If you do not have emergency lighting, you are at the mercy of sudden darkness, which could lead to guests, visitors or employees being put in dangerous situations. Therefore, emergency lighting is a critical feature for every commercial building, as it has the potential to be lifesaving during an emergency.

This news post is your brief guide to emergency lighting. We will explain what emergency lighting is, why your commercial property needs it and the benefits of having emergency lighting.

What Is Emergency Lighting?

When the main power supply of the building goes off, for whatever reason, emergency lighting is there to illuminate the way. Typically, emergency lighting will operate automatically and will allow occupants of the building to evacuate safely.

Why Your Commercial Property Needs Emergency Lighting

Every commercial building is required to have emergency lighting, which is a lifesaving measure during an emergency. Without emergency lighting, occupants of the building would be left in total darkness to find the exit, resulting in fatalities.

Benefits of Having an Emergency Lighting System

Emergency lighting has many benefits, the majority revolving around safety concerns. With emergency lighting, occupants of commercial buildings will feel reassured that there will be constant lighting, even during an emergency.

Another benefit is that occupants can exit the building safely if the main power fails, which improves the chances of everyone getting out safely and reduces the likelihood of injuries.

If the mains power does fail, and safety is not in questions, emergency lighting can help reduce money lost during the time it takes to sort the issue out.

Overall, the main benefits of having an emergency lighting system revolve around the safety of visitors, guests, employees and occupants. Emergency lighting will illuminate the way to safety while maintaining calm within the building and amongst occupants.

Somerset Electrical Company

Our experienced team at Somerset Electrical Company are ready to work with you on either a one-off basis or as your go-to contractor, depending on your requirements. We offer emergency lighting testing and installation and a number of different electrical services for businesses in Somerset.

We serve businesses throughout Somerset, and we can undertake any type of electrical work, including inspection, testing and full installations, to name a few services. You can leave our team a message on our online form, drop us an email or call us today.