergency lights are built to operate in environments containing flammable gas, vapour, or dust. There is an emergency light for almost every type of facility, but Special Use Emergency Lights are designed for the most unique applications.

All emergency lights are not created equal. Standard thermoplastic fixtures are appropriate for everyday office use, while explosion proof emergency lights are built to operate in environments containing flammable gas, vapour, or dust. There is an emergency light for almost every type of facility, but Special Use Emergency Lights are designed for the most unique applications.

EXTENDED RUN-TIME EMERGENCY LIGHT: Standard emergency lights of whatever type are designed to provide illumination for a minimum of 90 minutes, in the case of power loss. This specification has been determined by officials to provide enough time for building evacuation in all normal circumstances. However, what if the circumstances are not normal; would 90 minutes be enough in all cases? 

Not all power loss situations are such that there are additional hazards associated with the loss of power. While some can be associated with severe weather or a major accident, this isn’t necessarily true in all cases. However, abandoning operating equipment, because of a power loss, can in some cases create a more serious hazard. In those cases, 90 minutes may not be enough time to shut everything down before evacuating the facility. Extended run-time emergency lights also provide an added level of safety for your personnel, in these situations where standard 90 minute emergency lights may not provide adequate safety.

A place where longer run time may be needed for emergency lights is in cases where power losses are frequent. It generally takes 24 hours for the batteries in an emergency light to fully charge. Once charged, they are designed to provide enough power to illuminate the unit for 90 minutes.