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Do you need help installing?
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We provide a range of on-site services whether your project is for a single UPS and Generator or remote monitoring across multiple sites.

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Emergency Lighting Systems

Emergency lighting systems are a critical part of any company and it is critical that your emergency lights operate reliably when needed to provide a consistent and reliable stream of electricity. Along with this consistent and reliable source of electricity, your emergency lighting system also needs to provide power to the emergency lighting fixtures for a long duration of more than 1 hour in cases. With the guide for requirements, the British and European standard BS EN 1838 specifies what lumination is required as well as where they need to be installed and what backup time you need in the event of a failure of power to the normal supply.

At Critical Power Supplies, we can give you the best option for your specific needs with a wide range of options available over the phone and ranges available to view on the site you can find the solution you need. The ideal product for emergency lighting systems are static inverters due to being made with the standards of the emergency light systems and uses different components from typical UPS with such components this makes static inverters very reliable and gives you a peace of mind if you happen to need to use the emergency lighting. With more and more innovations within the battery and the adoption of LED luminaries, these innovations have opened up the road that didn't exist before distributed central power supplies. Most of these systems offer rated battery lives from 4 to 10 + years which reduces the cost and helps you get the system you need down to a tee.

With changes to the standards for emergency lighting inverters that came into effect in 2016, there are a few different standards for specific levels of emergency lighting systems for different areas to comply with from the British and European standards.

Basic guidance with emergency lighting

  • BS 5266-1:2016 Emergency lighting - Part 1: Code of practice for the emergency lighting of premises
    • What this standard does is give general recommendations and guidance on the provision and operations of emergency lighting in most premises other than dwellings.

System standards

  • BS EN 1838:2013 Lighting applications - Emergency lighting
    • Specifies the illumination to be provided by emergency lighting (including illuminance, duration and colour)
  • BS EN 50172:2004 (BS 5265:2004) Emergency escape-lighting systems
    • Specifies the minimum provision and testing of emergency lighting for different premises

Product standards

  • BS EN 60598-2-22:2014 Luminaires for emergency lighting
    • Specifies self-contained and centrally powered luminaires for use in emergency lighting systems
  • BS EN 62034:2012 Automatic test system for battery-powered emergency escape lighting
    • Specifies a test system for battery-powered emergency lighting
  • BS EN 50171:2001 Central power-supply systems
    • Specifies central power-supply systems for luminaires for emergency lighting

Any emergency lighting system or static inverters are best to have a maintenance visit regularly so that you can be sure that the system is always running smooth and is going to work without a hitch if you happen to need the system.

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