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Do You Recall?

One practical reason for regular inspections of emergency lighting fixtures has to do with the nature of emergencies. They are sporadic events, and when requisite emergency fixtures are ‘deployed,’ then the chance of finding failures can be catastrophic. The old axiom, ‘out of sight, out of mind,’ comes into play. Then, it may be too late to fix the problem quickly and efficiently.

In any event, the use of emergency fixtures may well be required more often than monthly or annually. One aspect of this extended (and active) awareness of testing has to do with product recalls. For example, the Consumer Product Safety Commission notes the enormous costs associated with product failures in the American economy every year. The costs associated with failures are absolutely staggering: exceeding $700 billion each year.

On occasion, intelligent inspections actually work to the great advantage of manufacturers and the public. One instance involves voluntary recalls. In the event a manufacturer receives notice of some defect, they may contact the Consumer Product Commission, and notify them of the possible defect (often based on the manufacturer or distributor’s own investigation). This is roughly what happened when a trim assembly light distributed by Prescolite was melting part of the fixture assembly. Part of the assembly might have fallen, causing injury to passers by.

In any event, consumers are always best served by such aggressive, and voluntary, recalls. Consumers, notably, played the first part in the recall process.

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Safety First, Rest Later

With the sudden influx in people moving to different towns and industries picking up pace and building multi story complexes, the fear of power overload lingers in every ones mind. Since most computer companies need power round the clock, it is safer to go for a reliable mode of emergency lighting.

This will ensure that there is undisturbed power and that important data and transactions are carried out smoothly. The lighting fixed in the campus should be one that automatically turns on when the main power breaks down or is switched off. And the minimum working time should be at least six hours within which time the main power would have been fixed and back in action.

Also, the electrical engineers of the building should do periodical checks to make sure these lights are in working condition or else it does not serve the purpose. In an office space or shopping mall, the need for emergency lighting is very important to be able to avoid panic and chaos from breaking out. This also gives the reassurance to the people that they will not have to be stranded but can find their way around the building and reach a place of safety.

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Prominent Exit Signs Needed

Shopping malls are not the only places where people are found in large numbers, other places such as public service offices and hospitals also have this issue. So, it is very essential for prominent Exit signs to be placed in more than one location around the building and near the doors too.

Not only in the corridors and elevators, but also in wet areas where people might be trapped due to an accident or fire breaking out require these sign boards. The sign boards are enclosed in a sturdy fiber glass casing, which protects it against any kind of erosion or damage. Also since these signs have arrows it is easier for the person to follow them even during dark. With an extended of life of nearly 25years these lights are most recommended for places where lives are at stake.

Since they come with back up emergency batteries, the Exit signs are absolutely maintenance free and are suitable for wet locations as well. Water splashing on it, or spraying at it will have no effect and the light shall continue to glow in full brightness. Some of these come with direction indicators, which can be placed, based on its location.

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Light, shining bright, sparkling in the night.


Emergency lighting is as essential for any home or office building. Safet should always be a priority and with the ever increasing number the population there are more homes and office buildings per square mile than ever before. This also means the number of electronic appliances each home or office has risen, making power failures inevitable due to circuity overload. In order to counter this, the emergency lighting has been created as a safety measure and should be put in place before the building is occupied. This is to prevent any confusion during an emergency situation and allows people to make it out of the building safely. At times the owners are requested to place these lightings but at times the choice is up to the residents inhibiting the space.

Instead of waiting for power to resume or looking for flashlights, the emergency lights are efficient and save time plus they can save lives. They work on their own and need to be serviced every couple of months to keep them in good condition. All you need to do is buy one of good quality, install it and forget about unexpected power failures and disruptions.

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Lights on – forever, keeping darkness at bay

When a person decides to buy a house, there are certain aspects they pay extra attention to. But the other areas are left to the care of the contractor and we assume everything has been taken of. While checking for electrical work, it is also important to check if Emergency Lighting  was designed into the house. This also applies to office buildings, for we might never need to use it, but it is always safe to have them installed. This will prevent any undue accident and will also protect the lives of the people within the building at times of power failure.

Incase of buildings where there are multiple floors, it is very essential to have good quality Emergency Lighting system installed. This will be come in handy at times when there is power outage and also act as a back up lighting incase of other emergencies. This will give time for the owners to get the main power problem sorted out without any disruption to normal work. Emergency lighting is there to ensure that the lives of people living or working are taken care, side by side giving them the confidence that they are in a safe environment.

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Plug it in to watch the sun shine into your room


For many homes, having a back up power service has become very common these days. Emergency lighting options available are less bulky and easy to install and use. Unlike the generators that were earlier used, these are automatic and mostly battery operated. In fact they come on automatically once the main power in a building shuts down or there is a drop in voltage. 

Sometimes the lights are small, and portable which means they can be moved from room to room. This is very convenient while living in small apartments where the numbers of members are few or are in one room.

Incase of emergency and at times of electrical problems, this kind of emergency lighting comes to the rescue. While carrying out some repair work, and the main power is disrupted, these lights can be used illuminating the house and providing light for the repair. At times, they are rechargeable, which means you simply plug them into a regular socket and charge for a couple of hours or if they work on battery power, change the batteries once they run out of life.

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Simple yet bright, small yet sharp – that’s us

Amongst different kinds of lighting available in the market, the most common and highly efficient are the LED emergency lights. These work using the light emitting diodes fitting in the light and can be installed into any light fixture with ease. Said to be most effective with a long life, these lights are easily available in hardware stores. They don’t need much of maintenance, just a look over every couple of months to clean the lights. These lights also come in different shapes and so can be purchased to fit in with the overall décor of the building. Earlier, these LED lights were available only in red but now blue is another color they are found in. Producing more light than the regular incandescent bulbs, these lights are more powerful.


Some of the fittings also come with an adjustable knob and this form of emergency light does not fade away when dimmed, the color is maintained unlike other regular ones which just fade away. In fact these lights are also known to have been used not only in offices and residential premises, but also on two wheelers. Resistant to external shock and other forces, these are ideal for outdoors as well.

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Hands free shining on

Tritium is a material used to create the latest range of Exit Signs that are found all over the world. These are the most cost effective and low maintenance and so the owners can be rest assured that the effect will last for nearly twenty years before they need to worry about replacing it. This sign board is also said to provide lighting like an emergency lighting does during times of power failure. This is yet another model under the self luminescent variety and so needs no charging or power supply for uninterrupted functioning. In most large residential buildings, there will be two exit staircases each one away from the other and will lead to a place of safety away from the place of fire or emergency.

These Exit signs can be mounted anywhere in the building keeping in mind the visibility factor and the size of the building. These lights are normally lit all through the day and night, except they become visible in dark and at night when other lights are switched off. This variety of self luminous lighting will be very effective even if there is smoke all around, as this will not hamper its visibility factor.

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Happiness reassured, at a low cost

In today’s world where the number of software companies multiplies everyday, the need for constant power has become an inherent prerequisite. At the construction stage itself, most architects and builders make a provision in their plan for back up lighting. This not only acts as a precautionary measure incase of power break down but also adds to the value of the building. For an office building where there are hundreds of people working, at different hours, emergency lighting is extremely important. This allows the employees to walk in and out at anytime during the day or night without worry of losing their way.

These emergency lightings should not just be installed in office premises, but also in residential and commercial areas. There might not be a need for it, but installed one is a way of reassuring yourself that in case of any emergency you have back up power which will kick in instantly and work for long hours. These lightings are also low on maintenance and high on efficiency and so can put in place in multiple locations across the building. Having been known to safeguard homes from burglary these are life savers gathering popularity among most home owners.

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Follow the light please


 

Architects do a lot of consultation with the client before presenting the final design for the building, be it home or an office space. They also make provisions for lighting and other fittings, off late it has been noticed that adequate allowance has been made for installation of Exit signs as well. This is a good progress as it shows that people are becoming aware of the dangers that could crop up and the need to plan ahead. Evacuation is the top priority in case of any emergency or problem. And this could be a difficult arduous task when thousands of people are trapped and unable to find their way out. These signs if placed strategically with a lot o thought put into it will help in making this easy.

 

The Exit signs that are usually found in office buildings and shopping malls are seen near the exits, the way through which one makes their way out of the building. There must be multiple of these installed along the corridor or walk way to direct people. The lights in the sign boards should be lit at all times, and must be of a material that is water and fire resistant.

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