Emergency Lighting

Emergency Lighting

For Industrial, Commercial and Residential Premises

1st Edition - November 19, 1992

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  • Author: X. Lyons
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483101934

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Emergency Lighting: For Industrial, Commercial and Residential Premises concerns itself with the provision of emergency lighting to facilitate exit routes for people in industrial, commercial, and residential areas. The book covers important topics such as the objectives of emergency lighting systems; the identification of safe routes under low lighting in different areas; and related devices such as luminaires, emergency signs, and way-guidance. Also discussed are the applications of emergency lighting; factors to consider in the design of emergency lighting; electrical installations; and testing and servicing. The book has appendices that serve as guides to UK emergency lighting equipment, names to be contacted, and a short guide in case of fire. The text is recommended for building planners, engineers, and architects. The book is also applicable to those who would like to know about emergency lighting but do not have any specialist knowledge on the subject, as the book avoids the use of jargon.

Table of Contents

  • Contents


    1 Introduction

    1.1 Objectives of Emergency Lighting Systems

    1.2 Fire Precautions and Escape Routes

    1.3 Crime-Prevention Implications of Emergency Lighting

    1.4 Stand-By Lighting

    2 Legal Requirements

    2.1 Occupier's Common Law Duties

    2.2 Duties of Occupiers Under UK and EC Legislation

    2.3 Contractual Responsibilities

    2.4 Tenancies; Shared and Adjacent Premises

    2.5 Nuisance

    2.6 EC Requirements For Integral Machine Lighting

    3 Safe Movement at Low Lighting Levels

    3.1 Visual Performance

    3.2 Identification of Escape Routes

    3.3 Escape Guidance in Smokefilled Areas - The Need For Research

    3.4 Escape Guidance in Densely Occupied Areas

    3.5 Escape Guidance in Outdoor Areas

    3.6 Locations and Groups of Users Requiring Special Features of Emergency Lighting

    3.7 The Designated Place of Safety

    4 Emergency Lighting Luminaires

    4.1 Description

    4.2 Modes of Operation

    4.3 Low-Mounted Floor-Flood Luminaires

    4.4 Some Non-Preferred Equipment

    5 Luminous Emergency Signs and Way-Guidance Devices

    5.1 Functions of Luminous Emergency Signs

    5.2 Escape Route Signs

    5.3 Non-Electrical Escape Route Signs

    5.4 Luminous Way-Guidance Systems

    6 Power Supplies For Emergency Lighting

    6.1 Disposition of Batteries

    6.2 Selection of Battery Type

    6.3 Battery Duration

    6.4 Stand-By Power Supplies

    7 Applications of Emergency Lighting

    7.1 Installations In New and Existing Buildings

    7.2 Exterior Locations, Stadia, Parking Areas

    7.3 Areas of Special Risk

    7.4 Emergency Lighting In Hazardous Zones

    7.5 Temporary, Mobile and Portable Emergency Lighting

    8 Design Considerations

    8.1 Consultation

    8.2 Specifications For Equipment

    8.3 Integrating With Other Interior Lighting

    8.4 Emergency Systems and Emergency Management

    8.5 Access to Luminaires

    9 Electrical Installations For Emergency Lighting

    9.1 Reliability and Safety

    9.2 Defective Installations

    9.3 Connecting to An External Power Source

    10 Illuminances For Emergency Lighting

    10.1 Specifications and Recommendations

    10.2 Illuminance Measurements

    11 Testing and Servicing

    11.1 Routine Functional Testing

    11.2 Tests of Battery Capacity

    11.3 Testing in Continuously Occupied Areas

    11.4 Maintenance and Repair

    11.5 Certification

    Appendix A Buyers' Guide to UK Emergency Lighting Equipment Suppliers

    Appendix B Useful Names and Addresses

    Appendix Fires in Dwellings


    Further Reading


Product details

  • No. of pages: 188
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1992
  • Published: November 19, 1992
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483101934

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