What is Emergency Lighting?By definition, emergency lighting is a battery-operated light that is programmed to come on any time the power fails in a large building. Most building codes require that these lights be installed in all new commercial and residential buildings, as well as schools, dormitories, and other spaces with large occupancy. Older buildings are also installing these systems since they are critically important for helping people escape from buildings safely.
Modern Emergency Lighting describes the type of lighting that is used in all high occupancy commercial, industrial or residential building. Every emergency lighting unit has reflectors that direct the focus of the light and intensify it. The actual source of the light can come from some type of incandescent light bulb, or from light emitting diode (LED) clusters. The design of emergency lighting fixtures may place the reflectors behind the fixture, or the fixture may have a plastic covering over the lighting source. Individual emergency lighting units are typically designed so that the light can rotate, making it possible to redirect the light to any place where the light is needed most.