Emergency Lighting Systems

Emergency and Exit Lighting Systems are installed in buildings to ensure that the occupants can safely egress buildings in the event of a power cut or a fire condition.

These systems are crucially important to install in buildings to keep all those inside safe in any type of emergency, and allows them to safely and securely exit the structure. The requirements for emergency lighting are detailed in IS:3217

Emergency lighting standards are dictated by IS 3217 standards and every public building must conform to these standards and produce certification on an annual basis for proof of testing and conformance.

The emergency lighting design must take into account the following:

  • Escape route signs
  • Stairs so that each flight receives direct light
  • Changes in level
  • Changes of escape route direction
  • Corridor intersections
  • First aid posts
  • Fire alarm call points or pieces of fire fighting equipment
  • External areas in the immediate vicinity of final exits
  • Moving stairways and walkways
  • Toilet facilities exceeding 8m² or any multiple closet facility without borrowed light
  • Toilet facilities for disabled use
  • Motor generator, control and plant rooms
  • All other areas as deemed by the Risk Assessment

Contact info@tale.ie for further information on design, installation and conformance.