Have you ever been in a public building whether it is a shopping mall, cinema or stadium and thought what if there was a power cut? Or even worse, a fire? How would I ever find my way out?
Luckily it rarely happens, but if it does, you will be glad of IS3217:2013. No, this is not a sidekick of Han Solo but the Emergency Lighting Standard issued by the NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland). This standard will ensure that an emergency lighting system will kick in when the standard supply fails.
The overall objective of emergency escape lighting is to enable safe exit from a location in the event of failure of the normal supply.
Emergency lighting is part of the safety provision of a building and the person in control of a non-residential premises is responsible for the safety of everyone in the building whether working, visiting or living there.
However for many architects and consultants there is a conflict between abiding by the safety standards yet also implementing an emergency lighting system that does not detract from the aesthetic appeal of the building. Take Exit signs for example – anyone remember the enormous clunky signs at the exit of the school hall in 1985???
Well thankfully, times have moved on and Lightsolutions are now introducing a number of new LED products in 2016 for various applications. The LED Mexlite exit sign range is perfectly suited for modern environments and comes in two sizes (25 metre and 30 metre viewing distances) which can be wall or ceiling mounted.
In addition to these, there are also now competitive LED Twinspot solutions for industrial and architectural applications. These replace the cumbersome halogen versions and are ideal for installation and maintenance due to the high output low power LED technology now available . The TwinLED is ideal for warehouses and plantrooms and the MiniLED for pub and shop retrofits to cover large areas which minimises costs.
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