Emergency Lights

Often forming part of modern lighting installations, emergency escape lights are placed strategically throughout a building to illuminate safe evacuation in the event of a power failure.   Our design team at LG Building Contractors can advise you on the correct type and location of emergency luminaires to form part of your overall fire strategy.

  • Emergency Lighting Systems designed to BS 5266
  • All emergency light units conform to ICEL Standards
  • Fire Exit Route Lights available
  • Bespoke emergency lights to fit with your decor
  • Repairs and general maintenance on all types of emergency lights


Meeting any modern interior, Surefire’s emergency exit light is one of the most stylish luminaires available. Suitable for maintained and non maintained modes, this 3 hour emergency luminaire is available in white, brass or chrome. All emergency exit lights are manufactured with the BSI kitemark and hold ICEL approvals.

A popular choice for many installations, the shallow, unobtrusive profile fits neatly into any environment.  Competitively priced, the units are BSI kitemarked and hold ICEL approvals.

FIREscape is a unique, highly cost effective and environmentally friendly addressable emergency lighting system based on LED technology and is the UK’s first to be fully intelligent.

The system is based around an addressable, emergency lighting control panel with battery back-up and features addressable, self contained luminaires and signage connected via traditional extra low-voltage cabling.  Low maintenance with a considerable reduction in lamp changes compared to traditional lighting, makes this system a cost effective solution for the life cycle of any building.

A flexible modular system, FIREscape features:-

  • LED Based
  • Addressable technology system
  • Savings on energy, labour and CO2 emissions
  • Plug in technology
  • ICEL approved
  • Graphics software available for instant system overview
  • Up to 8 Keypads per panel
  • Up to 15 panel network
  • 127 points per line

Maintaining your emergency lighting units is important to ensure that lighting tubes are actually working and that the back-up battery is capable to last the full duration required by the standards. The “responsible person” of a business or organisation ensures that the periodic checks are carried out and documented in a fire safety logbook. Below we have provided an overview of the testing procedure and testing frequencies.

Standards BS 5266-8:2004 and BS EN 50172:2004 describe the testing of emergency lighting units.


Switch off the mains power supply to the lighting unit. Often, a separate switch with a ‘fish key’ is installed allowing the testing of emergency lights without having to switch off all power. Walk past all emergency lights to ensure they are working. Note any defects and get repaired immediately. Record your results in your fire safety logbook.


Switch off the mains power supply to the lighting unit. Leave the units illuminated for the rated period (usually three hours). The lights should be on for the whole period. If lights fail within this time, replace the back-up battery.

Why chose LG?

  • Programmed Maintenance Visits
  • Working to British Standards and BAFE SP203
  • Competent Nationwide Engineers
  • Working to SafeContractor approval
  • Competitive quotations
  • 24/7 Emergency Response
  • Technical Helpline and Advice
  • 1 year parts guarantee

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