We’ve all experienced power cuts at one point or another in our lives! While thankfully rare, when we do experience lights going out, it can be a bit of a shock to the system! We don’t know how much we rely on lighting until it goes out. 

Therefore, when it comes to fire safety and evacuation strategies in public buildings and offices, it makes sense to have an emergency lighting system in place. Let’s explore why this might be the case.

What Exactly is an Emergency Lighting?

As its name suggests, this is a lighting system that can help in the event of an emergency. Emergency lighting will, in the event of there being no power whatsoever to illuminate an area, kick in to make sure that you have visibility/light, so you can get to the exit.

Why Might This System Be Useful?

There are many circumstances in which this type of system can be extremely useful. For example, in the event of a fire or the need for evacuation, if your power shorts and you have no way of seeing the way to fire exits or escapes, then an emergency lighting system will give you directions to get out. It is not a new concept by any means, but it is still absent from various older buildings, which is why there is a big push for as many building owners as possible to install these services.

If the main lighting fails, you can then rest assured your emergency unit will take over. In all aspects of home and commercial safety – fire safety included – an emergency lighting system is an absolute must.

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Taking Action

It’s time to take action. You are not always going to have access to torches and matches at short notice! Even during the day, we are often dependent on interior lighting. Therefore, an emergency lighting system could be just what you need if you want to make sure you always have some form of illumination on demand. No matter the building or service you run, add an extra piece of security and safety to your premises with an emergency lighting service that keeps you vigilant.

If you would like to find out more about how we, Northants Fire, can help you, get in touch today on 01604 760 600 or head over to our contact page for more details.