This allows them to keep providing illumination in the event of a power failure or blackout. They are found throughout commercial, office, retail, residential strata, and public buildings. In fact, the fittings quoted in fire safety audits are often low-quality and over-priced. Any licensed electrician can install a compliant LED emergency backup light fitting. Maintained lights are on all the time and simply switch to battery operation when the power fails. These lights are often used in emergency stairwells and car parks.
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Entertainment venues Shopping centres Maintained systems are generally recommended in buildings where the occupants are unfamiliar with the evacuation route.
The use of a regular light fitting is less disruptive and confusing for occupants who are unfamiliar with the building layout. What is non-maintained emergency lighting? Non-maintained emergency lighting is lighting that only activates during an emergency or mains power failure. At all other times, the lights remain switched off.
Non-maintained luminaires can be found in the following environments: Commercial buildings Offices Factories Non-maintained systems are generally found in buildings where the occupants are familiar with the evacuation plans. The illumination of the backup system will be less concerning to those who are aware of its existence. Neither system is superior — your choice in lighting should be informed by the nature of your building and its occupants. The AS The compliance requirements for your unique building will be outlined in this standard.
If you have any questions about maintenance requirements, contact our proficient testing and inspection team. Emergency Lights Maintenance Regular maintenance is essential — no matter the nature of your lighting system. By ensuring your lighting systems are subject to regular maintenance, you are investing in the safety of your building and the longevity of your emergency system.
Emergency luminaries must be tested every 6 months. This is dictated by the current Australian standard for emergency evacuation lighting for buildings, the AS During this inspection, a technician will conduct a minute discharge test a power outage simulation and identify any system faults. The technician will inspect each individual globe and make replacements where required. A monthly inspection is also required with all the same requirements as the 6-monthly test, plus a few additions.
The electrical testing professional must inspect and clean the fittings and reflective surfaces. This will help reduce the need for replacement globes and ensure optimum illumination from the current lighting system. LED replacement globes are recommended as a replacement option for increased energy efficiency and lifespan.
We can help you maintain the lighting in your building, no matter the nature of your system. Our technicians are familiar with all types of emergency lighting systems and are more than happy to service your building.
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