Does your current lighting scheme comply with the latest emergency lighting regulations?

Emergency lighting is a legal requirement for all non-domestic buildings. New builds will comply however, there are still vast numbers of premises that fall short of the legal emergency lighting standard BS 5266-1:2016.

If there was a major incident and your premises were plunged into darkness the emergency lighting could save lives! But only if it’s fit for purpose, installed and maintained correctly.

Emergency Lighting Standard BS 5266-1:2016

The standard exists to ensure uniformity of lighting application, based on providing adequate safety to people in the event that normal lighting is interrupted.

Businesses have a legal obligation under UK law to ensure that their lighting scheme includes emergency lighting provision that is compliant.

Understanding emergency lighting

Emergency Lighting is the lighting provided when the normal mains lighting fails, due to power cuts or fire, to enable all occupants to evacuate the premises safely or complete a critical task.

Sudden darkness could lead to physical danger and panic to occupants. Therefore, emergency lighting solutions are required to operate fully automatically and give illumination of a sufficiently high level. All emergency luminaires must be given a short test monthly and a full duration test once a year and comprehensive test records must be maintained.

British Standard regulations provide specific guidelines that relate all types of commercial, industrial, public and private sector buildings. Note: there are applications that will require a higher specification.

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With our flexible approach to our service offering, we can provide experience and expertise at any key stage to support your project or help with the entire project life-cycle.


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5 year guarantee on luminaires

We source products directly from market-leading manufacturers, customise existing fittings or manufacture our own highly specified designed fittings. We are so confident in the quality and performance of our specified products that we offer a 5 year guarantee on luminaires against failure.

Other components such as sensors and have the standard 2 years guarantee and emergency battery packs have 1 years guarantee upon installation.  

3 Step Process

Earlsmann lighting has an easy 3 step process that reviews the current lighting scheme, addresses the required upgrade and supplies and installs the right solution with minimal disruption to your day-to-day operations.

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FREE Audit | Site Survey

The initial audit is conducted via telephone to identify the client’s requirements and assess the current lighting scheme.
A site survey* enables one of our lighting experts to physically assess the environment, highlight deficiencies and establish the correct light levels required.

*Available to eligible companies

Design | Specification

This enables us to create CAD models and utilise specialist lighting software to design a lighting scheme that provides the correct light levels and adheres to lighting standards. 

Energy-saving calculations are provided and ROI (Return on Investment) demonstrated.

Supply | Installation

An installation plan is devised to ensure minimal disruption to your day-to-day operations. For larger projects we assign an account manager to project manage and oversee the entire process.


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