Emergency Lighting Systems

Emergency Lighting is designed to provide immediate light in the event of a power failure, fire, or other event that leaves normal lighting not functioning. Intelligent Security and Fire design, install, maintain and repair Emergency Lighting Systems.

Under the Regulatory Reform Order 2006, it is your responsibility as an employer to assess Fire Safety risks, implement measures to fight, detect and give warning of fire, plan exit routes and keep those routes clear of obstructions in order to ensure the safe evacuation of the building. Intelligent Security and Fire can help make your property a safer place by installing and maintaining an Emergency Lighting System that suits your needs and avoids hassle.

System Design

Intelligent Security and Fire design Emergency Lighting Systems to meet:

  • BS 5266 Part 1 2005 and 7: 1999,
  • The Building Regulations 2000,
  • The Health and Safety (Safety Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996,
  • The Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations 1997
BS5266 Pt 1: 2005 and the European Standard both require written declarations of compliance to be available on site for inspection. These consist of:

  • Installation quality,
  • Photometric performance
  • Declaration of a satisfactory test of operation
When you ask us to install your Emergency Lighting System, you are making sure you comply with current legislation and the terms set by your insurer.

Types of Emergency Lighting

Emergency Lighting is subdivided into two different kinds of lighting: Emergency Escape Lighting and Standby Lighting. Emergency Escape Lighting is designed to allow safe escape from the premises in the case of an emergency, whilst Standby Lighting is designed to fulfil the role of normal lighting until any power failure is resolved.

Emergency Escape Lighting

Emergency Escape Lighting includes Anti-Panic Lighting and Open Area Lighting in addition to the standard Escape Route Lighting. Self contained emergency lighting fittings can be set to "Maintained" mode, or permanently on, or "Non-Maintained" mode, which activates the light when normal power fails. An Emergency Escape Route Lighting System should cover:

  • All exit doors and escape routes,
  • Intersections of corridors,
  • Outside each final exit and on external escape routes,
  • Emergency escape signs,
  • Any stairways,
  • Changes in floor level,
  • Windowless rooms and toilet accommodation exceeding 8m²,
  • Fire-fighting equipment,
  • Fire alarm call points,
  • Equipment that would need to be shut down in an emergency,
  • Lifts,
  • Any areas larger than 60m².

Anti-Panic Lighting

This is designed to allow any staff or visitors to stay calm in case of an emergency and safely access an escape route whilst avoiding any obstacles. It provides clear direction so that anybody in the building instinctively knows what to do should the worst happen.

Standby Lighting

This is designed to maintain lighting should the normal lighting power supply fail so that activity can carry on as normal.


Once your system is installed Intelligent Security and Fire offer a 12-month Maintenance Contract that gives you access to our 24/7 call out facility. Should you need any advice or attention to the systems, we are just a phone call away. We aim to respond to every call within 4 hours, and will ensure that your systems are running smoothly.

If you are concerned about your overall site fire safety Intelligent Security and Fire can offer a Fire Risk Assessment and tailor a solution to meet your needs. Call us now on: 01895 200 200 or send us an email using the form below.
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Intelligent Security and Fire are accredited by the Security Systems & Alarm Inspection Board, and is recognised as a competent & professional company which meets requirements of European Standards for Electronic Security Systems.