Your Local Experts in Exit and Emergency Lighting Testing and Maintenance
Exit and Emergency Lighting Testing and Maintenance Sydney
McIntosh Electrical are the experts in compliance for Emergency and Exit lights, which must undergo a 90-minute test of the battery every 6 months as stated under the Australian Standard AS2293.1.
We can organise a testing schedule that will keep your system compliant and operational, ensuring your asset is meeting Australian standards 2293.2 and meeting all relevant industry codes. Call 1300 627 727 today to find out more about our regular testing and compliance discount program.
Is Your Workplace and Business Safe?
Emergency and Exit lighting in The Workplace
Many workplaces and business must have emergency lighting to provide basic lighting in case of power outages (also called spitfire lighting). These are usually located above stairs and common areas within the building, to provide enough light for people to safely exit or move around the area, in the event of an emergency evacuation.In the event of a power failure, buildings and corridors can become very dark, making the exits difficult to locate. Regular testing of Emergency lighting is required biannually to mee the AS2293.2 Standards and to ensure work-place safety.
How Does the Testing Work on Your Maintained Lighting?
As per AS/NZS 2293 Standards every 6 months, each unit is inspected prior to discharge test, and any faulty lamps are replaced. Each fitting will then undergo a 90- minute test without mains power on, to ensure back up battery power will last the duration of the test.A detailed testing log is completed, recordingall fittings which pass and fail this test, and their locations. Any faulty fittings that fail the test are replaced with new.A by-product of discharging the batteries every six months, also means you will prolong the life of the exit sign or emergency light.
Three Main Types of Exit Lighting
Exit lighting is generally installed over doors or is strategically placed to help people locate the nearest exit.
There are three main types of exit lights in buildings,
- Sustained – A sustained emergency light has two lamps within the light fitting and only one lamp works at either time.
- Non-maintained – These emergency lights are normally non-illuminated, are consistently on charge and only illuminate when the main power has failed.
- Maintained – A maintained emergency light has only one lamp which is illuminated both on mains power and when mains power fails.
The ones that stay on all the time (Maintained Emergency Light)have two bulbs inside them – one which operates on the regular power, and a smaller low voltage bulb that is powered by a battery backup and which only comes on when there is a power outage. An exit light that appears to be working when the power is on, may in fact have a burned out low voltage bulb or flat battery, which means that it has failed or will fail in the event of an emergency when needed.
The exit lights that only come on when mains power fails (Non-maintained Emergency Light)are connected to the main electrical supply that constantly charges the battery. When the power fails, this triggers the low-voltage bulb to come on, powered by the battery.
Exit and Emergency Lighting Testing Sydney
We can combine your exit light testing with testing of your smoke alarms, emergency lighting, circuit breaker tests, safety switch tests and your electrical equipment test and tag process for a complete business safety service. We can also replace existing halogen bulb exit or emergency lighting options with more power efficient and long-lasting LED lighting options.
Call our friendly and professional team today ON 1300 627 727 to arrange your next maintained lighting testing and inspection.
As your local Gold Master Electricians McIntosh Electrical are your Trusted and Accredited Experts, the best the industry has to offer.